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

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 Interests
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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