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Christopher Thomas, MD
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Departments: Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Specialties: Psychiatry and Behavioral Health - Child and Adolescent
Languages: English
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Christopher R. Thomas, MD is the Robert L. Stubblefield Professor of Child Psychiatry in the Department

of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He

currently serves as the Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education and the Director of the Child and

Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program.

 

Previously at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh, he has been a member of

UTMB faculty since 1992. His undergraduate training was at Rice University, Houston and he graduated

from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston. His residency in both General and Child Psychiatry was at

McLean Hospital, Harvard University, Boston.

 

He has held several leadership positions on national committees including Chair, Rights and Legal

Matters Committee for the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Chair of the Review

Committee for Psychiatry of the American Council for Graduate Medical Education. He also led the

development of the ACGME Psychiatry Milestones Project for General Psychiatry and the Psychiatry

Subspecialties. He currently serves as a Director for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.


He has received numerous honors including the Sandoz Award, the American Academy of Child &

Adolescent Psychiatry Rieger Service Program Award for Excellence, and the American Academy of

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Catcher in the Rye Award for child advocacy. He is also a Distinguished

Fellow of both the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child & Adolescent

Psychiatry, and a Fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists.

His research has focused on forensic child psychiatry, gangs and antisocial behavior in youth, psychiatric

care for pediatric burn survivors, child mental health care and innovative treatment for children, using

community based and telemedicine approaches.

Medical/Professional School:

Baylor College of Medicine - Houston, TX, MD, 1979

Residencies:

Combined General & Child Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School McLean Hospital - Belmont, MA, 1984

Internships:

Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School McLean Hospital - Belmont, MA, 1980


Certifications:

Diplomate in Psychiatry,American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Psychiatry,American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry,American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

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