Biography

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

Education

Graduate School University of Texas Southwestern Med Ctr Dallas , Clincal Exercise Science
Medical School Baylor College of Medicine (2002), Medicine

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

Publications

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)