Christian Thurstone Named Director of Behavioral Health

January 17, 2019

Behavioral Health Service Director Christian Thurstone
After an extensive national search, Denver Health has named Christian Thurstone, M.D., the new Director of Service for Behavioral Health.

Dr. Thurstone has been at Denver Health for 13 years and has an international reputation for excellence in the field of addiction medicine. He also serves as director of Denver Health's STEP program (Substance Abuse Treatment, Education and Prevention Program) for adolescents ages 12-21. In 2012, he was recognized by President Obama with a White House Advocates in Action Award. Year after year, he is consistently named one of "Denver's Top Docs" by 5280 Magazine.

In addition to his work at Denver Health, Dr. Thurstone also serves in the Army Reserve, where he is a Lieutenant Colonel, training Army Mental Health Specialists to treat soldiers for mental health issues.

Learn more about Denver Health's Behavioral Health Services.