Christopher James Elder, MD

Board Certifications: 
Neurology, Neurology
Accepting New Patients

Overview

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

Gender

  • Male

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Location(s)

51 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019
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Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

Affinity

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

AgeWell

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs Plan

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan

Capital District Physician Health Plan

  • Capital District Physician Health Plan

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Healthfirst

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs Plan

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, 2013 Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Internship: 2104 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

Research

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.