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.

Jun 11, 2019

Dr. Gorman did an excellent job

Jun 03, 2019

*Dr. Gorman is an exceptional health care provider.

Jun 03, 2019

thorough exam with good questions and information from doctor.

May 28, 2019

Dr Gorman explained lab work to me .... I never felt rushed

May 22, 2019

Dr Gorman is the best doctor!

May 17, 2019

Dr. Gorman has been an excellent physician. He spends time to thoroughly listen to and examine any medical issues I may have. I highly, highly recommend him

May 17, 2019

Dr. Gorman is a professional in every sense of the word. His medical expertise and his warm and friendly demeanor make office visits very comfortable. He is a conservative practitioner who prescribes appropriate treatment when necessary but does not overmedicate. He displays a sincere and holistic understanding of a patient's condition.

May 14, 2019

Dr. Gorman is a wonderful physician

May 08, 2019

Dr. Gorman is one of the best and is one of the main reasons I am happy with Vanguard along with the almost instantaneous attention I receive, the polite assistants and the ease in which you handle insurance paperwork. Keep up the good work and give lots of raises.

May 06, 2019

My experience is always professional and pleasant.

May 02, 2019

Everything and everyone were excellent

May 01, 2019

I trust Dr. Gorman completely. He never rushes and answers all my questions. I'm very happy with my doctor!

Apr 28, 2019

Dr Gorman is always the epitome of insightful caring professional. I've never encountered a medical professional who was his equal

Apr 27, 2019

Answer to question #9 says it all about Dr. Gorman! If you had an Excellent choice, I would have clicked it.

Apr 26, 2019

Dr. Gorman is the best and the # 1 reason why I keep returning to Vanguard Medical Group, despite having moved out of the area.

Apr 22, 2019

Dr. Gorman is excellent and I have recommended him to several friends in Cedar Grove.

Apr 17, 2019

*Dr. Robert Gorman is an excellent doctor. He has always diagnosed me correctly. I feel very competent in the hands of *Dr. Gorman.

Apr 16, 2019