Virginia A. Stallings, MD

Virginia A. Stallings, MD, is a pediatric gastroenterologist at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Clinical nutrition, Nutrition and child health policy, Nutrition and chronic disease research
Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL

    Internship

    General Pediatrics - University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

    Residency

    General Pediatrics - University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

    Fellowship

    Clinical and Research Nutrition - Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Additional Training

    NIH Research Traineeship - Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

    Board Certification

    Pediatrics
    Physician Nutrition Specialist

    Graduate Degree

    MS in Human Nutrition and Biochemistry - Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Director, The Nutrition Center

    Jean A. Cortner Endowed Chair in Pediatric Gastroenterology

    Director, Office of Faculty Development, Research Institute

    Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Centers and Programs
  • Research Interests

    Nutrition, growth, body composition and chronic disease
    Cystic fibrosis
    Sickle cell disease
    HIV/AIDS
    Congenital heart disease
    Cerebral palsy
    Childhood obesity
    Childhood osteoporosis

  • Publications

    Books

    2011

    Institute of Medicine Committee, Member: Child and Adult Care Food Program: Aligning Dietary Guidance for All. The National Academies Press 2011 Notes: Washington, DC.

    2010

    Institute of Medicine Committee, Chair: Nutrition standards for national school lunch and breakfast programs: school meals building blocks for healthy children. The National Academies Press. Stallings VA, Taylor CL (eds.). 2010 Notes: Washington, DC.

    2008

    Institute of Medicine Committee, Chair: Nutrition standards and meal requirements for national school lunch and breakfast programs: phase I. Proposed apporach for recommending revisions. The National Academies Press. Stallings VA, Taylor CL (eds.). 2008 Notes: Washington, DC.

    2007

    Institute of Medicine Committee, Chair: Nutrition standards for foods in schools: leading the way toward healthier youth. The National Academies Press. Stallings VA, Yaktine AL (eds.). 2007 Notes: Washington, DC.

    2005

    Institute of Medicine Committee, Member: WIC Food Packages: Time for a Change. The National Academies Press 2005 Notes: Washington, DC.

    2004

    Institute of Medicine Committee, Member: Proposed Criteria for Selecting the WIC Food Packages. The National Academies Press 2004 Notes: Washington, DC.

    2002

    Institute of Medicine Committee, Chair: Dietary Risk Assessment in the WIC Program. The National Academies Press 2002 Notes: Washington, DC.

    2000

    Institute of Medicine Committee, Chair : The role of nutrition in maintaining health in the nation's elderly. Evaluating coverage of nutrition services for the medical population. The National Academies Press 2000 Notes: Washington, DC.

    Institute of Medicine Committee, Chair: Framework for Dietary Risk Assessment in the WIC Program. An Interim Report from the Food and Nutrition Board. The National Academies Press 2000 Notes: Washington, DC.

    Chapters

    2013

    Parks EP, Shaikhkhalil A, Groleau V, Wendel D, Stallings VA: Feeding Healthy Infants, Children and Adolescents. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics (20th Edition)  Kliegman RM, Stanton BF (eds.). Elsevier, Inc. in press Notes: Philadelphia.

    Parks EP, Maqbool A, Shaikhkhalil A, Groleau V, Dougherty KA, Stallings VA: Nutritional Requirements. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. (20th Edition). Kliegman RM, Stanton BF  (eds.). Elsevier Inc. in press Notes: Philadelphia.

    Dougherty KA, Stallings VA: Growth and body composition in children with chronic disease. Nutrition in Infancy, Nutrition and Health Series. Watson RR, Preedy VR, Grimble G, Zibadi S (eds.). Springer, Page: 3-12, 2013.

    2012

    Maqbool A, Dougherty KA, Prout E, Stallings VA: Adolescence. Present Knowledge in Nutrition (10th Edition). Erdman J, Macdonald I, Zeisel S (eds.). ILSI Press, Page: 637-653, 2012 Notes: Washinton, DC.

    2011

    Stettler N, Bhatia J, Parish A, Stallings VA: Feeding healthy infants, children and adolescents. Nelson's Textbook of Pediatrics (19th Edition). Kliegman RM, Stanton BF, St. Geme III JW, Schor NF, Behrman RE (eds.). Elsevier, Inc. Page: 160-170, 2011 Notes: Philadelphia.

    Maqbool A, Stettler N, Stallings VA: Nutritional requirements. Nelson's Textbook of Pediatrics (19th Edition). Kliegman RM, Stanton BF, ST. Geme III JW, Schor NF, Behrman RE (eds.). Elsevier, Inc. Page: 160, 2011 Notes: Philadelphia.

    2010

    Maqbool A, Dougherty K, Michel S, Rovner AJ, Stallings VA: Gastrointestinal complications of cystic fibrosis. Lung Biology in Health and Disease Series: Cystic Fibrosis, Inc. Allen J, Panitch H, Rubenstein R (eds.). Informa Healthcare USA, Page: 266-284, 2010 Notes: New York.

    2009

    Maqbool A, Stallings VA: Nutrition for children with sickle cell disease. Pediatric Nutrition Handbook (6th Edition). Kleinman RE (eds.). American Academy of Pediatrics, Page: 897-904, 2009 Notes: Elk Grove Village, IL.

    Stallings VA, Uauy R: Gut, fat, iron and brains: where are we? (Editorial). Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 48(1): 1, March 2009.

    Maqbool A, Stallings VA: Optimizing nutritional status in CF. eCystic Fibrosis Review, eLiterture Reviews (www.hopkinscme.net/ofp/eCysticFibrosisReview). Mogayzel PJ, Boyle MP, Peeler DW, Ramsey M (Program Directors) (eds.). March 2009.

    2008

    Zemel BS, Stallings VA: Development Disabilities. Duggan C, Watkins JB, Walker WA. Nutrition in Pediatrics, Basic Science Clinical Applications (4th Edition) (eds.). BC Decker, Inc. Page: 497-504, 2008 Notes: Lewiston, NY.

    Stallings VA: Author's response re. Evidence-based practice recommendations for nutrition-related management of children and adults with cystic fibrosis and pancreatic insufficiency; results of a systematic review (Letter to Editor). Journal of the American Dietetic Association 108: 1992-93, 2008.

    Maqbool A, Olsen IE, Stallings VA: Clinical assessment of nutritional status. Nutrition in Pediatrics, Basic Science Clinical Applications (4th Edition). Duggan C, Watkins JB, Walker WA (eds.). BC Decker, Inc. Page: 5-14, 2008 Notes: Lewiston, NY.

    Burdette H, Zemel BS, Stallings VA: Use of technical measurements in nutritional assessment. Child Nutrition - A Practical Reference Guide. Koletzko B (eds.). S. Karger AG, Page: 17-20, 2008.

    Maqbool A, Stallings VA: Update on Fat Soluble Vitamins in Cystic Fibrosis. Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine 14(6): 574-81, November 2008.

    2007

    Huang SH, Schall JI, Stallings VA: Author's response re. vitamin E status in children with cystic fibrosis and pancreatic insufficiency (Letter to Editor). Journal of Pediatrics Page: e85-86, 2007.

    Stallings VA: Nutrition and child development. Danone Institute International Newsletter Page: 4, July 2007.

    2006

    Stallings VA, Schall JI: Author's response re: fecal elastase: pancreatic status verification and influence on nutritional status in children (Letter to Editor). Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 42: 118, 2006.

    Stallings VA: Dietary reference intakes in pediatric care. Pediatric Nutrition Support. Baker SS, Baker RD, Davis AM (eds.). Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Page: 97-122, 2006 Notes: Sudbury, MA.

    Stallings VA: Adolescent nutrition. Present Knowledge in Nutrition (9th Edition). Russel RM, Bowman, B (eds.). ILSI Press, Page: 557-572, 2006 Notes: Washington, DC.

    Huang S, Stallings VA: Normal infant feeding. Conn's Current Therapy 2006 (57th Edition). Rakel RE, Bope ED (eds.). Elsevier Inc. Page: 1267-70, 2006 Notes: Philadelphia.

    2005

    Stallings VA: Pediatric rehabilitation and the pediatrician. Journal of Pediatrics "50 Years Ago Section" Elsevier Inc. Page: 442, 2005 Notes: New York.

    Stallings VA: Nutrition: role in health and therapy (in thalassemia). Annals of the New York Academy of Science 1054: 522, 2005.

    Faith M, Stettler N, Stallings VA: Obesity in children: nature or nurture? Unhealthy patterns discovered as early as four months. Pediatric Basics. Journal of Pediatric Nutrition and Development Page: 2-10, 2005.

    Bandini L, Stallings V, Ekvall S: Nutrition and cerebral palsy. Pediatric Nutrition in Chronic Disease and Developmental Disorders: Prevention, Assessment and Treatment (2nd Edition). Ekvall SW, Ekvall VK (eds.). Oxford University Press, Page: 93-98, 2005 Notes: New York.

    Stallings VA: Nutrition training and leadership. Danone Institute Nutrition and Health Newsletter(1), September 2005.

    2004

    Stallings VA: Nutrition for children with sickle cell disease. Pediatric Nutrition Handbook (5th Edition0. Kleinman RE (eds.). American Academy of Pediatrics, Page: 689-692, 2004 Notes: Elk Grove Village, IL.

    Stallings VA: Human growth: assessment and interpretation (Book Review). Journal of the American Dietetic Association. Roche A, Shumei S (eds.). 62(4): 160-175, 2004.

    Mascarenhas MR, Bradshaw D, Stallings VA: Special dietary therapy. Pediatric Gastrointestinal Disease: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Management (4th Edition). Walker WA, Durie PR, Hamilton JR, Walker-Smith J, Watkins JB (eds.). BC Decker, Inc. Page: 1995-2005, 2004 Notes: Philadelphia.

    2003

    Zemel BS, Stallings VA: Developmental disabilities. Nutrition in Pediatrics, Basic Science and Clinical Applications (3rd Edition). Walker WA, Watkins JB, Duggan C (eds.). BC Decker, Inc, Page: 580-590, 2003 Notes: Philadelphia.

    Stallings VA: Enteral feeding. Encyclopedia of Food Science and Nutrition. Caballero B, Trugo L, Finglas P (eds.). Academic Press, Page: 2115-18, 2003 Notes: London, UK.

    Stallings VA: Gender, death and cystic fibrosis: is energy expenditure a component? (Editorial). Journal of Pediatrics Page: 4-6, 2003.

    Olsen IE, Mascarenhas MR, Stallings VA: Clinical assessment of nutritional status. Nutrition in Pediatrics, Basic Science and Clinical Applications (3rd Edition). Walker WA, Watkins JB, Duggan C (eds.). BC Decker, Inc. Page: 6-16, 2003 Notes: Philadelphia.

    Fung EB, Stallings VA: Nutrition. The Encyclopedia of Food and Culture. Katz SH, Weaver WW (eds.). Charles Scribner's Sons, 2: 588-595, 2003 Notes: New York.

    2002

    Zemel BS, Schall JI, Stallings VA, Leonard MB: Body composition and body compartments in children with chronic diseases. Human Growth from Conception to Maturity. Gilli G, Schell LM, Benso L, Smith-Gordon (eds.). Page: 347-358, 2002.

    Tershakovec AM, Stallings VA: Pediatric Nutrition and Nutritional Disorders. Nelson-Essentials of Pediatrics (4th Edition). Behrman RE, Kliegman RM (eds.). W.B. Saunders, Page: 57-92, 2002 Notes: Philadelphia.

    Tershakovec AM, Hiralall AS, Stallings VA: Obesity. Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition in Clinical Practice. Lifshitz L (eds.). Marcel Dekker, Inc. Page: 249-274, 2002 Notes: New York.

    Stettler N, Stallings VA: Birth weight, maternal weight and adult weight (BMj.com-Editorial-Electronic Response. British Medical Journal 324: 675, December 2002.

    Stallings VA: Treatment of childhood disease and prevention of childhood and adult disease. NIH Conference: Supplements in Children. Nutrition Today 37: 169-171, 2002.

    Borowitz D, Baker R, Stallings VA: Nutrition assessment in children with cystic fibrosis. Consensus Conference Committee, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 2002.

    2001

    Strom BL, Schinnar R, Barnhart K, Sammel M, Macones G, Stallings VA: Exposure to soy-based formula in infancy (letter to editor). Journal of the American Medical Association 286(19): 2402-2403, 2001.

    Stallings VA: The first nutrition week. Nutrition in Clinical Practice 16: 374, 2001.

    Mascarenhas MR, Zemel BS, Tershakovec AT, Stallings VA: Adolescent nutrition. Present Knowledge in Nutrition (8th Edition). Russel RM, Bowman B (eds.). ILSI Press, Page: 426-438, 2001 Notes: Washington, DC.

    Cronk CE, Fung E, Stallings VA: Body composition in children with special health care needs. Nutrition and the Infant: Problems and Practical Procedures. Grimble GK, Preedy VR, Watson RR (eds.). Greenwich Medical Media Ltd. Page: 31-38, 2001 Notes: London.

    2000

    Stettler N, Kawchak DA, Boyle L, Propert KJ, Scanlin TF, Stallings VA, Zemel BS: A prospective study of body composition changes in children with cystic fibrosis. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 904: 406-409, 2000.

    Mascarenhas MR, Kerner J, Stallings VA: Parenteral and enteral nutrition. Pediatric Gastrointestinal Disease (3rd Edition). Walker WA, Durie PR, Hamilton JR, Walker-Smith JA, Watkins JB (eds.). B.C. Decker, Inc. Page: 1752-1761, 2000 Notes: Hamilton, Ontario.

    1999

    Stallings VA, Fung EB: Nutrition assessment of infants and children. Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease. Shils ME, Olson JA, Shike M, Ross AC (eds.). Williams & Wilkins, Page: 885-893, 1999 Notes: Philadelphia.

    Stallings VA: Pediatric Nutrition Handbook (Book Review). American Journal of  Clinical Nutrition 69: 579-580, 1999.

    Stallings VA: Normal nutrition. Gellis and Kagan's Current Pediatric Therapy. Burg Fd, Inglefinger JR, Polin RA, Wald ER (eds.). w.B. Saunders, Page: 1-5, 1999 Notes: Philadelphia.

    Mascarenhas MR, Tershakovec AM, Stallings VA: Parenteral and enteral nutrition. Pediatric Gastrointestinal Disease. Wylie R, Hyams JS (eds.). w.B. Saunders, Page: 741-757, 1999 Notes: Philadelphia.

    Mascarenhas MR, Stallings VA: Vitamin deficiencies and excesses. Gellis and Kagan's Current Pediatric Therapy (16th edition). Burg FD, Inglefinger JR, Polin RA, Wald ER (eds.). W.B.Saunders, Page: 17-21, 1999 Notes: Philadelphia.

    1998

    Zemel BS, Stallings VA: Alternative measure of assessing linear growth. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Growth and Development. Ulijaszek SJ, Johnston FE, Preece MA (eds.). Cambridge University Press, Page: 74-75, 1998 Notes: Cambridge, UK.

    Tershakovek AM, Stallings VA: Pediatric nutrition and nutritional disorders. Nelson-Essntials of Pediatrics (3rd Edition). Behrman RE, Kliegman RM (eds.). W.B. Saunders, Page: 56-92, 1998 Notes: Philadelphia.

    Stallings VA.: Bone densitometry. Pediatric Gastroenterology. Altschuler SM, Liacouras CA. (eds.). Churchill Livingstone, Page: 613-619, 1998 Notes: London.

    Stallings VA.: Resting Energy Expenditure. Pediatric Gastroenterology. Altschuler SM, Liacouras CA. (eds.). Churchill Livingstone, Page: 607-611, 1998 Notes: London.

    1997

    Zemel BS, Riley EM, Stallings VA.: Evaluation of Methodology for Nutritional Assessment in Children: Anthropometry, Body Composition, and Energy Expenditure. Ann Rev Nutr. McCormick DB. (eds.). 17: 211-235, 1997 Notes: Palo Alto, CA.

    Stallings VA.: Nutritional needs of the exercising child. Nutrition and Fitness: Evolutionary Aspects, Children's Health, Programs and Policies: World Review of Nutrition and Dietetics. Simopoulos AP. (eds.). Karger, Page: 90-97, 1997 Notes: Basel.

    Stallings VA.: Calcium and bone health in children: a review. Am J Therapeutics 4: 259-273, 1997.

    Leonard MB, Kaplan BS, Stallings VA.: Nutrition in children with chronic renal failure: assessment of requirements and effect on progression of renal failure. International Yearbook of Nephrology. Andreucci VE, Fine LG (eds.). Oxford University Press, Page: 95-104, 1997 Notes: London.

    Cronk CE, Stallings VA.: Growth in children with cerebral palsy. Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews. Cheney PD, Palmer FB. (eds.). Wiley-Liss, Inc. Page: 129-137, 1997 Notes: New York.

    1996

    Zemel BS, Stallings VA.: Energy requirements and nutritional assessment in developmental disabilities. Nutrition in Pediatrics, Basic Science and Clinical Applications (2nd Edition). Walker WA, Watkins JB. (eds.). Page: 169-180, 1996.

    Stallings VA, Zemel BS.: Nutritional assessment of the disabled child. Clinics in Developmental Medicine, No. 140: Feeding the Disabled Child. Sullivan PB, Rosenbloom L. (eds.). MacKeith PRess, Page: 62-76, 1996 Notes: London, England.

    Stallings VA, Mascarenhas MR.: Vitamin deficiencies and excesses. Gellis and Kagan's Current Pediatric Therapy (15th Edition). Burg FD, Ingelfinger JR. (eds.). W.B. Saunders, Page: 15-20, 1996 Notes: Philadelphia.

    Stallings VA, Hark L.: Nutrition assessment in medical practice. Medical Nutrition and Disease. Morrison G, Hark L. (eds.). Blackwell Science, Page: 62-76, 1996 Notes: Cambridge, MA.

    1994

    Tershakovec AM, Stallings VA.: Pediatric Nutrition and Nutritional Disorders. Nelson-Essentials of Pediatrics (2nd Edition). Behrman RE, Kliegman RM. (eds.). Page: 55-90, 1994.

    Barsky DL, Stallings VA.: Nutritional management in pediatric pulmonary disease. Respiratory Disease in Children: Diagnosis and Management. Eigen H, Loughlin GM. (eds.). Williams and Wilkins, Page: 813-828, 1994.

    Stallings VA.: Nutritional deficiencies in cystic fibrosis: Causes and consequences. New Insights into Cystic Fibrosis 2(3), September 1994.

    1993

    Stallings VA.: Normal nutrition. Current Pediatric Therapy (14th Edition). Burg FD, Ingelfinger JR, Wald ER. (eds.). W.B. Saunders, Page: 1-3, 1993.

    1992

    Stallings VA.: A rational approach to nutritional care of children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis. Proceedings of a symposium Page: 8-12, 1992.

    Stallings VA, Tershakovec AM.: Pediatric nutrition. Current Opinion in Pediatrics 4: 481-17, 1992.

    1991

    Budd CB, Brown MC, Stallings VA, Burg FD.: Student-Organized Nutrition Course. Acad Med 66: 680-681, 1991.

    1990

    Stallings VA.: (Book review): Food intolerance in infancy. Pediatric Dermatology. Hamburger RN (eds.). 7: 156, 1990.

    Pencharz PB, Vaisman N, Azcue M, Stallings VA.: Body compartment changes in sick children. Advances in In Vivo Body Composition Studies. Yasumura S. (eds.). Page: 31-38, 1990.

    Consensus Conference on Cystic Fibrosis-Related Diabetes Mellitus: Concepts in Care. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 1(Section 4), 1990.

    1989

    American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force on Nutritional Needs of Hospitalized Children: Report to the Food and Drug Administration. American Academy of Pediatrics 1989.

    1988

    Stallings VA.: Enteral nutrition for children with thermal burns. Enteral Feeding: Scientific Basis and Clinical Application, 94th Ross Conference in Pediatric Research. Balistreri WF, Farrell MK. (eds.). Page: 135-139, 1988.

    Stallings VA.: Advances in pediatric nutrition. Pediatric consults. Report to the Food and Drug Administration. American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force on Special Nutritional Needs of Children with Malignancies. (eds.). 7: 1-12, 1988.

    Cronk CE, Stallings VA, Ross JL.: Measurement of short-term growth in children with Crohn's disease. Inflam Bowel Dis: Current Status and Future Approach: Proceedings of the international symposium on future research approaches -- mechanisms of chronic infection. MacDermott RP. (eds.). Page: 677-682, 1988.

    1987

    Archibald EH, Stallings VA, Pencharz PB, Harrison JE, Bell LE. : One-year follow-up of weight, total body potassium, and total body nitrogen in obese adolescents treated with the protein- sparing modified fast. In Vivo Body Composition Studies. Institute of Physical Sciences in Medicine. Ellis KJ, Yasumura S, Morgan WE (eds.). 39, 1987.

    1985

    Zlotkin SH, Stallings VA. : Total parenteral nutrition in the neonate: An update.  Advances in Nutrition Research  Draper HH, 7: 251-256, 1985.

    Zlotkin SH, Stallings VA, Pencharz PB.: Total parenteral nutrition in children.   Pediatr Clin North Am 32: 381-400, 1985.

    Abstracts

    2012

    Bergqvist AGC, Schall JI, Gallagher PR, Stallings VA, Grimberg A: The ketogenic diet results in decline in IGF-1 and linear growth in children with intractable epilepsy. International Conference on Nutrition and Growth (N&G). 1st International Conference on Nutrition and Growth March 1-3 2012 Notes: Paris, France.

    Dougherty K, Schall J, Stallings V: No improvement in suboptimal vitamin A status with RDA level vitamin A supplementation in children with sickle cell disease. 1st International Conference on Nutrition and Growth March 1-3 2012 Notes: Paris, France.

    Ince EE, Pipan ME, Stallings VA, Hall WC, Zemel BS: Association of feeding problems with growth faltering in infants with Down Syndrome. International Conference on Nutrition and Growth March 1-3 2012 Notes: Paris, France.

    Irving S, Stallings V, Schall J, Ravishankar C, Bradley S, Marino B, Hanlon A, Chittams J, Medoff-Cooper B: Infant weight change over the first year of life following neonatal surgery for complex congenital heart disease. International Conference on Nutrition and Growth March 1-3 2012 Notes: Paris, France.

    Medoff-Cooper B, Irving S, Radcliffe, J, Hanlon A, Bradley S, Marino B, Chittams J, Stallings V, Ravishankar C: Predictors of developmental outcomes in infants with complex congenital heart disease. International Conference on Nutrition and Growth March 1-3 2012 Notes: Paris, France.

    Schall J, Zemel B, Dougherty K, Wagner J, Rutstein R, Stallings V: High-dose vitamin D3 supplementation in children and young adults with HIV/AIDS: safety and efficiacy. 1st International Conference on Nutrition and Growth March 1-3 2012 Notes: Paris, France.

    Stallings V, Schall J, Zemel B, Dougherty K, Wagner J, Rutstein R: Peripheral blood immunological markers in children and young adults with HIV/AIDS: Changes with high-dose vitamin D3 supplementation. 1st International Conference on Nutrition and Growth March 1-3 2012 Notes: Paris, France.

    Grimberg A, Cousounis P, Grundmeier R, O'Hara R, Massey J, Stallings VA, Cucchiara AJ, Lipman TH: Electronic Mid-parental Height Autocalculator in Primary Care Growth Assessments. The Pediatric Endocrine Society/Pediatric Academic Societies' Meeting April 2012 Notes: Boston, MA.

    Housam R, Kapadia C, Kublaoui B, Zackai E, Stallings V, Izumi K, Grimberg A: Proximal 6q Deletions and Growth. The Pediatric Endocrine Society/Pediatric Academic Societies' Meeting April 2012 Notes: Boston, MA.

    Chun R, Choi A, Lagishetty V, Schall J, Rutstein R, Zemel B, Wagner J, Denburg M, Dougherty K, Adams J, Stallings V: Immunomodulatory effects of vitamin D3 supplementation in children, adolescents and young adults with HIV/AIDS. 15th Workshop on Vitamin D June 20-22 2012 Notes: Houston, TX.

    Stallings VA, Schall JI, Zemel BS, Dougherty KA, Tuluc F, Wagner J, Knell S, Rutstein R: Peripheral blood immunologic markers in children and young adults with HIV/AIDS: changes with high-dose vitamin D3 supplementation. 4th International Workshop on HIV Pediatrics July 20-21 2012 Notes: Washington, DC.

    Stallings VA, Schall JI, Zemel BS, Dougherty KA, Wagner J, Knell S, Rutstein R: High-dose vitamin D3 supplementation in children and young adults with HIV/AIDS: safety and efficacy. 4th International Workshop on HIV Pediatrics July 20-21 2012 Notes: Washington, DC.

    Kral, T.V.E., Allison, D.B., Birch, L.L., Stallings, V.A., Moore, R.H., Faith, M.S.: Eating in the absence of hunger and caloric compensation: a study of weight-discordant siblings. Annual Scientific Conference of The Obesity Society, Obesity Sept 20-24 2012 Notes: San Antonio, TX in press.

    Steenhoff AP, Schall JI, Seme B, Marape M, Wagner J, Ratshaa B, Pusoesele P, Tsimako I, Tolle M, Nnyepi MS, Mazhani L, Stallings VA: Safety of high-dose vitamin D3 supplementation in Batswana children and adults with HIV. 5th Annual Pediatric Global Health Symposium Sept 21-22 2012 Notes: Philadelphia, PA.

    Steenhoff AP, Schall JI, Seme B, Marape M, Wagner J, Ratshaa B, Pusoesele P, Tsimako I, Tolle M, Nnyepi MS, Mazhani L, Stallings VA: Safety of high-dose vitamin D3 supplementation in Batswana children and adults with HIV. 4th Botswana International HIV Congress Sept 19-22 2012 Notes: Gaborone, Botswana.

    Steenhoff AP, Schall JI, Seme B, Marape M, Wagner J, Ratshaa B, Pusoesele P, Tsimako I, Tolle M, Nnyepi MS, Mazhani L, Stallings VA: Efficacy of high-dose vitamin D3 supplementation in Batswana children and adults with HIV. 4th Botswana International HIV Congress Sept 19-22 2012 Notes: Gaborone, Botswana.

    Steenhoff AP, Schall JI, Seme B, Marape M, Wagner J, Ratshaa B, Pusoesele P, Tsimako I, Tolle M, Nnyepi MS, Mazhani L, Stallings VA: Efficacy of high-dose vitamin D3 supplementation in Batswana children and adults with HIV 5th Annual Pediatric Global Health Symposium Sept 21-22 2012 Notes: Philadelphia, PA.

    Bertolaso C, Schall JI, Groleau V, Maqbool A, Mascarenhas MR, Latham N, Dougherty KA, Stallings VA: Fat soluble vitamin status in children with CF and PI receiving a calorie and fat intervention. 26th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference Oct. 11-13 2012 Notes: Orlando, FL.

    Groleau V, Schall JI, Dougherty KA, Latham N, Maqbool A, Mascarenhas MR, Stallings VA: Impact of high fat dietary intervention on resting energy expenditure in children with cystic fibrosis. North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Oct. 18-21 2012 Notes: Salt Lake City, UT.

    Groleau V, Schall JI, Dougherty KA, Latham N, Maqbool A, Mascarenhas MR, Stallings VA: Resting energy expenditure and respiratory quotient in children with CF and PI receiving high calorie and fat dietary intervention. 26th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference Oct. 11-13 2012 Notes: Orlando, FL.

    Maqbool A, Schall J, Mascarenhas M, Dougherty K, Latham N, Stallings V: Vitamin B6 Status and predictors in children with cystic fibrosis and pancreatic insufficiency. 26th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference Oct. 11-13 2012 Notes: Orlando, FL.

    Maqbool A, Schall J, Mascarenhas M, Dougherty K, Latham N, Stallings V: Folic acid status and predictors in children with cystic fibrosis and pancreatic insufficiency. 26th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference Oct. 11-13 2012 Notes: Orlando, FL.

    Sheikh S, Zemel B, Stallings V, Rubenstein r, Kelly A: The association of lean body mass with pulmonary function in cystic fibrosis. 26th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference 2012. Pediatr Pulm 47(S35): A526, 2012.

    2013

    Steenhoff A, Schall J, Seme B, Marape M, Tsimako I, Tolle, M, Nnyepi M, Mazhani L, Rutstein R, Stallings V: Vitamin D3 supplementation (4000 or 7000 IU/d) in Batswana children and adults with HIV. 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, Atlanta, GA March 3-6 2013.

    Archer J, James K, Ford E, Stallings VA, Bernbaum JC, Schwingl P: An innovative saliva collection device in infants. Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research Annual Meeting, Boston, MA June 17-18 2013.

    Papers

    2013

    Irving SY, Medoff-Cooper B, Stouffer NO, Schall JI, Ravishankar C, Compher CW, Stallings VA: Resting energy expenditure at 3-months of age following neonatal surgery for congenital heart disease. Congenit Heart Dis Jan 2013 Notes: epub ahead of print.

    Adgent MA, Flake GP, Umbach DM, Stallings VA,Bernbaum JC, Rogan, WJ: A simple cytological method to assess estrogen exposure in young infants. J Clin Endocr Metab (submitted) 2013 Notes: (submitted).

    Bertolaso C, Groleau V, Schall JI, Maqbool A, Mascarenhas MR, Latham NE, Dougherty KA, Stallings VA: Fat Soluble Vitamin Status in Children with Cystic Fibrosis and Pancreatic Insufficiency on a Nutrition Intervention. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr (submitted) 2013 Notes: (submitted).

    Dougherty KA, Schall JI, Zemel BS, Tuluc F, Hou X, Rutstein RM, Stallings VA: Safety and efficacy of high dose daily vitamin D3 supplementation in children and young adults with HIV/AIDS: a randomized double blind study. J Amer Med Assoc (submitted) 2013 Notes: (submitted).

    Grimberg A, Huert-Saenz L, Ramos, M, Grundmeier R, Pati S, Cuccihiara AJ, Stallings VA: Disparities between who is short and who is treated with growth hormone. Pediatrics (submitted) 2013 Notes: (submitted).

    Groleau V, Herold RA, Schall JI, Wagner JL, Dougherty KA, Zemel BS, Rutstein RM, Stallings VA: Lead level not altered by high dose vitamin D supplementation in children and young adults with HIV. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 56(3): 316-9, 2013.

    Groleau V, Schall JI, Stallings VA, Bergqvist CA: Ketogenic Diet Impact on Resting Energy Expenditure in Children with Intractable Epilepsy: A 15-month prospective study. Dev Med Child Neurol (submitted) 2013 Notes: (submitted).

    Hill DL, Parks EP, Zemel BS, Shults J, Stallings VA, Stettler N: Resting energy expenditure and adiposity among children with Down syndrome: a three year prospective study. Eur J Clin Nutr (in press) 2013 Notes: (in press).

    Ince EE, Pipan ME, Hall WC, Stallings VA, Zemel, BS: Neuromotor development and associations with feeding and growth in children with Down syndrome. J Pediatr (submitted) 2013 Notes: (submitted).

    Izumi K, Housam R, Kapadia C, Stallings VA, Medne L, Shaikh TA, Kublaoui BM, Zackai EH, Grimberg A: Endocrine phenotype of 6q16.1-q21 deletion involving SIMI and Prader-Willi-syndrome-like features. Am J Med Genet (in press) 2013 Notes: (in press).

    Maqbool A, Schall JI, Mascarenhas, MR, Dougherty KA, Stallings VA: Vitamin B12 Status in Children with Cystic Fibrosis and Pancreatic Insufficiency. J Pediatr (submitted) 2013 Notes: (submitted).

    Stallings VA, Mondick JT, Schall JI, Barrett JS, Wilson M, Mascarenhas MR. Diagnosing malabsorption with systemic lipid profiling: pharmacokinetics of pentadecanoic acid and triheptadecanoic acid following oral administration in healthy subjects and subjects with cystic fibrosis. Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2013 Apr;51(4):263-73. doi: 10.5414/CP201793. Read the abstract.

    Groleau V, Herold RA, Schall JI, Wagner JL, Dougherty KA, Zemel BS, et al. Blood lead concentration is not altered by high dose vitamin D supplementation in children and young adults with HIV. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2013 Mar;56(3):316-9. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0b013e3182758c4a. Read the abstract.

    Irving SY, Medoff-Cooper B, Stouffer NO, Schall JI, Ravishankar C, Compher CW, et al. Resting energy expenditure at 3 months of age following neonatal surgery for congenital heart disease. Congenit Heart Dis. Epub 2013 Jan 30. doi: 10.1111/chd.12035. Cited in PubMed; PMID23360096. Read the abstract.

    2012

    Wrotniak BH, Schall JI, Brault ME, Balmer DF, Stallings VA. Health-related quality of life in children with sickle cell disease using the child health questionnaire. J Pediatr Health Care. Epub 2012 Nov 7. doi:pii: S0891-5245(12)00190-3. 10.1016/j.pedhc.2012.09.004. Cited in PubMed; PMID 23140759. Read the abstract.

    Dougherty KA, Schall JI, Kawchak DA, Green MH, Ohene-Frempong K, Zemel BS, et al. No improvement in suboptimal vitamin A status with a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of vitamin A supplementation in children with sickle cell disease. Am J Clin Nutr. 2012 Oct;96(4):932-40. Epub 2012 Sep 5. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22952182. Read the abstract.

    Kral TV, Allison DB, Birch LL, Stallings VA, Moore RH, Faith MS. Caloric compensation and eating in the absence of hunger in 5- to 12-y-old weight-discordant siblings. Am J Clin Nutr. 2012 Sep;96(3):574-83. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.112.037952. Epub 2012 Aug 1. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22854400. Read the abstract.

    Maqbool A, Schall JI, Gallagher PR, Zemel BS, Strandvik B, Stallings VA. Relation between dietary fat intake type and serum fatty acid status in children with cystic fibrosis. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2012 Nov;55(5):605-11. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0b013e3182618f33. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22699835. Read the abstract.

    Leibowitz KL, Moore RH, Ahima RS, Stunkard AJ, Stallings VA, Berkowitz RI, et al. Maternal obesity associated with inflammation in their children. World J Pediatr. 2012 Feb;8(1):76-9. doi: 10.1007/s12519-011-0292-6. Epub 2011 Aug 27. Cited in PubMed: PMID 21874618. Read the abstract.

    Huang SH, Parks EP, Kumanyika SK, Grier SA, Shults J, Stallings VA, et al. Child-feeding practices among Chinese American and non-Hispanic white caregivers. Appetite. 2012 Jun;58(3):922-7. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2012.02.008. Epub 2012 Feb 15. Cited in PubMed: PMID 22343192. Read the abstract.

    Adelekan T, Magge S, Shults J, Stallings VA, Stettler N. Lipid profiles of children with down syndrome compared to their siblings. Pediatrics. 2012 Jun;129(6):e1382-7. doi: 10.1542/peds.2011-1262. Epub 2012 May 14. Cited in PubMed: PMID 22585868. Read the abstract.

    Kral TVE, Allison DB, Birch LL, Stallings VA, Moore RH, Faith MS. Caloric compensation and eating in the absence of hunger in 5 to 12-year-old-weight-discordant siblings. Am J Clin Nutr. 2012 Sep;96(3):574-83. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.112.037952. Epub 2012 Aug 1. Cited in PubMed: PMID 22854400. Read the abstract.

    2011

    Rutstein R, Marx A, Zemel BS, Schall JI, Stallings VA. Vitamin D status in children and young adults with perinatally acquired HIV infection. Clin Nutr. 2011 Oct;30(5):624-8. doi: 10.1016/j.clnu.2011.02.005. Epub 2011 Jun 8.Cited in PubMed; PMID21641097. Read the abstract.

    Anderson JB, Marino BS, Irving SY, Garcia Espana JF, Ravishankar C, Stallings VA, et al. Poor post-operative growth in infants with two-ventricle physiology. Cardiol Young. 2011 Aug;21(4):421-9. Epub 2011 Mar 9. Cited in PubMed: PMID 21422085. Read the abstract.

    Grimberg A, Feemster KA, Pati S, Ramos M, Grundmeier R, Cucchiara AJ, Stallings VA. Medically underserved girls receive less evaluation of short stature. Pediatrics. 2011 Apr;127(4):696-702. Epub 2011 Mar 21. Cited in PubMed: PMID 21422085. Read the abstract.

    Hoffman JA, Thompson DR, Franko DL, Power TJ, Leff SS, Stallings VA. Decaying behavioral effects in a randomized, multi-year fruit and vegetable intake intervention. Prev Med. 2011 May 1;52(5):370-5. Epub 2011 Mar 1. Cited in PubMed: PMID 21371499. Read the abstract .

    Dougherty KA, Schall JI, Rovner AJ, Stallings VA, Zemel BS. Attenuated maximal muscle strength and peak power in children with sickle cell disease. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2011 Mar;33(2):93-7. Cited in PubMed: PMID 21228717. Read the abstract.

    Maqbool A, Strandvik B, Stallings VA. The skinny on tuna fat: health implications.  Public Health Nutr. 2011 Nov;14(11):2049-54. doi: 10.1017/S1368980010003757. Epub 2011 Feb 16. Cited in PubMed; PMID21324226.  Read the abstract.

    Field MB, Barg FK, Stallings VA. Life after promotion: self-reported professional development needs and career satisfaction of associate professors. J Pediatr. 2011 Feb;158(2):175-7.e1-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2010.10.029. Cited in PubMed: PMID 21238692. No abstract available.

    Fabricatore AN, Wadden TA, Ebbeling CB, Thomas JG, Stallings VA, Schwartz S, et al. Targeting dietary fat or glycemic load in the treatment of obesity and type 2 diabetes: a randomized controlled trial. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2011 Apr;92(1):37-45. Epub 2011 Jan 3. Cited in PubMed: PMID 21208675. Read the abstract.

    Medoff-Cooper B, Irving SY, Marino BS, Garcia-Espana JF, Ravishankar C, Bird GL, Stallings VA. Weight change in infants with a functionally univentricular heart: from surgical intervention to hospital discharge. Cardiol Young 21(2):136-44, 2011. PMID: 21111097, PMCID: PMC3005329.

  • Awards and Honors

    2013, Anna dePlanter Bowes Award, Pennsylvania Dietetic Association
    2013, Reeves Distinguished Visiting Professor in Nutrition, University of Tennessee Health Science Center Department of Preventive Medicine
    2012, Doershuk Lectureship in Cystic Fibrosis, Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
    2011, David Rall Medal, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences
    2008, Samuel Foman Nutrition Award, American Academy of Pediatrics
    2006, Circulation 2005 Best Paper Award in Population Science
    2006, E.V. McCollum Award for Clinical Research, American Society for Nutrition
    2005, Institute of Medicine, The National Academies
    2003, Patrick J.V. and Margaret Corcoran Lectureship, Indiana University School of Medicine
    2003, American Pediatric Society
    2003, Recipient, Jean A. Cortner Endowed Chair in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    2001, Top Doc for Kids, Philadelphia Magazine
    1998, American Society for Clinical Nutrition National Award for Excellence in Medical Education
    1997, Best Doctors in America
    1996, Best Doctors in America: Northeast Region
    1994, Society for Pediatric Research
    1993, Commendation for Outstanding Teaching, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
    1993, Outstanding Human Sciences Alumna, School of Human Sciences, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
    1992, Top Doc for Kids, Philadelphia Magazine
    1991, Research Achievement Award, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
    1989, Ethel Brown Foerderer Fund Fellow: In recognition for excellence in the field of pediatric nutrition sciences
    1978, Omicron Nu Honor Society

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    Editorial positions

    2010-present, Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, Editorial Board Member
    1999-present, Nutrition Today, Editorial Board Member

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

    American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
    Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
    European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
    Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
    Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
    Journal of Pediatrics
    Medical and Pediatric Oncology
    New England Journal of Medicine
    Pediatrics
    Pediatric Research

    Academic and institutional committees

    2013-present, Member, Institute of Medicine Cecil Award Selection Committee, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences
    2012-present, Member, Department of Pediatrics, Research Advisory Program
    2012-present, Member, Diversity Search Advisors, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
    2010-present, Member, Conflict of Interest Committee, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
    2007-present, Member, Conflict of Interest Standing Committee, University of Pennsylvania
    2005-present, Director, Office of Faculty Development, Research Institute, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
    1998-present, Professor of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
    1994-present, Director, The Nutrition Center, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
    1992-present, Member, Faculty of the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopment University Affiliated Program (LEND/UAP)

  • Leaderships

    Memberships in professional organization

    2004-2012, Danone Institutes International

    • 2004-2012, Member
    • 2010-2012, President