Erik Charles Michelfelder, MD

Pediatric Cardiologist


Primary Specialty


Other Specialty

Pediatric Cardiology

Leadership Titles

Director, Fetal Cardiology Program


Medical School:
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
St Christopher's Hospital for Children
C S Mott Children's Hospital




Erik Michelfelder, MD, is Professor of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine and Director of the Fetal Cardiology Program at the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Heart Center. He has been practicing cardiology for 25 years. Dr. Michelfelder’s primary clinical and academic interests are fetal cardiology, congenital heart disease and non-invasive cardiac imaging in children. Prior to joining the Heart Center, he was the Director of the Fetal Heart Program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, where he worked for 18 years. His current research involves examining echocardiographic predictors of outcome in a number of fetal cardiac conditions, including hypoplastic left heart syndrome, pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum, and transposition of the great arteries. He also has interests in quality and process improvement science and tele-medicine applications in fetal and pediatric cardiology. He is active in the American Society of Echocardiography, American Heart Association and Fetal Heart Society.

Focus of Practice

  • Fetal cardiology
  • Clinical echocardiography
  • General pediatric cardiology

Areas of Interest

  • Fetal and pediatric echocardiography
  • Fetal cardiac evaluation in twin pregnancies
  • Fetal cardiac diagnosis, family counseling and perinatal care planning
  • Outpatient management of congenital heart disease


Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta Cardiology, Inc.

60 Oak Hill Boulevard, Suite 102 Newnan, GA 30265 404-256-2593

Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta Cardiology, Inc.

202 Village Center Pkwy Stockbridge, GA 30281 404-256-2593

Research & Publications

Fetal echocardiographic predictors of clinical outcomes in fetal structural heart disease, fetal cardiac findings in twin-twin transfusion syndrome, high cardiac output fetal lesions, quality and process improvement in fetal and pediatric echocardiography