Robert W Elder, MD

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

Physician Biography

Dr. Elder has an interest in caring for patients with congenital heart disease across the lifespan, from birth though adulthood, and joins the faculty in 2013 as a member of the Department of Pediatrics as well as the Department of Medicine to help grow the Adult Congenital Heart Disease at Yale. 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.

Clinical Interests

  • Aortic Coarctation
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Dextrocardia
  • Ductus Arteriosus, Patent
  • Ebstein Anomaly
  • Heart Defects, Congenital
  • Heart Septal Defects
  • Noonan Syndrome
  • Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Transposition of Great Vessels
  • Turner Syndrome
  • Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
  • Fontan Procedure
  • Tricuspid Atresia
  • Heterotaxy Syndrome

Patient Care

Accepts new patients? Yes
Patient Type: Adult; Adolescent; Child; Geriatric
Referrals: From patients or physicians

Patient Care Organizations

Pediatrics: Pediatric Cardiology: Adult Congenital Heart Program

Cardiovascular Medicine: Adult Congenital Heart Program

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine AB of Internal Medicine (2009)

  • Pediatrics AB of Pediatrics (2009)

  • Pediatric Cardiology AB of Pediatrics (2012)

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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