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Department of Psychiatry

Department of Psychology

Marshall R. Thomas, MD  

     Marshall R. Thomas, MD

 

Bldg. 500, Level 2, Rm. E2318

Phone:  303-724-4985

EmailDr. Thomas

 

Marshall R. Thomas, MD

Professor and Vice Chair


 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS, PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS, AND HONORS

Positions and Employment:

Resident, Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver CO, 1980-1984

Clinical Fellow, Dept. of Psychiatry University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 1984-1986

Trainee, Denver Institute of Psychoanalysis, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver CO, 1985-1990

Ward Chief, Inpatient Teaching Unit, Denver VA Medical Center, 1985-1986

Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 1986-1991

Ward Chief, Inpatient Teaching Unit, Denver General Hospital, 4 East, 1986-1990

Assistant Professor, Dept of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 1991-1999

Director, Psychiatric Inpatient Services, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 1992-1993

Director, Psychiatric Acute Care and Inpt Services, Univ of Colorado Hth Sciences Ctr, 1994-1998

Medical Director, University Mental Health Services, Univ of Colorado Hth Sciences Ctr, 1996-1998

Medical Director, Signal Behavioral Health Network, 1997-1998

Executive Director, Univ of Colorado Psychiatric Services, Clinical Investigation Program, 1998-2008

Medical Director, Colorado Psychiatric Health, Univ of Colorado Hth Sciences Ctr, 1998-2002

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Univ of Colorado Hth Sciences Ctr, 1999-2007

Vice President and Medical Director for Behavioral Health, Colorado Access, 1999-2002

Faculty, Clinical Science Graduate Program, Univ of Colorado Hth Sciences Ctr, 2000-2005

Medical Director of Psychiatric Services, University of Colorado Hospital, 2002-Present

Chief Medical Officer, Colorado Access, 2003-Present

Vice President of Medical Services, Colorado Access, 2003-2006       

Vice Chairman for University of Colorado Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, 2004-Present

President and Chief Executive Officer, Colorado Access, 2006-Present

Professor of Psychiatry with tenure, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, 2007-Present

Executive Director, University of Colorado Denver Depression Center, 2008-Present

 

Other Experience and Professional Memberships:

American Psychiatric Association, 1984-present  

Colorado Psychiatric Association, 1984-present

American Psychoanalytic Association, 1990-2005      

American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 1990-2000

Board Examiner, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1995-present

Fellow, American Psychiatric Association, 1996

International Society for the Study of Bipolar Disorder, 2006-Present

 

Honors:

Departmental Award for Outstanding Achievement in Psychiatry, Baylor SOM, 1980

Gold Apple Teaching Award, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 1984

Young Investigators Research Symposium on Mental Health Services Research, APA, 1996 

Outstanding Research Mentor Award, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Clinical Science Graduate Program, 2000

Jay Scully Teaching Award, University of Colorado Denver Health Science Center, 2005

Katharine Reed Cummings Award, Colorado Organization for Program Evaluation, 2006

  

Teaching Activities:

Lecturer, Medical Student, Applied Clinical Pharmacology Course, 2006-present        

Course Coordinator and lecturer, PGY-IV Public and Administrative Psychiatry Course, 2002-present                 

Instructor, Psychopharmacology Course, PGY-III, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (UCHSC), 1990-2004 

Course Coordinator, Denver Psychoanalytic Institute, Course on Psychobiology and Psychosomatics, 1992-1999            

Course Coordinator, Managed Care Course, PGY-II Residents, UCHSC, 1994-1998            

Instructor, Psychopharmacology Course, University of Denver, 1992-1995            

Co-Instructor, Denver Psychoanalytic Institute, Case Conference, 1992-1993            

Instructor, Development Course, PGY-II Residents, UCHSC, 1989-1994            

Instructor, Hospital Psychiatry Course, PGY-II Residents, UCHSC, 1985-1990      

 

Clinical Activities:

See Positions and Employment section above.

In addition:

Inpatient psychiatric practice, 1984-1995     

Outpatient medical psychotherapy and consultation practice, 1984-present  

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND PUBLICATIONS

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications:

1.     Barry CL, Thomas MR. Economic grand rounds: improving the quality of depression care in Medicaid. Psychiatr Serv. Oct 2005;56(10):1193-1195.

2.     Dubovsky SL, Buzan R, Thomas M, Kassner C, Cullum CM. Nicardipine improves the antidepressant action of ECT but does not improve cognition. J Ect. Mar 2001;17(1):3-10.

3.     Dubovsky SL, Thomas M. Psychotic depression: advances in conceptualization and treatment. Hosp Community Psychiatry. Dec 1992;43(12):1189-1198.

4.     Dubovsky SL, Thomas M. Beyond specificity: effects of serotonin and serotonergic treatments on psychobiological dysfunction. J Psychosom Res. May 1995;39(4):429-444.

5.     Dubovsky SL, Thomas M. Tardive dyskinesia associated with fluoxetine. Psychiatr Serv. Sep 1996;47(9):991-993.

6.     Dubovsky SLM, Thomas MM. Approaches to the Treatment of Refractory Depression. Journal of Practical Psychiatry & Behavioral Health. 1996;2(1):14-22.

7.     Frances A, Thomas MR, Thompson TL, 2nd. A quadriplegic patient with borderline personality disorder. Hosp Community Psychiatry. May 1985;36(5):463-464, 474.

8.     Giese AA, Thomas MR. Dissociative symptoms in psychotic mood disorders: An example of symptom nonspecificity. Psychiatry: Interpersonal & Biological Processes. Spring 1997;60(1):60.

9.     Kilbourne AM, McGinnis GF, Belnap BH, Klinkman M, Thomas M. The role of clinical information technology in depression care management. Adm Policy Ment Health. Jan 2006;33(1):54-64.

10.   Kilbourne AM, McGinnis GF, Belnap BH, Klinkman M, Thomas M. The role of clinical information technology in depression care management. Adm Policy Ment Health. Jan 2006;33(1):54-64.

11.   Morris CD, Miklowitz DJ, Wisniewski SR, Giese AA, Thomas MR, Allen MH. Care satisfaction, hope, and life functioning among adults with bipolar disorder: data from the first 1000 participants in the Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program. Comprehensive Psychiatry. 2005;46(2):98-104.

12.   Schneck CD, Miklowitz DJ, Calabrese JR, et al. Phenomenology of rapid-cycling bipolar disorder: data from the first 500 participants in the Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program. Am J Psychiatry. Oct 2004;161(10):1902-1908.

13.   Schneck CD, Thomas MR, Gundersen D. Sexual side effects associated with valproate. J Clin Psychopharmacol. Oct 2002;22(5):532-534.

14.   Thomas MR, Dubovsky SL, Cox-Young B. Impact of external versus internal case managers on hospital utilization. Psychiatr Serv. Jun 1996;47(6):593-595.

15.   Thomas MR, Fryer GE, Rosenberg SA, Kassner C, Dubovsky SL, Shore JH. Examining the link between high-volume providers and shorter inpatient stays. Psychiatr Serv. November 1, 1997 1997;48(11):1396-1398.

16.   Thomas MR, Kassner CT, Fryer GE, Giese AA, Rosenberg SA, Dubovsky SL. Impact of shorter lengths of stay on status at discharge in bipolar mania. Ann Clin Psychiatry. Sep 1997;9(3):139-143.

17.   Thomas MR, Rosenberg SA, Giese AA, Fryer GE, Dubovsky SL, Shore JH. Shortening length of stay without increasing recidivism on a university- affiliated inpatient unit. Psychiatr Serv. September 1, 1996 1996;47(9):996-998.

18.   Thomas MR, Stoyva J, Rosenberg SA, et al. Selection bias in an inpatient outcomes monitoring project. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. Jan 1997;19(1):56-61.

19.   Thomas MR, Waxmonsky JA, Gabow PA, Flanders-McGinnis G, Socherman R, Rost K. Prevalence of Psychiatric Disorders and Costs of Care Among Adult Enrollees in a Medicaid HMO. Psychiatr Serv. November 1, 2005 2005;56(11):1394-1401.

20.   Thomas MR, Waxmonsky JA, McGinnis GF, Barry CL. Realigning clinical and economic incentives to support depression management within a medicaid population: the Colorado access experience. Adm Policy Ment Health. Jan 2006;33(1):26-33.

21.   Thompson TL, 2nd, Thomas MR. Teaching psychiatry to primary care internists. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. Jul 1985;7(3):210-213.

22.   Thompson TL, 2nd, Thomas MR. Depression: medical interface with psychiatry and treatment advances. J Clin Psychiatry. Oct 1986;47 Suppl:31-38.

23.   Waxmonsky JA, Thomas MR, Miklowitz DJ, et al. Prevalence and correlates of tobacco use in bipolar disorder: data from the first 2000 participants in the Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program. General Hospital Psychiatry. 2005;27(5):321-328.

24.  Thomas, MR, Waxmonsky J, McGinnis MSPH GF, Barry CL: Making the Business Care for Depression Care Management within a Medicaid Population: The Colorado Access Experience. APMH  Vol 33(1) Jan 2006, 26-33

 

Grants and Contracts:

ACTIVE

National Institute of Mental Health: R01 MH 079994-01 (Amy Kilbourne, Ph.D., MPH), 10/1/08-9/30/13 

Implementing Chronic Care Management for Bipolar Disorder. ($656,000)

This 5 year study will investigate the impact of tailoring the Life Goals Collaborative Care Program on implementation in community mental health centers.

Role: Site Principle Investigator

 

The Colorado Health Foundation, 12/08-12/11

 Promoting Resources for Integrated Care and Recovery ($750,684).

Role: Primary Investigator

 

National Cancer Institute: 3U01CA114604-03S2, 5/1/08-ongoing

Targeting Tobacco Cessation Interventions for Latinos/as with Depression. ($77,000)

This pilot study under a Community Network Partners Grant (Paula Espinoza, PI) will develop smoking cessation strategies for Latinos/as with depression served in primary care clinics.

  Role: Co-Investigator, Mentor

 

The Colorado Health Foundation, 7/08-7/11

Colorado Access/Health Care Policy and Finance Collaborative Care Management Pilot Program Grant:   ($1,800,000)

 Role: Primary Investigator

 

SELECTION OF COMPLETED PROJECTS

Caring for Colorado Foundation, 2003 – 2006

Marshall Thomas M.D., Principal Investigator

Colorado Partnership for Integrated Care- Integration of Diabetes and Depression Care Management in Federally Qualified Community Health Clinic.

The major goal of this project was to implement and demonstrate the economic sustainability of integrated depression and diabetes care management in a Federally Qualified Health Clinic (Pueblo Community Health Center). 

Dr. Thomas was the principal investigator on this project.

 

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (045030), 2002 – 2006

Harold Pincus M.D., National Principal Investigator

Marshall Thomas M.D., Colorado Site Principal Investigator                                    

Depression in Primary Care: Linking Clinical and Systems Strategies

The major goal of this project was to demonstrate the feasibility and effectiveness of combining best practice treatment of depression in primary care with financial and non-financial incentives for changing systems of care.

Dr. Thomas was the Colorado site principal investigator on this project.

 

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 9/1999 – 9/2005

The Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program for Bipolar Disorder (STEP) ($1,440,000)

Dr. Thomas was the principal investigator on this project.