Bio of Chair and Program Director

Alan L. Podawiltz, DO, MS, FAPA

Alan L. Podawiltz, DO, MS, FAPA is a 1995 graduate of the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Podawiltz completed his intern year at the Oregon Health Sciences Center in Portland, Oregon. In 1999 he completed his Psychiatry residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) in Lubbock, Texas. He served as the Chief Resident for the TTUHSC Department of Psychiatry during his last year in the residency. Dr. Podawiltz completed a one year Clinical Research Fellowship at TTUHSC. Dr. Podawiltz became the Psychiatry Residency Training Director at TTUHSC in 1999. 

In 2001 Dr. Podawiltz accepted the position of Psychiatry Residency Training Director for JPS Health Network Department of Psychiatry and served in that role until he assumed the position of Interim Chair of Psychiatry at JPS, August of 2003. Dr. Podawiltz is currently the Chair of Psychiatry for the University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Chair of Psychiatry for JPS Health Network.



Scott Winter M.D.



A. Scott Winter, MD, DFAPA

Prior to his coming to JPS Dr Winter served as a USAF psychiatrist and flight surgeon. After completing his military payback time he went into private practice and during that time he served as the medical director of two psychiatric hospitals. After coming to JPS he was assigned as the medical director of the JPS Psychiatric Emergency Center and subsequently as the psychiatric residency director. He is an associate professor of psychiatry and internal medicine at The University of North Texas Health Science Center. He is boarded by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and has subspecialty boards in Forensic Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry and Addictionology. He is a 'Distinguished Fellow' of the American Psychiatric Association and has been recognized by the APA for excellence in medical student education and subsequently for excellence in resident education. He has also received the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance of the Mentally Ill, and has been named a "Top Doc" by Fort Worth Magazine on multiple occasions. Dr Winter is the recipient of the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians (district chapter of the APA) Special Service Award for his volunteer work in setting up a residential treatment facility in Lufkin, Texas for psychiatric casualties of hurricane Katrina. Dr. Winter is the author of a book on dual diagnosis and has multiple publications on this topic and others.