UAB eMedicine Leadership Team
With over 25 years of health care administration experience in, Bart Kelly is the executive director for UAB eMedicine. Most recently, Kelly coordinated and facilitated the implementation of neurology and neurosurgery clinical strategic plans at UAB Medicine. During this time, UAB Neurosciences experienced significant growth and earned Comprehensive Stroke Center certification by The Joint Commission. Kelly previously held a variety of key financial and administrative roles, including administrative chief of staff and corporate secretary at UAB Health System, and he served as a consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers on the use of decision support systems for service line management and operations improvement at five academic medical centers and two health systems.
Eric Wallace, MD,
Dr. Wallace is a native of Alabama and graduated AOA from the UAB School of Medicine. He completed residency training at UAB and served as chief medical resident. He then pursued a nephrology fellowship at Vanderbilt University, serving as chief nephrology fellow, and was awarded the Hugh Jackson Morgan Award for Best Fellow in the Department of Medicine. After his fellowship, Dr. Wallace joined the faculty at UAB, where he has earned numerous accolades, including the C. Glenn Cobbs Award two years in a row for being elected by his peers as one of the top 10 clinicians in the Department of Medicine.
Currently, Dr. Wallace serves as director of the UAB Home Dialysis Program and co-director of the UAB Fabry and Rare Genetic Disease Clinic. Since joining the faculty, his research has focused on eliminating geographic and socioeconomic barriers that prevent patients from accessing specialized care. Primarily, he has focused on using telemedicine to provide care for home dialysis patients and those with rare conditions such as Fabry disease. As part of his ongoing research, he has published on the role of geography in access to home dialysis and has studied home dialysis follow-up care using telemedicine. Dr. Wallace was the first in the country to fully replace comprehensive follow-up visits for peritoneal dialysis patients using telemedicine, and he is studying the effect of this intervention on their quality of life.
Furthermore, Dr. Wallace has published on racial disparities in home dialysis, showing that African-Americans are half as likely as Caucasians to be placed on home dialysis in the United States. He is focused on creating a network and establishing processes by which UAB Medicine physicians can provide medical expertise across the state of Alabama using telemedicine, thus increasing access to care for patients who – due to geographic and/or financial constraints – may not be able to travel to receive subspecialty care only offered at UAB Medicine.
Director of Operations
Ashley received her BS from Sewanee, The University of the South and her JD from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. She practiced health care law for six years before deciding to get her Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from UAB. In 2017, McGrane joined UAB Medicine as director of operations for Telehealth Services, and she has been integral in developing statewide stroke and critical care networks. She previously served as division manager of Quality and Safety for Catholic Health Initiatives, where she developed a comprehensive quality and safety program for physician-based operations.