Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Avon - Richard E. Jacobs Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Esperanto
Surgeon No
Avon - Richard E. Jacobs Health Center
Primary Location

Avon - Richard E. Jacobs Health Center

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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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 & Thoracic 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


Education & Fellowships

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

Fellowship - Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Chicago, IL USA

Fellowship - Episcopal Hospital
Philadelphia, PA USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Molecular Cardiology
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Fairview Hospital
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Aleppo University Faculty of Medicine

Undergraduate - Aleppo University Faculty of Medicine


  • 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 7/2/2020, 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

187 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

27 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2020

I still drive an hour to see Dr Wattar. He is one of the best doctors @ Cleveland Clinic. I mean that!

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2020

I hope I don't have to recommend a cardiologist to someone, but if I did, it would be Dr Wattar. He's the only Dr I'd drive an hour to see. And the Cleveland Clinic has fine Cardiologists closer to me.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

DR Wttar was excellent. Echo tech Brian was terrific.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

The overall care and support by the staff and doctor was very good.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

Very good experience Dr. was very professional and his staff was pleasant and also professional

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

A very good experience I liked Dr. Wattar and found him to be very professional and concerned for my well being

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

Dr Wattar is great. He listens. He is very good at explaining things.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020

glad I was able to get all tests and doc sppt on same day

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

very good is great.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020

Dr. Wattar does an excellent job at explaining what is wrong in a way that is easily understood. He is thoughtful and thorough when answering questions.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

I called my doctor and made an appointment for the next day yes were good

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

my doctor answer all my questions I am very satisfied with my doctor

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

Dr Wattar is a top notch Doctor. He does not mince words. I have to take some tests to see why I have fluid o n my anckles.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

Dr Wattar is a very well versed Cardiologist.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2020

Dr. Wattar is always attentive and quick to answer all questions. One of my favor doctors because I always leave the office feeling confident that my cardiac care is in the best hands possible.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

I like Dr. Wattar and believe he has done a good job of managing my hypertension.

Reviewed on May 19, 2020

Clinic save my life .Thank You are my family. to all of my doctors again Thank You

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2020

Have been a Cleveland Clinic patient for many many years. Have always, and continue to receive, the best care possible. Will continue to use Cleveland Clinic as my primary care provider.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

This doctor was one of the best that I have been to...he courtiously all aspects and asked if I had questions.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

We really liked *Dr. Wattar. He was very kind and informative, and followed up right away on our "message my doctor" question on My Chart.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

Great, caring Doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

Dr. Wattar answers all my quesrions and explains everything to me. He has great bedside manners and I would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2020

Dr. Wattar, though soft spoken, explained my ultrasound and explained the function of my valve and how it is leaking blood back into the ventricular. He was very thorough and reassuring and spoke to his belief my problem has been caught and diagnosed early. He recommended a heart MRI as a precaution and a benchmark going forward. I was very comfortable with Dr. Wattar and look forward to seeing him during my follow up

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

my visit with doctor wattar is always pleasant. He is a caring, knowledgeable doctor and has always taken his time to listen and pay attention to my health needs

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

My appointment was a good experience. Dr. Wattar listens to what I have to say and takes any concerns of mine with seriousness.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

Dr Wattar is very knowledgeable and caring. I feel safe and well taken care of with him as my cardiologist. He is patient and kind and takes time to answer all of my questions. I highly recommend him!

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

I am very satisfied by my care from excellent doctors at the Cleveland Clinic.

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