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Anne M. Wallace, MD, is a board-certified general and plastic surgeon who specializes in all aspects of breast health, with a focus on breast cancer and breast reconstruction. She directs UC San Diego Health’s Comprehensive Breast Health Center, which offers premier breast cancer detection, diagnosis, and personalized care. Dr. Wallace’s other specialties include melanoma diagnosis and treatment, as well as all forms of cosmetic breast and body contouring surgery. Dr. Wallace is a professor in the Department of Surgery and is very involved in teaching medical students, residents, fellows and colleagues. Her research focus has been in the development of molecular targeted imaging agents used for the detection of breast cancer and melanoma. She has also led the breast health center team in building a large scale clinical trials program, including novel neoadjuvant therapies and risk management. Dr. Wallace is sought for her presentations on breast health, prevention, surgical intervention and reconstruction by local and national organizations. She also contributes professionally to many cancer leadership services and UC San Diego committees. She completed a fellowship in microvascular cancer reconstruction at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, a residency in plastic surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine, and a residency in general surgery at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington D.C. She earned her medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Wallace is board-certified in general surgery and plastic surgery, and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). She has received multiple honors during her career, including the Breast Cancer Clinician of the Year by the Susan G. Komen Foundation, a Tribute to Women & Industry Awards (TWIN) honoree by YWCA of San Diego County, as well as several teaching awards at UC San Diego School of Medicine. Dr. Wallace has also been named a top doctor in the categories of surgery and plastic surgery in San Diego Magazine’s “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence" annual survey performed in collaboration with the San Diego County Medical Society.

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Dr. Wallace's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
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  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (3)
in Santa Fe, NM |
As a "seasoned" surgical patient, I can honestly say the lumpectomy and node dissection performed by Dr Wallace was the best surgical experience I've ever had. She carefully considered my overall medical background, adjusted her approach to my surgery to ensure a good outcome, and there aren't enough words to describe the efficiency of her team at Thornton Hospital. Her referral of a medical oncologist to oversee my post surgical treatment turned out badly, but as a surgeon she's the best!
in Coronado CA |
Dr. Wallace went above and beyond to look after all of my needs. She answered all of my questions and more. I'm forever grateful for this amazing person. I'm now cancer free and looking forward to a healthy life???? I have highly recommend her to all my friends and family. From Botox to cancer she does it all, a true artist ??
in San Diego, CA |
I saw Anne at the age of 32 and she had the most insensitive bedside manners of any doctor I have ever seen. I was diagnosed by her as a stage 1 breast cancer patient , she would not offer me a PET scan, any blood tests or body imaging to allow for a complete diagnosis. In fact she saw a lesion in my liver due to just fate on my part during a breast MRI and still would not evaluate the liver, thankfully I got a second opinion and learned I had stage 4 breast cancer that was shown in a PET scan.
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Anne M. Wallace, MD, is a board-certified general and plastic surgeon who specializes in all aspects of breast health, with a focus on breast cancer and breast reconstruction. She directs UC San Diego Health’s Comprehensive Breast Health Center, which offers premier breast cancer detection, diagnosis, and personalized care. Dr. Wallace’s other specialties include melanoma diagnosis and treatment, as well as all forms of cosmetic breast and body contouring surgery. 

Dr. Wallace is a professor in the Department of Surgery and is very involved in teaching medical students, residents, fellows and colleagues. Her research focus has been in the development of molecular targeted imaging agents used for the detection of breast cancer and melanoma. She has also led the breast health center team in building a large scale clinical trials program, including novel neoadjuvant therapies and risk management. 

Dr. Wallace is sought for her presentations on breast health, prevention, surgical intervention and reconstruction by local and national organizations. She also contributes professionally to many cancer leadership services and UC San Diego committees.

She completed a fellowship in microvascular cancer reconstruction at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, a residency in plastic surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine, and a residency in general surgery at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington D.C. She earned her medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Wallace is board-certified in general surgery and plastic surgery, and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS).

She has received multiple honors during her career, including the Breast Cancer Clinician of the Year by the Susan G. Komen Foundation, a Tribute to Women & Industry Awards (TWIN) honoree by YWCA of San Diego County, as well as several teaching awards at UC San Diego School of Medicine. 

Dr. Wallace has also been named a top doctor in the categories of surgery and plastic surgery in San Diego Magazine’s “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence" annual survey performed in collaboration with the San Diego County Medical Society. 

Dr. Wallace's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in General Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Hypoplasia
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecomastia
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Skin Cancer

Education

  • Medical School
    Creighton University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1987

  • Internship Hospital
    Washington Hospital Center

    Completed in 1988

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of California San Diego

    Completed in 1994

    Washington Hospital Center

    Completed in 1992

  • Fellowship Hospital
    MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Completed in 1995

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Polish
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Dermal Filler
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Liposuction
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Wound Repair