Department Dermatology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Children & Adolescents Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Center for Pediatric Dermatology
  • General Dermatology
  • Pediatric Dermatology
View all 3 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Birthmark
  • Dermatitis
  • Eczema
  • Vascular Anomalies
View all 4 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Medical College of Wisconsin Clinics
Pediatric Dermatology
Milwaukee, WI USA

Residency - Grandview Hospital and Medical Center
Dayton, OH USA

Internship - Grandview Hospital and Medical Center
Dayton, OH USA

Medical Education - Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Athens, OH USA

Undergraduate - Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH USA


  • Dermatology
  • Dermatology - Pediatric Dermatology

Specialty Interests

pediatric dermatology

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 11/27/2018, Dr. Tamburro 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

163 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

40 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2019

Dr. Tumburro did an excellent job of explaining the situation and taking the time to answer all or our questions.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2019

I would recommend Dr. to ANYONE! She is a wealth of knowledge. Breaks down information into laymen's terms. Checks to ensure our understanding. And handles our son with kid gloves. We all love Dr. Tamburro!

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2019

I usually don't give all 5's. But Dr. Tamburro was great with our son and explained everything to us step by step. She listened to all our concerns and was very empathetic.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2019

Wonderful doctor - great with patients and parents

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2019

Dr. Tamburro is a wonderful doctor.

Reviewed on May 22, 2019

this physician has the bedside manner of an angle! she is wonderful, patient and explains everything. I did not feel rushed at our visit, she really listened.

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

Dr. Tamburro is a kind and caring physician who shows the utmost respect for the child and the parents. She took enough time to make sure that all my questions were answered

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019

Dr. Tamburro is wonderful.Thorough, thoughtful, efficient, caring.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019

Wait time was lengthy, but Dr. Tamburro and staff made up for it by spending much appointment time with us.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

Dr. Tamburro is an amazing physician with great bedside manner. I cannot recommend her any more highly.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2019

Dr. took time with each child to make sure she understood the problem. asked a lot of questions to me and the child. She was very concerned, caring and very knowledgeable. Her nurse was very kind and helpful too.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019

Loved Dr. Tamburro! So great with our little one and was very clear when explaining everything.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

Excellent care - I will recommend *Dr. Tamburro as much as possible.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

Dr Tamburo is the kindest Doctor we have met. She is kind, patient, and truly cares. She is an asset to Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2019

Dr. Tamburro was very knowledgeable about what my child's issue is. We will most definitely recommend her to others!!!

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2019

Dr. Tamburro is phenomenal with kids. She showed great empathy and strong communication- thank you!!

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2019

*Dr. Tamburro and her nurses are absolutely top notch!!

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2019

*Dr. Tamburro is our favorite!!

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2019

Dr.Tamburro is kind and patient answering all of my questions and treated my children with respect. she is well worth waiting to see

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2019

Dr. Tamburro is WONDERFUL! She is so kind, and is so good with Hannah. I never feel rushed in the appointment; she explains everything so well and makes sure I have all of my questions answered.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019

Dr Tamburro is outstanding both interpersonally and in her expertise caring for my son with complex medical conditions. She is the best, I always recommend her to other parents.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2019

The doctor is very good - knowledgeable, friendly, easy to talk to - We felt very comfortable.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2019

The doctor was so warm and sweet. She took the time to really explain what she thought was going on and what his treatment plan was. We had a great experience!

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2019

Dr. Tamburro was knowledgable, patient, and kind to me and my child! She was the best experience I have had with a medical provider in quite a while. she is an amazing doctor and person!!

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2019

we love Dr. Tamburo!!!! from the very start she was very caring, empathetic, and thorough. she listened to us, explained everything very clearly and really cared for my child! I would recommend her to anyone!!! best doctor!!!!!

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2019

Dr. Tamburro is amazingly compassionate and dedicated to my son's wellness.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2019

Dr. Tamburro is very thorough and knowledgeable. Great doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2019

She is one of the best doctors I ever met. She really cares about her patients, she is extremely knowledgeable, kind, and understanding. I would recommend her to everyone.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2019

Dr. Tamburro is outstanding in her field. She works tirelessly to advocate for her patients. I can't imagine going to anyone else. She seems to truly care about my son.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2019

long wait, but worth it to see the doctor

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019

*Dr. Tamburro was wonderful with my teen. She spoke directly to him, expressed empathy, and explained treatment plan. I would recommend her to all my friends who are parents of young people struggling with acne.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019

These ratings pertain to the care I received from Dr. Tamburro. There was a person who came into the room prior to Dr. Tamburro who was not very friendly and a bit abrasive. To me and to Maxwell. I did not feel as comfortable with her as I did Dr. Tamburro.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2018

The doctor is very thorough but our apt was at 10:45am and we didn't get seen until 12:30pm

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2018

*Dr. Tamburro is wonderful. So nice and caring.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2018

*Dr. Tamburro was exceptionally kind, patient, and thoughtful. She was so knowledgeable & went out of her way to arrange my next appointments w/other specialists for me. I was very grateful.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2018

Dr. Tamburro was one of the best doctor's I have seen for my children. She was thorough, conversational and wonderful with children.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2018

Wait in the room was a little long, however Dr. Tamburro took the time needed with us once she saw us. I would rather a provider run slightly behind bc they are giving the care needed to each patient vs. running on time always and not taking extra time when needed

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2018

Dr. Tamburro was very thorough and took the time to be certain both myself and my child were comfortable with the procedure performed. She was excellent.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2018

Dr Tamburro phoned one hour after the procedure to be sure my daughter was healing nicely. Additionally, her medical staff phoned 2 days after with results from my daughter's test. amazing follow up!

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2018

We saw the doctor in a timely fashion.

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