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Robert Gotlin

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Rehabilitation Medicine
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    Robert  S. Gotlin, DO

    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.

    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 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.


  • 2012 - 2014
    Best Doctors
    US News and World Report

  • 2011 - 2015
    Super Doctors
    NY Times

  • 2007 - 2015
    Team Physician
    Harlem Wizards Basketball

  • 2003 - 2010
    The Dr. Rob Says... Sports Health & Fitness Show; 1050 ESPN Radio

  • 1998 - 2015
    Best Doctors in New York
    Castle Connoly Medical


Gotlin, et al The Gotlin Test, a New Clinical Test for Lateral Epicondylitis Submitted for Publication-2008 Archer, J. Gotlin, R.S., Scott, WN, et al. KT 2000 Arthrometry Status Post Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Comparing 9mm versus 10mm Graft Diameters Presented at the 22nd Annual Meeting AOSSM World Congress on Sports Trauma, June 1996 Gotlin, R.S., Pappas, Z. Kane, D., et al. Correlation between Isokinetic Testing/KT 2000 Testing and Subjective Functional Outcome After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction, Presented at the Physiatric Association of Spine and Occupational Rehabilitation Mid-year Meeting, 1996


Wilson S, McCann P, Gotlin R, Ramakrishman H, Wootten M, Install J. Comprehensive Gait Analysis in Posterior-Stabilized Knee Arthroplasty. The Journal of Arthroplasty 1996; 11(4): 359-367.

Gotlin R, Hershkowitz S, Juris P, Gonzalez E, Scott W, Install J. The Effects of Electrical Stimulation on Extensor Lag and Length of Hospital Stay after Total Knee Arthroplasty. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1994; 75(9): 957-959.

Soifer T, Gotlin R, Weiss H, Install J. Evaluation of Lateral Retinacular Release During Total Knee Replacement Using Isokinetic Testing. Ortho. Trans. 1994; 18(3): 912.

Alicea J, Scott W, Scuderi G, Gotlin R. Endoscopic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Is There a Difference in Tibial Fixation Techniques. Ortho. Trans. 1995; 19(2): 288.

Alicea J, Scott W, Scuderi G, Gotlin R. The Effect of Divergence Between the Femoral Interference Screw and The Femoral Bone Block in Endoscopic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Ortho. Trans. 1994; 19(2): 287.

Juris P, Phillips E, Dalpe C, Edwards C, Gotlin R, Kane D. A Dynamic Test of Lower Extremity Function Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction and Rehabilitation. JOSPT 1997; 26(4): 184-191.

Bolanos A, Mccann P, Gotlin R, e. A Comparison of Isokinetic Strength Testing and Gait Analysis in Patients with Posterior Cruciate-Retaining and Substituting Knee Arthoplasty. The Journal of Arthoplasty 1998; 13(18): 905-915.

Gotlin R, Sherman A, Sierra N, Kelly M, Scott W. Measurement of Brake Response Time After Right Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in Males and Females. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2000; 81: 201-204.

Gotlin R, Sherman A, Sierra N, Kelly M, Scott W. Measurement of Brake Response Time After Right Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Arthroscopy, The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery 2000; 16(2): 151-155.

Gotlin R. Effective Rehabilitation for Anterior Knee Pain. The Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine 2000 July;: 421-432.

Gotlin R, Huie G. Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries, Operative and Rehabilitative Options. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America 2000 November; 11(4): 895-927.

Gotlin R, Becker E. Rehabilitation After Total Knee Arthroplasty. In: Scuderi G, Tria A, editors. Surgical Techniques in Total Knee Arthroplasty. Springer, 2002; pp651-679.

Gotlin R, editor. The Sports Injuries Guidebook. Human Kinetics Publication, Sept. 2007;.

Gotlin R. Chapter 125, Interventional Spine: An Algorithmic Approach. In: Biomechanics of the Spine in Sport. Saunders/Elsevier Publishers 2008; pp1331-1338.

Gotlin R. Chapter One. In: Preparticipation Evaluation: Essential Sports Medicine. Humana Press, 2008; pp1-11.

Gotlin R. Rehabilitation - The Lower Extremity; Rehabilitation - The Upper Extremity; Rehabilitation - The Spine. In: Scuderi G, McCann P, Burno P, editors. For Text Entitled, Sports Medicine, Principles of Primary Care, Volume 1. Simon & Schuster, 1996; pp463-554.

Co-author of Dr. Scott's Knee Book. Simon & Schuster, 1996;.

Dr. Rob's Guide to Raising Fit Kids. Diamedica Publisher, Aug. 2008;.

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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