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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

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery/Pediatric Surgery

National Provider ID: 1467532051


Philip Guzzetta, M.D., is a pediatric surgeon at Children’s National Hospital 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, Ph.D., who also works at Children’s National. They have two children.

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

4.6 / 5 4.6 out of 5 stars (based on 33 Patient/Family Ratings)

About Our Patient Satisfaction Scores

The main Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider-related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

The ratings below are the average of specific questions about interactions with the care provider.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

  • 4.7 / 5

    Friendliness/courtesy of Care Provider

  • 4.8 / 5

    Care Provider explanations of prob/condition

  • 4.5 / 5

    Patients' confidence in Care Provider

  • 4.6 / 5

    Likelihood of recommending Care Provider