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Education ?

Medical School Score
University of Illinois at Chicago (1979)

Awards & Distinctions ?

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Affiliations ?

Dr. Gazda is affiliated with 6 hospitals.

Hospital Affiliations



  • Banner Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center
    1111 E McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85006
    Top 25%
  • Scottsdale Healthcare-Shea
    9003 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
    Top 25%
  • Scottsdale Healthcare-Osborn
    7400 E Osborn Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
    Top 50%
  • Banner Behavioral Health Hospital - Scottsdale
    7575 E Earll Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
  • Banner Behavioral Health Center - Desert
    2225 W Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85202
  • St Lukes Behavioral Health Center
  • Publications & Research

    Dr. Gazda has contributed to 2 publications.
    Title Practical Considerations for Carbamazepine Use in Bipolar Disorder.
    Date October 2007
    Journal Expert Opinion on Drug Safety

    Carbamazepine (CBZ) has a long history of successful use in epilepsy and, therefore, has a safety profile that is well characterised. Additionally, an extended-release formulation of CBZ (CBZ-ERC; Equetro, Shire US) has recently been approved for use in bipolar disorder. The most frequent adverse events associated with CBZ are somnolence, fatigue, dizziness and headache. Rash and leukopoenia may occur in approximately 10% of patients, but are benign and transient in most cases. Rare serious adverse effects include agranulocytosis, aplastic anaemia, Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis. Although changes in lipid profiles have been noted, hyperglycaemia does not occur with CBZ, and clinically significant weight gain is uncommon. Proper monitoring and careful titration of the extended-release formulation should allow for successful use of CBZ in psychiatric patients.

    Title Safety of Carbamazepine Extended-release Capsules Used in Combination with Other Psychotropic Medications for the Treatment of Bipolar I Disorder.
    Journal Psychiatry (edgmont (pa. : Township))

    To evaluate the safety and efficacy of carbamazepine extended-release capsules (CBZ-ERC) in combination with other psychotropic medications for the treatment of bipolar I disorder.

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