Department Center for Pediatric Nephrology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Children & Adolescents Only
Languages Arabic, English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Center for Pediatric Nephrology
  • Continuous Dialysis
  • Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy
  • Hemodiafiltration
  • Hemodialysis
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Pediatric Kidney Disease & Transplant
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Urine Protein Test
View all 10 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acid-Base Disorders
  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Acute Renal Failure
  • Alport Syndrome
  • Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome (BWS)
  • Bladder Retention
  • Congenital Renal Malformations
  • Cystic Disease
  • Electrolyte Abnormalities
  • End Stage Renal Disease
  • Glomerular Diseases
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangitis (Wegener’s)
  • Growth Failure in Children with Kidney Disease
  • Hematuria
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
  • IgA Nephropathy
  • Interstitial Nephritis
  • Kidney & Bladder Birth Defects
  • Kidney Cysts, Simple
  • Kidney Disease In Solid Organ Transplantation
  • Kidney Infections
  • Kidney Stones: Oxalate-Controlled Diet
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Renal Failure
  • Renovascular Hypertension
  • Systemic Lupus
  • Urinary Obstruction
  • Urinary Tract Infection
View all 31 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Emory University Hospitals and School of Medicine
Pediatric Nephrology
Atlanta, GA USA

Residency - Miami Children's Hospital
Miami, FL USA

Residency - American University of Beirut Medical Center
Beirut, Lebanon

Medical Education - Beirut Arab University


  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics - Pediatric Nephrology

Specialty Interests

Nephrotic syndrome; Glomerulonephritis Electrolyte abnormalities

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 11/14/2019, Dr. Bou Matar 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

32 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

9 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

Dr. Bou Matar always listens and answers all questions. We feel he provides exceptional care for our son.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

working with Dr Bou Mater has been great - he has kept in close contact with us regarding our son, responding quickly on MyChart to messages and reviewing labs.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

Dr. B is wonderful, thoughtful and we are grateful for his excellent care.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2019

Dr. Bou Matar always spends a lot of time with us and always makes us feel special. He also always remembers my daughter as a person and not just a patient. the nursing staff is always very good. I would never take my daughter anywhere else for her care.

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

Dr. B is extremely thorough and empathetic. He has been so helpful and encouraging.

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

Dr B has been incredibly kind and compassionate through a very stressful two year process and diagnosis. we are grateful for his concern and empathy. As well as his tremendous expertise and clear dedication to remaining current with my daughters condition. Dr. B clearly stays current with available research and hopeful treatments on the horizon.

Reviewed on May 10, 2019

Dr. Bou Marar is very calm, patient and thorough. He listens to our questions and answers them in a way we can understand while making us feel validated for having concerns. He is a fantastic doctor and we appreciate everything he does for us and for our son.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2019

the doctor, and staff, were very courteous and professional, facility was clean. We had a very positive experience.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2019

Dr. Boa Matar took time to listen to our concerns and explain his plan. He later followed up in person with an explanation of test results. When asked, he provided a recommendation for a CC pediatrician for our children.

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