Marshall Thomas, MD
University of Colorado Depression Center
Colorado Access
Aurora, Colorado

Marshall Thomas is Professor and Vice Chairman of Psychiatry at the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine.

He is the Executive Director of the University of Colorado Depression Center which was established in the 2008. The mission of the UC Depression Center is to improve the lives of people with depression and other mood disorders through clinical excellence, innovative research, community programs and education.

One of the priorities of the UC Depression Center is the promotion of better integration of mental health services into general medical care and the primary care medical home.

Dr. Thomas is also the President and CEO of Colorado Access. Colorado Access is a non-profit health plan and its mission includes improving access to needed health care for all Coloradoans. Colorado Access has capitated risk and administrative service contracts for Medicaid Physical Health, Medicaid Behavioral Health, Child Health Plan Plus, Medicare Advantage, and employer self-insured products.

Colorado Access is currently contracted to serve approximately 300,000 Coloradoans. Colorado Access has developed innovative programs that support mental health and physical health integration.

Dr. Thomas has received Mac Arthur Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Caring for Colorado Foundation, Colorado Health Foundation, and NIMH funding to develop, research and support these programs.

Dr. Thomas did his undergraduate work at the University of Texas Austin where he received a BA in Plan II. He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas and did his internship and psychiatric training at the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine.

He did a fellowship in clinical psychiatry with a focus on adolescents and is also a graduate of the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis. He has been on faculty at the University of Colorado since 1984.

He is married to Yvette Buxton, MD, Associate Medical Director for Child and Adolescent Services, at the Mental Health Center of Denver. They have three teenage boys Marshall, Jack, and Will.