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.

Nov 15, 2017

I have been with *Dr. Gorman for almost 30 years. He has & still does always makes me feel as if I am his only patient. He takes time to care for the mind & the body making sure that I completely understand everything about my treatment.

Nov 09, 2017

will definitely refer my family and friends

Nov 09, 2017

I have been a patient of Dr Gorman for a long time. He is a caring and competent doctor and I have always appreciated his demeanor and approach to medical care.

Nov 04, 2017

*Dr. Gorman is excellent! Great bedside manner; takes his time, explains everything, is (thorough) compassionate and warm.

Oct 29, 2017

Dr. Gorman is terrific

Oct 27, 2017

Dr. Gorman is always extraordinary, I feel lucky to have him as my GP

Oct 19, 2017

Dr Gorman is what a doctor is supposed to be! He is the best.

Oct 18, 2017

Dr. Gorman is extremely professional and friendly and explains things very clearly.

Oct 17, 2017

completely positive

Oct 16, 2017

Explained everything in easy terms.

Oct 12, 2017

Longtime patient of Dr. Gorman. Extremely satisfied with care provided.

Oct 11, 2017

I really like Dr. Gorman because I feel that he looks at my whole health and not just specific numbers but helped me put it into the broader context of the big picture which I really appreciate it.

Oct 05, 2017

Dr. Gorman has been a life saver for me. Caught my afib. he pays attention

Sep 30, 2017

I have been seeing this doctor for more than 15 years.

Sep 27, 2017

dr Gorman is fantastic. I feel fortunate to have him as my doctor.

Sep 08, 2017

All good ..

Sep 06, 2017

Dr. Gorman has been a great doctor to have over the last 20 plus years!

Aug 31, 2017

I have already recommended Vanguard (in general) to a few people and have not heard any negative comments back from anyone regarding anyone (dr., PA, nurse) whomever they saw.

Aug 31, 2017

All my concerns were thoroughly explained by the doctor

Aug 31, 2017

Superb in all respects!