Mark Wallace, M.D., ’99, Endocrinology

Dr. Wallace

Maj. Mark Wallace, M.D., a twice-deployed veteran of the war in Iraq, has the distinction of having a most infamous patient: Saddam Hussein. For six months in 2005, he was the sole personal physician of this former president of Iraq as chief of Golby Medical Clinic in Baghdad, Iraq and Battalion Surgeon, 1st Cavalry Division in Kirkuk, Iraq. He cared for U.S. soldiers, civilian contractors and local Iraqi nationals. While in Iraq, he happened to find himself working with fellow SIU alumnus Steve Ulrich, M.D., ’77. His second deployment was in 2009. His first experience in Iraq was in the Air Force in 1991.

A 22-year military veteran (11 years enlisted in the U.S. Air Force; 11 years as an Army officer and physician), Mark is stationed in San Antonio, Texas, as a faculty member at Brooke Army Medical Center and Wilford Hall Medical Center. There he is involved in the internal medicine residency and endocrine fellow training programs. He serves as director of the Endocrinology Metabolic Laboratory and is assistant professor, Medicine, for the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and associate professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. He also is an instructor for the Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Program and was elected to Fellow, American College of Physicians in April 2008.

He and his wife, Brooke, have a son, Cade, and two daughters, Sydney and London. An avid jogger, he’s run in the Army Ten-Miler and the San Antonio half-marathon. He always finds time for his one true passion: Harley-Davidson motorcycles.