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Adam N. Wallace, MD

Interventional Neurology

About Adam N. Wallace, MD

Dr. Adam N. Wallace is a neurointerventionalist and the Director of Interventional Neurology for Aurora BayCare Medical Center. Board certified by the American Board of Radiology in Diagnostic Radiology and Neuroradiology, he specializes in advanced minimally invasive techniques for treating cerebral aneurysms, stroke, and other complex neurovascular diseases.

Dr. Wallace graduated with Honors from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, where he was part of the James Scholar Program for Gifted Students in Medicine, served as President of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, and received the Pilz Award for Scholastic Excellence. He then completed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology and two fellowships in Diagnostic Radiology and Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology at the renowned Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University in St. Louis.

Recognized for his impactful research, Dr. Wallace has co-authored over 70 publications in highly regarded medical journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine.  In 2015, he was honored with the Radiological Society of North America Roentgen Research Award for his contributions to the advancement of radiologic research.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Wallace enjoys spending time with his family, playing guitar, and running.


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Board Certified by the American Board of Radiology – Diagnostic Radiology

Board Certified by the American Board of Radiology – Neuroradiology


University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, IL


MacNeal Hospital Transitional Year, Berwyn, IL


Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis – Diagnostic Radiology


Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis - Diagnostic Radiology

Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis – Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology

Sarraj A, Hassan AE, Abraham MG, Ortega-Gutierrez S, Kasner SE, Hussain MS, Chen M, Blackburn S, Sitton CW, Churilov L, Sundararajan S, Hu YC, Herial NA, Jabbour P, Gibson D, Wallace AN, Arenillas JF, Tsai JP, Budzik RF, Hicks WJ, Kozak O, Yan B, Cordato DJ, Manning NW, Parsons MW, Hanel RA, Aghaebrahim AN, Wu TY, Cardona-Portela P, Perez de la Ossa N, Schaafsma JD, Blasco J, Sangha N, Warach S, Gandhi CD, Kleinig TJ, Sahlein D, Elijovich L, Tekle W, Samaniego EA, Maali L, Abdulrazzak MA, Psychogios MN, Shuaib A, Pujara DK, Shaker F, Johns H, Sharma G, Yogendrakumar V, Ng FC, Rahbar MH, Cai C, Lavori P, Hamilton S, Nguyen T, Fifi JT, Davis S, Wechsler L, Pereira VM, Lansberg MG, Hill MD, Grotta JC, Ribo M, Campbell BC, Albers GW, for the SELECT-2 Investigators. Trial of Endovascular Thrombectomy for Large Ischemic Strokes. New England Journal of Medicine [epub Feb 10, 2023].


Wallace AN, Gibson DP, Asif KS, Sahlein DH, Warach SJ, Malish T, Lamonte MP. Racial Disparity in Mechanical Thrombectomy Utilization: Multicenter Registry Results from 2016-2020. Journal of the American Heart Association, 2022 Feb 15;11(4):e021865.


Sarraj A, Albers GW, Blasco J, Arenillas JF, Ribo M, Hassan AE, Perez de la Ossa N, Yuan-Hao Wu T, Cardona Portela P, Abraham MG, Chen MD, Maali L, Kleinig TJ, Cordato D, Wallace AN, Schaafsma JD, Sangha N, Gibson DP, Blackburn SL, De Lera Alfonso M, Pujara D, Shaker F, McCullough-Hicks ME, Moreno Negrete JL, Renu A, Beharry J, Cappelen-Smith C, Rodríguez-Esparragoza L, Olivé-Gadea M, Requena M, Almaghrabi T, Mendes Pereira V, Sitton C, Martin-Schild S, Song S, Ma H, Churilov L, Mitchell PJ, Parsons MW, Furlan A, Grotta JC, Donnan GA. Davis SM, Campbell BCV, for the PERFECT-MILD Collaborators. Thrombectomy versus Medical Management in Mild Strokes due to Large Vessel Occlusion: Exploratory Analysis from the EXTEND-IA Trials and a Pooled International Cohort. Annals of Neurology, 2022 Sep;92(3):364-378.


Shehabeldin M, Eby B, Wallace AN, Salter A, Chatterjee AR, Osbun JW, Moran CJ, Cross DT III, Kansagra AP. Effect of Intravenous Thrombolysis on Clot Survival during Mechanical Thrombectomy in Acute Large Vessel Occlusion Strokes. Neurosurgery, 2021 Nov; 18;89(6):1027-1032.


Guilliams KP, Gupta N, Srinivasan S, Binkley MM, Ying C, Couture L, Gross J, Wallace AN, McKinstry RC, Vo K, Lee J, An H, Goyal MS. Magnetic resonance imaging differences in the circle of Willis between healthy children and adults. American Journal of Neuroradiology, 2021 Nov; 42 (11) 2062-2069.


Wallace AN, Asif KS, Sahlein DH, Warach SJ, Malisch T, Geraghty S, Kreitel KD, Lamonte MP, Miley JT, Amuluru K, Gibson DP. Patient Characteristics and Outcomes Associated with Decline in Stroke Volumes during the Early COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, 2021 Jun; 30(6): 105569.


Kamran M, Wallace A, Adewumi A. Interventional Management of Head and Neck Tumors. Seminars in Interventional Radiology, 2020 Jun;37(2): 157-165.


Wallace AN, CreveCoeur T, Grossberg JA, Kamran M, Osbun JW, Delgado Almandoz JE, Kayan Y, Cross DT III, Moran CJ. Impact of Aneurysm Morphology on Safety and Effectiveness of Flow Diverter Treatment of Vertebrobasilar Aneurysms. Journal of Neuroradiology, 2019 Nov;46(6):401-410.


Rudra S, Lauman MK, Stowe H, Henke LE, Wallace AN, Roach MC, Huang J, Tsien CI, Bradley JD, Santiago P, Buchowski JM, Jennings JW, Robinson CG. Evaluation of the Metastatic Spine Disease Multidisciplinary Algorithms as Part of a Multidisciplinary Spine Tumor Conference. Global Spine Journal. 2020 Oct;10(7):888-895.


Wallace AN, Kayan Y, Delgado Almandoz JE, Mulder M, Milner AA, Scholz JM, Stiernagle K, Contestabile E, Tipps ME. Preliminary Findings of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Does Not Improve Outcomes after Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Compared with Aspirin Monotherapy. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery. 2020 Aug;195:106038.


Wallace AN, Samaniego E, Kayan Y, Derdeyn CP, Delgado Almandoz JE, Dandapat S, Fease JL, Thomas M, Milner AM, Scholz JM, Ortega-Gutiérrez S. Balloon-assisted coiling of cerebral aneurysms with the dual-lumen Scepter XC balloon catheter: experience at two high-volume centers. Interventional Neuroradiology, 2019 Aug;25(4):414-418.


Yasin JT, Wallace AN, Madaelil TP, Osbun JW, Moran CJ, Cross DT III, Limbrick DD, Zipfel GJ, Dacey RG, Kansagra AP. Treatment of pediatric intracranial aneurysms: case series and meta-analysis. Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery, 2019 Mar;11(3):257-264.


Wallace AN, Delgado Almandoz JE, Kayan Y, Fease JL, Scholz JM, Milner AM, Thomas M. Pipeline Treatment of Intracranial Aneurysms is Safe and Effective in Patients with Cutaneous Metal Allergy. World Neurosurgery, 2019 Mar;123:e180-e185.


Delgado Almandoz JE, Kayan Y, Wallace AN, Tarrel RM, Fease JL, Scholz JM, Milner AM, Roohani P, Mulder M, Young ML. Larger ACE 68 Aspiration Catheter Increases First-Pass Efficacy of ADAPT Technique. Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery, 2019 Feb;11(2):141-146.


Wallace AN, Kayan Y, Delgado Almandoz JE, Fease J, Milner A, Scholz J, Thomas M, Tipps ME. Endovascular Treatment of Wide-Necked Intracranial Aneurysms with the Scepter XC Balloon and Low-Profile Visualized Intraluminal Support (LVIS) Jr. Device as a “Bailout” Technique. World Neurosurgery, 2019 Jan;121:e798-e807.


Wallace AN, Madaelil TP, Kamran M, Miller TR, Delgado Almandoz JE, Grossberg JA, Kansagra AP, Gandhi D, Kayan Y, Cawley CM, Moran CJ, Jindal G, CreveCoeur T, Howard BM, Cross DT III, Kole MJ, Roy AK, Dion JE, Osbun JW. Pipeline Embolization of Vertebrobasilar Aneurysms - a Multicenter Case Series. World Neurosurgery, 2019 Jan 3:S1878-8750(18)32939-5.


Vaswani D, Wallace AN, Eiswirth PS, Madaelil TP, Chang RO, Tomasian A, Jennings JW. Radiographic Local Tumor Control and Pain Palliation of Sarcoma Metastases within the Musculoskeletal System with Percutaneous Thermal Ablation. CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology, 2018 Aug;41(8):1223-1232.


Wallace AN, Kamran M, Madaelil TP, Kayan Y, Osbun JW, Roy AK, Delgado Almandoz JE, Moran CJ, Howard B, Yasin J, Grossberg JA. Endovascular Treatment of Posterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery Aneurysms with Flow Diversion. World Neurosurgery, 2018 Jun;114:e581-e587.


Ma Y, Wallace AN, Waqar SN, Morgensztern D, Madaelil TP, Tomasian A, Jennings JW. Percutaneous Image-guided Ablation in the Treatment of Osseous Metastases from Non-small Cell Lung Cancer. Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, 2018 May;41(5):726-733.


Kansagra AP, Wallace AN, Curfman DR, McEachern JD, Moran CJ, Cross DT 3rd, Lee JM, Ford AL, Manu SG, Panagos PD, Derdeyn CP. Streamlined Triage and Transfer Protocols Improve Door-to-Puncture Time for Endovascular Thrombectomy in Acute Ischemic Stroke. Clin Neurol Neurosurg, 2018 Mar;166:71-75.


Wallace AN, Grossberg JA, Delgado Almandoz JE, Kamran M, Roy AK, Kayan Y, Austin AJ, Howard BM, Moran CJ, Cawley CM, Cross DT III, Dion JE, Kansagra AK, Osbun JW. Endovascular Treatment of Posterior Cerebral Artery Aneurysms with Flow Diversion: Case Series and Systematic Review. Neurosurgery, 2018 Oct 1;83(4):790-799.


Tomasian A, Gangi A, Wallace AN, Jennings JW. Percutaneous Thermal Ablation of Spinal Metastases: Recent Advances and Review. American Journal of Neuroradiology, 2018 Jan;210(1):142-152.


Delgado Almandoz JE, Tenreiro A, Kayan Y, Scholz JM, Fease JL, Milner AM, Wallace AN, Mulder M, Uittenbogaard KM, Tenreiro-Picón O. Clinical and Angiographic Outcomes in Patients with Intracranial Aneurysms Treated with the Pipeline Embolization Device: Intra-Procedural Technical Difficulties, Major Morbidity and Neurological Mortality Decrease Significantly with Increased Operator Experience in Device Deployment and Patient Management. Neuroradiology, 2017 Dec;59(12):1291-1299.


Ludwig DR, Austin MJ, Wallace AN, Kamran M, Kansagra AP, Osbun JW, Cross DT III, Moran CJ. Isolated internal carotid artery thrombus and cerebral infarction in a patient with necrotizing pancreatitis: Case report. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovasc Disease, 2017 Sep 8. pii: S1052-3057(17)30422-6.


Wallace AN, Kayan K, Austin MJ, Delgado Almandoz JE, Kamran M, Cross DT III, Moran CJ, Osbun JW, Kansagra AP. Pipeline Embolization of Posterior Communicating Artery Aneurysms Associated with a Fetal Origin Posterior Cerebral Artery. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, 2017 Sep;160:83-87.


Wallace AN, Hillen TJ, Friedman MV, Zohny ZS, Stephens BH, Greco SC, Talcott MR, Jennings JW. Percutaneous spinal ablation in a sheep model: protective capacity of intact cortex, correlation of ablation parameters with ablation zone size, and correlation of post-ablation MRI and pathologic findings. American Journal of Neuroradiology, 2017 Aug; 38(8):1653-1659


Tomasian A, Wallace AN, Jennings JW. Benign Spine Lesions: Advances in techniques for minimally invasive percutaneous treatment. American Journal of Neuroradiology, 2017 May;38(5):852-861.


Madaelil TP, Long JR, Wallace AN, Baker JC, Ray WZ, Santiago P, Buchowski J, Zebala LP, Jennings JW. Preoperative fiducial marker placement in the thoracic spine: A technical report. Spine, 2017 May 15;42(10):E624-E628.


Kansagra AP, McEachern J, Madaelil TP, Wallace AN, Cross DT III, Moran CJ, Derdeyn CP. Intra-arterial versus intravenous abciximab therapy for thromboembolic complications of neuroendovascular procedures: Case review and meta-analysis. Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery, 2017 Feb;9(2):131-136.


Wallace AN, Vyhmeister R, Viets R, Whisenant JT, Chatterjee AR, Kansagra AP, Cross DT III, Moran CJ, Derdeyn CP. Response by Wallace et al to Letter Regarding "Quadrigeminal Perimesencephalic Subarachnoid Hemorrhage”. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, 2017 Jan; 153:109-11.


Wallace AN, McWilliams SR, Connolly SE, Symanski JS, Vaswani D, Tomasian A, Vyhmeister R, Lee AM, Madaelil TP, Hillen TJ, Jennings JW. Percutaneous image-guided cryoablation of musculoskeletal metastases: pain palliation and local tumor control. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, 2016 Dec;27(12):1788-1796.


Ma Y, Wallace AN, Madaelil TP, Jennings JW. Treatment of osseous metastases using the Spinal Tumor Ablation with Radiofrequency (STAR) System. Expert Review of Medical Devices, 2016 Dec;13(12):1137-1145.


Tomasian A, Wallace AN, Hillen TJ, Jennings JW. Percutaneous ablation in painful bone tumors. Seminar in Musculoskeletal Radiology, Seminar in Musculoskeletal Radiology, 2016 Nov;20(5):472-485.


Wallace AN, McWilliams SR, Wallace A, Chang RO, Vaswani D, Stone R, Berlin AN, Liu KX, Gilcrease-Garcia B, Madaelil TP, Shoela R, Hillen TJ, Long J, Jennings JW. Drill-assisted biopsy of the axial and appendicular skeleton: safety, technical success, and diagnostic efficacy. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, 2016 Sep; 27:1618-22.


Madaelil TP, Wallace AN, Jennings JW. Radiofrequency ablation alone or in combination with cementoplasty for local control and pain palliation of sacral metastases: Preliminary results in 11 patients. Skeletal Radiology, 2016 Sep; 45(9):1213-9.


Madaelil T, Wallace AN, Chatterjee AR, Zipfel GJ, Dacey RG, Cross DT III, Moran CJ, Derdeyn CP. Endovascular parent vessel sacrifice in ruptured dissecting vertebral and posterior inferior cerebellar artery aneurysms: Clinical outcomes and review of the literature. Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery, 2016 Aug; 8(8):796-801.


Tomasian A, Wallace AN, Jennings JW. Pediculoplasty: Novel steep anteroposterior projection fluoroscopy for imaging guidance. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, 2016 Jun; 27(6):924-6.


Wallace AN, Tomasian A, Chang RO, Jennings JW. Treatment of osteoid osteomas using a multidirectional bipolar radiofrequency ablation device: Technical note. Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, 2016 May; 39(5):768-72.


Wallace AN, Tomasian A, Vaswani D, Vyhmeister R, Chang RO, Jennings JW. Radiographic local control of spinal metastases with percutaneous radiofrequency ablation and vertebral augmentation. American Journal of Neuroradiology, 2016 Apr; 37(4):759-65.


Wallace AN, Kansagra AP, McEachern J, Moran CJ, Cross DT III, Derdeyn CP. Evolution of endovascular stroke therapies and devices. Expert Review of Medical Devices, 2016 Mar; 13(3):263-70.

Wallace AN, Huange AJ, Vaswani D, Chang RO, Jennings JW. Combination acetabular radiofrequency ablation and cementoplasty using a navigational radiofrequency ablation device and ultrahigh viscosity cement: Technical note. Skeletal Radiology, 2016 Mar; 45(3):401-5.


Wallace AN, Pacheco RA, Tomasian A, Hsi AC, Long J, Chang, RO, Jennigs JW. Fluoroscopy-guided percutaneous vertebral body biopsy using a novel drill-powered device: Technical case series. Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, 2016 Feb; 39(2):290-5.

Wallace AN, Pacheco RA, Vyhmeister R, Tomasian A, Chang RO, Jennings JW. Fluoroscopy-guided intervertebral disc biopsy with a coaxial drill system. Skeletal Radiology, 2016 Feb; 45(2):273-8.

Tomasian A, Wallace A, Northrup B, Hillen TJ, Jenning JW. Spine Cryoablation: Pain palliation and local tumor control for vertebral metastases. American Journal of Neuroradiology, 2016 Jan; 37(1):189-95.


Wallace AN, Vyhmeister R, Hsi AC, Robinson CG, Chang RO, Jennings JW. Delayed vertebral body collapse after stereotactic radiosurgery and radiofrequency ablation: Case report with histopathologic-MRI correlation. Interventional Neuroradiology, 2015 Dec; 21(6):742-9.


Wallace AN, Tomasian A, Hsi AC, Chang RO, Jennings JW. CT-guided percutaneous skull biopsy using a drill-assisted system: Technical report of two cases. Interventional Neuroradiology, 2015 Dec; 21(6):774-9.


Greenwood TJ, Wallace A, Hillen TJ, Friedman MV, Jennings JW. Combined ablation and radiation therapy of spinal metastases: A novel multimodality treatment approach. Pain Physician, 2015 Nov; 18(6):573-81.


Wallace AN, Robinson CG, Meyer J, Tran ND, Gangi A, Callstrom MR, Van Tine BA, Morris JM, Bruel BM, Long J, Timmerman RD, Buchowski JM, Jennings JW. The Metastatic Spine Disease Multidisciplinary Working Group algorithms. The Oncologist, 2015 Oct; 20(10):1205-15.


Wallace AN, Tomasian A, Chang R, Jennings JW. Drill-assisted, fluoroscopy-guided vertebral body access for radiofrequency ablation: Technical case series. Interventional Neuroradiology, 2015 Oct; 21(5):631-4.


Wallace AN, Chang RO, Hsi AC, Jennings JW. Painful pagetic vertebra palliated with percutaneous vertebral augmentation: Case Report. Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging, 2016, Feb; 97(2):269-72


Wallace AN, Vyhmeister R, Kamran M, Teefey SA. Submandibular venous hemangioma: Case report and review of the literature. Journal of Clinical Ultrasound, 2015 Oct; 43(8):516-519.


Wallace AN, Greenwood TJ, Jennings JW. Radiofrequency ablation for palliation of painful spinal metastases. Journal of Neuro-Oncology, 2015, Aug; 124(1):111-8.


Wallace AN, Greenwood TJ, Jennings JW. Use of imaging in the management of metastatic spine disease with percutaneous ablation and vertebral augmentation. American Journal of Roentgenology, 2015 Aug; 205(2):434-41.


Wallace AN, Vyhmeister R, Viets R, Whisenant JT, Chatterjee AR, Kansagra AP, Cross DT III, Moran CJ, Derdeyn CP. Quadrigeminal perimesencephalic subarachnoid hemorrhage. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, 2015 July; 137:67-71.


Wallace AN, Vyhmeister R, Bagade S, Chatterjee AR, Hicks B, Ramirez-Giraldo JC, Mckinstry RC. Evaluation of the use of automatic exposure control and automatic tube potential selection in low-dose cerebrospinal fluid shunt head CT. Neuroradiology, 2015 Jun; 57(6):639-44.


Wallace AN, Vyhmeister R, Dines JN, Chatterjee AR, Kansagra AP, Viets R, Whisenant JT, Cross DT III, Moran CJ, Derdeyn CP. Evaluation of an anatomic definition of nonaneurysmal perimesencephalic subarachnoid hemorrhage. Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery, 2015 Jan; 0:1-8.


Wallace AN, McConathy J, Wippold FJ II, Bhalla S, Menias C. Imaging of cerebrospinal fluid shunts. American Journal of Roentgenology, 2014 Jan; 202(1):38-53.

Alaraj A, Wallace A, Dashti R, Patel P, Aletich V. Balloons in endovascular neurosurgery: History and current applications. Neurosurgery, 2014 Feb; Suppl 1:S163-90.

Jagadeesan, BD, Kadkhodayan Y, Delgado Almandoz JE, Wallace A, Cross DT III, Derdeyn CP, Zipfel GJ, Dacey RG, Moran CJ. Differences in the angle of bifurcation of the basilar artery between patients who present with a ruptured top of basilar aneurysm and patients with perimesencephalic subarachnoid hemorrhage: A retrospective cross-sectional study. Neurosurgery, 2013; Jul; 73(1):2-7.


Wallace AN, Dines J, Zipfel GJ, Derdeyn CP. Diagnostic yield of catheter angiography in patients with negative computed tomogram and positive lumbar puncture for subarachnoid hemorrhage. Stroke, 2013 Jun; 44(6):1729-31.


Alaraj A, Wallace A, Mander N, Aletich V, Charbel FT, Amin-Hanjani S. Risk factors for heparin-induced thrombocytopenia type II in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. Neurosurgery, 2011 Nov; 69(5):1030-6.

Chan M, Herrera SR, Neckrysh S, Wallace A, Valyi-Nagy T, Charbel FT. Primitive neuroectodermal tumor induced after radiation therapy for craniopharyngioma. Neurosurgical Focus, 2011; Jan; 30(1):E3.

Alaraj A, Lemole MG, Finkle JH, Yudkowsky R, Wallace A, Luciano C, Banerjee PP, Rizzi SH, Charbel FT. Virtual reality training in neurosurgery: Review of current status and future applications. Surgical Neurology International, 2011; 2:52.


Alaraj A, Wallace A, Tesoro E, Ruland S, Amin-Hanjani S, Charbel FT, Aletich V. Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia: Diagnosis and management. Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery, 2010 Dec; 2(4):371-8.

Alaraj A, Wallace A, Mander N, Aletich V, Charbel FT, Amin-Hanjani S. Outcome following symptomatic cerebral vasospasm on presentation in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: Coiling vs. clipping. World Neurosurgery, 2010 Jul; 74(1):138-42.

Alaraj A, Wallace A, Amin-Hanjani S, Charbel FT, Aletich V. Endovascular implantation of covered stents in the extracranial carotid and vertebral arteries: Case series and review of the literature. Surgical Neurology International, 2011 May; 2:67.


Alaraj A, Wallace A, Mander N, Aletich V, Charbel FT, Amin-Hanjani S. Effect of acute cocaine use on vasospasm and outcome in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. World Neurosurgery, 2010 Apr; 73(4):357-60.

Roitberg B, Wallace A. Research news and notes. Surgical Neurology, 2009 May; 71:523-524.


Roitberg B, Wallace A. Research news and notes. Surgical Neurology, 2009 April; 71:405-407.