Arthur Westover, M.D.

  • Psychiatry
  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Autism in Adulthood


Arthur Westover, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in adult psychiatry, adult autism, and developmental disabilities in adulthood.

Dr. Westover earned his medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine. He completed both his residency in psychiatry a master’s degree in clinical sciences at UT Southwestern.

Board certified in psychiatry, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2006.

Dr. Westover is Director of Adult Autism Services for the Department of Psychiatry and Medical Director of the UT Southwestern Behavioral Health Clinic at the Richardson/Plano Campus. He is also a member of the UT Southwestern Psychiatric Clinical Leadership Committee and the Psychiatric Outpatient Leadership Committee.

His research interests include adult autism. He has also investigated the effects of amphetamine and methamphetamine use and abuse on heart health, as well as outcomes related to public mental health systems. He has delivered numerous lectures and presentations and authored many academic articles related to his areas of expertise. He serves on the editorial board of the journal Substance Use & Misuse.

Education & Training
  • Residency - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2002-2006)
  • Internship/Residency - UT Southwestern Medical Center (HR) (2002-2006), Psychiatry
  • Medical School - Baylor College of Medicine (1998-2002)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • College on Problems of Drug Dependence (2016), The College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) is the oldest and largest organization in the US dedicated to advancing a scientific approach to substance use and addictive disorders.
Honors & Awards
  • Alcohol Medical Scholar 2013-2015, Alcohol Medical Scholars Program
  • MS3 Psychiatry Clerkship Teaching Award 2012, UT Southwestern
  • Clinical Trials Network Scholar 2009, National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • NARSAD Young Investigator Award 2006, National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia & Depression
  • NIH Clinical Scholar 2006, UT Southwestern, National Institutes of Health
  • Chairman’s Research Award 2006, UT Southwestern, Department of Psychiatry
Books & Publications
  • Adults with autism
  • Cardiovascular sequelae of both illicit and prescription amphetamine/methamphetamine use
  • Outcomes related to public mental health systems
  • Pharmacoepidemiology of amphetamine / methamphetamine use and abuse

Clinical Focus

  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Autism in Adulthood

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