Christian Thurstone, MD
Professor, Psychiatry

Languages: English
Department: Psychiatry


  • Terasaki D, Loh R, Cornell A, Taub J, Thurstone C. Single-dose intravenous ketamine or intramuscular naltrexone for high-utilization inpatients with alcohol use disorder: pilot trial feasibility and readmission rates. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2022 Nov 22;17(1):64. PubMed PMID: 36419181
  • Thurstone C, Loh R, Piatz C, Simpson SA. Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Diagnosis Correlates With Hospitalization After an Emergency Department Visit. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2022 Oct 1;38(10):e1590-e1593. PubMed PMID: 36066586
  • Wolf C, Schwarz J, Thurstone C, Rylander M. Agreement between a single, self-defined burnout item and the ProQOL burnout subscale for behavioural health staff. Int J Ment Health Nurs. 2021 Feb;30(1):326-333. PubMed PMID: 32959486
  • Ladegard K, Thurstone C, Rylander M. Marijuana Legalization and Youth. Pediatrics. 2020 May;145(Suppl 2):S165-S174. PubMed PMID: 32358207

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Member

Practice Locations

Denver Health
777 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204

Hospital Affiliation
  • Denver Health Medical Center

Specialty Information

  • Psychiatry, Board Certification
  • child and adolescent psychiatry, Board Certification (0001)
  • addiction psychiatry, Board Certification (0001)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Substance Abuse
Clinical Interests
Adolescent substance treatment

Care Philosophy
motivational interviewing, acceptance and commitment therapy

Volunteer Activities
US Army Reserve

Public Speaking
Adolescent substance treatment, marijuana legalization

General Information

Languages: English
Department: Psychiatry
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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