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W. Dean Wallace, M.D.
W. Dean Wallace, M.D.


Anatomic Pathology

General Information:



Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Member, JCCC Signal Transduction and Therapeutics Program Area

Hospital Affiliation(s):

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


Renal and Pulmonary Surgical Pathology, UCLA School of Medicine, 2004 - 2005
Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, UCLA School of Medicine, 2000 - 2005
Medical Degree:
M.D., Rush University / Rush Medical College, 2000


Board Certification(s):
Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology, American Board of Pathology, 2005

Contact Information:

(310) 825-6470

Practice Information:

Clinical Interest(s):
Pulmonary pathology
Renal pathology

Scientific Interest(s):

Dr. Dean Wallace's research interests include investigation of molecular changes in the development of lung cancer and chronic rejection of transplanted kidneys and lung. His ongoing studies are looking at architectural and pathologic changes of blood vessels in organs with chronic rejection and the subsequent graft injury.

Selected Cancer-Related Publications:

Lee JM, Garon EB, Baratelli F, Schaue D, Pak PS, Wallace WD, Suh R, Abtin F, Zeng G, Dubinett SM. Phase I trial of CCL21 gene modified dendritic cells in non-small cell lung cancer. ASCO 2010 poster session.

Ooi AT, Nickerson DW, Wallace WD, Goodglick L, Dubinett SM and Gomperts BN. A Putative Tumor-Initiating Progenitor Cell Population Predicts Poor Prognosis in Smokers with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Poster presentation at AACR-IASLC meeting San Diego, Jan 2010.

Lipshutz GS, Mihara N, Wong R, Wallace WD, Allen-Auerbach M, Dorigo O, Rao PN, Pham PC, Pham PT. Death from metastatic donor-derived ovarian cancer in a male kidney transplant recipient. Am J Transplant. 2009 Feb;9(2):428-32.

Ooi AT, Nickerson DW, Wallace WD, Goodglick L, Dubinett SM and Gomperts BN. Keratin 14 expressing cells in lung carcinogenesis. Poster presentation at NIH sponsored Lung Stem Cell meeting, Vermont, July 2009.

Ooi AT, Nickerson DW, Wallace WD, Goodglick L, Dubinett SM and Gomperts BN. Circulating epithelial progenitor cells may predict onset and severity of lung cancer. Poster presentation at the World Conference on Lung Cancer, July 2009.