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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

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Overall Ratings

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)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • 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
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • 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 Pennsylvania Urologic Regional Collaborative (Executive Committee), Local Philadelphia Urologic Society, Local Prostate Cancer Foundation (Scientific Advisory Board), National Society of Urologic Oncology, 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:

Jayadevappa R, Chhatre S, Gallo JJ, Wittink M, Morales KH, Lee DI, Guzzo TJ, Vapiwala N, Wong YN, Newman DK, Van Arsdalen K, Malkowicz SB, Schwartz JS, Wein AJ: Patient-centered preference assessment to improve satisfaction with care among patients with localized prostate cancer: A randomized controlled trial Journal of Clinical Oncology : 2019 (Epub).

Banerjee S, Alwine JC, Wei Z, Tian T, Shih N, Sperling C, Guzzo T, Feldman MD, Robertson ES: Microbiome signatures in prostate cancer Carcinogenesis : 2019 (Epub).

Osterman CK, Babu DS, Geynisman DM, Lewis B, Somer RA, Balar AV, Zibelman MR, Guancial EA, Antinori G, Yu S, Narayan V, Guzzo TJ, Plimack ER, Vaughn DJ, Fung C, Mamtani R: Efficacy of split schedule versus conventional schedule neoadjuvant cisplatin-based chemotherapy for muscle-invasive bladder cancer Oncologist : 2019 (Epub).

Arriola AGP, Farahani SJ, Bhargava HK, Guzzo TJ, Brooks JSJ, Lal P: PD-L1 expression reveals significant association with squamous differentiation in upper tract urothelial carcinoma American Journal of Clinical Pathology : 2019 (Epub).

Nayak A, Depasquale B, Vergara N, Guzzo TA, Lal P: Villous adenoma arising in the native bladder mucosa and the upper urinary tract With coexisting neuroendocrine carcinoma following augmentation cystoplasty International Journal of Surgical Pathology : 2019 (Epub).

Botejue M, Abbott D, Danella J, Fonshell C, Ginzburg S, Guzzo TJ, Lanchoney T, Marlowe B, Raman JD, Smaldone M, Tomaszewski JJ, Trabulsi EJ, Uzzo RG, Reese AC: Utilization of active surveillance as initial management of newly diagnosed prostate cancer: Data from the PURC Journal of Urology : 2019 (Epub).

Xia L, Talwar R, Taylor BL, Shin MH, Berger IB, Sperling CD, Chelluri RR, Zambrano IA, Raman JD, Guzzo TJ: National trends and disparities of minimally invasive surgery for localized renal cancer, 2010 to 2015 Urologic Oncology 37 (3): 182.e17-182.e27,2019.

Berger I, Xia L, Wirtalla C, Guzzo TJ, Kelz RR: Early discharge after radical nephrectomy: An analysis of complications and readmissions Clinical Genitourinary Cancer : 2018 (Epub).

Berger I, Xia L, Wirtalla C, Dowzicky P, Guzzo TJ, Kelz RR: 30-day readmission after radical cystectomy: Identifying targets for improvement using the phases of surgical care Canadian Urological Association Journal : 2018 (Epub).

Berger I, Xia L, Sperling C, Chelluri R, Taylor B, Pulido J, Guzzo TJ: Next-day discharge after minimally invasive partial nephrectomy: An analysis of the US National Surgical Quality Improvement Program World Journal of Urology : 2018 (Epub).

Academic Contact Info

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

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-2891
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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