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Title Section Head, Pediatric Dermatology
Department Dermatology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Children & Adolescents Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional 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
  • Hair Loss
  • Moles
  • Psoriasis
  • Scars
  • Vascular Anomalies
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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 - Pediatric Dermatology
  • Dermatology

Specialty Interests

pediatric dermatology

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Joan Tamburro, DO.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 1/2/2023, 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

128 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

37 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2024

Dr and staff all very courteous!

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2024

Dr. Tamboro included my daughter and me equally in her concern, care, and explanation

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2024

The doctor was patient, listened to all of my concerns and took the time to thoroughly examine my son as well as followed up with a phone call. She was thoughtful and thorough.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

Dr is very nice and answered all concerns we had, she cares patients and always responds fast.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2024

Dr. Tamburro is the best!!!

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2024

Dr. Tamburro is the best dermatologist. She is extremely knowledgeable, thorough, respectful and listens carefully to all of our concerns and questions. She has really helped our son with eczema, acne and some other issues due to hormonal changes. I appreciate how she tries to problem-solve and asks me to let her know after we try something she suggests. I also really like the written information on our visit summary based on everything the doctor suggested. Dr. Tamburro you are the very best!!!

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2024

Dr Tamburo is amazing! She had excellent manners in addressing Ava's concerns and questions, while making her feel very comfortable and also communicated well with me.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

Excellence doctor. She was knowledgeable and got right to the point. No dancing around.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2024

She is one of the most helpful doctors I would highly recommend her to anyone. My daughter loves her as well!

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

Dr. Tamburro is absolutely fantastic in every way! Just incredible!

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

Dr Tamboro is an awesome physician . Very caring and provides excellent care always . My daughter is sad she won't need to see her again , but is very appreciative of all her help over the years !

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

The two Residents and Dr. Tamburro both spent and extended amount of time with us. They listened to every little thing we said and really took it all in. I felt that they truly went above and beyond to care for my daughter.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

Highly recommend Dr. Tamburro and her team. Couldn't imagine going anywhere else.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2024

We loved Dr. Tamburro for her thoroughness, patient and care shown toward my daughter. I would recommend her to anyone I can! Glad I made the trip to see her over 2 hours away.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2024

Dr. Tamburro was excellent! She was very knowledgeable and spent quite a bit of time with my son. She explained all of his skin issues and gave some medical and personal advice on how to keep his skin better protected. Would recommend her to anyone!

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2024

Dr. Tamburro is great, takes her time with patients. I like that she has her nursing staff in the room as well to assist in the visit, so everyone on the team is on the same page.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2023

Dr Tamburro is wonderful! She is so caring and very encouraging to my daughter. She gives my daughter confidence and tells her she's doing a good job.Which is what a teenager needs to hear from a doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2023

Dr. Yam pro and her staff are excellent.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2023

Dr. Tamboro is excellent. It was I comfortable for my 14 year old son because so many other people came In the exam room with her. (About 3-4 other people)

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2023

My daughter was having a horrible time with her skin and Dr Tamburro was able to squeeze her in which was needed and so appreciated because she ended up giving herself an infection from itching so much and needed antibiotics.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2023

Dr Tamburro is always patient, kind and thorough. My daughter is fearful of the dermatologist office because she has had so many skin issues and itching and pain with but Dr Tamburro will take her time and talk to my daughter about different interests or hobbies and is able to effectively examine her.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2023

We are so thankful our daughter is patient of Dr Tamburro. Our daughter has many different skin issues and Dr. Tamburro and her staff are always so kind and responsive with all the different issues and needs that come up to help our daughter.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Doctor was great! She answered all my questions around my daughter's care and you can see that she truly enjoys what she does.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2023

Dr. Tamburro and her staff are wonderful and I would highly recommend her to anyone!

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2023

Dr. Tamburro was fantastic. She made my daughter feel very comfortable, and did a great job of including her in the plan of care. This was my first visit and I will definitely recommend this practice to friends and family.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2023

Such a smart and personable physician!!! She's amazing!

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

Dr. Tamburro is the best. We are so grateful for her thoughtful and thorough care for our son.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

Joan was great at letting Elliott know what she was doing/looking for in terms he could understand. She talked with him about sun protection and how to care for his skin.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

Dr. Tamburro was amazing- diagnosed my child's issue quickly and showed compassion.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

Dr Tamburro is an excellent physician. She was caring, kind, knowledgeable and knows how to relate to teenagers. She personalized the plan based on my daughters personal short term and long terms goals. I would recommend her highly to anyone

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

Loved Dr. Tanburro!

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

Dr. Tamburro is always kind and explains the plan in a way the patient and parent can understand. She is empathetic and listens.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

Dr. Tamburro addressed all my daughters concern. Has great bedside manner!

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

Dr. Tamburro went above and beyond with scheduling assistance, care coordination, caregiver education, and ongoing displays of empathy. Highly competent physician with excellent bedside manner.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

Please see previous comments. Dr. Tamburro went above and beyond in all of these areas.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

Great Provider.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

Dr Tamburo is the example of what all doctors should strive to be; kind caring, calm, patient, funny. She is wonderful with teens!!

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