Meet Our Residents

SpurgatStephanie Spurgat, MD, Chief Resident, PGY4: Stephanie is a native Texan. She earned a BA in music at Rhodes College and a BS in biology at the University of Memphis. She attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, where upon beginning her psychiatry rotation, knew she had found her career of choice. She is drawn to the field because it incorporates so many elements of medicine, including pharmacology, research, enormous opportunity for patient advocacy, and deeply personal patient interactions. She enjoys trail running, mountain and road cycling, and kayaking in her free time.

KelseyAlex Kelsey, DO, PGY4: Alex is from Hortonville, Wisconsin. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for undergraduate studies and Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school.  His interest in psychiatry began during his third-year clerkship which he spent in outpatient general psychiatry.  Alex enjoys the meaningful interactions that psychiatrists share with their patients.  He finds the diversity general psychiatry has to offer interesting and would eventually like to practice in a similar setting.  In his free time, he enjoys weightlifting and casually studying history.

ObregónFabiola Obregón, MD, PGY4: Fabiola grew up in Guatemala and moved to the U.S. halfway through high school. She got a B.S. in Nutrition from U of A – Fayetteville and worked as a dietitian prior to medical school at UAMS. She has lived in California, Iowa, and Oklahoma, but always finds her way back to Arkansas. She hasn’t learned to appreciate winter, since she is happiest at the pool or on her bike around the AR River Trail. When sunshine is scarce, she enjoys coffee/tea at The Meteor, the Mercantile No.1 at Heights Taco, or going to the movies. She is counting down the days until her husband finishes his Neuropathology residency at Johns Hopkins and can join her and their two cats, Misha & Gustavo.

ProvaznikDouglas Provaznik, MD, PGY4: Douglas is from Fayetteville and received a BA in Anthropology and Spanish from the University of Arkansas. He then received his MD from UAMS where he became interested in psychiatry upon experiencing the many curious ways in which human behavior can be influenced by mental illness. What he really loves about the field is how psychiatrists can have a significant impact on the quality of life of not only patients but also their families, friends, and colleagues. He doesn’t have a specific area of interest within psychiatry but is looking forward to exploring more in residency. He’s climbed mountains on three continents.

BrinkleyTodd Brinkley, MD, PGY3: Todd is a proud native of North Little Rock, a two-time graduate of the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, and a former Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Maintenance Officer in the United States Air Force. His interest in psychiatry blossomed after his third year rotations at the VA and the Arkansas State Hospital and was fully cemented after meeting all of the fantastic people in the psychiatry department. He spends most of his spare time obsessing about soccer, running, and hanging with his family and his pals.

CampKyle Camp, MD, PGY3: Kyle Camp is originally from Cabot, Ark. After graduating high school, he attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and obtained his BS in Biology in 2015. He then attended medical school at UAMS. He has always been fascinated by mental health but his choice to pursue psychiatry was solidified during his 3rd year rotation at the Arkansas State Hospital. During this time, he learned a great deal about mental illness and gained an appreciation for the variety of patients he interacted with. In his spare time, he enjoys going for walks/runs around his neighborhood, power lifting, gaming, grilling, trying new places to eat, and spending time with family and friends.

CowanPhillip Cowan, MD, PGY3: Phillip was born and raised in Fort Smith, Ark. He received a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at the University of Arkansas and attended medical school at UAMS. He became interested in psychiatry during his preclinical years; he found himself reading about topics in mental health for fun rather than obligation. Phillip enjoys the personal nature of psychiatry. He intends to pursue general psychiatry due to the pace and diversity of patients. He enjoys playing guitar, recording music, and exercising in his free time.

DuhonJace Duhon, MD, PGY3:  Jace grew up swimming the river in Mermentau, La. After completing Semester at Sea and graduating from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, La., Jace attended medical school at LSUHSC-Shreveport. Jace chose the UAMS Psychiatry family after being blown away during my away rotation. Jace love shooting pool, my pup Gator, cooking Cajun cuisine, cheering on the New Orleans Saints, and hiking/kayaking.

NanceMary Nance, MD, PGY3: Mary grew up in Bryant, Ark., and attended UALR where she got a bachelor’s degree in Biology. She knew early on in medical school that she wanted to do psychiatry and work with children. At this time, she plans to do child and adolescent psychiatry and work with children from difficult backgrounds. She really enjoys getting to know her patients and help them identify and achieve their goals when it comes to their life and mental health. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, especially her nieces and nephews. If she is not with family or friends, she is probably watching a show on Netflix with her goldendoodle, Charlie.

SandersKarina Sanders, MD, PGY3: Karina was drawn to psychiatry during her M3 clerkship at the North Little Rock VA, where she enjoyed the field’s person-driven approach to patient care and had positive experiences with multiple faculty. She was motivated to stay at UAMS because of its variety of training sites in close proximity and the obvious camaraderie amongst residents. She’s keeping an open mind for future career options but is currently most interested in Women’s Mental Health. Karina loves to spend time in the sky piloting a single engine aircraft, on the water at nearby Lake Ouachita, and in the stands cheering on the Razorbacks.

JeffersonErin Jefferson, MD, PGY-2: Erin is from Hot Springs, Ark., and earned a B.S. in Math and Chemistry from Henderson State University. She attended medical school at UAMS and was thrilled when she matched at UAMS for residency. She was drawn to the program’s diverse training opportunities, family atmosphere among residents, and outstanding and supportive faculty. She is currently interested in several different psychiatric specialties including Women’s Mental Health, Child & Adolescent, and Geriatrics. In her free time she enjoys going on the lake, watching The Office and trying new restaurants with her husband, and cuddling with her cat, Catsby.

CatlinDavid Catlin, MD, PGY-2: David was born in California but considers Arkansas home. He attended Arkansas Tech University and received degrees in both Psychology and Business Administration. After college he worked at an adolescent treatment center with a focus on mental health and substance abuse. It was while working at this treatment center that David became interested in psychiatry and substance abuse treatment. After completing a Biology degree at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, David attended medical school at UAMS. He knew that he wanted to pursue his psychiatry residency at UAMS after spending time with the staff and residents there. In his free time, David enjoys traveling, hiking, and spending time with his family. ​

BurroughsAdam Burroughs, MD, PGY-2: Adam was born and raised in Hot Springs, Ark. He graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and earned his medical degree from UAMS. He had positive preclinical experiences shadowing at the Women’s Mental Health Clinic and studying drug addiction at the Brain Imaging Research Center. During his clinical years, he found treating mental illness in the veteran population very rewarding, which solidified his plans for a career in psychiatry. He is interested in general adult and consult psychiatry, with a potential future path in academics as a clinical educator.  Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and dog (Wookiee Baggins), lifting weights, and road cycling.

PickhardtMaggie Pickhardt, MD, PGY-2: Maggie was born and raised in Fayetteville, Ark. She went to the U of A for undergrad where she majored in biochemistry, then went to UAMS for medical school. She was initially drawn into psychiatry after her Brain and Behavior module during M1 year, then her 3rd year clerkship solidified the interest. She enjoys running, hiking, and anything involving her dogs in her free time.

MinnerRebecca Minner, MD, MPH, PGY-2: Rebecca Minner grew up in Mount Vernon, Iowa, and played college volleyball at John Brown University where she earned a B.S. in Psychology and a B.S. in Biology. She made the decision to attend medical school at UAMS knowing she wanted to become a psychiatrist. The UAMS psychiatry residency program was her first choice due to its robust and diverse services, as well as its offering of community mental health outreach opportunities in central Arkansas. She is considering child and adolescent psychiatry at this time. Rebecca enjoys trying out new restaurants, working on puzzles, and being a mental health advocate on social media.

HalstedCody Halsted, MD, PGY-2: Cody is a native of Conway, Ark. He received his Bachelor of Science in philosophy at the University of Central Arkansas, then completed his medical degree at UAMS. He initially became interested in Psychiatry during his 3rd year clerkship experience and was particularly drawn to the unique physician-patient partnerships that can develop throughout mental health treatment.  At the moment, he is interested in child and adolescent psychiatry as well as consult-liaison psychiatry. Cody is an avid sports fan (Go Colts!), and enjoys spending time with his dog while exploring Arkansas.

HayreAnn-Marie Hayre, MD, PGY-2: Ann-Marie was born and raised in Fort Smith, Ark. She earned her BA at Hendrix College, a small liberal arts college in Conway, Ark., where she majored in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology and minored in Music with a focus on piano. Ann-Marie has been a dancer and performer all her life – first with ballet, Irish dance, and baton-twirling, then with her college dance team, and now has transitioned to aerial circus arts. She loves animals and has a particular weakness for the underdogs of the animal kingdom such as possums, skunks, and her own hairless cat, Luna. Ann-Marie decided on Psychiatry during her third year of medical school while on rotation at the UAMS PRI Women’s Unit, where she had her first exposure to inpatient Psychiatry. She is particularly interested in psychosis and psychotic symptomatology, and would like to pursue a fellowship in either Forensic or Geriatric Psychiatry.

SraNatasha Sra, MD, PGY-2: Natasha is a native of Arkansas, having grown up in Cherokee Village. She went to high school at the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts in Hot Springs, and was a Donaghey Scholar at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where she obtained a BS in biology. She completed her medical school training at UAMS, and found her passion for psychiatry during her third year clerkship. She really enjoys the field of child/adolescent psychiatry, but is keeping her mind open to other fellowship opportunities as she moves through her residency training. She spends much of her time with family, as well as cooking, baking, gardening, and watching Netflix!

WolfeJordyn Wolfe, MD, PGY-1: Jordyn was born and raised in Ontario, Canada. She moved to Arkansas to compete in Cross-Country at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where she earned her BS in Biology and MS in Molecular Biology. Before attending medical school, she worked as a forensic toxicologist at the Arkansas State Crime Lab. She attended medical school at UAMS were she discovered her interest in psychiatry during her 3rd year rotation.  In her free time, she enjoys playing hockey, DIY projects and going to the lake.

LinnaJake Linna, MD, PGY-1: Jake grew up in Appleton, Wisc., before moving to Conway, Ark., in high school. He earned a B.S. in biological physics at the University of Central Arkansas. He completed medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He developed an interest in psychiatry during his preclinical courses and realized it was a passion during his third-year clerkship at the Arkansas State Hospital rotation. He is drawn to the field for many reasons, including the holistic approach and the depth of the psychiatric interview. He enjoys spending time with his wife and two golden retrievers, commissioning his fantasy football league, and playing board games.

WhiteWesley White, MD, PGY-1: Wesley was born in Texas but moved to Arkansas early in life. He grew up in Little Rock and later attended Hendrix College, where he earned a B.A. in biology and philosophy. While pursuing his MD at UAMS, he quickly became fascinated with the field of psychiatry. He couples matched with his wife who is going into general surgery. He is interested in the fields of addiction psychiatry and consult services and hopes to work in academic medicine. He enjoys spending time outside, playing board games, and traveling.

KamathBrooke Kamath, MD, MPH, PGY-1: Brooke was born in Fayetteville, Ark., and grew up in Siloam Springs. After completing her degree in anthropology and honors interdisciplinary studies at the University of Central Arkansas, she studied medicine and public health at UAMS. She is ecstatic to continue her medical training in the field of psychiatry but has yet to select an area in which to specialize. Outside of work you can find her with a book, camera, or plate of snacks in hand, closely followed by her sidekick, Pierre the maltipoo.

PrestonAlex Preston, MD, MPH, PGY-1: Alex earned a B.A. in East Asian studies at Loyola Marymount University and an MPH from Columbia University with a focus on reproductive and sexual health. She attended medical school at The University of Texas at Austin, where she discovered the subfield of reproductive psychiatry that solidified her choice of a psychiatry residency. She enjoys connecting with her patients on a deeply meaningful level and is excited to train under UAMS faculty with expertise in women’s mental health. In her free time she enjoys being outside in nature with her fiancé and seeing her family, who are nearby in Dallas.

HyattBill Hyatt, MD, PhD, PGY-1: Bill grew up in Houston, Texas, before moving to Arkansas to attend Hendrix College where he received his B.A. in biochemistry. He then completed his MD/PhD at UAMS, with his PhD research focused on the behavioral pharmacology of drugs of abuse. This research sparked his initial curiosity in psychiatry. William is interested in both adolescent and addictions psychiatric research as well as clinical practice at an academic medical institution, potentially using psychoactive compounds like MDMA or psilocybin as therapeutic tools. In his free time William enjoys woodworking, working out, playing soccer, competing in Highland Games, drawing, reading, learning new hobbies, making unnecessarily long and detailed lists, and chasing his cats around the house.

KhanNadia Khan, MD, PGY-1: Nadia was born in St. Louis, Mo., but grew up in Rogers, Ark. She returned back to her birthplace for undergrad, earning a B.A. in anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis. She then attended UAMS for medical school, where she discovered psychiatry during her third year clerkship. In particular, she was drawn to the holistic approach applied to patient care and the opportunity to interact with patients on such a personal level. She is interested in women’s mental health and reproductive psychiatry.  In her free time, Nadia enjoys spending time with her husband and cat, Milo, discovering new restaurants, and visiting her family’s ranch.

HunterCharlie Hunter, MD, PGY-1: Charlie grew up in Clarksville, Arkansas and received a B.S. in chemistry from Arkansas Tech University. He worked as a microbiologist before attending medical school at UAMS. He was drawn to psychiatry while listening to patients share their stories during his 3rd-year rotations at the Arkansas State Hospital and UAMS. He enjoys spending time with his wife and children and playing drums and disc golf.