Elaine A. Cong

Elaine A. Cong, MD

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Languages Spoken

  • Mandarin Chinese

Related Practices

  • Bergen Medical Alliance

Specialties, Procedures &
Conditions Treated

Primary Areas of Practice

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Other Areas of Practice

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

Procedures

  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Prolia® Therapy
  • Thyroid Biopsy

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 &
Appointments

Locations

  • Bergen Medical Alliance

    180 Engle Street Englewood, NJ 07631

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

Insurance

Insurances Accepted

Below is a list of the insurance plans that your provider participates in. It is very important that you contact your insurance company prior to receiving services or care. Each health insurance plan is different and some provide different levels of coverage: only your health insurance plan can provide complete information regarding your coverage and potential out-of-pocket costs.

1199 (SEIU)

  • 1199 (SEIU)

Aetna

  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna Medicare Managed Care
  • Medsolutions
  • Meritan Health

AmeriHealth

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

APWU

  • APWU Health Plan

Cigna

  • Great-West Healthcare (GWH)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cigna Supplemental
  • Health Partners

CoreSource

  • CoreSource

Coventry

  • CCN

Clover Health

  • Clover Health

Consumer Health Network (CHN)

  • CHN PPO

Empire BCBS

  • Blue Priority
  • Direct HMO
  • Direct PPO
  • Empire BCBS EPO
  • Empire BCBS HMO
  • Pathway EPO
  • Pathway HMO
  • Empire BCBS POS
  • Empire BCBS PPO
  • Prism
  • Silver
  • Total Blue

Empire Plan (NYSHIP)

  • Empire Plan (NYSHIP)

First Health

  • First Health

Galaxy Health Network

  • Galaxy Health Network PPO

GEHA

  • GEHA Health Plan

Horizon BCBS

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

Mail Handlers

  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)

Medicare

  • Medicare NJ

MultiPlan/PHCS

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

MVP Health Care

  • MVP Health Care PPO

NALC

  • NALC Health Benefit Plan

Nippon Life Insurance Co of America

  • Nippon Life Benefits

Oxford

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

QualCare

  • Choice Care
  • QualCare EPO
  • FEHB
  • GHI PPO
  • HIP HMO
  • HIP PPO
  • HIP PRIME HMO
  • HIP PRIME PPO
  • QualCare HMO
  • Humana
  • Inner Circle
  • Oscar
  • QualCare PPO
  • QualCare Worker’s Comp

Railroad Medicare

  • Railroad Medicare NJ

UMR

  • UMR

UnitedHealthcare

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

About

About Elaine A. 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

  • Edward Weinstein Award for Outstanding Scholarship and Human Commitment
  • Endocrine Fellows Foundation Research Grant
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine Grant for Scholarship

Global Community Health Activities

  • 2008: Medical Volunteer in Uganda

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

Education &
Training

Education & Degrees

MD: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Residency

Yale- New Haven Hospital

Fellowship

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

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Other Certifications

  • ECNU Endocrine Certification in Neck Ultrasound

Publications

Publications

  • 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