Dr. Diana C Montoya-Williams (Die-ana; Montoya is phonetic)

Attending Neonatologist and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

LocationPhiladelphia, PA

Preferred pronounshe/her

Email address

Telephone number8579980390


Twitter account@DrDianaMW

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Biographical information

Dr. Diana Montoya-Williams is an attending neonatologist in the division of Neonatology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), a clinician scientist in CHOP’s PolicyLab and an assistant professor of pediatrics in the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine. Dr. Montoya-Williams was born in Colombia. She graduated from Harvard College with a Bachelor’s degree in the History of Science. She then received her medical degree from Columbia University’s College of Physicians & Surgeons and completed her residency in Pediatrics and her fellowship in Neonatology at the University of Florida. She conducts research on the drivers of racial and ethnic disparities in infant health outcomes such as preterm birth, low birth weight and infant mortality. Her recent work has also explored factors that confer resilience to poor birth and infant health outcomes. Dr. Montoya-Williams has a special interest in immigration policies as political determinants of Latina women’s perinatal and infant health outcomes. She sits on the Council on Immigrant Child and Family Health of the American Academy of Pediatrics and engages in legislative and policy advocacy to further the interests and health of all children in this country. She is also a member of CHOP PolicyLab’s Health Equity Team. She enjoys writing and speaking about efforts to promote health equity and anti-racism and the role of academia in those efforts.