Dr. Africa Wallace, a board certified thoracic surgeon, has joined Capital Health Surgical Group and is now part of the nationally accredited Capital Health Cancer Center, located at Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell. As director of Thoracic Surgery, Dr. Wallace specializes in all areas of thoracic oncology with a focus on minimally invasive procedures, including lung cancer, esophageal cancer, and tumors of the mediastinum (the area of the chest that separates the lungs). She also treats benign conditions of the thoracic cavity and esophagus.
"I'm excited by the continued growth of our cancer care program, and adding surgeons like Dr. Wallace to our team allows us to offer state-of-the-art minimally invasive surgery to a broader range of cancer patients," said Dr. Cataldo Doria, medical director of Capital Health Cancer Center. "Her training and expertise, particularly in robotic surgery using the da Vinci surgical system, are tremendous assets for the Cancer Center and reassure patients that they don't have to travel far to get advanced treatment for cancer and benign conditions in the chest cavity."
Dr. Wallace obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Harvard University and received a medical degree from the Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. She completed her general surgery residency at Georgetown University Hospital and her cardiothoracic surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) in Pennsylvania. In addition, she completed fellowship training in minimally invasive thoracic and esophageal surgery at UPMC. Before joining Capital Health, Dr. Wallace was a thoracic surgeon at Piedmont Heart Institute, part of Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta, GA.
"The ongoing expansion of services at the Cancer Center is a testament to Capital Health's mission of improving the health and well-being of the communities it serves," said Dr. Wallace. "I'm thrilled to be part of an organization that strikes a near-perfect balance between technology and talent under one roof at Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell."
Dr. Wallace is part of Capital Health Surgical Group, a multispecialty surgical practice comprised of experienced surgeons who are experts in the surgical fields of acute care, bariatrics, breast, colorectal, general, gynecological oncology, hepato-pancreato-biliary, thoracic, vascular and surgical critical care.