Sara Wallace, MD

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Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.

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Sara Wallace, MD, is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in joint care. Dr. Wallace treats a wide range of common and complex hip and knee conditions, performing surgical procedures, such as minimally invasive knee and hip replacements, to restore mobility and reduce joint pain.

Dr. Wallace also has experience managing many causes of arthritis, including osteonecrosis (AVN), post-traumatic arthritis and hip dysplasia. She can help patients who have damaged, painful joints to improve their quality of life. 

In addition to providing comprehensive joint care, Dr. Wallace is an active researcher committed to investigating the newest treatments and surgical techniques for patients with joint pain and arthritis. She has been published in notable peer-reviewed journals, such as the Journal of Arthroplasty,  Orthopaedics and Trauma, and the Journal of Women’s Health.

Dr. Wallace sees patients at Hyde Park, Orland Park and South Loop.

Specialties

Areas of Expertise

Medical Education

  • University of Illinois College of Medicine

Internship

  • University of Washington Medical Center

Residency

  • University of Washington Medicine

Fellowship

  • Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society
  • American Medical Association
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
To Request an Appointment

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (DCAM) - Hyde Park

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UChicago Medicine South Loop

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UChicago Medicine Orland Park

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At a Glance

Practicing Since2012

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • English
Osteoarthritis and Joint Replacement Surgery: Expert Q&A

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis, affecting millions of Americans. Dr. Brendon Ross and Dr. Sara Wallace answer your questions about osteoarthritis and joint replacement surgery.

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