Dr. Stephen J. Wall was born in Pennsylvania and raised in the Philadelphia region. He completed his medical and doctoral degrees at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focused upon neurotransmitters involved in Alzheimer’s disease. During his training, he was awarded a Predoctoral Fellowship from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Wall received a Medical Student Excellence in Research Award from the American Federation for Clinical Research. An avid surgical historian, Dr. Wall was awarded the Dr. Charles W. Burris History of Medicine Prize.
His research on tumors prompted him to train in the specialty that treats cancers of the head and face. Dr. Wall trained at in Otorhinolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery- at the University of Pennsylvania. The ENT program at PENN and Children’s Hospital is ranked in the Top 10 nationally by the U.S. News and World Report magazine’s “Best Hospitals” Issue. In particular, the department is known for its in-depth care of sinus disorders.
Before coming to Washington DC in 2001, Dr. Wall completed a prestigious fellowship at the University of Toronto in Facial Plastic Surgery & Reconstructive Surgery with Dr. Peter A. Adamson, MD, the President of the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS).
In his career, Dr. Wall has authored more than twenty scientific papers, review articles and book chapters. He has served as an instructor at national meetings on Nasal Surgery and Sinus Surgery. Dr. Wall is a member of the American Rhinologic Society and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. Dr. Wall is affiliated with the Sibley Memorial Hospital and the George Washington University Medical Center. He is involved in the training of medical students and surgery residents.