Dr. Robert Chilton



Medicine/Division of Cardiology

Robert J. Chilton, DO, FACC, FACP, FACOI, FAHA

Clinical Professor of Medicine

Personal Statement:

Robert J. Chilton, DO, is a Clinical Professor of Medicine, Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at University Hospital and the Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital, and Associate Program Director of the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program. A fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American College of Physicians, American College of Osteopathic Internists, and American Heart Association, Dr. Chilton also chairs the Electrophysiology Board Examination for the American Osteopathic Association and presides over the San Antonio chapters of both the Cardiovascular Society and American Heart Association. Dr. Chilton received his Bachelor of Science degree from Philips University, Enid, Oklahoma, and his DO from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines, Iowa. He completed his internship at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio; his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and his Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship at the Wilford Hall United States Air Force Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Chilton is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, and electrophysiology. Over the past 20 years, Dr. Chilton has authored numerous articles, book chapters, abstracts, and presentations on cardiology. He has developed educational materials and has lectured widely, garnering several awards for his academic contributions, including 1994 Outstanding Teacher from the UT San Antonio.


Medical School

  • University of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines, IA


  • Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH
  • University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK


  • Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, TX


  • PCSK9
  • PhysioCue
  • Ischemia
  • SPIRE I & II
  • Protocol Number DAL-301A
  • Gradient of Inflammation in Vessel Wall Associated with Atherosclerotic Plaque