Dr. James Wallace is a well-liked oncologist with special training and interest in the treatment of older cancer patients. His knowledge extends to include medical ethics, end-of-life care and doctor-patient communication.

Dr. Wallace is fellowship-trained and board certified in both geriatrics and oncology. His research activities, including studies conducted at Ingalls, keep him up-to-date on the most recent advances in geriatric cancer care and inform his clinical practice, giving his patients access to the best current
treatments. His expertise is respected by his peers and colleagues; other physicians seek his advice to help them provide the best care for their older patients with cancer.

Dr. Wallace is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Geriatrics.

Dr. Wallace values honest and compassionate communication in medicine, particularly in doctor-patient relationships. He speaks on this topic to other physicians and has been involved in the OncoTalk: Teach program to educate oncology fellows about having effective conversations with patients on difficult or sensitive subjects.


  • Medical oncology
  • Geriatrics


  • Princeton University (Undergraduate)
  • University of Vermont (Medical School)
  • Boston Medical Center (Residency)
  • University of Chicago Hospital (Fellowships)


Primary Healthcare Associates
6701 W. 159th Street
Suite 1
Tinley Park, IL 60477
phone: 708.444.2226 fax: 708.444.2224