Robert A. Fuhrman, MD, FACP, FACE, an Endocrinologist with Summit Medical Group

Get to know Endocrinologist Dr. Robert A. Fuhrman, who serves patients in Clark, New Jersey.

Recognized as a well-versed endocrinologist, Dr. Fuhrman treats diabetes, metabolic disorders, obesity, thyroid disorders, lipid disorders, metabolic bone disease, hormone imbalances, and more. He sees patients at Summit Medical Group in Clark, New Jersey. 

“I believe in taking the time needed to form long-term relationships with my patients. It is, in my opinion, essential to the health of my patients and the foundation for delivering outstanding care” as stated by the doctor.

In his current capacity, he is Chief of Endocrinology & Chief in the Department of Medicine, Endocrinology Section at Overlook Medical Center in Summit. He is also an Endocrinology Consultant for Children’s Specialized Hospital in New Brunswick.

Alongside his clinical roles, he has been a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Medical School & Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeon.

In regards to his educational background, Dr. Fuhrman obtained his medical degree from the Chicago Medical School – Rosalind Franklin University in 1966. He then went on to complete his internship, residency, and fellowship in endocrinology at Mount Sinai Medical Center.

Following his education, he earned board certification in internal medicine and endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). The ABIM is a physician-led, non-profit, independent evaluation organization driven by doctors who want to achieve higher standards for better care in a rapidly changing world. 

A Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) and a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology (FACE), Dr. Fuhrman is a member of the Endocrine Society, the American Diabetes Association, and the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Bureau Diabetes Advisory Board. He has also been a board member of the Jewish Federation of Central New Jersey, Jewish Family Services Agency, and Temple EmanuEl of Westfield. 

Among his various roles throughout his extensive career, he is a former President and Life Director of the American Diabetes Association New Jersey Affiliate, a former Medical Director and Chairman of the Board of Camp Nejeda and the Camp Nejeda Foundation, a past President and member of the Union County Medical Society Executive Committee, a Past Chairman of the New Jersey State Medical Association Organized Medical Staff Section, and a former President of the Jewish Community Center of Central New Jersey. 

Endocrinology is a branch of biology and medicine dealing with the endocrine system, its diseases, and its specific secretions known as hormones. Endocrinologists have the training to diagnose and treat hormone imbalances and problems by helping to restore the normal balance of hormones in the body. The common diseases and disorders of the endocrine system that endocrinologists deal with include diabetes mellitus, as well as adrenal, pituitary, and thyroid disorders, among others. 

For more than 10 years, Dr. Fuhrman has been featured in the Castle Connolly “Top Doctors in the New York Metropolitan Area” and Castle Connolly “America’s Top Doctors” listings. His Castle Connolly listings have been reprinted in US News and World Report and Inside Jersey. He is also a recipient of more than 22 honors and awards, including the John J. Sheinin, MD, Meritorious Award, the Mount Sinai School of Medicine Solomon A. Silver Award, and the American Medical Association Physician Achievement Award. 

When he is not working with his patients, Dr. Fuhrman enjoys skiing, traveling, watching sports, and reading. He also takes great pleasure in spending time with his family and celebrating their accomplishments.

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