Virginia A. Stallings, MD | PCOM Board of Trustees
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Dr. Virginia A. Stallings is a board-certified pediatric gastroenterologist and serves as director of the Nutrition Center and Jean A. Cortner Endowed Chair in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She is also Professor Emerita of Pediatrics at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Pediatrics, and at The University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.

A specialist in therapeutic nutrition, dietary intake and body composition, and health, Dr. Stallings focuses her research on nutrition-related abnormalities in people with chronic disease including: chronic pancreatitis, cystic fibrosis, HIV/AIDS, sickle cell disease, cerebral palsy, Crohn's disease, congenital heart disease, obesity and osteoporosis. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the E.V. McCollum Award for Clinical Research from the American Society for Nutrition, David Rall Medal from the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, and the Reeves Distinguished Visiting Professor in Nutrition from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She also maintains professional memberships in the American Pediatric Society/Society for Pediatric Research, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, National Academy of Medicine, American Society for Nutrition and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Stallings earned her doctoral degree from University of Alabama School of Medicine, her master’s degree in human nutrition and biochemistry from Cornell University and her bachelor’s degree in nutrition and foods from Auburn University.