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Tamar Preminger, MD


Tamar Preminger, MD
Department: Pediatric Cardiology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code M41
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Tamar Preminger, MD
Department: Pediatric Cardiology
Location: Medina Hospital Medical Office Building
Mail Code M41
970 East Washington Street
Medina, OH 44256
Tamar Preminger, MD
Department: Cardiovascular Medicine
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code M41
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Both Adults and Children & Adolescents

Biographical Sketch

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. Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., 2016

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.

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

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Children's Hospital of Boston
Pediatric Cardiology
Boston, MA USA
Fellowship - Hospital for Sick Children
Pediatric Intensive Care
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


  • 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
  • Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., 2016


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

Treatment & Services

  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center
  • Angiography
  • Angioplasty
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Cardiac Implant Closure Device
  • Catheter Intervention For Congenital Heart Disease
  • Catheter Repair Procedures for Congenital Heart Disease
  • Catheterization (and Pre-Cath Exam)
  • Clinical Research in Congenital Heart Disease
  • Department of Pediatric Cardiology & CT Surgery
  • Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization
  • Echocardiography in Congenital Heart Disease
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG)
  • Embolization of Arteriovenous Malformations
  • Endovascular Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) Closure
  • Heart Biopsy
  • Heart Valve Disease - Percutaneous Interventions
  • Inpatient Care
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Interventional Catheterization For Congenital Heart Defects
  • Intracardiac Echocardiography
  • Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS)
  • Invasive Cardiology
  • Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatric Vascular Procedures
  • Percutaneous Closure of Paravalve Leak
  • Percutaneous Embolization
  • 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 Interventions For Vascular Disease
  • Percutaneous Pulmonary Valve Replacement
  • Percutaneous Treatment of Blocked Veins
  • Percutaneous Treatments
  • Percutaneous Valve Repair and Replacement
  • Percutaneous Valve Treatment
  • Percutaneous VSD closure
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • PFO Closure
  • Post Operative Cardiac Care In Hospital Or Opd
  • Repair of Complex Congenital Heart Disease
  • Stents
  • Transcatheter Valve Replacement
  • Vascular Access

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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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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Languages Spoken

  • English

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