Robert Gorman, MD

Family Medicine



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Biology, Rutgers College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ


Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ

Board Certifications:

Family Medicine

Academic Appointments:

Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School, Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine

Hospital Affiliations:

Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ

RWJ Barnabas Health, Livingston, NJ


Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ


Mountainside Hospital/UHMC, Montclair, NJ

Professional Appointments:

Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Chair, Department of Family Medicine

Professional Associations:

American Academy of Family Physicians

New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians

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Dr. Robert Gorman Sees Primary Care as a Personal and Long-Term Journey

“Patients may see a series of specialists, from an orthopedist for a replaced knee to a cardiologist for the stent in their heart. But if you ask who their doctor is, they will name their family physician.”

When Dr. Robert Gorman was in high school, he heard about the shortage of family doctors. The American Academy of Family Physicians had recently been established as a specialty to encourage more primary care physicians. He was intrigued; he was interested in the career and knew he had the scholastic aptitude. “It was a goal that I thought I could reach, and I really never looked back,” he says.

Dr. Gorman currently serves as the chair of the board of the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians, the state chapter of the national organization that inspired this journey. As a school physician for the Cedar Grove Public Schools, he’s a constant presence in the local community. A founding member of Vanguard Medical Group, he’s also the family doctor for generations of families.

“It’s the personal relationships that we have with our patients and the longitudinal care that we provide that distinguish family medicine,” says Dr. Gorman. “Those relationships are also what I enjoy most about my job.”

Patients tell Dr. Gorman that they appreciate his thorough, comprehensive and detail-oriented approach. “They like that I listen, which is perhaps the most important of all,” he notes. “They also like that I’m friendly and that I conduct office visits with good humor, when appropriate.”

Wellness is a constant focus in those conversations. “I try to encourage my patients to schedule a wellness visit annually,” he says. “But during every encounter, I’ll touch on some parts of wellness. That means if you come in for a sore throat, I’ll check to make sure your screenings and immunizations are up to date, or talk to you about smoking if need be. Preventive care is always top of mind.”

When Dr. Gorman is not working, he enjoys skiing, camping, water sports and the Jersey Shore. A former marathoner, he now prefers running after his grandchildren.

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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.

Mar 23, 2018

dr. Gorman has been very good with my mother who suffers from dementia. He listens to answers all of our concerns about her well-being. We really appreciate having Dr. Gorman as her doctor.

Mar 22, 2018

excellent doctor

Mar 22, 2018

He is wonderful. I have recommended many people to him, including my entire family.

Mar 20, 2018

*Dr. Gorman is excellent. Staff is just as good.

Mar 16, 2018

Doctor Gorman is caring, thorough, listens, responds, and does not make you feel rushed. I am extremely confident in his abilities and very comfortable having him as my doctor.

Mar 11, 2018

*Dr. Gorman!! Excellent.

Mar 09, 2018

I was very impressed with care taken to explain everything to me

Mar 07, 2018

Dr. Gorman was excellent, thorough, knowledgeable about my issue, and explained why he was prescribing the medications he prescribed and how they interacted with each other in a beneficial way

Mar 07, 2018

Dr. Gorman has been my doctor for over 20 years. He is very competent and has an excellent manner. He is friendly and responsive. Just great!

Mar 06, 2018

We've been going to Dr. Gorman for years. He's great.

Feb 28, 2018

Dr Gorman is always professional, but concerned and interested. He is thorough and not dismissive of even relatively minor issues (sprained ankle). Would highly recommend him.

Feb 22, 2018

I've been seeing Dr. Gorman for 20 years and he is the best. Thorough, caring and makes us feel confident in his abilities and his recommendations.

Feb 18, 2018

good experience

Feb 16, 2018

Dr. Gorman is as good as any doctor could be or better

Feb 16, 2018

I have recommended Dr. Gorman and Vanguard Medical to many family members, friends, and neighbors.

Feb 16, 2018

I love Dr Gorman!

Feb 15, 2018

I always recommend Dr. Gorman

Feb 13, 2018

*Dr. R. Gorman was very professional!

Feb 09, 2018

Dr. Gorman is a true professional. Has a great demeanor. Always willing to answer questions and makes sure that I understand his answers.

Feb 06, 2018

Dr Gorman (not my regular doctor) seemed very rushed. Couldn't wait to finish up with me and move on.