VIRGINIA A. STALLINGS, MD
Member, Board of Trustees
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
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.