Elaine Wallace, DO, MS, MS, MS, MS

Elaine M. Wallace, D.O., M.S., M.S., M.S., M.S., was appointed Dean of NSU’s Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine (KPCOM), in January of 2015.

Dr. Wallace served in various capacities at KPCOM the past 21 years, most recently as Executive Associate Dean (2009-15), Professor of Osteopathic Principles and Practice (2000-15), Clinical Professor for Family Medicine (2000-18) and staff physician for NSU’s Sanford L. Ziff Health Care Center (2000-2020) and Professor of Sports Medicine. She is currently the Residency Director for the NSU Sports Medicine Fellowship.

Prior to those responsibilities, she served as Associate Dean of Academic Administration (2008-09), Chair of the Department of Osteopathic Principles and Practice and the Department of Sports Medicine (2000-08), and Liaison to international Medicine (2000-08).

Dr. Wallace is an active scholar and researcher with a distinguished publication record. She has received numerous awards and recognitions for her mentorship, teaching excellence and student engagement, including NSU’s Faculty Award for Community Service (2012) and the prestigious Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award (2013) awarded annually by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation to a select group of faculty from the nation’s medical schools who best demonstrate the ideals of outstanding compassion in the delivery of care, respect and empathy for patients, their families and health care colleagues; and clinical excellence. She is also the recipient of the Trailblazer award from the Broward Community and Family Health Centers (2018). for outstanding vision, dedications and commitment to excellence in Health Care. Dr. Wallace is a recipient the 2020 March of Dimes Woman of Distinction Award. Dr. Wallace is listed as one of the Power Leaders in Health Care by the South Florida Business Journal.

She is fully engaged in the professional community serving in past and current leadership roles with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), American Academy of Osteopathy, American Association of Osteopathic Directors and Medical Educators, and National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners.

Dr. Wallace began her career in a private family medicine practice in Kansas City, Mo., and subsequently assumed faculty and leadership positions at the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City including department chair, medical director of the Family Care Center, Associate Dean of Academic and Clinical affairs, Vice Dean of Academics and Medical Education, and Acting Dean while holding the rank of Professor.

She holds a Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) from the University of Health Sciences, Kansas City, Mo.; a Master of Science in Higher Education & Leadership from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas; a Master of Science in Criminal Justice with a Behavioral Science Specialization from NSU; a Master of Science in Brain Research (Brain Based Education) from NSU; and a Master’s degree of Education in Management and Administration of Educational Programs from NSU.

Dr. Wallace is board certified in family medicine (AOA), neuromusculoskeletal medicine (AOA), sports medicine (AOA) and is a graduate of medical acupuncture for physicians (University of California Los Angeles – Helms Institute).


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