Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia CHOP North, 3535 Market Street, Rm. 1558
(215) 590-1664
Administrative Units:
Faculty Development

Dr Stallings clinical expertise is in nutrition and growth-related complications of chronic disease, nutrition support of hospitalized children, and long term advanced nutrition support of children.

Dr Stallings? collaborative and interdisciplinary, clinical and translational research, as well as fellow and early faculty mentoring contribute to the ITMAT and CTRC missions across campus.

Dr Stallings is actively involved in nutrition and health policy for children and their mothers. Through work at the National Academy of Science and the Institute of Medicine, she makes ongoing contributions to improving the foods in the WIC program and in the school setting (breakfast, lunch, competitive foods) with the program leaders at the United States Department of Agriculture and Health and Human Services.

Dr Stallings and her collaborators conduct clinical research in the nutrition-related growth, body composition and dietary abnormalities of infants, children and adolescents with chronic diseases. Studies have included children with cystic fibrosis, sickle cell disease, cerebral palsy, congenital heart disease, liver diseases, inflammatory bowel disease, HIV/AIDS, osteoporosis and obesity. In addition, our research group investigated the growth and developmental patterns of healthy children to establish reference standards for nutrition, growth, body composition, bone health and energy expenditure and requirements.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (1985 – 1991)
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (1991 – 1993)
Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (1993 – 1998)
Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (1998– present)
M.D., University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL (1979)
M.S., Human Nutrition, Biochemistry, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (1975)
B.S., Nutrition and Foods, Auburn University, Auburn, AL (1972)
Selected Publications
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. Vol 56(3) . 2013:316-9.
Huang SH, Parks EP, Kumanyika SK, Grier SA, Shults J, Stallings VA, Stettler N. Child-feeding practices among Chinese American and non-Hispanic white caregivers. Appet. Vol 58(3) . 2012:922-927.
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. 2013 Jan.
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. Vol 51(4) . 2013:263-73.
Dougherty KA, Schall JI, Kawchak MS, Green MH, Ohene-Frempong K, Zemel BS, Stallings VA. 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. Vol 96(4) . 2012:932-40.
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. Vol 96(3) . 2012:574-83.
Wrotniak B, Schall JI, Brault ME, Balmer D, Stallings VA. Health-related quality of life in children with sickle cell disease using the child health questionnaire. J Pediatr Health Care. 2012 Nov.
Adelekan T, Magge S, Shults J, Stallings VA, Stettler N. Lipid Profiles of Children with Down Syndrome Compared to their Siblings. Pediatrics. Vol 129(6) . 2012:e1382-1397.