Robert W Elder MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology) and of Medicine (Cardiology)

Biographical Info

Dr. Elder has an interest in caring for patients with congenital heart disease across the lifespan, from birth though adulthood, and joined the faculty in 2013 as a member of the Department of Pediatrics as well as the Department of Medicine to help grow the Yale Adult Congenital Heart Program. After completing a combined residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, he graduated from pediatric cardiology fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center. He spent an additional year of training at Emory University focused on the management of adults with congenital heart disease.

Dr. Elder has expertise in congenital cardiac imaging, including transesophageal echocardiography. His research interests include long-term outcomes of adult survivors and specifically Fontan patients, with particular focus on the effects of Fontan circulation on the liver.

Education & Training

University of Connecticut School of Medicine (2005)
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics (2005 - 2006)
Columbia University Medical Center, Pediatric Cardiology (2009 - 2012)
Advanced Fellowship
Emory School of Medicine, Adult Congenital Heart Disease (2012 - 2013)
University of Pittsburg Medical Center, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics (2006 - 2009)
Board Certification
Internal Medicine, Board Certified  (2009)
Board Certification
Pediatric Cardiology, Board Certified  (2012)
Board Certification
Pediatrics, Board Certified  (2009)

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