Tamar Preminger, MD

Department Pediatric Cardiology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Angiography
  • Angioplasty
  • Catheter Intervention For Congenital Heart Disease
  • Catheter Repair Procedures for Congenital Heart Disease
  • Catheterization (and Pre-Cath Exam)
  • Department of Pediatric Cardiology & CT Surgery
  • Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization
  • Embolization of Arteriovenous Malformations
  • Endovascular Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) Closure
  • Heart Biopsy
  • Heart Valve Disease - Percutaneous Interventions
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Interventional Catheterization For Congenital Heart Defects
  • Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Percutaneous Closure of Paravalve Leak
  • Percutaneous Interventions For Aortopulmonary Collaterals
  • Percutaneous Interventions For Atrial Septal Defect
  • Percutaneous Interventions For Coarctation Of The Aorta
  • Percutaneous Interventions For Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Percutaneous Interventions For Patent Foramen Ovale
  • Percutaneous Interventions For Pulmonary Av Malformations
  • Percutaneous Treatment of Blocked Veins
  • Percutaneous Treatments
  • Percutaneous Valve Repair and Replacement
  • Percutaneous Valve Treatment
  • Percutaneous VSD closure
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • PFO Closure
  • Stents
  • Transcatheter Valve Replacement
  • Vascular Access
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Heart Rhythms
  • Aneurysms
  • Aorta Disease
  • Aortic Aneurysms
  • Aortic Occlusion (blockage)
  • Aortic Regurgitation
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Atrial Septal Defects
  • Bradyarrhythmias
  • Coarctation Of The Aorta
  • Congenital Disorders of the Heart
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congenital Valve Disease
  • Congenital Vascular Lesions
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Constrictive-Pericarditis
  • Coronary Aneurysm
  • Diseases of the Aorta
  • Double Outlet Right Ventricle
  • Down Syndrome
  • Eisenmenger Syndrome
  • Endocarditis
  • Family History of Genetic Disorders
  • Family History Of Heart Disease
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Related Illnesses
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Heart Valve Infections
  • Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
  • Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
  • Infective Endocarditis
  • Interrupted Aortic Arch
  • Kawasaki Disease
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitochondrial Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Noonan Syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Patent Foramen Ovale
  • Pediatric Stroke
  • Pericarditis
  • Prosthetic Valve Dysfunction
  • Pulmonary Artery Disease
  • Pulmonary Artery Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Av Malformations
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
  • Pulmonic Regurgitation
  • Pulmonic Stenosis
  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Sinus Node Dysfunction
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Stroke
  • Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Tetralogy Of Fallot
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Transposition Of The Great Vessels
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation
  • Tricuspid Stenosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Anomalies
  • Vascular Malformations
  • Ventricular Septal Defects
  • William's Syndrome
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW)
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About Tamar Preminger, MD

Tamar J. Preminger, MD has been on Staff in Pediatric Cardiology at Cleveland Clinic since 2000. She is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric cardiology. She completed her pediatric cardiology and interventional cardiology training at Children's Hospital, Boston and her pediatric training at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She has received numerous awards including The American Medical Women's Award for Academic Excellence, The Joseph Ritter Teaching Award, The Howard B. Sprague Physician Investigator Fellowship Award and Pediatric Cardiology Top Doctors Award.

Her clinical interests include diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization in infants, children and adults with congenital heart disease, pediatric cardiology and adult congenital heart disease.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Children's Hospital of Boston
Pediatric Cardiology
Boston, MA USA

Fellowship - Hospital for Sick Children
Pediatric Intensive Care
London, England

Residency - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA USA

Internship - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA USA

Medical School - New York Medical College
Valhalla, NY USA

Undergraduate - University Hospital, State University of New York
Biology/Art History
Stony Brook, NY USA

Professional Highlights

  • Board-certified in pediatrics, 1994
  • Board-certified in pediatric cardiology, 1996
  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1994
  • Diplomate, American Board of Pediatrics, 2003
  • Diplomate, American Board of Pediatrics, Subspecialty in Cardiology, 2004


  • Pediatrics - Pediatric Cardiology

Specialty Interests

Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiac Catheterization in Infants, Children and Adults with Congenital Heart Disease, Pediatric Cardiology, Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Awards & Honors

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • American Medical Women's Award for Academic Excellence
  • Dr. Harrison Scholarship Award
  • Joseph Ritter Teaching Award
  • Howard B. Sprague Physician Investigator Fellowship, Pediatric Cardiology
  • Top Doctor's Award, Northern Ohio Live


  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Heart Association
  • American College of Cardiology
  • Ohio Doctors Interested in Congenital Heart Disease
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 10/31/2016, Dr. Preminger has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

56 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

8 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2017

Again, Dr. Preminger is top notch! We feel very blessed to have her watching over our daughter.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2017

Everyone was very kind and thoughtful.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2017

Dr. Preminger is an excellent dr. She spends time & explains everything. We have had the best experience @ Cleveland Clinic because of her we would def. recommend her.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2016

Excellent explanation by Dr.Preminger. She was very attentive to my child's needs and addressed our concerns with empathy.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2016

We love Dr Preminger!

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2016

she explained everything to me

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2016

We cannot say enough good things bout Dr. Preminger. She cares deeply, communicates clearly & is an enormous asset to CCF.

Reviewed on May 26, 2016

we love dr Preminger!!!!

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