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

Professional Titles

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Recognition & Awards

  • Colorado Springs Top Doc, Colorado Springs Style Magazine (2020)
    Identified as a top physician in Colorado Springs by my peers
  • Golden Stethoscope, University of Colorado School of Medicine (2019)
    For support of Foundations in Medicine
  • Colorado Springs Top Doc, Colorado Springs Style Magazine (2019)
    Identified as a top physician in Colorado Springs by my peers
  • Colorado Springs Top Doc, Colorado Springs Style Magazine (2018)
    Identified as a top physician in Colorado Springs by my peers
  • Teri Li Education Award, NASPGHAN (2013)
    Award for education of Pediatric Gastroenterologists

Research Interests

My research interests are currently focused on maximizing the use of telehealth and improving medical education.

Teaching

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

Publications

  • Callese T, Strowd R, Navarro B, Rosenberg I, Waasdorp Hurtado C, Tai J, Riddle JM, Cianciolo AT. Conversation Starter: Advancing the Theory of Peer-Assisted Learning. Teach Learn Med. 2019 Jan-Mar;31(1):7-16. PubMed PMID: 30663897
  • 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 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 clinical interests are in general gastroenterology including gastroesophageal reflux, celiac disease, eosinophilic esophagitis, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic abdominal pain and endoscopic evaluation.

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