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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

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Clinical Specialties


  • Urology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Urology, 2011

Clinical Expertise:

  • Active Surveillance of Prostate Cancer
  • Adrenal Neoplasm
  • Adrenal Nodules
  • Amputation of the Penis
  • Benign Carcinoid Tumor of Kidney
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Bladder
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Prostate
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Renal Pelvis
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Scrotum
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Testis
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Ureter
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Urethra
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Carcinoma In Situ of Prostate
  • Cryoablation of Renal Cancer
  • Cryotherapy for Prostate Cancer
  • Cystectomy
  • Da Vinci Prostatectomy
  • Endoscopic Management of Urinary Diversions
  • Endoscopic Surgery for Bladder Cancer
  • Endoscopic Surgery for Upper Urinary Tract Transitional Cell Carcinoma
  • Endoscopic Surgery for Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction
  • Ileal Conduit
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Bladder Cancer
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Kidney Cancer
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Prostate Cancer
  • Localized Prostate Cancer
  • Malignancies of the Genitourinary System
  • Malignant Carcinoid Tumor of the Kidney
  • Malignant Neoplasm of the Ureter
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Ureteric Orifice
  • Malignant Tumor of Male Genital Organ
  • Malignant Tumor of Renal Pelvis
  • Metastatic Prostate Cancer
  • MRI-Ultrasound Fusion Imaging of the Prostate
  • MR-US Fusion Guided Prostate Biopsy
  • Neobladder Construction
  • Neoplasm of Epididymis
  • Nephrectomy (Kidney Removal Surgery)
  • Nephroureterectomy
  • Orchiectomy
  • Partial Cystectomy
  • Partial Nephrectomy
  • Partial Orchiectomy
  • Penile Cancer
  • Percutaneous Biopsy of Kidney
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Imaging
  • Prostate Needle Biopsy
  • Prostatectomy
  • Prostatic Fiducial Marker Placement
  • Radical Prostatectomy
  • Radiofrequency Ablation of Renal Cancer
  • Renal Mass
  • Rhabdoid Tumor of the Kidney
  • Robotic Prostate Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery for Bladder Cancer
  • Robotic Surgery for Kidney Cancer
  • Robotic Surgery for Prostate Cancer
  • Scrotal Tumor
  • Scrotectomy
  • Secondary Malignant Neoplasm of Genital Organs
  • Secondary Malignant Neoplasm of Kidney
  • Secondary Malignant Neoplasm of Urinary Organs
  • Seminoma
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Testicular Choriocarcinoma
  • Testicular Tumors
  • Transitional Cell Carcinoma
  • Transurethral Prostatectomy
  • Transurethral Resection of the Bladder
  • Unilateral Orchidectomy
  • Urachal Cancer
  • Ureterectomy
  • Urethral Cancer
  • Urinary Diversion
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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
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA
  • 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 Committee Member, National Comprehensive Cancer Network Guidelines Panel, Bladder Cancer, 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:

Merrill SB, Sohl BS, Thompson RH, Reese AC, Parekh DJ, Lynch JH, Grob BM, Williams DH, Lee RK, Zaslau S, Guzzo TJ, Shenot PJ, Lehman EB, Raman JD: The balance between open and robotic training among graduating urology residents: Does surgical technique need monitoring? Journal of Urology : 2019 (Epub).

Xia L, Sperling CD, Taylor BL, Talwar R, Chelluri RR, Raman JD, Lee DJ, Lee DI, Guzzo TJ: Associations between hospital volume and outcomes of robot-assisted radical prostatectomy Journal of Urology : 2019 (Epub).

Talwar R, Xia L, Serna J, Ding J, Lee DJ, Ziemba J, Guzzo TJ: Preventing excess narcotic prescriptions in new robotic surgery discharges: The PENN prospective cohort quality improvement initiative Journal of Endourology : 2019 (Epub).

Patel KR, Taylor BL, Khani F, Guzzo TJ, Scherr DS, Ravishankar R, Lal P, Malkowicz SB: Impact of neoadjuvant chemotherapy on concordance of PD-L1 staining fidelity between the primary tumor and lymph node metastases in bladder cancer Urology 131 : 150-156,2019 .

Glauser G, Winter E, Caplan IF, Goodrich S, McClintock SD, Guzzo TJ, Malhotra NR: The LACE+ Index as a predictor of 30 day patient outcomes in a urologic surgery population: A coarsened exact match study Urology 134 : 109-115,2019.

Berger I, Strother M, Talwar R, Ziemba J, Wirtalla C, Xia L, Guzzo T, Delgado MK, Kelz R: National variation in opioid prescription fills and long-term use in opioid naïve patients after urological surgery Journal of Urology 202 (5): 1036-1043,2019.

Corbett CJ, Xia L, Mamtani R, Malkowicz SB, Guzzo TJ: Survival benefit persists with delayed initiation of adjuvant chemotherapy following radical cystectomy for locally advanced bladder cancer Urology 132 : 143-149,2019.

Jayadevappa R, Lee DI, Chhatre S, Guzzo TJ, Malkowicz SB: Comparative effectiveness of treatments for high-risk prostate cancer patients Urologic Oncology 37 (9): 574.e11-574.e18,2019.

Jayadevappa R, Chhatre S, Malkowicz SB, Parikh RB, Guzzo T, Wein AJ: Association between androgen deprivation therapy use and diagnosis of dementia in men with prostate cancer JAMA Network Open 2 (7): e196562,2019.

Banerjee S, Alwine JC, Wei Z, Tian T, Shih N, Sperling C, Guzzo T, Feldman MD, Robertson ES: Microbiome signatures in prostate cancer Carcinogenesis 40 (6): 749-764,2019.

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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