Dr. Charles (Chuck) Cappetta

Charles T. Cappetta, M.D., is a general pediatrician at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Nashua. He received his AB biology undergraduate degree from Harvard University in 1982, and his medical degree from University College and Middlesex School of Medicine in London, U.K., in 1988. He then completed his pediatric residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., in 1993, and has been a full-time practicing pediatrician in Nashua ever since.

His interests include school and community health, which led him to create the award-winning program Granite State FitKids (GSFK, www.granitestatefitkids.org), which has helped teach more than 45,000 4th grade students about their bodies and how to take care of them since its inception in 1997. In 2005, the Cooper Institute in Dallas, Texas, named GSFK on of the top 150 programs in the country in the fight against childhood obesity. He is the official school physician for two SAUs in the Nashua area, and sits on both the NH Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) Review Committee and the NH Interscholastic Athletic Association (NHIAA). He sees incarcerated youth from ages 13-17 twice weekly at the Sununu Youth Service Center in Manchester.

In 2013, Dr. Cappetta was the winner of both the Healthy Heroes Award at Nashua’s inaugural “Walk a Mile with Our Mayor” and the National AAP Council on Community Pediatrics Local Heroes Award, which each year recognizes two pediatricians in the country who epitomize the community pediatrician. He was also awarded the Sandi Van Scoyoc Legacy Award from the NH Children’s Health Foundation in 2022. Dr. Cappetta has been on the Nashua Board of Health since 2015, and is honored to be a part of such a wonderful team of professionals making the lives around us better and healthier.