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Sadana Balachandar
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  • Pediatric Endocrinology
Accepting new patients


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890 Mountain Avenue Pediatric Endocrinology

890 Mountain Avenue
3rd Floor
New Providence, NJ 07974
United States

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Berkeley Heights Pediatric Endocrinology

1 Diamond Hill Road
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
United States

Accepted Insurances

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  • Aetna Medicare PrimeAetna Signature Administrators
  • HMO
  • Meritain
  • Open Access
  • POS
  • AHS - SMG is Tier 1
  • APCN - Aetna Premier Choice Network
  • Axcel Choice POS II
  • Axcel Open Access
  • Choice POS II
  • EPO Select
  • HNO - Health Network Option
  • Liberty - SMG is Tier 1
  • Medicare Advantage - HMO, PPO
  • Choice
  • PPO
  • Signature PPO
  • Assure Premier Plus
  • EPO
  • PPO
  • HMO
  • POS
  • Open Access
  • Open Access Plus
  • Local Value
  • Tiered Advantage
  • Advantage
  • HMO Plus
  • POS Plus
  • Regional Preferred
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Horizon BCBS NJ
  • Empire/Anthem BCBS PPO
  • Federal Program
  • Medicare Advantage
  • Out-of-State BCBS PPO Blue Card
  • PPO
  • HMO
  • Open Access
  • Cigna Health Plan (CHP)
  • Choice Fund
  • Indemnity
  • International
  • Open Access Plus
CHN - Consumer Health Network
Clover Medicare Advantage
  • All Plans
Coventry Health Plans
First Health
  • All Plans with First Health Logo
Humana Medicare Advantage
  • PPO
  • Traditional Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Medicare Supplemental Plans
  • Medicare Advantage PPO
  • All plans PPO
  • Multiplan/PHCS logo on card - PPO
Oxford Healthplan
  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Advantage
  • Qualcare logo on card
  • OSCAR NJ Individual and Family Plan
  • Qualcare logo on card
  • PPO
  • EPO
  • Community Care Network
  • Emblem Health (with Qualcare logo)
  • HIP Prime (with Qualcare logo)
  • Traditional Plan
United Healthcare
  • AARP Medicare Complete - HMO, PPOChoice
  • Choice Plus
  • HMO
  • Navigate - EPO, HMO, POS
  • PPO

Training and Education

Board Certification

  • Pediatric Endocrinology, American Board of Pediatrics
  • General Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

Medical School

  • SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, Brooklyn, NY


  • Postbaccalaureate, Premedical degree, Columbia University, New York, NY


  • Consumer Economics and Housing, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY


  • Pediatrics, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY


  • Pediatric Endocrinology, New York-Presbyterian - Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY

About Me

Sadana Balachandar, MD is a member of Summit Health's Pediatric Endocrinology team. Dr. Balachandar treats a wide range of common and rare endocrine disorders in newborns, children, and adolescents. She has expertise in caring for individuals with type 1 and type 2 diabetes as well as disorders of thyroid, growth, adrenal, puberty, pituitary, bone, and calcium. Dr. Balachandar has a special interest in the long-term endocrine effects of childhood cancer treatment. Recognizing that many pediatric endocrine conditions are lifelong diagnoses, Dr. Balachandar enjoys forming long-lasting relationships with her patients and their families. She says, “I especially enjoy making connections with children and making them smile to relieve some of their anxiety.”

Dr. Balachandar strives to empower both patients and parents to actively participate in their care and the decision-making process. “My goal is to inspire confidence in my clinical abilities and to ensure that patients’ concerns are appropriately addressed,” she says adding, “I want them to leave my office knowing that there is a logical and meaningful plan in place.”

Dr. Balachandar has been published in multiple peer-reviewed scientific journals including Hormone Research in Pediatrics, Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism, Thyroid, Journal of Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology and Pediatric Blood & Cancer. She has also participated in research studies related to type 1 diabetes and growth hormone and has presented posters/abstracts at various national conferences. She received recognition as a Top Doctor in 2020 by NJ Top Docs.

Prior to joining Summit Health, Dr. Balachandar served as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical school. During her time there, she was the director of the pediatric diabetes program and actively involved in the long-term childhood cancer survivorship program.

When not taking care of patients, Dr. Balachandar enjoys spending time outdoors and traveling with her two children.


Hospital Affiliations

  • Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Awards and Honors

  • Top Doctors 2020
  • 2020 favorite kids doc
  • castle connolly