Robert W Elder MD

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

Departments & Organizations

Internal 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

  • 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.
  • Elder RW, McCabe NM, Hebson C, Veledar E, Romero R, Ford RM, Mahle WT, Kogon BE, Sahu A, Jokhadar M, McConnell ME, Book WM. Features of portal hypertension are associated with major adverse events in Fontan patients: The VAST study. International Journal of Cardiology 2013, Oct 9;168(4):3764-9.



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