Richard Cirello, MD

Family Medicine



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Family Medicine

Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine

Primary Location

Verona Office

271 Grove Avenue

Verona, NJ 07044

Tel: 973.239.2600

Fax: 973.239.0482

BA & Bachelor of Pharmacy:

Rutgers University, Newark, NJ


Universidad Guadalajara, Mexico


Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ


Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ

Board Certifications:

Family Practice

Academic Appointments:

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Practice

Hospital Affiliations:

Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ

RWJ Barnabas Health, Livingston, NJ

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Dr. Richard Cirello Has Been Building Relationships with Patients for Decades

“The reality is that medicine, especially primary care, is a bit of a social science – unlike pathology where you look into a microscope and read what you see. To be an effective health care professional, you need insight into what people are like as individuals.”

Family medicine was Dr. Richard Cirello’s second career. His first career was in retail pharmacy, where he had a great deal of interaction with patients and doctors. Being a pharmacist gave him insight into the world of family medicine, and the respect he gained for family doctors was the impetus for him to return to medical school.

According to Dr. Cirello, he started out in a solo practice that over the years grew from a two- doctor office to a four-doctor office, which then became part of Vanguard Medical Group, a patient-centered medical home with six locations. Vanguard focuses on care for children, adults and seniors in Northern and Central New Jersey. “We have come a long way, but the thing I am the most proud of is that as a group, we offer comprehensive primary care where the patients come first,” states Dr. Cirello.

The staff takes a team-based approach to provide quality health care in the office and during home visits for those who can’t get to the office. As Dr. Cirello explains, “Our team provides general primary care to those with acute conditions and chronic conditions, as well as preventive care to keep people healthy.”

Dr. Cirello’s medical career has been robust and rewarding. “My personal philosophy is that a lot of life is about relationships. Over the years, I’ve cultivated a rapport with patients whom I’ve treated for generations – grandparents, children and parents in between. This is not unlike a friendship. Despite the fact that these connections have given me the insight to be a better doctor, they are relationships that I benefit from also; they have given me emotional growth,” he says.

Dr. Cirello is the school physician for Verona Public Schools, which includes its sports teams. When he is not at one of the town’s sporting events, you might find him practicing his swing and/or playing a friendly round of golf.

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The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

May 24, 2018

we have recommended Dr Cirello to many friends and neighbors.

May 14, 2018

*Dr. Cirello is the best family physician I've experienced and therefore he has been my dr. for 37 years. He has often gone out of his way to make my life less difficult medically.

May 09, 2018

Dr. Cirello is the reason I come to this office.

Apr 27, 2018

Dr Cirillo was great... very helpful and knowledgeable. He called me 1st thing the next morning for my test results.

Apr 23, 2018

*Dr. Cirello is the best - super doctor - great guy!

Apr 21, 2018

Pleasant and explained things so that I understood.

Apr 21, 2018

very nice and thorough

Apr 11, 2018

Has been my primary physician for 5 yrs. & has been excellent.

Apr 10, 2018


Apr 03, 2018

Dr. Cirello has been my PCP for 20 years, He is caring, goes over my test results and explains if a result is out of range. He has a gift of putting people at ease.

Mar 30, 2018

excellent visit with Dr Cirello. Have every confidence in his skills. professional demeanor could be emulated by others.

Mar 25, 2018

Dr. Cirello has always been professional

Feb 09, 2018

Dr Cirrelli was very kind, smart and added humor to a yucky situation

Feb 07, 2018

I just love Dr. Cirello! He restored my faith in the medical profession!

Feb 04, 2018

Dr. Cirello seems to be a very knowledgable physician. I was in for a physical, but I feel that the Dr. wasn't quite thorough enough in the exam.

Feb 02, 2018

dr. Cirello has been my doctor since Inwas veey young child. we love him.

Feb 01, 2018

I have been a patient of Dr. Cirello's for over 30 years and he is the best

Jan 12, 2018


Dec 31, 2017

Absolutely Excellent care provider

Dec 22, 2017

Really kind & interested.