Title: Professor Emeritus & Child Psychiatrist
Company: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Location: Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Jack C. Westman, MD, Professor Emeritus and Child Psychiatrist at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in psychiatry and higher education.
An esteemed figure in the health care industry, Dr. Westman amassed more than 30 years of professional excellence in his area of expertise prior to his retirement from teaching in 1997. A former professor of psychiatry with the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1965 to 1996, he also served as a coordinator in the diagnostic and treatment unit of the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1966 to 1974 and an associate professor at the University of Michigan Medical School from 1964 to 1965. He commenced his career as the director of outpatient services at the Children’s Psychiatric Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI, from 1961 to 1965.
Alongside his primary endeavors, Dr. Westman served as a consultant for various institutions, including the Joint Commission on Mental Health of Children, Madison Public Schools, and the Mendota Juvenile Treatment Center at the Mendota Mental Health Institute between 1965 and 1974. Locally, he has remained the president of Wisconsin Cares since 1998, and he was the former vice president of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County and Mental Health America of Wisconsin. For seven years, he was also co-chairman of Project Understanding.
To prepare for his illustrious career, Dr. Westman pursued an education at the University of Michigan, earning a Doctor of Medicine in 1952. He subsequently completed his internship at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC, for one year. Returning to his studies, he obtained a Master of Science from the University of Michigan in 1955 and completed a residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center for four years. He has since become a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
A prolific author, Dr. Westman has contributed myriad articles to professional journals and penned a number of books, including “The China-America Alliance” in 2016, “The Cancer Solution: Taking Charge of Your Life with Cancer” in 2015, and “Parent Power: The Key to America’s Prosperity” in 2013, among others. Earlier in his career, he authored “Individual Differences in Children” and “Child Advocacy” in the 1970s, and he also served as an editor of “Child Psychiatry and Human Development” for 15 years between 1984 and 1999.
In an effort to remain abreast of recent developments within his industry, Dr. Westman has maintained affiliation with several organizations, including as the treasurer of Canyon Scholars since 2000. He was the former president of the Multidisciplinary Academy for Clinical Education from 1992 to 1998 and the American Association of Psychiatric Services for Children from 1978 to 1980. In addition, he was on the board of directors of the American Orthopsychiatric Association from 1973 to 1976. He remains a fellow of numerous other associations, including the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the American College of Psychiatrists, the American Psychiatric Association and the American Orthopsychiatric Association.
Dr. Westman knew from a young age that he wanted to involve himself in psychiatry from the moment he first read the works of Sigmund Freud. He attributes his profound success to his passion for participating in the growth of adolescents and their parents. Notably, Dr. Westman has been highlighted in several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the Midwest and Who’s Who in the World.
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