Education/Training Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah BS 1998 Microbiology Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas MD 2002 Medicine UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas Residency 2002-06 Psychiatry


Medical School
Baylor College of Medicine (2002)
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2006), Psychiatry

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Psychiatry
  • Research Interest

    • Cardiovascular sequelae of both illicit and prescription amphetamine/methamphetamine use
    • Outcomes related to public mental health systems
    • Pharmacoepidemiology of amphetamine / methamphetamine use and abuse


    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    Aortic Dissection in Young Adults Who Abuse Amphetamines
    Westover AN, Nakonezny, PA. American Heart Journal August 2010 160(2) 315-21
    Acute Myocardial Infarction in Young Adults Who Abuse Amphetamines
    Westover AN, Nakonezny PA, Haley RW Drug Alcohol Depend July 2008 96(1-2) 49-56
    Stroke in young adults who abuse amphetamines or cocaine: a population-based study of hospitalized patients
    Westover AN, McBride S, Haley RW Archives of General Psychiatry April 2007 64(4) 495-502
    A cross-national relationship between sugar consumption and major depression?
    Westover AN, Marangell LB Depress Anxiety 2002 16(3) 118-20
    Thermostabilization and thermoactivation of thermolabile enzymes by trehalose and its application for the synthesis of full length cDNA
    Carninci P, Nishiyama Y, Westover A, Itoh M, Nagaoka S, Sasaki N, Okazaki Y, Muramatsu M, Hayashizaki Y Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A January 1998 95(2) 520-4

    Honors & Awards

    • NIDA Clinical Trials Network Clinical Scholar
      For study of substance abuse in CTN (2009)
    • Chairman’s Research Award, Department of Psychiatry, UTSWMC
      Awarded for research of amphetamines and stroke (2006)
    • NARSAD Young Investigator Award
      For the study of a Texas-based managed care program (2006)
    • NIH KL2 Clinical Research Scholar
      KL2 comprehensive educational and training program (CTSA) (2006)
    • Hilde Bruch Award for Excellence in Psychiatry
      Baylor Medical College, outstanding Psychiatry student (2002)