About Dr. Swapnil Vaidya, MD PhD
Dr. Swapnil Vaidya, MD PhD ("Dr. V", as some of his patients call him) is board certified in Allergy, Asthma and Immunology as well as Internal Medicine. He provides allergy, asthma and immunology care to patients of all ages. His professional interests include management of respiratory allergies, asthma, food allergies, insect sting allergies, eczema and allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots) among other allergic disorders.
Dr. Vaidya is trained as a physician-scientist and did his training at the following institutions -
- Allergy/Immunology Fellowship: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
- Internal Medicine Residency: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR
- PhD in Immunology: University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX
Prior to starting his practice, Dr. Vaidya was Associate Director of a clinical research group at the University of California San Francisco. In this capacity, he was involved in designing and implementing clinical trials for testing new treatments for allergic diseases. Dr. Vaidya was also involved in teaching medical students at UCSF and was nominated for a teaching award by the students in 2012. He has extensive research experience and has published numerous scientific papers in the fields of allergy and immunology.
Dr. Vaidya is a member of professional organizations including American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), Joint Council of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (JCAAI), Sigma-Xi and UNTHSC alumni association.
Dr. Vaidya and his wife, Kellie, enjoy living in Fort Worth. During free time, he likes to read and spend time with family and friends.
About Dr. Dalia Galicia, MD
Dalia Galicia, MD is board certified in Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and has provided care to patients of all ages since 2008. Her interests include management of nasal allergies, asthma, hives, eczema, allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots), among other allergic disorders.
Dr. Galicia did her training at the following institutions:
- Allergy/Immunology Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
- Internal Medicine Residency: Presbyterian Hospital, Dallas, TX
- Medical Degree: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
- Bachelor of Science: University of Texas Pan American, Edinburg,TX
She is a fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI). She is also a member of the Texas Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Society. She is fluent in Spanish.
Dr Galicia, her husband, and 2 children are happy to be back in their home state of Texas. During her free time, she likes to run and spend time with family and friends.
Kellie Vaidya is a Texas native, but has also lived in Alaska, Japan, California, and Arkansas. After graduating high school from the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts, she attended Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, TX where she majored in biological sciences and minored in biomedical anthropology. She received a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from SMU in 2005. She also participated in many activities on and off the SMU campus including the Women’s Rowing Team, Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, and Emerging Leaders Program.
Upon graduation from SMU, Kellie attended the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health in Little Rock, Arkansas. She graduated from the MPH program with a specialization in Health Behavior and Health Education in 2007. She is a member of the 2008 charter class, the first group, to become certified in public health (CPH) by the National Board of Public Health Examiners after passing the newly developed CPH exam.
Before attending the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) physician assistant program, Kellie spent time working as a clinical research coordinator in the department of geriatrics at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX, vascular and endovascular surgery department at the University of California San Francisco, and infectious disease department at Scott & White Hospital in Temple, TX. In 2012, she moved to Fort Worth, TX to attend the UNTHSC physician assistant program. During her training, she had the opportunity to travel to Malawi, Africa to further her study of tropical diseases such as malaria and dengue, as well as, infectious diseases including HIV and TB. While in the physician assistant program, she served as the UNTHSC student director and board member for the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants (TAPA). For her classroom and clinical performance, she was nominated for the Dean’s Award for Scholarly Excellence with an emphasis on clinical practice by the UNTHSC physician assistant program. She graduated with a Master in Physician Assistant Studies from UNTHSC in 2015.
She worked previously in internal medicine for several years before joining Advanced Allergy and Asthma. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and family and friends, being a mom to her two fur babies, running, learning new languages, reading, and traveling.
She is a member of the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants (TAPA) and the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA).