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Robert Gotlin

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    Robert  S. Gotlin, DO

    Dr. Robert S. Gotlin is the Director of Orthopedic and Sports Rehabilitation in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, coordinator of the Musculoskeletal and Sports Rehabilitation Fellowship training program in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, director of the Center for Health and Healing Medical Fitness Program and   Vice Chairman of the department of Integrative Medicine . He is an associate professor of Rehabilitation Medicine and associate professor of Orthopaedics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

    His medical degree is from the Southeastern University of the Health Sciences in Miami, Florida in 1987. After graduation, he entered medical internship at Brookdale Hospital Medical in Brooklyn, New York and residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York (1988 - 1991). In 1991, he served as chief resident for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

    After residency, he joined Beth Israel Medical Center and spearheaded the development of the North Division's Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, in particular, the orthopedic, sports and spine section. Working closely with renowned physicians, he has coordinated the growth of what is now one of the most highly respected centers for musculoskeletal research, diagnoses and treatment. As a member of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery he continues to develop musculoskeletal and sports rehabilitation paradigms.

    State-of-the-art therapy and research projects are continually investigated under Dr. Gotlin's guidance. Frequently, he appears in the media on radio, television and in print. He hosted The Dr. Rob Says…® Sports Health and Fitness Show which aired on 1050 ESPN Radio. He has been guest host for television's ABC Now, Healthy Living, a daily television program that features breaking medical news and practical health advice.

    He has presented peer reviewed papers and abstracts at national and international meetings and is published in select journals. Community based lectures are frequently conducted in many areas of musculoskeletal and sports related topics. These include: sports medicine, pain, fitness, and aerobic conditioning.

    He is board certified by both the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Osteopathic Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He serves on the board of the Medical Fitness Association.

    As a consultant to various health related establishments he has served on the medical team with W. Norman Scott, M.D., team physician for the New York Knickerbockers (NBA Basketball) and New York Liberty (WNBA Basketball) and was physiatric consultant to Michael Kelly, M.D., team physician for the New Jersey Nets (NBA Basketball) and to Stuart Hershon, M.D., team physician for the New York Yankees (MLB Baseball). He also is a Team Physician for U.S. Rugby and for the Harlem Wizards professional basketball team.   He is the Chief Medical Officer for the JCC Maccabi Games.

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Gotlin during 2014 and/or 2015. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.


  • Topical Biomedics, Inc.

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

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