Virginia Stallings, MD

Children's Seashore House of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
3550 Market Street
Third Floor; Room 3033B
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4388
Phone: 215-590-1664
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: August 31, 2011


Primary Activity Coordinators: Research
Discipline Coordinators: Nutrition
Discipline(s): Interdisciplinary
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership




Virginia A. Stallings


Professor of Pediatrics

EDUCATION/TRAINING  (Begin with baccalaureate or other initial professional education, such as nursing, and include postdoctoral training.)



(if applicable)



Auburn University, Auburn, AL



Nutrition and Foods

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY



Nutrition / Biochemistry

University of Alabama Birmingham, Birmingham, AL




University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA



General Pediatrics

Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada



Pediatric Nutrition

A. Positions and Honors:

1985-       Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

1992-03   Chief, Nutrition Section, Division of GI and Nutrition, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

1994-99   Associate Director, General Clinical Research Center, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

1995-98   American Society for Clinical Nutrition, Councilor (1995-98); Secretary (1999-02)

1997-02   Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Science; Vice Chair 2000-02

1998       American Society for Clinical Nutrition Medical Education Award

1998-      Member, Committee on Appointments and Promotion, Department of Pediatrics

1999-      Deputy Director, Stokes Research Institute, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

1999-      National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine Committee; National Associate (1999-); Chair, Committee on Nutrition Services for Medicare Beneficiaries (1999); Chair, Committee on Dietary Risk Assess. in WIC Program (2000-02); Committee on WIC Food Packages (2004-05), Committee on School Foods (2005-06)

2001-      Chair, Clinical Research Compliance Oversight Committee, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

2003-      Recipient, Jean A. Cortner Endowed Chair in Pediatric Gastroenterology

2004-      Chair, Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline Project for Nutrition and Growth, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and National Library of Medicine

2004-      Editorial Board Member:  Journal of Pediatrics; Nutrition Today,

2005-      Member, Institute of Medicine, National Academies

B.            Peer-reviewed publications:

Bergqvist AGC, Schall JI, Gallagher PR, Cnaan A, Stallings VA. Fasting versus gradual initiation of the ketogenic diet: a prospective, randomized clinical trial of efficacy. Epilepsia 2005;46:1810-1819.

Buison AM, Kawchak DA, Schall JI, Ohene-Frempong K, Stallings VA, Leonard MB, Zemel BS. Bone mineral content deficits in children with sickle cell disease. Pediatrics 2005 116:943-949.

Borowitz D, Durie PR, Clarke LL, Werlin SL, Taylor CJ, Semler J, DeLisle RC, Lewindon P, Lichtman SM, Sinaasappel M, Baker RD, Baker SS, Verkade HJ, Lowe ME, Stallings VA, Janghorbani M, Butler R, Heubi J. Gastrointestinal outcomes and confounders in cystic fibrosis (Special Report CFF Workshop). J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2005;41:273-285.

Stettler N, Stallings VA, Troxel AB, Zhao J, Schinnar R, Nelson SE, Ziegler EE, Strom BL. Weight gain in the first week of life and overweight in adulthood: a cohort study of European American subjects fed infant formula. Circulation 2005;111:1897-1903.

Mitchell M, Kawchak D Stark LJ, Zemel BZ, Ohene-Frempong K, Stallings VA. Brief Report: Parent perspectives of nutrition status and mealtime behavior in children with sickle cell disease. J Pediatr Psychol 2004;29:315-320.