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

Residency - 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 School - 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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As of 12/18/2017, 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.

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* 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

106 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 4.8

15 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2018

we came for a second opinion and quickly found the doctor to be super helpful and was very knowledgeable about the effects of the improper treatment my daughter had been receiving. so glad we came in

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2018

Dr Tammburro and her staff were right on time

Reviewed on May 7, 2018

this provider was knowledgeable, outgoing, informative and happy to speak with. we went to the wrong location and was 45 minutes late and still saw us and there was barely no wait time. her medical assistant was also very friendly. was worth the drive to be treated well.

Reviewed on May 1, 2018

In my 20 years of seeing doctors at the Clinic, this was my best experience. Dr. Joan and the resident Dr. Blake were extremely helpful and thoughtful and really listened. It was the first time we had seen either of these doctors, but I felt like we have been seeing them and working with them for years. They were incredibly kind and I truly felt like they cared about my son.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2018

Our daughter asks a lot of questions, perhaps more than most, and Dr. Tamburro always addresses each one with patience and respect. That means a lot to a parent.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2018

*Dr. Tamburro has excellent communication skills with my pre-teen daughter. She is a wonderful doctor!

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2018

We do not have any medications needed for this treatment but she described the ones we might take if we did need them. I imagine that working with her on medications would be an excellent experience based on our current experiences.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2018

Dr. Tamburro was excellent with my anxious daughter. Dr. Tamburro explained the procedure to my daughter and calmed her nerves. She was very caring, sensitive, and patient with my daughter. My daughter really liked her and felt comfortable with her. I will highly recommend her!

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2018

We are very fortunate to have *Dr. Tamburro on our "team". She makes a very difficult to handle disorder more bearable.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2017

Dr. tamburro treats me like she would her own children. I am very confident receiving her care because she has by best interests at heart and makes me feel better than anyone. She is the best care provider.

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