Christopher Elder, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology at CUMC
Christopher Elder, MD

Dr. Elder is an assistant professor of clinical neurology in the Division of Epilepsy and Sleep at CUIMC. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Delaware then attained his MD from Drexel University College of Medicine. He completed intern year at Georgetown University Hospital followed by residency at NYU Langone Medical Center where he was a chief resident. He completed fellowship training 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 at 51st Street.

Departmental Appointments

  • Department of Neurology
    Division of Division of Epilepsy and Sleep

Areas of Expertise

  • Epilepsy
  • Epileptic Seizures
  • Seizures


  • CUMC/Presbyterian Hospital and Vanderbilt Clinic

    622 West 168th Street
    New York, NY 10032
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 305-1742

Insurance Programs

Please contact the provider's office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

  • Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NY Signature, NYP Employee Plan, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
  • Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]
  • Emblem/GHI [Medicare Managed Care, PPO]
  • Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Access (Exchange), EPO, Gatekeeper (Exchange), HMO, Medicare Managed Care, Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]
  • Local 1199 [Local 1199]
  • MagnaCare [MagnaCare]
  • Multiplan [Multiplan]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Managed Care]
  • UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]
  • WellCare [Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

This provider does not accept new patients

Honors & Awards

Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2014

NYU Department of Neurology Resident Physician Teaching Award, 2017