Christopher James Elder, MD

Clinical Neurophysiology, Neurology, Neurology
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Christopher Elder, MD is an assistant professor of neurology at CUMC, in the Division of Epilepsy and Sleep. Dr. Elder completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Delaware then attained his MD from Drexel University College of Medicine. He completed his intern year at Georgetown University Hospital followed by residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, where he was a chief resident. Dr. Elder completed fellowship in Neurophysiology/Epilepsy at UCLA Seizure Disorder Center. Dr. Elder has training in the diagnosis and management of diverse neurological illnesses, specializing in seizure disorders and epilepsy. He sees patients at the Neurological Institute of New York and ColumbiaDoctors Midtown locations.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Epilepsy
  • Epileptic Seizures
  • Seizures

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital


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New York, NY 10019

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, 2013 Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Internship: Georgetown University Hospital
  • Residency: 2017 NYU Langone Medical Center
  • Fellowship: 2019 UCLA

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
  • Neurology

Honors & Awards

Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2014

NYU Department of Neurology Resident Physician Teaching Award, 2017


Selected Publications

Elder C, Friedman D, Devinsky O, Doyle W, Dugan P. Responsive neurostimulation targeting the anterior nucleus of the thalamus in 3 patients with treatment‐resistant multifocal epilepsy. Epilepsia Open. 2019;4:187-192. 10.1002/epi4.12300

Elder C, Hainline C, Galetta SL, Balcer LJ, Rucker JC. Isolated Abducens Nerve Palsy: Update on Evaluation and Diagnosis. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2016 Aug;16(8):69. doi: 10.1007/s11910-016-0671-4. Review. PubMed PMID: 27306521.