Psychopharmacologist at Good Samaritan Hospital Psychiatry
About Thomas Gazda
An accomplished psychiatrist based in
Scottsdale, Arizona, Dr. Thomas Gazda currently serves as a Staff
Psychiatrist at Banner Behavioral Health Hospital. Dr. Thomas Gazda’s
role includes 4-year terms as Chief of Staff of Banner Behavioral Health
Hospital – Scottsdale and Chief of the Banner-wide Behavioral Health
Clinical Consensus Committee. Beyond his work at Banner Behavioral
Health Hospital, Dr. Thomas Gazda operates a private practice in
Dr. Thomas Gazda is an expert in treating psychotic, affective, and anxiety disorders through psychopharmacology treatments. His experience includes work in crisis intervention, group therapy, couples therapy, and long-term psychotherapy. Recognized for the superior quality of his clinical services, Dr. Thomas Gazda was recently named a “Super Doc” by Arizona Magazine. He is also listed in Biltmore’s Who’s Who and Kiplinger’s Who’s Who.
Educated at the University of Illinois, Dr. Thomas Gazda earned his undergraduate degree in biology in 1975 and completed his Doctor of Medicine in 1979. His medical training included residencies in family practice and psychiatry at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Since establishing his medical career, Dr. Thomas Gazda has written for a number of publications on topics such as bipolar disorder, anorexia nervosa, and schizophrenia. As an educator, he previously served as Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Since 2007, he has served as a member of the clinical teaching staff for the Good Samaritan Hospital Psychiatric Residency Training Program.
Clinical Trial Investigator - A Brief Job Description
An experienced Arizona-based psychiatrist, Thomas Gazda, MD, holds positions with several medical institutions, including Sundance Hospital, Midwestern University Medical School, and Banner Desert Medical Center. Additionally, Dr. Thomas Gazda has worked as a clinical trial investigator for nearly two decades.
Clinical trial investigators are medical professionals who lead biomedical or behavioral research studies designed to test how certain medications, treatments, and medical devices affect humans. Job duties vary depending on the type of trial being conducted, but investigators are typically in charge of identifying and gathering a group of eligible patients, administering medication, and recording patient reactions and other pertinent information.
Prior to starting a clinical trial, most investigators receive training covering the individual components of the trial, which is usually conducted by a pharmaceutical company, government agency, or hospital. In the United States, it is also important for investigators to be familiar with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations governing clinical research.