Howard Chaitoff came to Alaska in 1987 and served as a medical service specialist at Eielson AFB. He then graduated with a Bachelors of Sciences degree from UAA in 1991. After serving as adjunct faculty for the UAA biological sciences department he was awarded a Wellcome pharmaceutical grant and studied clinical cytogenetics at the Salisbury Genetics Laboratory in England. His abstract on complex chromosome rearrangements was presented at the British Human Genetics Conference in 1998 and later published.
From there he earned a post graduate degree in Secondary Sciences Education at Southampton University and taught genetics at a sixth form college and general sciences at public school. Returning to Alaska in 1999, Mr. Chaitoff taught at risk teenagers and gifted students in the Anchorage School District. In 2008 he was able to combine his previous experience in military medicine with science and teaching and graduated from the University of Washington’s MEDEX physician assistant program.
Mr. Chaitoff has served as the Primary Care Manager for the Wounded Warriors on Ft. Richardson, specializing in PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and chronic pain. In addition, Mr. Chaitoff has practiced in the fields of general and prehospital medicine, psychiatry and general surgery. He excited for the opportunity to continue his practice of specialized medicine in caring for his new patients at Achieve Medical Center.