825 Bloomfield Ave., LL1
Verona, NJ 07044
271 Grove Ave., Suite A
Verona, NJ 07044
Physician Assistant Program with special recognition in primary care, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ
B.S., forensic science and A.A., criminal justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY
Graduate Center of the City University of New York, enrolled in chemistry Ph.D. program, New York, NY
Certifications & Memberships
Basic Life Support (BLS)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
American Academy of Physician Assistants
American Academy of Cardiovascular Physician Assistants (AACPA)
National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants
Physician Assistant Helps Family Medicine and Cardiology Patients
Journey from science student to forensic science career led to rewarding physician assistant role supporting cardiology patients
Being a physician assistant in primary care and cardiology is much more than a career for Robin Osorio. It is a way to make a real difference in the lives of others.
As a young girl in the Bronx, Robin witnessed her share of poverty and violence. Encouraged by her grandmother to take action, Robin set out to change the world. She was admitted to The Bronx High School of Science because of her aptitude for science and math. Initially, she worked in forensic science to help convict criminals. But she sought to do more and started a degree in organic chemistry, hoping to discover a cure for cancer. Ultimately, she found the physician assistant career and she couldn’t be happier.
“The rewards in this career are incredible,” she said. “It’s a journey for me and for my patients that we’re able to share.”
Robin brings years of experience in cardiology care to Vanguard Medical Group. She has worked both in heart surgery and in a cardiology specialty practice. She also has experience in an urgent care setting and in rehabilitation and pain management. At Vanguard, she’s utilizing her background at two locations: one specializing in cardiology and the other in primary care.
Her philosophy is to take care of the whole patient, which includes preventive care and lifestyle changes, as well as urgent care. “I listen and let the patient guide me through their problems,” she said. “You cannot know how to help a patient until you have the conversation. That takes time, but in the long term, it is so worthwhile.”
When she’s not working, Robin enjoys riding her Peloton bike and doing a little yoga. She is spiritual and attends church regularly. Robin also loves to decorate, and she is an avid reader. She and her husband, Ben, have three grown children—Ben Jr., Michelle and Michael—all of whom have pursued careers in science and technology.