Alicia Cowdrey, MD

Vice Chair & Outpatient Medical Director, Behavioral Health Services

Valleywise Health and District Medical Group

Associate Program Director, Adult Psychiatry Residency Program

Creighton School of Medicine - Phoenix

Certified Personal Medicine Coach


Alicia Cowdrey, MD, currently serves as the Vice Chair and Outpatient Medical Director of Psychiatry/Behavioral Health for Valleywise Health and District Medical Group. Previously, she served as the Psychiatrist for the First Episode Center, which provides specialty early intervention brain health care for young adults with their first experience with psychosis. This is innovative and rewarding work that matches her professional health care philosophies: person centered care, shared decision making, and recovery as identified by the person with the support of a qualified and compassionate health care team. Alicia trained at Maricopa Integrated Health System for psychiatry residency and the University of Arizona for undergraduate and medical school. Alicia values education highly and loves teaching, educating patients, their families, the community, staff, residents, fellows, and medical students. She serves as the Associate Program Director for the Creighton Phoenix Psychiatry Residency program, to train the next generation of psychiatrists. Prior to her career as a physician, Alicia has worked the front lines of mental health since 2001, serving as a case manager and various other clinical and administrative roles. Alicia is grateful for the opportunity to become a CPMC to expand the tools in her toolbox to ensure we offer the best practice for our patients, our staff, and our community.


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