Evelyn Montalvo Stanton, MD, originally from New Jersey, studied natural science chemistry at St. Peter’s University before earning her medical degree (1985) and completing her residency training (1988) at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, now Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS). Dr. Montalvo was elected as chief resident in 1989 and completed her pediatric pulmonology fellowship at Columbia Presbyterian Babies Hospital in 1993, now called Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital.
After working as a pediatric pulmonologist at Atlantic Health System for several years, she returned to Rutgers and became the director of the pediatric pulmonology division. She was also the director of the Children’s RESPIRA program, designed to educate Latino families about asthma in children. Dr. Montalvo then took a position at Barnabas Health, where she was the division chief of pediatric pulmonology for two years, before she became the chair of pediatrics and pediatric pulmonology division chief with the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV.
In her time at UNLV, she has made many new and positive changes in the department of pediatrics. She has created partnerships with sponsoring institutions, community pediatricians, and medical and social organizations in the Valley. Her goal is to establish a center of excellence for pediatrics, by recruiting top pediatricians and subspecialists for the department, and continue to provide excellent teaching and clinical skills with best practice models and research for our medical students and pediatric residents.
As a pediatric pulmonologist, Dr. Montalvo has an interest in asthma, pneumonias, aerodigestive disorders, chronic lung disease, chronic respiratory failure in children with neuromuscular disease, and special needs children with tracheostomies and ventilators. She has an expertise in pulmonary lung function and pediatric flexible bronchoscopy, as well as prior experience in working in a Cystic Fibrosis Center at both Atlantic Health and RWJ Barnabas Health.