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Virginia A. Stallings, MD

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


2013, Reeves Distinguished Visiting Professor in Nutrition, University of Tennessee Health Science Center Department of Preventive Medicine

2013, Anna dePlanter Bowes Award, Pennsylvania Dietetic Association

2012, Doershuk Lectureship in Cystic Fibrosis, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, Case Western Reserve University

2011, David Rall Medal, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences

2008, Foman National Nutrition Award, American Academy of Pediatrics

2006, E.V. McCollum Award for Clinical Research, American Society for Nutrition

2006, Circulation 2005 Best Paper Award in Population Science

2005, Institute of Medicine, The National Academies

2003, American Pediatric Society

2003, Jean A. Cortner Endowed Chair in Gastroenterology and Nutrition

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

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

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial board

2010-present, Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine

1999-present, Nutrition Today

Academic and institutional committees

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


Memberships in professional organizations

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Board of Physician Specialists

American Nutrition Society

Original Papers


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


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 


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.

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