Menninger Staff

Christopher Gurguis, MD, MS

Staff Psychiatrist

Menninger Clinic Staff | Christopher Gurguis | Gurguis, Christopher

Christopher Gurguis, MD, MS, is a staff psychiatrist with Menninger's Adult Treatment Program. He is also an assistant professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine.


His research interests include behavioral development and evolution as well as evolutionary psychiatry.
Dr. Gurguis's research has been published in such peer-reviewed journals as Frontiers in Psychology, American Naturalist, Journal of Affective Disorders and Psychiatry Research.
He has given presentations on such topics as the evolution of depression in women over the 20th century; how evolutionary psychiatry can shed new light on depression and improve clinical care; and the fitness consequences of depression across generations.
Dr. Gurguis is a member of Society for the Study of Evolution and the American Society of Naturalists.
He earned his bachelor's degree in Biology from Loyola University Chicago; his master's degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Arizona; and his doctorate in Medicine from McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, where he also completed a residency in Psychiatry.
Dr. Gurguis says he's proud to work at Menninger because The Clinic emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach to comprehensive care that considers people in the context of their individual lives rather than mere diagnostic categories.