Meet the Program Leadership and Core Faculty
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.
Prior to his coming to JPS Dr. DeMoss spent five years completing a combined residency training program in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. During four years of that time, he served as Chief Resident of the Internal Medicine/Psychiatry program. In his last year, Dr. DeMoss was awarded the Martin Fenton National Resident of the Year award by the Association of Medicine and Psychiatry as well as the Robert Gonzales award for his research efforts. He is boarded by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology as well the American Board of Internal Medicine. In 2017, Dr. DeMoss was awarded the designation of Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association for his dedication to the field of psychiatry. He has been named "Top Doc" by Fort Worth Magazine and others. Currently, Dr. DeMoss serves as the President of the Tarrant County Chapter of the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians. In addition to his role as associate program director for the JPS Psychiatry Residency, Dr. DeMoss enjoys several research efforts as a chapter co-author in a book on prevention of medical problems in psychiatric patients.