Dr. Robert Fortino
Dr. Robert Fortino is a Board Certified Physician in Internal Medicine. He has been in private practice since 1999. Dr. Fortino is licensed to practice medicine in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. As an internist, Dr. Fortino has treated people for a variety of medical issues, and has a large interest in treating obesity and the life style modifications necessary to enhance overall wellness. Dr. Fortino received his undergraduate degree from Temple University in Mechanical Engineering and Technology in 1986. Working as an engineer he realized that he wanted to further his education and career and attended The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He graduated in 1996 and trained in Internal Medicine through the City Avenue Hospital System and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, finishing in 1999. He entered private practice, and has devoted much of his career to the treatment of obesity and the diseases that accompany these patients. Dr. Fortino has trained medical students, interns and medical residents in the hospital setting as well as office based medicine.
Currently, Dr. Fortino also serves in the United States Air Force as a Flight Surgeon in the New Jersey Air National Guard since 2002, and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He is trained in Aerospace Medicine, Occupational Medicine as it applies to the flight environment, advanced cardiac life support certified, pediatric advanced life support certified, and basic life support certified. He is a member of The New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, and The American Osteopathic Association. Dr. Fortino practices what he preaches. He was the 1989 North American Power Lifting Champion, and has continued to incorporate weight training in his life. He is devoted to weight training and physical fitness. Being a military officer he must emulate the high physical conditioning standards necessary to work in this environment that has many physical challenges. He also teaches and motivates his patients to incorporate a fit lifestyle, and practice more physical conditioning and nutritional education as a method of disease prevention.