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
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Birthmark
  • Dermatitis
  • Eczema
  • Vascular Anomalies
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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

Specialty Interests

pediatric dermatology

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 12/13/2016, 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

98 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 5
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

19 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2017

everyone was very kind and helpful.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2017

Dr. Tamburro is exceptional with regards to speaking to my daughter and acknowledging her thoughts/concerns about her care.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2017

Very professional.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2017

she did not force any treatment on my child. have my husband and I all of the information we needed to make an educated decision on treatment and supported our choice 100%

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2017

Dr. Tamburro is excellent! My son is shy and she took time to let him warm up and got down on his level to talk to him.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2017

Dr. Tamburro is outstanding! Very caring, compassionate, and knowledgeable. It's a pleasant experience when we have to see her.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2017

Dr Tamburro communicated very well with my son and with me about his condition. I felt like it was a team approach and decision process for his treatment plan. She has been wonderful to work with.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2017

Again, Dr. Tamburro is phenomenally great!

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2017

the experience was very good and we appreciated the Doctors time and excellent care

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2017

Never a bad experience with Dr Tamburro. She and her staff are amazing!

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2017

Dr.Tamburro is amazing and is very good and taking the time to explain things to me and my child!

Reviewed on May 24, 2017

Dr. Tamburro is wonderful! She explains things clearly and listens attentively. She also has a wonderful rapport with kids. The only drawback is that she is tough to get an appointment with - but that's because she's so good!

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2017

My son is now wanting to become a doctor that works with children thanks to doctors like Dr. Tamburro and Dr. Rhee. Can't wait to see which he follows.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2017

Dr. Tamburro has my best interest at heart. She is knowledgeable, caring, always available for me-even on weekends and after hours. She treats me as if I were her only patient.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2017

Dr. Tamburro was very good with my daughter. She took the time to listen to all of our concerns and questions.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2017

Dr T was very friendly toward my daughter and it helped her remember who she was.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2017

Dr Tamburro is very thorough

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2017

Dr Tamburro is very attentive and an excellent active listener. She is not above valuing my opinion regarding my son's skin and she always involves me in his care. She is absolutely wonderful at her job.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2017

Excellent physician - very attentive to _____ issues & concerns.

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