Dr. Thida Thant is an assistant professor at the University of Colorado Department of Psychiatry. She holds a medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School in Houston and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Plan II Honors from the University of Texas in Austin. She completed her general adult psychiatry residency and psychosomatic medicine fellowship at the University of Colorado and is the director of the University of Colorado Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Service and the Psychiatric Consultation for the Medically Complex clinic, which houses the University of Colorado Post-COVID Hospitalization Psychiatric Program. She has been the recipient of the Betty Murphy Compassion in Medicine and Dr. Judy Hu Collegiality in Medicine awards, APA Resident Recognition Award, and Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine Travel Award.
Her academic interests include marijuana and its impact on psychiatric practice, the creation and implementation of marijuana curricula in medical education, psychiatric care for medically and neurologically complex patients, multimodal group approaches for patients with chronic medical illness, and alternative diagnostic systems such as the NIMH Research Domain Criteria (RDoC). She has spoken at multiple national conferences, including the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, Institute of Psychiatric Services, and American Psychiatric Association annual meetings on the topics of chronic medical illness, marijuana, and consultation-liaison psychiatry, has authored book chapters about cannabis and somatization, and developed and published a marijuana curriculum for the mental health trainees