Diana Montoya-Williams, MD

Class of 2022

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 instructor 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 BA 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 policy as a social determinant 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 enjoys engaging in legislative and policy advocacy to further the interests and health of all children in this country.