Leon T. Que, Jr., MD
The Guerra Fisher Institute
1155 Alpine Avenue
Boulder, Colorado 80304
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Leon T. Que, Jr., MD (last name pronounced "KAY") is a physician Board-Certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). He focuses his practice on treatment-resistant mood disorders in addition to general psychiatry. He listens to each patient carefully and with a thoroughness designed to glean the subtle nuances that distinguish each person under his care. Dr. Que approaches mood disorders with a combination of psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, and, by written referral from another psychiatrist only, Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT).
Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) arrived on American shores from Europe in 1940. Safety and efficacy data were first presented to the American Psychiatric Association (APA) in 1940, and it has been an accepted treatment modality for refractory mood disorders since that time. According to Mayo Clinic, ECT remains the "Gold Standard" therapy for severe depression. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) writes that ECT is the most researched--and has the longest history of use--of the brain stimulation therapies. Now in its eighth decade in the United States, ECT is as timely and as relevant as ever.
Dr. Que is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of The College of The University of Chicago in Political Science with a focus on International Relations. He then completed medical school training at The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He later graduated from The Henry Phipps Psychiatric Residency of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.
Dr. Que was previously a United States Navy Flight Surgeon and was Honorably Discharged at the rank of Lieutenant Commander (LCDR). In his role as a Naval Flight Surgeon, he practiced general medicine aboard an aircraft carrier afloat (316 days), ashore, and abroad. Dr. Que participated in numerous Medical Evacuation (MedEvac) flights in support of both humanitarian and naval missions. He has travelled to over 20 countries in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas.
Dr. Que joined Drs. Frank Guerra and Dan Fisher of The Guerra Fisher Institute following his psychiatric training at Johns Hopkins. He practices at Boulder Community Hospital in Boulder, Colorado in outpatient, inpatient, and ECT settings. He is a member of the Colorado Psychiatric Society (CPS) and sits on the Executive, Ethics, and Legislative Committees. He is also a member of the Boulder County Medical Society (BCMS), where he sits on the Executive Committee.