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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.

Casey Collins, MD

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

I was raised in Lynden, WA, however I graduated from Cashmere High School and consider Cashmere, WA my home. I have lived in Spokane since 2009, initially to complete my undergraduate degree at Gonzaga University (Go Bulldogs!). I attended the University of Washington for medical school and all four years were done in Spokane. I started residency in family medicine, however realized shortly that it was not the right specialty for me. I was drawn to psychiatry because I feel like I am treating the person rather than labs or imaging. I transferred to Psychiatry Residency Spokane as a second-year resident. I have always had an interest in pediatrics, and, ultimately, child psychiatry is the perfect specialty for me that combines both those interests. I have a particular affinity for outpatient treatment, underserved populations, rural mental health, and a therapeutic approach to care.

Personally, I am married to my spouse, Lauren, and we have two wonderful children together, Quinn (age 3) and Knox (age 1). Nothing makes me happier than spending time with my family. I enjoy recreational activities such as weightlifting, general fitness, basketball, and water sports.

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.

First Year Fellows

Allison Cohen, MD

Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin
Psychiatry Residency: Psychiatry Residency Spokane

I was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and grew up in Hayden, Idaho with my parents, older sister, two younger brothers, and two black labs. My interest in medicine started with my parents, an emergency room physician and paramedic. I went to Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio where I studied biochemistry and psychology, and then moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin where I attended medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin. I pursued residency in Spokane because it would allow me to be close to my family after being in the Midwest for 8 years. I enjoy living in Spokane because it is a good-sized city with stunning surroundings and four seasons, and the residency program here is supportive with a focus on creating quality physicians. I was impressed with the faculty and staff I met during my interview, and am so happy I chose to train here after meeting my wonderful co-residents. I am interested in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and am excited to explore it more during rotations. Outside of medicine, I enjoy spending time with my family, hiking, horseback riding, shopping, and relaxing at home.