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.

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


Apr 02, 2019

I have been a patient of Dr. Gorman for many years. I have faith in him to always take good care of me!

Mar 29, 2019

I have been seeing Dr Gorman since 1990. My wife also since 2000. He is always professional, caring, attentive and friendly. We think he is great!

Mar 26, 2019

Everyone at Vanguard is courteous, helpful, and capable. I have the utmost confidence in them.

Mar 26, 2019

more than very good...Excellent!

Mar 21, 2019

Dr. Gorman has been my doctor for many years -- before he joined the Vanguard Group. I have confidence in him.

Mar 21, 2019

I moved an hour south of Dr. Gorman 2 years ago and I like and trust Dr. Gorman so much, I drive an hour up to see him for my physical. He's a great doctor.

Mar 19, 2019

dr gorman is always great.

Mar 19, 2019

I really appreciate that Dr. Gorman looks at my whole health picture and not just at the individual numbers of my tests. I also appreciate that he took the time to look at my vitamins to advise me which ones to continue and which were not necessary.

Mar 05, 2019

*Dr. Gorman is an excellent doctor caring and professional.

Feb 28, 2019

Dr. Gorman has been my doctor for many years. He is most thorough, professional and caring.

Feb 27, 2019

*Dr. R. Gorman asked questions, listened to answers, explained his reasoning & decision process. Very good experience.

Feb 26, 2019

I think that Dr. Gorman is wonderful in explaining whatever he is doing during an examination and the reasons for it and whatever follow-up I should be doing. I also want to mention that I saw Dr. Douge on a previous visit a few days earlier and she was excellent as well. Very compassionate and caring, she followed up on the problem I was having the next day to see that I was OK and I would recommend either of these doctors to anyone without hesitation.

Feb 21, 2019

Dr. Gorman is the best physician I have ever used. He is knowledgeable, caring, informative, and dedicated. He is the reason I am a Vanguard patient.

Feb 13, 2019

I hve been a patient of Dr. Gorman for many yeaars and have the utmost respect and confidence in him.He has a wonderful sense of humor and a sincere caring for my well being.I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone!

Feb 12, 2019

Dr. Gorman is an excellent doctor. He explained things about my situation and put me at ease. Clearly explained next steps. I have been seeing Dr. Gorman for close to 20 years and he has been consistently supportive through the years.

Feb 11, 2019

Doc Gorman is terrific.

Feb 08, 2019

straight shooter and takes the time to talk I am very happy with Dr Gorman