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M. Christopher Wallace, M.D., M.Sc., F.R.C.S.C., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Wallace is primarily interested in cerebrovascular disease. He has an active clinical practice in the prophylactic surgery for stroke (carotid endarterectomy), the repair of intracranial aneurysms and the multidisciplinary treatment of vascular malformations of the central nervous system. He co-founded the University of Toronto Vascular Malformation Study Group in 1989.

Dr. Wallace's training in the surgery for aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations occurred under the watchful eyes of Professor W. Lougheed and Professor Charles Drake. Chris was appointed to the Foundation Baxter et Alma Ricard Chair in Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery at The University of Toronto in 1996. He was promoted to Professor at The University of Toronto in 1996. In 2002, he became the Head of the Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery at the University Health Network.

His laboratory interests include testing neuroprotective strategies in animal models of stroke. His training in stroke research was in Glasgow as a postdoctoral student with Prof. J. McCulloch. He directs the Cerebrovascular Research Laboratory at the Toronto Western Hospital Research Institute. His research is supported by the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario. In 1999, Dr. Wallace became the Director of the Toronto Western Research Institute, home to 60 scientists, 125 graduate trainees and 100 staff. 

His other areas of interest include graduate and undergraduate education. He is the program director for the neurosurgery training program at the University of Toronto, arguably the largest postgraduate training program of its kind in North America. Dr. Wallace continues to teach medical students, residents, and clinical and research fellows.