Thomas Gazda - Psychiatric Consultant at Banner Desert Hospital
An accomplished psychopharmacologist and psychoanalyst with more than three decades of professional experience, Dr. Thomas Gazda currently treats patients through his Arizona-based private practice while also devoting his attention to clinical neuroscience research. Along with his responsibilities as an independent physician, Dr. Thomas Gazda is a staff psychiatrist at Banner Behavioral Health Hospital in Scottsdale and consults with multiple Banner Health Medical Centers in the area, including Desert, Good Samaritan, Thunderbird, and Baywood. Despite the demands of his busy schedule, Dr. Gazda still finds time to pursue his passion for teaching. To this end, he serves as a member of the clinical teaching staff at Phoenix’s Good Samaritan Hospital. In this capacity, Dr. Thomas Gazda oversees a group of aspiring doctors enrolled in the institution’s psychiatry residency training program. He also supervises doctors specializing in psychiatry assigned to weekend inpatient coverage shifts by Good Samaritan’s program directors.
As a family practice-trained physician, Dr. Gazda accumulated 3,600 hours on duty as an E.R. doctor prior to completing specialty training in psychiatry. Comprehensively versed in psychodynamic psychotherapy and crisis intervention, Dr. Gazda formerly acted as Vice Chair of the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center in Durham, North Carolina, a post he maintained from 1999 to 2001. Dr. Thomas Gazda has served as a principal investigator and sub-investigator on research studies for a number of global pharmaceutical manufacturers, including Bristol-Myers Squibb, Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, and Pfizer. Dr. Gazda has worked as a Clinical Trials Investigator for Southwest Health Ltd., an organization headquartered in Phoenix. Presently, he serves as an educational speaker for companies including AstraZeneca, Janssen, Pamlab, Novartis, Merck, and Sunovion.
Dr. Thomas Gazda received his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1979. He completed family practice and psychiatry residencies at the University of Vermont College of Medicine’s Burlington treatment facility, an institution now affiliated with Fletcher Allen Healthcare. Outside of his career in medicine, Dr. Gazda enjoys traveling, running marathons, and rooting for his favorite Big 10 football teams.