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Physician , hospital administrator

Philip Robert Casesa, Italian physician, hospital administrator. Recipient award for dedicated medical service to veterans Italian History Society American, 1961.


Casesa, Philip Robert was born on June 6, 1909 in Argrigento, Sicily, Italy. Son of Gerlando and Marie (Florio) Casesa.


Came to the United States, 1910, naturalized, 1920 student L.I.U., 1927-1929, Tufts College, 1929-1930. Doctor of Medicine Boston University, 1934.


Rotating intern St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Boston, 1934-1935. General practice medicine, Brooklyn, 1935-1942. Medical officer VA Facility, Waco, Texas, 1942-1944, Veterans Administration Hospital., Columbia, South Carolina., 1944.

Medical officer, chief outpatient services Veterans Administration Hospital., Bronx, New York, 1946-1947. Assistant chief medical officer, chief medical officer VA Outpatient Clinic, VA Regional Office, Brooklyn, 1947-1956. Manager VA Outpatient Clinic, Bklyn, 1956-1960.

Director Veterans Administration Hospital., Brooklyn 1960-1973. Chief medical consultant bur, disability determinations New York State Department Social Services. Adjunct Professor biology, consultant in medical technical C.W. Post College, Greenvale, New York.


Member subcomm. general community relations Federal Executive Board, 1965. Served to major, Military Cross, Australia, 1944-1946. Fellow American College Chest Physicians, American College Hospital Adminstrs.

Member of the American Medical Association, New York State, Kings County (hospital and professional relations committee) medical societies, American, New York State, Brooklyn societies internal medicine, American Legion.


Married Rose Giammaivo, December 11, 1938. Children: Marie, James.

Gerlando Casesa

Marie (Florio) Casesa

Rose Giammaivo

Marie Casesa

James Casesa