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Thomas J. Guzzo, MD, MPH

Thomas J. Guzzo, MD, MPH Physician

Associate Program Director, Penn Urology Residency Chief, Division of Urology, University of Pennsylvania Health System Associate Professor of Urology in Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Guzzo is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Thomas J. Guzzo

Elected to Penn Medicine Academy of Master Clinicians, 2016

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

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Clinical Specialties


  • Urology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Urology, 2011

Clinical Expertise:

  • Adrenal Cancer
  • Adrenal Gland Tumors
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bloodless Medicine
  • Cancer Clinical Trials
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Continent Urinary Diversion
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) Level
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Metastatic Adrenocortical Carcinoma
  • Neobladder Reconstruction
  • Penile Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC)
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Targeted Molecular Therapy
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Transitional Cell Carcinoma (Urothelial Carcinoma)
  • Urethral Cancer
  • Urinary Diversion

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital


American College of Surgeons, National American Medical Association, National American Urologic Association, National Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network, National Mid-Atlantic Section, American Urologic Association, Local Philadelphia Urologic Society, Local Prostate Cancer Foundation, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Guzzo is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Graves R, Laryngakis N, Malkowicz SB, Guzzo TJ.: Therapeutic options for men with castrate-resistant prostate cancer. Annals of Urology : 2015 (In press) .

Guzzo TJ, Vaughn DJ.: Invasive and metastatic bladder cancer. Campbell-Walsh Urology, 11th Edition. : 2015 (In press).

Guzzo TJ. Kidney and ureter.: Kidney and ureter. Gray’s Anatomy, 41st Edition. : 2015 (In press).

Pietzak EJ, Guzzo TJ.: Carcinoma of the urethra (male and female). Glenn’s Urologic Surgery Textbook, 8th Edition. : 2015 (In press).

Fang P, Mick R, Deville C, Both S, Bekelman JE, Christodoleas JP, Guzzo TJ, Tochner Z, Hahn SM, Vapiwala N.: A case-matched study of toxicity outcomes after proton therapy and intensity-modulated radiation therapy for prostate cancer. Cancer 121 (7): 1118-1127,2015.

Christodouleas JP, Baumann BC, He J, Hwang WT, Tucker KN, Bekelman JE, Tangen CM, Lerner SP, Guzzo TJ, Malkowicz SB.: Optimizing bladder cancer locoregional failure risk stratification after radical cystectomy using SWOG 8710. Cancer. 120 (8): 1272-1280,2015.

Pietzak EJ, Sterling ME, Smith ZL, Malkowicz SB, Guzzo TJ.: Outcomes of radical cystectomy in potential candidates for bladder preservation therapy. Urology 85 (4): 869-875,2015.

Pietzak EJ, Van Arsdalen K, Patel K, Malkowicz SB, Wein AJ and Guzzo TJ.: Impact of race on selecting appropriate patients for active surveillance with seemingly low-risk prostate cancer. Urology 85 (2): 436-440,2015.

Sun F, Oyesanmi O, Fontanarosa J, Reston J, Guzzo TJ, Schoelles K: Therapies for clinically localized prostate cancer: Update of a 2008 systematic review [Internet]. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US) : 2014.

Pietzak EJ, Hwang WT, Malkowicz SB and Guzzo TJ.: Factors influencing the length of stay after radical cystectomy: implications for cancer care and perioperative management. Annals of Surgical Oncology 21 (13): 4383-4389,2014.

Academic Contact Info

Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
Penn Urology
3rd Floor, West Pavilion
3400 Civic Center Boulevard

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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