Robert W Elder MD

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

Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine: Cardiovascular Medicine | Pediatrics: Pediatric Cardiology: Adult Congenital Heart Program

Research Interests

Long-term outcomes of the Fontan operation; Liver disease associated with congenital heart disease; Immune function in adults with congenital heart disease. more...


  • M.D., University of Connecticut School of Medicine, 2005

Selected Publications

  • Elder, R. W., McCabe, N. M., Veledar, E., Kogon, B. E., Jokhadar, M., Rodriguez, F. H., et al. (2014). Risk Factors for Major Adverse Events Late after Fontan Palliation. Congenital Heart Disease. doi:10.1111/chd.12212
  • Mori M, Aguirre AJ, Elder RW, Kashkouli A, Farris AB, Ford RM, Book WM. Beyond a broken heart: circulatory dysfunction in the failing Fontan. Pediatr Cardiol. 2014 Apr;35(4):569-79.
  • Elder RW. A piece of my mind. Learning from improbable longevity. JAMA. 2013 Nov 20;310(19):2041-2.



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