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WakeMed Physician Practices - Hospital Medicine
Accepting New Patients
Hospital Preference
WakeMed Cary Hospital
WakeMed Raleigh Campus
Office Location
3000 New Bern Ave.
WakeMed Children's Hospital
Raleigh, NC 27610

Dr. Karen Chilton is a board-certified pediatrician and medical director of WakeMed Physician Practices - Pediatrics, pediatric critical care and hospital medicine.  She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is a member of the American Association for Physician Leadership.  In 2014, she was the recipient of the WakeMed Clinical Excellence award, an honor she was nominated for by the nursing staff of the pediatric intensive care unit and Children's Hospital.  Dr. Chilton's interests include patient safety, process improvement and change management.  She is a clinical assistant professor of pediatrics with the UNC School of Medicine and is a consulting associate with Duke University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics.

She received her medical degree from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, and completed her residency in pediatrics at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Western Maryland College.

Dr. Chilton has formally lectured to residents and medical students on various topics, conducted clinical teaching sessions on pertinent topics during rounds with residents and students, and completed the Pediatric Advanced Life Support instructor course with plans to teach pediatric advanced life support to WakeMed employees and the surrounding medical community.

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics with the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and Consulting Associate with Duke University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Undergraduate Degree
Western Maryland College
Medical School
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Insurance We Accept

WakeMed contracts with most major health insurance carriers. View a list of Insurance we accept.

Before scheduling an appointment with either a WakeMed employed provider or a community-based affiliated physician, we encourage you to contact your insurance company to verify that the location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co-insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility.

If you are uninsured, learn more about WakeMed's financial assistance policy.