Walter Winslow, MD
Dr. Walter William Winslow was born in the small town of Lacombe, Alberta, Canada. He attended Canadian Union College in Lacombe, Alberta and obtained his Bachelor of Science from La Sierra College in Riverside, California. He went on to earn his medical degree from Loma Linda University, California in 1952. He obtained his training in psychiatry at Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Harding Hospital in Worthington, Ohio and the University of Cincinnati.
Dr. Winslow was a member of the medical faculty at the University of New Mexico for 26 years. During his tenure at the School of Medicine, he played a significant role in the development of the Department of Psychiatry and its clinical programs. He served 17 years as the chairman of the department and became involved in the development of three psychiatry clinical programs: the Mental Health Center, the Children's Psychiatric Hospital and the Center for Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Other Addiction (CASAA). Dr. Winslow enjoyed distinguished roles in several professional associations, published more than 70 scientific papers and published a book entitled "History of Psychiatry in New Mexico, 1889-1989." He served on many committees, councils and task forces for the American Psychiatric Association, the American Medical Association and The Veteran's Administration in Washington, D.C.
After his retirement from the University in 1991, Dr. Winslow held consulting positions around the state of New Mexico and served on the Board of Casas de Vida Nueva. He also worked with the homeless program of St. Martin's Hospitality Center in Albuquerque and was medical director of two local psychiatric hospitals, Charter Hospital and Charter-Heights Hospital.