Evelyn Montalvo Stanton, MD
Dr. Evelyn Montalvo Stanton, who completed a research fellowship in pediatric pulmonology at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, the New York City medical school where she later taught, is the chair of the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV Department of Pediatrics.
A graduate of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School — she subsequently held an appointment there as a clinical associate professor of pediatrics — Dr. Montalvo Stanton also served in New Jersey as Barnabas Health Medical Group’s Division Director of Pediatric Pulmonology.
She became chair of the department of pediatrics on Oct. 1, 2019.
Fluent in English and Spanish, Dr. Montalvo Stanton has published research that has appeared in Pediatrics in Review as well as publications of the National Resources Defense Council and the American Lung Association.
Her community outreach in New Jersey, often the subject of media attention, has largely centered on pulmonary education and asthma, which has also long been a focus of both her academic and clinical research.
She established a toll free bilingual helpline for asthma related issues and support events that was accessible to Latino parents and also created a website to assist parents, schools and community based organizations about asthma related topics.