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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

Cardiovascular Medicine

Avon Hospital

33300 Cleveland Clinic Blvd
Avon, OH 44011


Cardiovascular Medicine

Fairview Hospital

18101 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44111

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Avoiding Dehydration, Proper Hydration
  • Cardiovascular Disease Risk Prevention
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Regional Heart and Vascular
View all 4 Treatment & Services +

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
  • Blood Clots
  • Bradyarrhythmias
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • 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)
View all 77 Specialties +


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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

See publications for AR Wattar, MD, FACC.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 7/4/2023, 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

258 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 4.8

46 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2023

Dr Wattar was very accommodating in seeing me even though I arrived late because of a location mixup.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

Dr Wattar is professional and thoughtful

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

Dr Wattar is very compassionate and answers any questions I may have.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

As usual dr Wattar was so kind , listened to my questions so carefully and provided me with the answer so professionally and kindly

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

I like Dr. Wattar and appreciate the fact that he reviews my fike before he comes in the room (either that or he has an amazing memory)

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

Dr. Wattar is an outstanding doctor. He took time to answer my questions and even questions not related to cardiology. I highly recommend Dr. Wattar.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

I like Dr. Wattar very much

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

Dr Wattar was professional and courteous. He answered every question.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2023

Dr Wattar is one of the finest physician I've ever had and most attentive to his patients.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2023

Dr Wattar made me feel comfortable and at peace.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2023

Dr. Wattar save my life twice

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

Dr. Wattar was kind and explained everything to me.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

Dr. Wattar is a consummate professional. His understanding of my needs and desires makes my health and wellbeing possible.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

Outstanding doctor, excellent care

Reviewed on May 25, 2023

I had recently lost my husband of 52 years to Covid and Dr Wattar was very respectful and concerned about my grieving process.

Reviewed on May 22, 2023

Best appointment I have had with a physician that listened to me and answered my questions!

Reviewed on May 16, 2023

Dr. Wattar was very knowledgeable and caring. .

Reviewed on May 15, 2023

Wonderful Dr.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

I love him he's a very good heart doctor

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2023

Dr. Wattar was very helpful.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2023

Dr Wattar is both caring and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2023

Really a perfect meeting with everything addressed and very needed tests discussed and reviewed. I am very blessed to have this doctor. He does an outstanding job tak8ng care of me.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2023

Excellent experience with Dr. Wattar and his office.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2023

Dr. Wattar was wonderful. First doctor appointment with him, and I was very impressed with his attention to my case and how he listened and discussed everything with me.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2023

Dr.Wattar was tremendous and one of the best communicators that I have ever been seen by

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2023

Doctor was very quiet.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2023

Great doctor and staff!

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2023

Dr. Wattar is very caring and compassionate.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2023

Dr. Is always very informative and caring

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2023

I love Dr Wattar! The most professional and attentive cardiologist. Sweet too.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2023

Excellent doctor. I'm fortunate to have found him.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

Dr Wattar is a caring, helpful physician

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2023

Dr. Wattar demonstrates a calm demeanor and is very informative when it comes to cardiology. He explained everything to me for my Mom so I can translate it to her since English isn't her primary language. She felt more at ease and relieved due to his professionalism and knowledge. My mom stated, " I wish more doctors were like Dr. Wattar. A doctor who listens to the patient, answers their questions, and explains things on a level so you understand."

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

Much better than first visit with Dr Wattar - he was more personable - we need our doctors to be people, and to treat us as people.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

I liked that Dr. Watter gave me options instead of taking a prescription drug.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

I was very happy to see Dr Wattar.He was so kind,so wel informed about my situation.he even remembered me when I was in ER

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2023

Love my doctor!!!!!!!

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!

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