Dr. Chilito earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Texas in 1987 and her medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in 1994.
She completed her residency in Family Medicine at Allegheny Family Physicians in Altoona, PA.
In January 2000, Dr. Chilito decided to join the United States Air Force Reserves, and attended the Aerospace Medical training before becoming a Flight Surgeon. Dr. Chilito left the Air Force in 2012 and is currently a Colonel and Lead Physician 7217 Medical Support Unit. She has recently been promoted to the Rank of Colonel and is the Lead Physician of her unit.
During her past service, Dr. Alicia Chilito has been deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan and Germany where she has overseen many programs including Women’s Health/Pregnancy programs, Vaccination programs, and Mobilization and Deployments.
She has received several awards including the Meritorious Service Medal for her accomplishments in Iraq, the National Defense Medal for Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) and the Army Achievement Medal, among others.
Dr. Chilito is also very active in Medical Volunteer missions through her nonprofit organization, Wings of Hope. She has worked with different National and International groups including Doctors Without Borders. Dr. Chilito has volunteered her time for various causes including the cholera epidemic in Haiti, tuberculosis clinics in India, and a trauma hospital in Iraq impacted by an ISIS attack.
Dr. Chilito is Board Certified in Family Medicine with over 20 years of Family Practice experience. She has managed and treated a full scope of adult and childhood diseases, including pediatric illness’, gynecology/women’s health, general medicine diseases including diabetes, hypertension, coronary artery disease, arthritis, along with various neurological, pulmonary and gastrointestinal diseases.
Dr. Alicia Chilito has been involved in research since Medical School where she was actively involved in clinical studies for Arthritis at Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas.
During her residency training, Dr. Chilito participated in a pediatric clinical study investigating cardiac complications in Kawasaki disease. In 2013, Dr. Chilito was the Principal Investigator of a study comparing the effects of Fluticasone Furate/Vilanterol Inhalation Powder in subjects with moderate COPD.
She is currently certified by CITI and Good Clinical Practice and has also received training in Clinical Research by the National Institute of Health.
Currently, Dr. Chilito is working as a Sub-Investigtor for Segal Trials and is actively involved in various medical and women’s health studies. She has BLS, ACLS and PALS certifications.
Dr. Chilito is also bilingual (Spanish).