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Lee Wallace, MD


Lee Wallace, MD

Appointed: 1994

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Lee Wallace, MD
Department: Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code J4-331
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Lee Wallace, MD, joined the Department of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia at Cleveland Clinic in 1994. He is Assistant Director of the Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellowship and Co-Director of Intraoperative Echocardiography Training for anesthesiology residents and cardiothoracic anesthesia fellows.

Dr. Wallace received an engineering degree from Auburn University, in Auburn, Ala., and a medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine, in Birmingham, Ala. He completed both a residency in anesthesiology and a fellowship in cardiac anesthesiology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, in Baltimore, Md. He also completed a fellowship in echocardiography at Cleveland Clinic. He is certified by both the American Board of Anesthesiology and the National Board of  Echocardiography. 

He  has participated as faculty at many national conferences on anesthesiology and perioperative echocardiography. He teaches at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and serves as the Medical Advisor for the Cleveland Clinic Foundation School of Perfusion.

His specialty interests include performing and teaching intraoperative echocardiography, anesthesia for heart and lung transplantation, anesthesia for lung and aortic surgery, anesthesia for robotic and other minimally invasive surgery and anesthesia for percutaneous valve repair/replacement.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Johns Hopkins Hospital
Cardiac Anesthesia
Baltimore, MD USA
Residency - Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD USA
Internship - Baptist Medical Centers
Trans. Internship
Birmingham, AL USA
Medical School - University of Alabama School of Medicine
Birmingham, AL USA
Undergraduate - Auburn University
Auburn University, AL USA


  • Anesthesiology

Specialty Interests

cardiothoracic anesthesia, cardiothoracic anesthesiology, fellow and resident education, intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography, neurologic protection during aortic surgery, resident teaching

Awards & Honors

Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Instructor of the Year in 2004 and 2005.


  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists
  • American Society of Echocardiography
  • International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • International Anesthesia Research Society

Industry Relationships

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As of 4/4/2016, Dr. Wallace has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Languages Spoken

  • English