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Robert Elder, MD

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

Contact Information

Robert Elder, MD

Patient Care Locations

Mailing Address

  • Pediatric Cardiology

    PO Box 208064

    New Haven, CT 06520-8064

    United States



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.

Education & Training

  • Advanced Fellowship
    Emory School of Medicine (2013)
  • Fellowship
    Columbia University Medical Center (2012)
  • Residency
    University of Pittsburg Medical Center (2009)
  • Internship
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2006)
  • MD
    University of Connecticut School of Medicine (2005)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Mae Gailani Award for Outstanding Clinical Care & ResearchDepartment of Pediatrics2017

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