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Pediatric Neurosurgery

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Hospital Affiliation(s):
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
UPMC Presbyterian

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.6 Stars
73 Patient
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University of Pittsburgh Physicians

UPP - Department of Neurological Surgery
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
4401 Penn Ave.
2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Office Phone:
(412) 692-5090


Neurological Surgery, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada


MD, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada

Toronto Western Hospital,
Toronto, Canada

Hospital For Sick Children,
Toronto, ON Canada

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June 22, 2017

we are sad Dr. Tamber is leaving. he was an asset to our daughter in a very desperate and scary time!

May 18, 2017

The PA was prompt and attentive, by the physician was 45 minutes late for our appointment (first appointment of the day), and was not personable after arrival.

May 15, 2017

I felt as though he was not fully explaining the issue and the plan of action. I always feel neurosurgery thinks I am stupid and explains as little as necessary. I am in the medical field and understand basics. I want to understand the ENTIRE picture and not feel like I need to go home and use google scholar. I just wish I knew the plan further. I asked many questions and he answered them very well and definitely helped me understand much more than other providers in the past. I know he is constrained by time as well and he did spend adaquete time with her

April 24, 2017

our scheduled appt was for 9:00 am, the Dr was 35 mins late. I have a job to attend as well and if I was 15 mins late I would have to pay $25 no show fee. I get there are emergencies, but the Dr should put himself in the patients place and see that it is unacceptable to be that late, talk to us for 5 mins and move to the next patient. I could have been given the results that we got over the phone. I drove 40 mins to the appt, paid to park and waited for 40 mins to be seen. than drove 40 mins back home to go to work. I feel as a parent of a patient our time is not valued by the Dr. Just because he is a highly recommended Dr does not give him the right to disregard his patients time constraints, we have to follow his, so why does he not have to respect ours?

February 02, 2017

best doctor ever.

January 09, 2017

We can't enough about Dr. Tamber. We're more than pleased with the care he provides.

October 27, 2016

The experience was great, Everyone there in the office was wonderful and worked to get the job done quickly and efficiently;

August 18, 2016

Very comprehensive visit-questions answered-thorough exam

August 08, 2016

Dr. Tamber is an excellent surgeon. My son's neurosurgical needs are very complex, and Dr. Tamber's decisions and recommendations have made a very positive difference in his health. I am forever grateful for Dr. Tamber's surgical skills and good decisions.

June 23, 2016

Only bad thing was the wait time. Arrived at 825 for an 845 appointment. Vitals were done immediately and we were sent back to the waiting room. We were not taken to the exam room until 935. Then waited another 30 min to be seen.