Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Richard E. Jacobs Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Esperanto
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Regional Heart and Vascular
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Abnormal Heart Rhythms
  • Adverse Effects Anticoagulants
  • Amyloidosis
  • Angina
  • Aorta Disease
  • Aortic Aneurysms
  • Aortic Regurgitation
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia
  • Atheroembolism
  • Atherosclerosis (vascular)
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Septal Defects
  • Avoiding Dehydration, Proper Hydration
  • Blood Clots
  • Bradyarrhythmias
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardiovascular Risk Prevention
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cerebrovascular Occlusive Disease
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Coarctation Of The Aorta
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congenital Valve Disease
  • Constrictive-Pericarditis
  • Coronary Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Dyspnea
  • Edema
  • Fainting
  • Familial Cardiomyopathy
  • Fatigue
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Related Illnesses
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Infective Endocarditis
  • Infiltrative Cardiomyopathy
  • Long QT Syndrome (LQTS)
  • Loss Of Consciousness
  • Low Blood Pressure (hypotension)
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Near-syncope
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Patent Foramen Ovale
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonic Regurgitation
  • Pulmonic Stenosis
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Sudden Cardiac Death (Sudden Cardiac Arrest)
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Total Coronary Occlusions
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation
  • Tricuspid Stenosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defects
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW)
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Biography

About AR Wattar, MD, FACC

AR Wattar, MD, FACC is a cardiologist in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine in the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute, practicing in Mentor and Willoughby Hills Family Health Centers. Dr. Wattar is board certified in cardiovascular disease. His special interest is advanced cardiac imaging, including nuclear cardiography, cardiac CT and cardiac MRI.

Dr. Wattar earned his medical degree from Aleppo University,  Aleppo, Syria. He relocated to the United States to complete a three-year residency at Cleveland Clinic Lutheran and Fairview hospitals, followed by a research training program in molecular biology at Richard Freeman Research Institute, Ochsner Medical Institutions, New Orleans. Returning to Cleveland, Dr. Wattar served a one-year fellowship in molecular cardiology at Cleveland Clinic, followed by a one-year fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at Temple University Health System, Philadelphia.

Dr. Wattar received Level II training in nuclear cardiology, diagnostic cardiac catheterization and echocardiography as a fellow in cardiovascular disease  at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago. He completed his post-graduate training with a cardiovascular diagnostics fellowship at The Ohio State University where he received Level III certification in advanced cardiac imaging, MRI and CT.

Prior to his appointment to the Cleveland Clinic staff in 2012, Dr. Wattar was a cardiovascular consultant at Fort Hamilton Hospital, Hamilton. Ohio. He previously was in private practice in Westlake, Ohio and on staff at Kaiser Permanente Hospital, Parma Heights, Ohio and Southwest Hospital, Middleburg Heights, Ohio.

Dr. Wattar has been an investigator in six clinical trials of new medications for treating heart disease and preventing stroke. He has published a number of textbook chapters and papers in professional journals on advanced cardiac imaging. He is a Fellow of the  American College of Cardiology and a member of  the American College of Physicians, the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. Dr. Wattar was named to the Best Doctors in America list 2010-2012.

An accomplished violinist, Dr. Wattar is a graduate of the Aleppo Academic Conservatory of Music. He is fluent in English, Arabic and French.

 

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2012

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - The Ohio State University
Cardiovascular Imaging
Columbus, OH USA
2012

Fellowship - Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Cardiology
Chicago, IL USA
2001

Fellowship - Episcopal Hospital
Cardiology
Philadelphia, PA USA
1999

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Molecular Cardiology
Cleveland, OH USA
1997

Residency - Fairview Hospital
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1994

Medical School - Aleppo University Faculty of Medicine
MD
Aleppo,
1988

Undergraduate - Aleppo University Faculty of Medicine
Aleppo,
1985

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease

Specialty Interests

General Cardiology

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 3/27/2017, Dr. Wattar 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

106 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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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 4.7

4 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2017

Informative. Developed a plan for care.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2017

Explained exactly why he was putting me on the medication he was and what I could expect. He also let me know other things I could do, or should not do, to help improve my condition.

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2016

Doctor is ver good on letting me ask questiona and explains why He is recommending something which I appreciate

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2016

Dr Wattar is very thorough in his evaluations and follow up procedures. Very professional. I have the highest level of confidence with his care

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