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Christopher Thomas

Christopher Thomas, MDUTMB Health Provider

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  • UTMB Health Psychiatry, PCP Galveston
    • 400 Harborside Drive
      Suite 118
      Galveston, TX 77555
    • Phone: (409) 772-0770
    • Fax: (409) 747-4010
  • 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

    Internships:

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

    Residencies:

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


    Certifications:

    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Diplomate in Psychiatry

    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Psychiatry

    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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