Robert W. Elder, MD


Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatrics, Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Internal Medicine

Conditions & Treatments

Congenital Heart Disease, Echocardiography (EKG), Liver Disease, Pediatric Cardiology, Transesophageal Echocardiography

(203) 785-2022
Accepting New Patients


Dr. Elder cares for patients with congenital heart disease across the lifespan, from birth though 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 handful 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 serves as the Co-Director of the Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program.





Affiliated With

Yale Medicine, Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital


Education & Training


University of Connecticut School of Medicine


University of Pittsburgh Medical Center


University of Pittsburgh Medical Center


Columbia University Medical Center;Emory School of Medicine

Accepted Insurance

Insurance coverage regularly changes, please contact the doctor’s office directly to verify that your specific insurance plan is accepted.

  • aetna
  • anthem bc/bs
  • berkeley care network
  • cigna healthcare
  • community care network
  • connecticare
  • corvel
  • first health network
  • focus healthcare
  • great west
  • husky
  • medicaid
  • medicare
  • multiplan
  • oxford health plans
  • railroad medicare
  • tricare/champus
  • united healthcare
  • us family health plan
  • wellcare