Elaine A. Cong, MD

Elaine A. Cong, MD

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Languages Spoken

  • Mandarin Chinese

Related Practices

Specialties, Procedures &
Conditions Treated

Primary Areas of Practice

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Other Areas of Practice

  • Bloodless Medicine
  • Diabetes Education
  • Weight Loss
  • Weight Management


  • Bloodless Medicine & Surgery
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Prolia┬« Therapy
  • Thyroid Biopsy
  • Thyroid Ultrasound

Conditions Treated

  • Adrenal Gland Disorders
  • Diabetes, Adult
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Metabolic Bone Disease
  • Metabolic Disorders
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parathyroid Disorders
  • Pituitary Disease
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Thyroid Nodules

Locations &


  • Bergen Medical Alliance


    180 Engle Street Englewood, NJ 07631

    Phone: 201-567-2050
    Fax: 201-568-8936

    10:00 AM
    2:30 PM
    11:00 AM
    5:00 PM
    9:00 AM
    3:00 PM
    9:00 AM
    2:00 PM



Insurances Accepted

Please contact your insurance company directly prior to receiving services or care to confirm your coverage. Although we have made every effort to ensure this list is accurate, only your health insurance plan can provide complete information regarding your coverage and potential out-of-pocket costs.

1199 (SEIU)

  • 1199 (SEIU)


  • Aetna Assure Premier Plus
  • Aetna CCN
  • Aetna CoreSource
  • Aetna Coventry
  • Aetna FIDE-SNP
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Medicare Managed Care
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • Aetna Whole Health HMO
  • Aetna Whole Health PPO
  • Medsolutions
  • Meritan Health


  • AmeriHealth Administrator
  • AmeriHealth HMO
  • AmeriHealth PPO
  • Value Network (Exchange Plan)


  • APWU Health Plan


  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cigna Supplemental
  • Great-West Healthcare (GWH)
  • Health Partners

Clover Health

  • Clover Medicare Advantage


  • EmblemHealth EPO
  • EmblemHealth EPO2
  • EmblemHealth FEHB
  • EmblemHealth FEHBP
  • EmblemHealth GHI CBP
  • EmblemHealth GHI PPO
  • EmblemHealth National
  • EmblemHealth PPO1
  • EmblemHealth PPO2
  • EmblemHealth PPO3
  • EmblemHealth Tri-State
  • Vytra

Empire BCBS

  • Blue Priority
  • Direct HMO
  • Direct PPO
  • Empire BCBS EPO
  • Empire BCBS GEPO
  • Empire BCBS HealthPlus Gatekeeper (prefix VFG)
  • Empire BCBS HealthPlus Gatekeeper (prefix VJD)
  • Empire BCBS HMO
  • Empire BCBS Indemnity
  • Empire BCBS Medicare Advantage
  • Empire BCBS Medicare Advantage Plus
  • Empire BCBS POS
  • Empire BCBS PPO

Empire Plan (NYSHIP)

  • Empire Plan (NYSHIP)

Fidelis Care NJ

  • Fidelis Care NJ Medicaid Managed Care

First Health

  • First Health

Galaxy Health Network PPO

  • Galaxy Health Network PPO


  • GEHA Health Plan

Horizon BCBS

  • Federal Employee Program
  • Horizon BCBS Braven Health
  • Horizon BCBS EPO
  • Horizon BCBS HMO
  • Horizon BCBS Medicare Managed Care
  • Horizon BCBS PPO
  • NJ Carpenters Fund
  • OMNIA Tier 1
  • Traditional

Horizon NJ Health

  • Horizon NJ Health Medicaid
  • Horizon NJ TotalCare (D-SNP)


  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
  • Humana ChoicePOS
  • Humana Gold Choice Network PFFS
  • Humana Gold Choice Network PFFS 23
  • Humana Gold Plus DE-SNP
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Medicare (Employer PPO Plus)
  • Humana Medicare PPO
  • Humana Medicare PPO 2023
  • Humana National Medicare HMO
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana National POS - Open Access Plus


  • Local 825
  • MagnaCare PPO

Mail Handlers

  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)


  • Medicaid NJ


  • Medicare NJ


  • Beech Street
  • MultiPlan Humana
  • MultiPlan Worker's Comp
  • PHCS
  • Pomco

MVP Health Care

  • MVP Health Care PPO


  • NALC Health Benefit Plan

Nippon Life Insurance Co of America

  • Nippon Life Benefits


  • Freedom
  • Garden State Network
  • Liberty
  • Metro
  • Oxford Medicare


  • Choice Care
  • Oscar
  • QualCare EPO
  • QualCare FEHB
  • QualCare GHI PPO
  • QualCare HMO
  • QualCare Humana
  • QualCare PPO
  • QualCare Worker's Comp

Railroad Medicare

  • Railroad Medicare NJ

TRICARE North Region

  • DVA


  • UMR

United Healthcare Community and State

  • Dual Complete
  • UnitedHealthcare Community and State Medicaid (NJ FamilyCare)
  • UnitedHealthcare Community and State Medicare


  • AARP
  • Commercial and Marketplace
  • Compass Benefit (Exchange)
  • Medica
  • River Valley
  • UnitedHealthcare EPO
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare POS
  • UnitedHealthcare PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare StudentResources

Wellcare NJ

  • Wellcare NJ Ambetter
  • Wellcare NJ Medicare Managed Care


  • Wellpoint Medicaid
  • Wellpoint Medicare Advantage


About Elaine Cong

Dr. Cong is board certified in endocrinology, diabetes, metabolism, and internal medicine. She received her MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She completed an internal medicine internship and residency training at Yale New Haven Hospital, followed by a fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center.

During medical school, Dr. Cong received the Edward Weinstein Award for Outstanding Scholarship and Human Commitment. During her fellowship, she received the Endocrine Fellows Foundation Research Grant to investigate problems of thinking and memory in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism, a metabolic bone disease. She has presented at national academic conferences and authored peer-reviewed publications.

Dr. Cong evaluates and treats patients with thyroid conditions (including hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer), metabolic bone disease (including osteoporosis and primary hyperparathyroidism), pituitary and adrenal gland disorders, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and diabetes.

Dr. Cong is also a certified clinical densitometrist and has received the Endocrine Certification in Neck Ultrasound (ECNU) for performing neck ultrasound and ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration to evaluate patients with thyroid and parathyroid disorders. She is a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, the Endocrine Society, the American Thyroid Association, the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, the American Medical Association, and the American College of Physicians. She is conversational in Mandarin Chinese.

Honors & Awards

2019: Bergen Magazine Top Doctors

Edward Weinstein Award for Outstanding Scholarship and Human Commitment

Endocrine Fellows Foundation Research Grant

Albert Einstein College of Medicine Grant for Scholarship

Committees and Leadership Positions

2015: American Medical Association

2015: International Society for Clinical Densitometry

2013: American Thyroid Association

2013: American Society for Bone and Mineral Research

2012: American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists

2012: Endocrine Society

Global Health and Community Health Activities

2008: Medical Volunteer in Uganda

Education &

Education & Degrees

MD: Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Yale New Haven Hospital


NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia: Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism

Board Certifications

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (American Board of Internal Medicine)

Other Certifications

  • Endocrine Certification in Neck Ultrasound [ECNU]



Haas AV, Cong E, Simpson CA, Sukumar N, Deng Y, Insogna KL. Associations among circulating CSF-1, estrogen, and bone mineral density in postmenopausal women: results from a randomized placebo-controlled trial. Menopause 2017 epublished ahead of date. PMID 28816930.

Walker MD, Nishiyama KK, Zhou B, Cong E, Wang J, Lee JA, Kepley A, Zhang C, Edward Guo X, Silverberg SJ. Effect of low vitamin D on volumetric bone mineral density, bone microarchitecture and stiffness in primary hyperparathyroidism. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2016; 101(3):905-13. PMID: 2674526.

Cong E, Walker MD, Kepley A, Zhang C, McMahon DJ and Silverberg SJ. Seasonal variability in vitamin D levels no longer detectable in primary hyperparathyroidism. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2015; 100(9):3452-9. PMID: 26120793.

Walker MD, Cong E, Lee JA, Kepley A, Zhang C, McMahon DJ, Bilezikian JP and Silverberg SJ. Low vitamin D levels have become less common in primary hyperparathyroidism. Osteoporosis Int 2015; 26(12):2837-43. PMID: 26084258.

Walker MD, Cong E, Lee JA, Kepley A, Zhang C, McMahon DJ and Silverberg SJ. Vitamin D in primary hyperparathyroidism: Effects on clinical, biochemical and densitometric presentation. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2015; 100(9):3443-51. PMID: 26079779.

Cong E and Walker MD. The Chinese skeleton: insights into microstructure that help to explain the epidemiology of fracture. Bone Research; 2014(2):14009. Available from: http://www.nature.com/articles/boneres20149

Walker MD, Cong E, Kepley A, Di Tullio M, Rundek T, Homma S, Lee JA, Liu R, Chen P, Zhang C, McMahon DJ, Silverberg SJ. Association between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D level and subclinical cardiovascular disease in primary hyperparathyroidism. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2014; 99(2):671-80. PMID: 24285686

Evins AE, Cather C, Culhane MA, Birnbaum A, Horowitz J, Hsieh E, Freudenreich O, Henderson D, Schoenfeld DA, Rigotti NA, Goff DC. A 12-week double blind, placebo-controlled study of bupropion SR added to high-dose dual replacement therapy for smoking cessation or reduction in schizophrenia. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology 2007; 27(4): 380-386. PMID: 150179

Cong E and Walker MD. Nutrition and skeletal health in other racial/ethnic groups. In: Holick M and Dawson-Hughes B, eds. Nutrition and Bone Health. New York, NY: Humana Press; 2015: Chapter 17