Robert W Elder, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology) and of Medicine (Cardiology); Director, Adult Congenital Heart Program; Co-Director Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program

Research Interests

Cardiology; Heart Diseases; Pediatrics; Fontan Procedure

Research Organizations

Pediatrics: Pediatric Cardiology

Cardiovascular Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Summary

Dr. Elder is interested in long term outcomes of adult patients with repaired or palliated congenital heart disease who required surgery as children. In particular, he has focused on the late term effects of the Fontan operation (used commonly as the last stage of palliation for functionally single ventricle patients) and its complex effects on the liver. He also has developed an interest in studying the effects of immune dysfunction following early neonatal thymus removal in patients who required sternotomy for repair of congenital heart disease as children.

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

Selected Publications

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Contact Info

Robert W Elder, MD
Patient Care Locations
Yale Adult Congenital Heart ProgramYale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue, Ste 2nd Floor

New Haven, CT 06519
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Yale Pediatric CardiologyYale New Haven Children's Hospital
1 Park Street, Ste West Pavilion, 2nd floor

New Haven, CT 06504
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Mailing Address
Pediatric CardiologyPO Box 208064
New Haven, CT 06520-8064