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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As of 12/12/2019, 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

188 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

46 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2020

We love Dr. Tamburro. She's very compassionate and concerned.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

Fortunately, Adam's problems were pre-existing before COVID-19, so he had an established relationship with Dr. Tamburro.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

I would highly recommend Dr. Tamburro. She was thorough with her exam, explained everything very well, and answered all of our questions. Dr. Tamburro is an asset to her field.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

Very friendly doctors, felt really at ease and all of my nerves about doing an appointment in my own all went away

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

We love *Dr. Tamburro. She is wonderful.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

My daughter had a very good virtual appointment Dr. Tamburro & a resident team Dr. we seen. They gave me good medical advise on taking care of Rose eczema. I have seen a big improvement in the healing process by following the instructions I was given. Rose no longer has itching or irritation and she sleeps better at night due to the treatment.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

Dr. Tamburro was very detailed when explaining to me Rose condition with eczema. She showed a very great concern and knowledge in treating eczema. She also gave me good advise on the rash that rose developed on her neck that has total cleared up. I would recommend Dr. Tamburro to any family who is in need of Pediatric Dermatology.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

It is always an awesome experience with Dr. Tamburro!

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

We are asked to fill an online questionnaire and then asked the same questions again. The ancillary staff calls 15 minutes before apt time and then you have to wait till whenever the provider is available. for us it was much later than the apt time. This means that there is no respect for patients time in waiting. if the provider is running late then the "pre" activities should be adjusted accordingly.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

Dr. Tamburro was amazing. She was very approachable and my son enjoyed her and felt comfortable talking to her--well as much as a 13 year old will talk. She followed up with a detailed account of the treatment plan that I very much appreciated and have referred to a few times since beginning treatment. I was very impressed with her and her staff. I have been telling EVERYONE that has kids about her in the event that they would need a pediatric dermatologist.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

Dr. Tamburro's "bedside manner" via virtual visit was excellent. I was going into this thinking a virtual visit with a toddler would be very difficult. However, Dr. Tamburro knew how to communicate with my child and calm her down via the computer screen. She was very gracious, understanding, and provided excellent medical care.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

I have always experienced the utmost quality care when dealing with Dr. Tamburro or anyone assosiated with Dr Tamburro's office. I value the relationship.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

Dr Tamburro is extremely thorough in her conveying of information and her follow through.

Reviewed on May 18, 2020

Dr. Tamburro has worked miracles with my daughter's psoriasis.

Reviewed on May 13, 2020

Dr. Tamburro is one of our very favorites. she's always attentive, thoughtful, and patient, not to mention an expert.

Reviewed on May 12, 2020

We love Dr Tamburro. she's the best dermatologist I've taken my girls to see, and we've had to see specialists in multiple cities.

Reviewed on May 8, 2020

An in person appointment is always better than video so that the doctor can truly examine areas. But I believe she saw what she needed in the video. We can follow up down the road in person.

Reviewed on May 7, 2020

Dr Tamburro is incredibly kind and very patient with my daughter. Not sure how-but she got my 7 year old daughter (who is very scared of needles) to let her give her a shot on her nose. It just shows how well Dr. Tamburro is able to establish rapport and trust with my daughter. Love her!

Reviewed on May 6, 2020

Dr. Tamburro is the best. I really wish I could go to her.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2020

Both Dr. Tamburro and Dr. Dan were wonderfully patient and kind despite us having issues getting the Zoom Call Video set up. I never felt rushed or uneasy. They explored every possible avenue for my daughter's care and took all our questions.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2020

Dr. Tamburo was amazing!!!!

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2020

The doctor provided Julia with a huge amount of relief and understanding. She was clear and compassionate.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2020

we both loved the virtual visit. saved time, very easy to discuss everything with Dr. Tamburo. We would love to continue with virtual visits.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2020

Dr. Joan Tamburro was awesome!

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Best doctor we've ever had!!

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Great doctor and team

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2020

our experience with Dr. tamburro and her nurse was excellent!! i was so happy with how the appt went!

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

Hands down, one of the BEST doctors I have ever met; total package- intelligence, personality, careing, bed side manner

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

dr. tamburro is the best! so personal and warm, truly takes a consultative I've approach with her patients. makes child and parent feel involved. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for skin care advise.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

we love dr Joan tamburro!

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

highly recommend Dr. Tamburro- I've seen her now with 2 children and she is a fantastic communicator with the kids. love her!

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2019

I love Dr Tamburo

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

there is NO ONE better than Dr Tamburro. I feel honored that she takes such good care of my son. she is the best!

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

dr tamburro and her team are amazingeverything is just great from the get go, we are greeted very well, the rooming process is so smooth and dr tamburro such caring , compassionate doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2019

Very Good is an underrated view of this visit. Dr. Tamburro is kind, considerate, thorough in her explanation and direction, and clear with expectations. I was amazed by the way that she works and is assisted during the visit. The staff was a direct duplication of what she represents as well.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2019

Dr. Tamburro was so caring. I felt like she was family the way she expressed concern.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

Dr. Tamburro is an outstanding and very patient doctor. Every visit was pleasant. she took her time to explain the procedure in details, to include the outcome and her expected results. She answered any question we had. She was very warm and showed that she cared. Our overall experience with her was above expectations.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

We highly recommend Dr. Tamburro! I have yet to meet a practitioner with such a perfect blend of care, concern, knowledge, and patience. She is a fairy godmother in our house!

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

Doctor Tamburo and her staff are amazing! W are very luck to have them.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

wonderful experience with Dr. and nurse

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

both doctor and nurses were very child friendly and very cooperative . we are glad we made a long trip from out of town for this visit .

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019

The care and communication shown was above and beyond. The Dr. showed concern not only towards my daughter but also my fears and concern. She made us both feel at ease and there was no misunderstanding of the tests and what information it would/would not provide. The Dr. also called me multiple times following my daughters biopsy with concern regarding the status of the affected area.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2019

She is very compassionate and great physician.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

this physician is honestly amazing!!!!

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2019

Dr. Tamburro was wonderful. My daughter was nervous and Dr. Tamburro put her at ease. She answered all of our questions and gave us practical solutions.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

very nice doctor, highly recommended

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