FSIG in Alabama
We are delighted to have Dr. Wallace speak at our Birmingham Fabry Family Get Together. If you live in the area or surrounding areas and are able to attend the luncheon, please RSVP to email@example.com.
Eric Wallace, MD
Dr. Wallace is a native of Alabama. He serves as the Director of Telemedicine at UAB, the director of UAB Home Dialysis Program and co-director of the UAB Fabry Disease Clinic. Since becoming faculty, his research has been focused on eliminating geographic and socioeconomic barriers which prevents patients from accessing specialized care. Primarily, he has focused on telemedicine in the provision of care in home dialysis and rare diseases such as Fabry disease, a rare genetic disease. He has ongoing research and has published on the role of geography in access to home dialysis, as well as research in providing home dialysis follow up remotely using telemedicine. Due to his research, he was named to the American Society of Nephrology Kidney Health Initiative that is focused on furthering the use of technologies such as telemedicine and telemonitoring to improve the care of patients on home dialysis. Currently, the UAB eMedicine program under his leadership now is able to deliver direct-to-patient, ambulatory scheduled, and inpatient care across the state. Inpatient telehealth programs include telestroke, teleICU, telenephrology, and tele-general neurology. Over 143 providers are privileged to do telehealth. Furthermore, the UAB eMedicine Program is enabled to do remote patient monitoring. It is his hope that with these studies, the physician workforce distribution issues can be addressed and access to care across the country can be improved. Dr. Wallace is the principal investigator on multiple trials related to Fabry disease and is dedicated to the improvement of care for this patient population.