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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

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Avoiding Dehydration, Proper Hydration
  • Cardiovascular Disease Risk Prevention
  • 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
  • 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 Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • High Cholesterol
  • 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

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 United States

Fellowship - Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Fellowship - Episcopal Hospital
Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Molecular Cardiology
Cleveland, OH

Residency - Fairview Hospital
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH

Medical Education - Aleppo University Faculty of Medicine

Undergraduate - Aleppo University Faculty of Medicine
Aleppo, Saint Vincent And The Grenadines

Professional Highlights


  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease

Specialty Interests

General Cardiology

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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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 3/24/2024, Dr. Wattar has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* 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

324 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 4.9

55 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 21, 2024

Dr. Wattar is excellent. He communicates effectively, he listens and responds to my concerns. He also provides reasonable alternative treatments.

Reviewed on May 15, 2024

Dr . Wattar was very professional and courteous. He thoroughly explained the medication and procedures I will be going through. Dr Wattar answered all my questions to my satisfaction and understanding. I feel confident with the care he will provide for me.

Reviewed on May 13, 2024

Appointments are sometimes difficult to get or weeks or months after doctors request them.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

Dr. Wattar is very caring, professional and compassionate provider.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2024

This is a good provider

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2024

They were fast no wait time for my appointment Dr Wattar took his time and explained things.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2024

All I can is. A GREAT DOCTOR Respectful straight forward and easy to talk to

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2024

Very good and respectful doctor. Listened to details and investigated thoroughly.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2024

Dr. Wattar is the best. It's always good to see him and he genuinely cares about us.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2024

Dr. Wattar was excellent in every way

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2024

This was an excellent experience. The doctor seemed very concerned about my needs in my health, which is all you can ask for right?

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

Dr Wattar was very kind and understanding with my continuing issue with my grief over my husband's passing due to covid.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2024

Good dr..,good explanation of my condition

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2024

Informed provider of purple coloring of feet in dependent position. Provider did not look at feet directly - he asked if there were any swelling, but did not have socks removed or touch feet. I do not doubt he has experience of what must be looked at, however, it seems swelling, color, skin condition should be visualized.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2024

I had an excellent experience with DR. Watar!

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

Dr Wattar is excellent. Both visits with him have been very positive.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2024

I appreciate Dr Wattar's knowledge, thoughtful observations, and compassion. I do not have any significant health concerns and am under Dr Wattar's care for general health & wellness - and I am appreciative of that as well.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2024

The doctor explained everything to me thoroughly and in terms that I could understand

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2024

Dr. Was very good , studied my case then gave me his advice.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2024

Dr Wattar patiently answered all my questions

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2024

Dr Wattar is a first-class physician.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2024

Dr. Wattar was very attentive, caring.

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2023

My daughter attended with me and will make an appointment for herself. Liked Dr. Wattar very much

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2023

Dr Wattar is thorough and always asks if I have questions and if I have concerns! Excellent Physician!

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023

Dr. Wattar is a wonderful doctor. He's very caring and very concerned about my issues and listened to me.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

Doctor Wattar is very good doctor and very nice man

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

Dr Wattar is so smart and so caring! He makes you feel as tho you are his only patient! He always asks my opinion before selecting the correct treatment for a health concern. He is a 5 Star Physician!

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Dr Wattar is always thorough in explaining my condition and experience. I have complete trust in CC because of him

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Refers to Dr. Wattar.

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2023

Kind; professional; intentful listener; educator; provided genuine attention, taking into consideration my thoughts/information; Issued directives for future procedure, as well as follow up. Dr. Wattar at the end of our visit advised if I have an concerns I can make an appointment as he is now my established Cardiologist.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

Dr. Wattar really listens very carefully to any/all concerns that I have. He is the best that one would want in a cardiologist.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

Dr Wattar is very attentive. Great experience!

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

Dr Wattar was very attentive. Love him as a care giver!!!

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

My diagnosis is a complicated one and it really scare me. Dr. Watter's calm manner is so helpful and kind.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

Dr Wattar was a excellent in explaining everything to me. What I could do to help my health. Very satisfied with visit.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

The doctor was caring and very professional.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Excellent experience with the doctor and his support and follow up staff

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

I like Dr Wattar. He seems honest and genuinely concerned about addressing any issues

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

I'm certainly pleased to have Dr Wattar as my Cardiologist! He seems like a truly caring person with a very relaxed but thorough personality! He made sure all my questions were answered and my prescriptions were all taken care of! It's great to have confidence in his practice and to be one of his patients!

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

Dr. Wattar is very thorough and explains everything very well.

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

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