Our Doctors and Practitioners

Bender, Michelle, MD, FAAP

Pediatrics / Adolescent Medicine
Michelle  Bender
85 Woodland Road
Short Hills, NJ
Phone number:

Tufts University, Medford, MA


Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY


Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY

Board Certification:

American Board of Pediatrics

Hospital Affiliations:

Overlook Medical Center



I am accepting new patients.

Personal Notes:

Michelle Bender, MD, FAAP, joined Summit Medical Group in 1996. Dr. Bender is Former Chair of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at the Group.

Dr. Bender says, "Since I was little I have known that I wanted to be a physician who works with children. I enjoy developing plans that are tailored to and meet the needs of each of my patients and their families. In addition to giving practical advice, I strive to provide comprehensive care for each of our families."

Dr. Bender is a board member for Intensive Therapeutics, a nonprofit, charitable organization that provides group and individual occupational therapy for children with special needs. She has been featured in New Jersey Family "New Jersey's Favorite Kids' Docs" listings and Millburn-Short Hills "Super Docs" listings.

When she is not working with her patients, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. She also enjoys reading, cycling, and traveling.