Dr. Africa Wallace, MD

Dr. Africa Wallace, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 41
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Dr. Africa Wallace, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Atlanta, GA and has been practicing for 6 years. She graduated from Georgetown University in 2003 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.

95 Collier Rd NW Ste 2055

Atlanta, GA 30309

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Georgia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Wallace's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wallace performs Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs) more than 87% of her peers

Dr. Wallace performs this procedure more than 87% of her peers

Lung Surgery
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wallace performs Lung Surgery more than 87% of her peers

Dr. Wallace performs this procedure more than 87% of her peers

Pulmonary Disease
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wallace treats Pulmonary Disease more than 77% of her peers

Dr. Wallace treats this condition more than 77% of her peers

Dr. Wallace's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Resection
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Pneumonectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thoracotomy
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vascular Disease
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Care Philosophy

Special interest in minimally invasive surgery

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

2013
Upmc Presby
Fellowship Hospital
2010
Georgetown U-Hosp
Residency Hospital
2004
Georgetown Univ Hosp
Internship Hospital
2003
Georgetown University
Medical School
1999
Harvard Medical School
Undergraduate School
2013
2010
2004
2003
1999

Awards

Dr. Wallace's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Wallace

4.3

Based on 8 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
12.5%
(1)

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This is an amazing Doctor. Dr. Wallace became my moms surgeon when she came into Piedmont Hospital for a collapsed lung. My mom had IPF which complicated everything my mom had done. She administered completel care, empathy, and solutions when my moms primary pulmonologist (Dr.Case, With Ga lung) never even showed up to care for in any way my moms condition. We had never even met Dr. Wallace before my moms admittance into Piedmont and me and my family trusted everything she did for my mom.
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One star is being generous. When you call the office to try and get someone to call you back because your parent is in pain after having a stent placed AND IT TAKES DAYS to get a call back. The last time it took THREE DAYS of me calling to get someone to speak to the doctor and call me back. Now I am on day TWO AND STILL WAITING. Meanwhile my dad has been to the ER and was sent home since it’s not a “life threatening" situation. Yet he still continues to throw up and be in pain.
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As a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, I can tell you what makes a good surgeon is not just good surgical technique, but also wise precaution. My critically ill mother had complications with a surgery that was then referred to Dr. Wallace. Dr. Wallace assessed the situation diagnostically and made a plan that was minimally invasive While she is still in the ICU, I can tell you that Dr. Wallace is confident, skilled communicator and compassionate. I couldn't ask for a better Doctor or person.
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A wonderful surgeon, very skilled and a terrific person and a very caring physician.
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My family physician referred me to Dr. Wallace after another Thoracic Surgeon misdiagnosed and unsuccessfuly operated on me. This turned out to be the best thing she could have done. Dr. Wallace was knowledgeable, caring, understanding, thorough and extremely nice. I'm not sure if I've ever felt as comfortable and confident in a doctor on the 1st visit as I did with Dr. Wallace. I'd rate her 10 stars instead of 5 if I could. Excellent doctor!!
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Aetna
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Coventry Health Care
Group Plan PPO
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Classic Blue
Humana
Choice Care PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO

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UPMC Presbyterian

Pittsburgh, PA