Christine Waasdorp Hurtado, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Vermont College of Medicine (2000)
Graduate School :
  • MSc, University of Colorado Denver (2010)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Middlebury College (VT) (1994)
Internship:
  • National Capital Consortium (Walter Reed) Program (1998)
Residency:
  • National Capital Consortium (Walter Reed) Program, Pediatrics (2000)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Pediatric Gastroenterology (2010)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Recognition & Awards

  • Teri Li Education Award, NASPGHAN, (2013)
    Award for education of Pediatric Gastroenterologists
Research interests for Patients:
My research interests are currently focused on pH Impedence evaluation of gastroesophageal reflux.

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (2010)
    School of Medicine, Pediatrics
    Pediatric Gastroenterology

Publications

  • Waasdorp Hurtado C, Sheiko MA, Gralla J, Kinder S, Kramer RE. Effects of Anesthesia on Pediatric pH Impedance. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2016 Aug;63(2):236-41. PubMed PMID: 26720769

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Member
  • National Association Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Hepatologists and Nutritionists, Member

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Children's Hospital Colorado Outpatient Specialty Care
4125 Briargate Pkwy
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
719-305-9000

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • UCHealth Memorial Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification (2003)
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology, Board Certification (2011)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Digestive System - Gastroenterology (Stomach, Bowel, General GI Problems)
  • Digestive System - Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, microscopic colitis
  • Digestive System - Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Digestive System - Therapeutic Endoscopy
  • Digestive System - Colonoscopy
  • Food, Nutrition and Metabolism - Nutrition
  • Food, Nutrition and Metabolism - Obesity
  • Symptoms and Manifestations - Abdominal Pain
  • Symptoms and Manifestations - Heartburn
  • Symptoms and Manifestations - Nausea and Vomiting
  • Digestive System
  • Food, Nutrition and Metabolism
  • Symptoms and Manifestations
Clinical Interest for Patients
My many clinical interests in general gastroenterology include gastroesophageal reflux, celiac disease, eosinophilic esophagitis, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic abdominal pain and endoscopy

Care Philosophy
I strive to provide the best care for my patients and their families. I believe in treating the person as a whole and work to understand the roles of nutrition and stress in health.

Personal Interests
In my spare time, I enjoy skiing, tennis and playing with my young children

Volunteer Activities
I support Pikes Peak Children's Museum in Colorado Springs, serving on their board of directors from 2011-2014. I am passionate about supporting the education of children and believe a children's museum would significantly contribute to our community.

Public Speaking
Yes

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Vermont College of Medicine (2000)
Graduate Schools:
  • MSc, University of Colorado Denver (2010)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Middlebury College (VT) (1994)
Internships:
  • National Capital Consortium (Walter Reed) Program (1998)
Residency Programs:
  • National Capital Consortium (Walter Reed) Program, Pediatrics (2000)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Pediatric Gastroenterology (2010)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
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