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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


Additional 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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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 7/7/2022, 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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* 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

194 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

29 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2022

Dr Wattar is a kind, sincere physician. He listened patiently to me and made me feel very relaxed.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2022

Dr Wattar care and concerned about medical problems, very strong in representing the values and goals of Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2022

Dr. Wattar is simply courteous, professional and always remain calm while explaining things to me. That make me feel very confident about him and what he says.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2022

Very genuine and very caring doctor. Extremely professional

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2022

I found my appointment with Dr. Wattar very helpful. He answered my questions and payed out how we would proceed.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2022

Excellent physician - takes the time to explain things and helps in many ways!

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2022

Dr wattar is a very compassionate, knowledgable dr . He answers my questions completely and shows concern for my well being.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2022

Dr is always listening and so kind. He is very thorough and professional. I love him!

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022

We discussed many areas to be worked on. The doctor was so thorough and thought through each area and offered to work closely with my endocrinologist. I was very happy.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

Dr Wattar provides warm, very competent care. I dont feel rushed with him and I feel like he really cares about his patients.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2022

My experience with my Doctor was excellent

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2022

The reception lady was so accommodating helping me while still checking folks in alsoshe was very nice and professional.And Dr Watter, was excellent at explaining everything to me and the steps to help determine my health issues, and also let me know what steps to take to stay healthy. I would recommend Dr.Watter to anyone needing a expert such as him.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2022

Dr Wattar is a very caring person and strives to educate his patients about their health issues. He is a great listener and extremely empathetic.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

Dr. AR Wattar, MD., F.A.C.C. Is one of my best doctors. He takes time to answer all of my questions and provides answers in a way that I can understand. He has always provided me with helpful guidance and proper medication such that my hypertension issue is under control. I highly recommend Dr. Wattar at a great cardiologist.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2022

*Dr. Wattar was great! Kind, explained everything to I understood and patient!

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2022

Dr. Wattar was very thorough in our conversation. I was able to ask all of my questions and he took the time to answer everything- he didn't make me feel rushed or that my concerns were unimportant.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2022

Dr. Wattar is a very caring physician. He answered all of my question without judgement. He knew my medical history before entering the exam room. Fantastic!

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2022

Very thorough and thoughtful doctor

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

Dr Wattar very knowledgeable and concerned of any problems!

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2022

Dr Wattar spent the office time answering all questions in a non-rushed Atmosphere. That was very much appreciated.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2022

Dr. Wattar was knowledgeable, compassionate and concerned...he directed the nurse in getting me a referral at the main campus for heartIssues. He designated it ASAP.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2022

It is very easy to get an appointment with Dr. Abdul Wattar M.D. The scheduling advocates are courteous and helpful.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2022

Dr. Abdul Wattar is a great doctor! He took time to review my main issue, asked me questions and answered questions that I had and also provided great information on any changes to my meds. I very highly recommend Dr. Wattar to anyone who needs great cardiac related care.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2022

Great Doctor. He has helped my wife and is now helping me with an immediate need.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2022

New doc for me! Highly efficient with a nice dose of caring!

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2022

He is a great doctor

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2022

Dr. Had reviewed patient's file prior to the appointment and was well aware (informed) of items mentioned above. That may seem trivial but it cemented my confidence with this Dr. It's very professional, comforting, and conveys a genuine interested In the patient.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2022

Excellent insight and professional encounter with Dr wattar. He demonstrates a calm demeanor regarding imparting cardiac information. He took time with me to make sure I understood further testing and changes in my meds. I felt relieved and pleased with his professionalism and knowledge.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2022

I had many questions. My son was with me and also asked for details and explanations to previous as well as upcoming testing. The physician made sure all issues were addressed. His demeanor was kind and compassionate. I was impressed.

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