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Second Year Fellows

Hazel Brogdon, MD - Chief Fellow

Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine
Psychiatry Residency: Psychiatry Residency Spokane
Hazel Brogdon was born and raised in Chugiak, Alaska prior to studying biochemistry and playing softball at Marietta College in Ohio. In between undergrad and medical school, Hazel worked in suicide prevention at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium providing suicide awareness and intervention training to several Alaska Native communities throughout the state. She was a part of the Alaska WWAMI Program with the University of Washington School of Medicine prior to joining the Psychiatry Residency Program in Spokane. She enjoys spending time with her family and fur babies, hiking, gardening, and making it out to Liberty Lake or Medical Lake as much as possible in the summer.

Cedar Neary, MD


Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine
Psychiatry Residency: Psychiatry Residency Spokane
Dr. Cedar Neary was born in Seattle, WA and raised in the nearby suburbs of Mercer Island and Bellevue. They went to Colorado State University for undergrad, where they received a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences. They then returned to WA to attend UW Med School. Going into medical school, they were interested in working with youth and adolescents after multiple prior jobs working in outdoor education and trip leading with youth in CO and WY. However, throughout med school, they were consistently drawn to the more humanistic approach that psychiatry offered. Their interest in working with youth has persisted through residency and they are currently in their first year of the Spokane Child and Adolescent Fellowship. They are especially interested in working with the LGBTQ community, as well as advocating for marginalized populations, which led them to joining the DEI (Diversity, equity and inclusion) resident sub-committee for a second year in a row. One of their favorite parts about the Spokane Psychiatry Residency (and reason they chose to stay for CAP Fellowship) is the people. The program directors and faculty are incredibly passionate about teaching and creating a rich, inclusive, and supportive learning environment for residents and fellows. The residents (and co-fellow) are kind, caring, down-to-earth and supportive of one another. Plus, Spokane is a great place to live, with ample accessible opportunities for their favorite activities, including trail running, bike riding (they really enjoy the 12 minute ride to work through the neighborhoods), hiking, paddle boarding, lake swimming, and cross country skiing. A recently added new adventure is learning to sail!

First Year Fellows

Casey Collins, MD

Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine
Psychiatry Residency: Psychiatry Residency Spokane

I was born in Lynden, WA but moved to Cashmere, WA when I was in high school and consider it my home. Spokane is my current home and, even though Spokane has a fairly large population, it feels like a small community. It is a great place for families! In my free time I play with my daughter and spend time with my wife. I enjoy photography and ukulele (I am very much a beginner at both), reading and everything sports-related.

I have volunteered in the past at the Union Gospel Mission and House of Charity in Spokane and this fostered my passion for helping underserved and vulnerable patients. I chose to work in medicine because I enjoy learning about all topics related to medicine, working directly with people, and the powerful positive influence that a physician can have on their patients and in the community they live.

Previously I worked as a researcher in a gene therapy lab between undergrad and medical school. Once I completed medical school I completed my first year of residency in family medicine because I had a wide variety of interest and enjoyed seeing patients in a clinic setting. After a brief experience with STHC collaborative care and taking care of the psychiatric needs of my own patients, I re-discovered my interest in psychiatry. Within a few months, I realized I wanted to specialize in psychiatry where I felt most rewarded and happy. The faculty here are so amazing and welcomed me as a second-year transfer into the program.

My psychiatry interests are in general outpatient psychiatry, substance abuse treatment, and mental healthcare in rural communities. I hope to practice outpatient psychiatry in Eastern Washington.

Sam Holley, DO

Medical School: Rocky Vista University
Psychiatry Residency: Psychiatry Residency Spokane

Sam was raised in the rural town of Fillmore, Utah where he spent most of his teenage years playing night games, juggling, and doing magic tricks for special events and birthday parties. As if that wasn’t nerdy enough, Sam was extensively involved in a Shakespearean acting company in which he found a lot of enjoyment acting in and learning about the great works of the Bard himself. Sam graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Neuroscience and promptly started medical school at Rocky Vista University in Parker, Colorado. His interests include first episode psychosis, outpatient psychiatry and treatment of all ages including child and adolescents. In his free time, Sam enjoys getting outdoors, watching college football, and spending time with his family.

James Miller, DO

Medical School: Des Moines University
Psychiatry Residency: Psychiatry Residency Spokane

James was born in California and grew up surfing and hiking north of San Francisco. He went to Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado for undergraduate where he studied Eastern Philosophy, natural medicine, psychology. He then traveled the country by bicycle for several months and decided he had had enough fun for a while. He decided to pursue medical school, against the advice of his parents (both doctors). Meanwhile, he worked for a non-profit organization with a mission to foster the growth of local economies and communities. He then spent a year studying Complementary and Alternative Medicine at Georgetown University. For medical school, he attended medical school at Des Moines University in Iowa. James did his general psychiatry training in Spokane to be close to the great outdoors and his parents. He is passionate about health disparities, psychotherapy, and addictive disorders. He wants to provide robust evidence-based integrative psychiatric care to patients of all ages in the PNW. He spends his free time bicycling, paddling the Spokane River, or adventuring with his partner.