Children's Hospital Colorado
Cindy Buchanan, PhD
Mental Health

Cindy Buchanan, PhD

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Surgery
Associate Training Director, Psychology Training

Meet Cindy Buchanan, PhD

My goal is to help children with complex medical conditions to live their fullest lives. I believe that supporting the psychological well-being of children is a vital component of their medical care and overall health.

"Kids call me 'Smiley Cindy.' I want to be a positive, uplifting person in their life - someone who they feel is a resource that they can turn to."

 Dr. Cindy Buchanan



Get to know her background

In my work with patients and families, my goals are to support children in coping with medical stressors, provide strategies to support resilience, and provide evidence-based behavioral interventions that improve health outcomes.

Undergraduate 2002

Baker University (KS)

Internship 2008

Temple University Hospital Program

Graduate 2008

University of Kansas

Fellowship 2010

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Program, Psychology

For Patients:
I am currently investigating telehealth interventions that improve adherence to medication regimens for pediatric transplant patients. I am also interested in the relationship between coping, internalizing disorders, and the treatment of dysfunctional voiding.
For Referring Providers:

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Surgery

Associate Training Director, Psychology Training


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