Tamar Springel

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Tamar Springel, MD

Assistant Professor

  • Division: Nephrology


Tamar Springel, MD, is a specialist in kidney disease in infants, children and adolescents in the Division of Pediatric Nephrology at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. She is Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
Dr. Springel is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric nephrology, and she is certified in pediatric advanced life support. She was named to the medical staff at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital in 2010.

Dr. Springel earned a bachelor’s degree in biological basis of behavior and a master’s degree in health policy research from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa. She received a doctorate in medicine from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, Va., and served a residency in pediatrics with the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, also in Richmond. She served an additional year as Chief Resident in pediatrics after completing her residency. She completed her training as a fellow in pediatric nephrology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.

Dr. Springel has presented at medical meetings and published papers in medical journals about chronic dialysis in children. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Society of Pediatric Nephrology and American Society of Nephrology.

Research Interests
• End-stage renal disease
• Health policy
• Economics of health and health care

Honors and Recognition
• Excellence in Pediatric Endocrinology Award, Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Pediatrics, 2007
• Emily Gardner Chief Resident Award, Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Pediatrics, 2008-2009
• John E. Lewy Advocacy Scholar's Program, American Society of Pediatric Nephrology and The John E. Lewy Foundation, 2011