Job Title: Orthopaedic Surgeon
Specialties: Acute Trauma, Limb Lengthening, Complex Reconstruction
Undergraduate: Rice University
Medical: Baylor College of Medicine
Residency: Loyola University Medical Center
Fellowships: Orthopaedic Trauma – Harborview Medical Center
Limb Lengthening and Complex Reconstruction – Hospital for Special Surgery
Awards: Gavriil Award for Outstanding Achievement – Hospital for Special Surgery
Emerging Leaders Program – AOA
Clinical Scholar Career Development Program – AAOS/OREF/ORS
Sofield-Seabury Traveling Fellowship- Loyola University Medical Center
Rice University Service Award
Dr. Stephen J. Wallace is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with fellowship training in orthopaedic trauma and limb lengthening and complex reconstruction. Dr. Wallace is a highly specialized orthopaedic surgeon who believes in personalized care to help identify optimal treatment pathways for his patients.
He received his Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering from Rice University in Houston, Texas, with a focus in biomechanics and bioinstrumentation. After college, Dr. Wallace worked as an engineer at a Rice University based global health group, Beyond Traditional Boarders, developing low-tech, high-impact technologies for underserved communities around the world. His medical education continued at Baylor College of Medicine, where he received his M.D.
Dr. Wallace completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at Loyola University Medical Center outside of Chicago, Illinois. During his residency, he gained additional surgical experience in Colombia – serving pediatric patients with severe deformities as part of a medical mission trip. Following his residency, Dr. Wallace completed two fellowships. He graduated from an Orthopaedic Trauma fellowship at Harborview Medical Center (HMC), University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. He then attended the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) and New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical College for Limb Lengthening and Complex Reconstruction. Dr. Wallace joined Summit Orthopaedics right out of his fellowships.
Dr. Wallace offers comprehensive orthopaedic care as well as specialty care for both children and adults. His focus areas include:
- Arm and Leg Length Discrepancy
- Elective Limb Lengthening
- Congenital Deformity Correction
- Bowlegs (Genu Varum)
- Knock Knees (Genu Valgum)
- Tetratorsional Malalignment
- Limb Length Equalization
- Osseointegration and Advanced Amputation Techniques
- Acute Trauma
- Complex/Post-Traumatic Reconstruction
- Malunion and Nonunion Repair
- Bone Defects and Bone Transport
- Joint Preservation
- Ankle Distraction Arthroplasty
He is a member of the American Academy Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS), Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA), Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society (LLRS), Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO), and is in the Emerging Leader Program with the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) through which he keeps up to date on the latest orthopaedic care.
Dr. Wallace has published in several orthopaedic journals, including the Journal for Orthopaedic Trauma, Journal of Arthroplasty, and Foot and Ankle Surgery. He has written over 10 book chapters on topics related to limb deformity.
In 2022, he received Portland Monthly’s Top Doctor honors for his work in Orthopaedic Surgery – a recognition he received after just a year in practice at Summit.
Outside of work, Dr. Wallace enjoys hiking, running, and traveling. He has worked as an engineer or surgeon in Spain, El Salvador, Ecuador, and Colombia. He also enjoys teaching multiple courses every year educating peer surgeons and residents on advanced surgical techniques.