Scottsdale, Arizona-based psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Gazda possesses three decades of clinical experience with hospitals and medical centers located around the United States. Currently, Dr. Gazda works for three private clinics, Scottsdale Treatment Institute, Clinical Neurosciences Research, and the Private Practice of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, and serves as a Staff Psychiatrist at Banner Desert Hospital, in Mesa AZ and the Banner Behavioral Health Hospital, located in the Phoenix metro area.
Prior to launching his professional career, Dr. Thomas Gazda completed his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and conducted his residency in family practice through the University of Vermont College of Medicine and Medical Center Hospital of Vermont (now part of Fletcher Allen Health Care). In 1982, he served as Chief Resident in Family Practice at Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, which he followed up with a three-year residency in psychiatry at the same facility. As he was performing his psychiatric residency, Dr. Thomas Gazda also worked as an emergency room physician at both Fanny Allen Hospital (now part of Fletcher Allen Health Care) and Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital. After his residency, Dr. Gazda served in a number of positions, each with increasing responsibility, such as Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and Director of Crisis Services of Chittenden County at Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, both of which he held from 1985 to 1991.
Over the years, Dr. Thomas Gazda has applied his expertise to a number of fields in addition to academics. Since 1997, he has worked as a consultant to some of the world?s largest pharmaceutical companies, including Abbott Laboratories, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Shire, Eli Lilly, and Janssen. Currently, Dr. Thomas Gazda balances his private sector and consultancy positions with a clinical teaching position with the Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center Psychiatry Residency Training Program. He also works privately as a clinical neuroscience researcher.