Robert Brolin, MD


bariatric-barRobert Brolin, MD, is Co-Director of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at University Medical Center of Princeton.

Dr. Brolin has more than 30 years of experience in bariatric surgery and is considered one of the nation’s leaders in the field. With clinical expertise that includes Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and revisional surgery, Dr. Brolin has thousands of bariatric procedures to his credit, including more than 900 laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypasses and 300 revisional surgeries.

A 1974 graduate of the University of Michigan School of Medicine in Ann Arbor, Mich., Dr. Brolin completed his internship and residency in surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

He has served 20 years as a full-time faculty member at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (formerly UMDNJ), where he is currently Professor of Surgery. He also serves on the teaching faculty of Rutgers—The State University of New Jersey and the University of Pittsburgh Medical School. He has published and presented extensively on the subject of bariatric surgery. Dr. Brolin is a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the American College of Surgeons. He served as president of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, as well as a member of its Executive Council for more than 10 years and a committee member for more than 20 years.  Dr. Brolin was the recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Achievement Award from The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Foundation.

“In the years since my residency, I have been impressed by the positive impact that bariatric surgery has on the lives of patients,” Dr. Brolin says. “People who are immobilized both socially and physically have this surgery and are suddenly no longer limited by their obesity and health.”

“There is no doubt that weight management through bariatric surgery is life-altering,” he adds. “I want my patients to know that I understand the changes and challenges that they are experiencing and that my staff and I are here for them.”

To reach Dr. Brolin, call 609.785.5870.