Title: Retired Osteopathic Educator
Location: Athens, Ohio, United States
Anthony G. Chila, DO, Retired Osteopathic Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Family Medicine.
Dr. Chila holds the title of professor emeritus with the department of family medicine at Ohio University, a title earned after teaching there since 1978. He chaired the department and clinical research at Ohio University for many years, and was a member of the institutional review board from 1986 to 1988. Nominally retired, Dr. Chila continued to be editor-in-chief of the American Academy of Osteopathy Journal from 2000 to 2007, and recently became the co-editor of “Fascia in the Osteopathic Field” in 2017. He is the recipient of many medical awards, as well as the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, and has been selected for the pages of Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the Midwest, and Who’s Who in the World.
Born in Youngstown, Ohio to Paul and Anne Chila, Dr. Chila was inspired by his family doctor, Dr. Harry E. Chalker, who supported his decision to enter osteopathy. He attended the Youngstown State University to earn a BA, followed by a DO from the Kansas City College of Osteopathy and Surgery, now the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. He served an internship with Warren General Hospital and entered teaching as an associate professor of family medicine at Michigan State University in 1977. Just one year later, he joined Ohio University.
Dr. Chila became a celebrated lecturer, and the founder of the Wilbur V. Cole Sr. D.O. Clinical Research Fund, as well as the founder of the Dr. and Mrs. Anthony G. Chila Career Osteopathic Medicine Award. In his civic sphere, he was a trustee of Saint Vladmir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in Tuckahoe, New York, and is an active member of the Kootaga Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Of his many notable awards, Dr. Chila is the recipient of a 2013 Educator of the Year Award from the American Osteopathic Foundation, a 2008 Inaugural Distinguished Service Award from the Fellows of the American Academy of Osteopathy, and a 2008 Distinguished Service Award from the Osteopathic Cranial Academy. In his free time, he enjoys stamp and coin collecting, chess, and American Civil War history. He is the proud father of Anne Elizabeth Fornshell alongside his wife, Helen Paulick, and the grandfather of Sarah Elizabeth and Katharine Anne.
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