Philip Guzzetta, MD Surgeon



Philip Guzzetta, MD, is a pediatric surgeon at Children’s National Health System and a professor of Pediatrics and Surgery at the George Washington University Medical School. He has a special interest in vascular anomalies and vascular disease in children.

Dr. Guzzetta trained at Children’s National and has done research in transplantation immunology. He is married to Cathie E Guzzetta, RN, PhD, who also works at Children’s National. They have two children.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Surgery, 1981
    Children's National Medical Center
  • Residency Program, Pediatric Surgery, 1981
    Children's National Medical Center
  • Residency Program, General Surgery, 1977
    Parkland Memorial Hospital
  • Internship Program, Surgery, 1973
    Parkland Memorial Hospital
  • MD, Biology, 1972
    Medical College of Wisconsin
  • BS, Biology, 1968
    Marquette University
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Philip Guzzetta

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Austin's Story

"People always tell me 'You're so strong, I don't know how you got through it.' I like to say that you never know how strong you are or what you are capable of until you have no choice but to be strong." 

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Stephen's Story

"Through the years, we have been in and out of various departments of Children's National and every single experience has been nothing less than outstanding in expertise, treatment protocol, and compassion."

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Jeremiah's Story

"Through the ups and downs and the uncertainty of what was to come, I asked questions. The surgical team was available to personally answer my questions."

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Early Operation in Children with Pancreas

(2001) Journal of Pediatric Surgery

Significance of Blush on Computed Tomography Scan in Children with Liver Injury

(2003) Journal of Pediatric Surgery

View publications on PubMed

Hanan's Story

Patient story

"All in all, Hanan has been a joy and I think coping with challenges may make her even stronger. I know I am wiser, having met extraordinary people on this journey. I think you will too."

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