Dr. Dana V. Wallace Past, Past-President
Dr. Dana Wallace, BCMA Past, Past-President, is associate clinical professor at both Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Fla., and at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL. She is a private practitioner in allergy, asthma and clinical immunology in Fort Lauderdale, FL and is associated with the Florida Center for Allergy and Asthma Care. Dr. Wallace is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, College of Medicine and completed a residency at Lenox Hill Hospital and a fellowship in allergy and immunology at Roosevelt Hospital. She is board certified in pediatrics and allergy/immunology.
Dr. Wallace is on the executive committee and has served as its Delegate to the Florida Medical Association since the 1980’s. Dr. Wallace is past president of the Florida Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Association, and past chair of the Women Physicians interest section of the BCMA. She was on the Florida Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Association’s Executive Committee and chaired its Practice Standards Committee. She was on the Florida Medical Association Council on Medical Education and Science, and served on the Florida State Board of Medical Examiners, 1979-84.
Dr. Wallace is past president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), currently serves on the World Allergy Organization Board of Directors (2012-2016) and has received the ACAAI Distinguished Service Award (2009) and the ACAAI Woman in Allergy Award (2008). She is serving her second term on its Board of Regents and on its Executive Committee. She is the ACAAI Website Associate Editor, ACAAI representative to the CDC Food Allergy/Anaphylaxis in School Task Force, Anaphylaxis Community Education Volunteer, and a member of the Finance, Budget, Nomination Committees and ACAAI Foundation Board of Directors. Having chaired the Drugs and Anaphylaxis Committee for many years, she remains an active member. She is ACAAI’s representative on the Health Level 7 (HL7) Clinical Interoperability Council; has served on the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Manuscript Review Committee since 2005; has been a Nationwide Asthma Screening Program coordinator since 2000; and has been on the Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters since 2005 and was chief editor of the 2008 “The Diagnosis and Management of Rhinitis: An updated Practice Parameter.”
When discussing her vision of the Broward County Medical Association, Dr. Wallace would like find a way to revitalize the membership by creating several interest sections so that all members can find at least one to with which they can connect. We have a large but diverse membership with is a mix of physician specialties or areas of practice, ages, and practice settings. It is no longer true that one size fits all. We need to bring members together who have common questions, needs, and goals. For example, the Women Physician group of the BCMA, is a very enthusiastic, energetic group that enjoy the networking, the business and medical education, and the sharing of problems and successes during their quarterly meetings, which are very well attended. Ideas for new interest groups include the “Young Physicians” for those under age 35, “The Hospital Employed Physician”, the “The Solo Practitioner”, and perhaps even one for “Primary Care Physician” and “Specialist Physicians”. Once we can “meet the needs” of our membership, the motivation, the involvement, and the increase in membership will follow. No one, including the BCMA can foresee the future of health care in South Florida nor can we advise our members on what exactly they need to do to prepare for the next 5-10 years, but if we work together to problem solve, anticipate the future trends, and adapt to whatever changes come our way, we will all survive.
Wallace, Dana V., MD
Florida Center for Allergy & Asthma Care
Allergy & Immunology
2699 Stirling Road #B305
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312