Robert Gorman, 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


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


Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ


Mountainside Hospital/UHMC, Montclair, NJ


Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ

Board Certifications:

Family Medicine

Professional Appointments:

Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Chair, Department of Family Medicine

Professional Associations:

American Academy of Family Physicians

New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians

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

Patient Portal

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.

Jan 08, 2019

*Dr. Gorman is excellent! He is extremely knowledgeable and professional, plus he is a genuinely nice person to converse with.

Jan 08, 2019

Outstanding Doctor who took the time to listen.

Jan 07, 2019

*Dr. Gorman is a professional: He is competent and comprehensive in his explanations; have a great deal of confidence in him.

Jan 04, 2019

Dr Gorman is top notch. I travel a distance because I trust him

Jan 03, 2019

Dr. Gorman is that VERY rare physician who cares deeply about any and all problems, takes everything you say or ask seriously and provides answers and counsel.

Jan 02, 2019


Dec 21, 2018

The Doctor was very thorough.

Dec 20, 2018

Have been a patient of Gorman for 25+ years, he's awesome!

Nov 29, 2018

Dr Gorman is an exceptional medical professional.

Nov 27, 2018

Have continually recommended this Medical group.

Nov 21, 2018

Dr. Gorman is competent, friendly, and caring individual. He has been my primary care physician for decades and I have been very pleased with the care he has provided me over the years.

Nov 16, 2018

excellent care by an always professional but friendly doctor

Nov 14, 2018

I have been seeing Dr. Gorman for many years and I find him extremely easy to talk to and he explains everything to me thoroughly. In addition to my being very happy with him as my primary care doctor, over the years he has recommended me to several specialists who have been excellent. Couldn't be happier!

Nov 13, 2018

Dr. Gorman is a very good person/doctor. He cares about his patients and take all the time needed with them.

Nov 07, 2018

In coming to *Dr. Gorman for over 20 years treatment or concern has been excellent.

Nov 07, 2018

very professional

Nov 06, 2018

*Dr. Gorman is terrific! I can't say enough nice things about him.

Nov 06, 2018


Oct 27, 2018

dr Gorman was very professional

Oct 22, 2018

I have been going to *Dr. Gorman for over 20 years. He is very responsive, friendly and professional, and has been for all of that time. He fully deserves to be rated as one of the top general practice doctor in Essex County. He is a great guy!