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Anne M. Wallace, MD practices Surgery, Plastic Surgery, and Cancer in La Jolla

Anne M. Wallace, MD

Director, Comprehensive Breast Health Center

Professor of Surgery

Surgery (Primary Specialty)
Surgical Oncology
Plastic Surgery (Primary Specialty)
Reconstructive Surgery
Breast Cancer
Melanoma / Skin Cancers
Practice Locations
UC San Diego Health - Perlman Medical Offices
9350 Campus Point Drive
La Jolla, CA  92037
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About Anne M. Wallace, MD
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.

UC San Diego Health Links
For more information, see Comprehensive Breast Health Center and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Medical Degree
Creighton University, School of Medicine, Omaha, NE
Georgetown University, School of Medicine, Washington, DC
The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
American Board of Plastic Surgery
General Surgery
Clinical Expertise Areas
Body Contouring Surgery
Breast Cancer
Breast Reconstruction And Augmentation
Cancer Reconstruction
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
My Videos
How Changes to Breast Screening Guidelines Affects Patients
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The Center for the Future of Surgery at UC San Diego Health
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UC San Diego Health Cancer Survivor, Peggy Pico
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