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.

Jun 13, 2017

It was a good experience at the doc office.

Jun 13, 2017

Dr. Gorman is the best Dr. I have been to!

Jun 12, 2017

Have frequently over the years continually recommend people to go to these physicians/

Jun 09, 2017

*Dr. Gorman is terrific.

Jun 08, 2017

I received clear, straight forward explanations and recommendations.

Jun 06, 2017

Dr. Gorman is an excellent physician. I feel he listens, processes what I'm asking/saying and really wants the patient to feel better.

Jun 01, 2017

Dr. Gorman is my PCP, and I feel he always does a good job. Unfortunately I am answering this survey after a billing issue that I feel was inappropriate. It would seem as though going forward during a visit (if I return) I will need to ask before I answer any questions if there will be an additional charge for that conversation.....

Jun 01, 2017

very professional

May 26, 2017

he is very attentive, explain things and takes time to talk to you.

May 11, 2017

I realize this is a very very busy practice and time is a precious commodity but there are times the visit can be rushed.

May 10, 2017

Dr. Gorman is careful and complete in his explanations and concerned about patient welfare.

May 09, 2017


May 03, 2017

Doctor patiently listened to me and answered my questions.

Apr 28, 2017

Dr Gorman is always friendly, caring and very thorough. I have complete confidence in him.

Apr 28, 2017

I followed Dr. Gorman's advice and I feel better already!

Apr 28, 2017

Dr Gorman is the only Dr that I have ever liked. Period! Im 61 yrs old.

Apr 28, 2017

very good

Apr 27, 2017

Dr. Robert Gorman is an excellent doctor....knowledgeable, friendly and patient friendly! always makes me feel satisfied after any type of visit.

Apr 26, 2017

Dr Gorman is fantastic.

Apr 21, 2017

The doctor was extremely too rushed and even cut me off when I was explaining my symptoms to tell me to only pick the 2 worst symptoms because he didn't have time to listen to all of mine. According to him, it wasn't fair to his other patients he had to see if he listened to all of my symptoms. To me, that is extremely rude and unprofessional as a care provider.