The University of Tennessee Medical Center Welcomes Musculoskeletal Oncologist, Dr. Anna H. Wallace
Published: Friday, October 28, 2016
The University of Tennessee Medical Center recently announced that musculoskeletal oncologist and orthopaedic trauma surgeon, Dr. Anna H. Wallace, has joined the practice of University Orthopaedic Surgeons. She joins the group as the only fellowship-trained musculoskeletal oncologist in east Tennessee.
“Dr. Wallace is a great asset to UT Medical Center,” said Becky Ashin, vice president of the medical center’s Advanced Orthopaedic Center. “Providing this service in Knoxville will allow patients with bone cancer to stay in the area rather than traveling to Nashville or Atlanta for treatment. She treats both primary and metastatic bone cancers and soft tissue tumors throughout the musculoskeletal system. Dr. Wallace treats both adult and pediatric oncology patients. In addition, she is fellowship trained in orthopaedic traumatology and treats complex fractures and traumatic injuries.”
Dr. Wallace graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis where she graduated with honors. She completed her surgical internship and orthopaedic residency at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland. She then completed a fellowship in orthopaedic traumatology at the Georgia Orthopaedic Trauma Institute in Macon and then a musculoskeletal oncology fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta. During her two fellowships, she also gained significant experience in the treatment of osteomyelitis and complex joint reconstruction and replacement.
An avid equestrian since the age of five, Dr. Wallace grew up in Cookeville. She and her husband Jason, are fervent UT fans. They also enjoy Crossfit and distance running.
The mission of The University of Tennessee Medical Center, the region’s only hospital to achieve status as a Magnet® recognized organization, is to serve through healing, education and discovery. UT Medical Center, a 609-bed, not-for-profit academic medical center, serves as a referral center for Eastern Tennessee, Southeast Kentucky and Western North Carolina. The medical center, the region’s only Level I Trauma Center, is one of the largest employers in Knoxville. For more information about The University of Tennessee Medical Center, visit online at www.utmedicalcenter.org.