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Virginia A. Stallings, MD

Jean A. Cortner Endowed Chair in Pediatric Gastroenterology

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

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.

Awards

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

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.

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial board

2010-present, Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine

1999-present, Nutrition Today

Academic and institutional committees

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)

Leadership

Memberships in professional organizations

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Board of Physician Specialists

American Nutrition Society

Original 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.

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