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David John Wallace, MD, MPH, RDMS

Assistant Professor

Admin Assistant: Jackie Toboz

Education & Training




Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH BA 1997 Neuroscience
Emory University, Atlanta, GA MPH 1999 Epidemiology
SUNY Downstate, Brooklyn, NY MD 2004  
Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, NY Resident 2009 Internal medicine, Emergency medicine
Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, NY RDMS 2009 Abdominal Ultrasound
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA Fellow 2011 Critical Care Medicine


Administrative Titles

Assistant Professor, 2012-present

Clinical Instructor, University of Pittsburgh, 2011-2012

Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Pittsburgh, 2010-2012

CRISMA Research Fellow, University of Pittsburgh, 2010-2012

Chief Resident, Kings County Hospital, 2008-2009



2010  McGrevin Post Doctoral Award, University of Pittsburgh

2010  Fellow of the Year, University of Pittsburgh

2010  Best Case Presentation, CHEST Annual Meeting

2009  Alumni Society Outstanding Achievement in Teaching Award, SUNY Downstate

2009  National Outstanding Reviewer, Academic Emergency Medicine

2009  Disaster Preparedness Division Outstanding Service Award, SUNY Downstate

2009  Ultrasound Division Outstanding Service Award, SUNY Downstate

2009  Chief Resident Outstanding Service Award, SUNY Downstate

2009  Clinical Pathological Case National Semi-Finals Winner, SAEM

2006  Alpha Omega Alpha



See Dr. Wallace's Research Investigator Page


Ongoing Research Projects

Regional Critical Care

Critical Care Structures and Processes



Zehtabchi S, Sinert R, Wallace D, Caton M, Chen J, Chang B, Lucchesi M. Is routine electrolyte testing necessary for diabetic patients who present to the emergency department with moderate hyperglycemia? Eur J Emerg Med. 2007 Apr;14(2):82-6. PMID: 17496681

Wallace D, Gupta A and O’Neill P. Takotsubo Syndrome in an Elderly Woman with Blunt Trauma. J Trauma. 2007 Sep;63(3):696-9. PMID: 18073620

Paladino L, Sinert S, Wallace D, Anderson T, Yadav K, Zehtabchi S. The utility of base deficit and arterial lactate in differentiating major from minor injury in trauma patients with normal vital signs. Resuscitation. 2008 Jun;77(3):363-8. PMID: 18367305

Wallace D, Arquilla B, Heffernan R, Kramer M, Anderson T, Bernstein D and Augenbraun M. A test of syndromic surveillance using a severe acute respiratory syndrome model. Am J Emerg Med. 2009 May;27(4):419-23. PMID: 19555611

Wallace D, Gillett B, Wright B, Stetz J, Arquilla B. Randomized controlled trial of high fidelity patient simulators compared to actor patients in a pandemic influenza drill scenario. Resuscitation. 2010 Jul;81(7):872-6. PMID: 20398993

Wallace D, Allison M, Stone M. Inferior vena cava percent collapse during respiration is affected by the sampling location: An ultrasound study in healthy volunteers. Acad Emerg Med. 2010 Jan;17(1):96-9. PMID: 20003120

Zein J, Wallace D, Toubia N, Kakoulas C, Kinasewitz G. Early Anion Gap Metabolic Acidosis in Acetaminophen Overdose. Am J Emerg Med. 2010 Sep;28(7):798-802. PMID: 20837257

Wallace D, Esper S, Gunn S, Stone M. Ultrasonographic lung appearance of transfusion-related acute lung injury. Resuscitation. 2010 May;81(5):632-3. PMID: 20176433

Wallace D, Sappington P, Tisherman S and Stone M. Ultrasonographic Appearance of Lung Sliding in a Patient with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome and Bronchopleural Fistula on a High Frequency Oscillator Ventilator. Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, March/April 2011; vol. 27, 2: pp. 85-88. DOI: 10.1177/8756479311400221

Wallace DJ, Kahn JM. Severe sepsis in the UK and the case volume-outcome association. BMJ. 2012 May 29;344:e3494. PMID: 22645209

Wallace DJ, Angus DC, Barnato AE, Kramer AA, Kahn JM. Nighttime intensivist staffing and mortality among critically ill patients. N Engl J Med. 2012 May 31;366(22):2093-101. Erratum in: N Engl J Med. 2012 Aug 30;367(9):881. PMID: 22612639

Reineck LA, Wallace DJ, Barnato AE, Kahn JM. Nighttime intensivist staffing and the timing of death among ICU decedents: a retrospective cohort study. Crit Care. 2013 Oct 3;17(5):R216. PMID: 24090194

Wallace DJ, Angus DC, Seymour CW, Yealy DM, Carr BG, Kurland K, Boujoukos A, Kahn JM. Geographic access to high capability severe acute respiratory failure centers in the United States. PLoS One. 2014 Apr 4;9(4):e94057. PMID: 24705417

Wallace DJ, Kahn JM, Angus DC, Martin-Gill C, Callaway CW, Rea TD, Chhatwal J, Kurland K, Seymour CW. Accuracy of prehospital transport time estimation. Acad Emerg Med. 2014 Jan;21(1):9-16. PMID: 24552519

Kahn JM, Cicero BD, Wallace DJ, Iwashyna TJ. Adoption of ICU telemedicine in the United States. Crit Care Med. 2014 Feb;42(2):362-8. PMID: 24145839

Harika R, Bermas K, Hughes C, Al-Khafaji A, Iyer M, Wallace DJ. Cardiac arrest after liver transplantation in a patient with takotsubo cardiomyopathy. Br J Anaesth. 2014 Mar;112(3):594-5. PMID: 24535530

Costa DK, Wallace DJ, Barnato AE, Kahn JM. Nurse practitioner/physician assistant staffing and critical care mortality. Chest. 2014 Dec;146(6):1566-73. PMID: 25167081

Mohan D, Barnato AE, Rosengart MR, Angus DC, Wallace DJ, Kahn JM. Triage patterns for medicare patients presenting to nontrauma hospitals with moderate or severe injuries. Ann Surg. 2015 Feb;261(2):383-9. PMID: 24670846

Wallace DJ, Angus DC, Seymour CW, Barnato AE, Kahn JM. Critical care bed growth in the United States. A comparison of regional and national trends. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Feb 15;191(4):410-6. PMID: 25522054

Seymour CW, Alotaik O, Wallace DJ, Elhabashy AE, Chhatwal J, Rea TD, Angus DC, Nichol G, Kahn JM. County-Level Effects of Prehospital Regionalization of Critically Ill Patients: A Simulation Study. Crit Care Med. 2015 Sep;43(9):1807-15. PMID: 26102251

Nguyen YL, Wallace DJ, Yordanov Y, Trinquart L, Blomkvist J, Angus DC, Kahn JM, Ravaud P, Guidet B. The Volume-Outcome Relationship in Critical Care: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Chest. 2015 Jul 1;148(1):79-92. PMID: 25927593

Costa DK, Wallace DJ, Kahn JM. The Association Between Daytime Intensivist Physician Staffing and Mortality in the Context of Other ICU Organizational Practices: A Multicenter Cohort Study. Crit Care Med. 2015 Nov;43(11):2275-82. PMID: 26308426