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Cardiology Fellowship Faculty

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology) and Internal Medicine (Cardiology); Director, Adult Congenital Heart Program; Director Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program, Pediatric Cardiology

    Dr. Elder cares for patients with congenital heart disease across the lifespan, from birth through adulthood, and joined the Yale faculty in 2013 as a member of the Department of Pediatrics as well as the Department of Medicine to help further 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 and currently is one of a small group of physicians in the entire country board certified in Adult Congenital Heart Disease. Dr. Elder has expertise in congenital cardiac imaging, including transthoracic and 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. He is interested in medical education and currently serves as the Program Director of the Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program as well as the Program Director for the advanced fellowship for Adult Congenital Heart Disease.
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics; SEAL, Pediatrics; Associate Program Director, Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship, Pediatrics

    Dr. Karnik's clinical practice involves diagnosis and management of congenital heart disease from fetus to adolescents with additional focus on non-invasive imaging which includes transthoracic, transesophageal and fetal echocardiograms.In addition she provides care to children with acquired heart diseases in both outpatient and inpatient setting. Her outpatient clinics are located at the Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital and Old Saybrook Medical Center.Dr. Karnik completed her pediatric residency at New York Presbyterian -Weill-Cornell Medical Center in New York. She completed her Pediatric Cardiology training at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York prior to joining the Section of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics at Yale in 2017.