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Department Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Administration Of Injectable Medications For Osteoporosis
  • Adult Rheumatology
  • Arthritic Knee Conditions
  • Bone Density Testing
  • Clinical Trials
  • Cortisone injections
  • Diagnosis of Osteoporosis
  • Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA)
  • General Rheumatology
  • General Rheumatology including Lupus
  • Hyaluronic acid (HA)
  • Hyaluronic acid injections
  • Immunoglobulin Infusion
  • Immunotherapy
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Infusions Of Biologic Agents On Site
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injections
  • Joint Preservation Center
  • Medical Management of Early Osteoarthritis
  • Medication Management
  • Musculoskeletal Evaluation
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Musculoskeletal Treatment For Joint Pain
  • Rheumatology
  • Steroid Injections
  • Therapeutic Injections
  • Ultrasound-guided Procedures
  • Viscosupplementation
  • Viscosupplementation Injections
View all 30 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • AIDS & HIV
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • Arthritic Knee Problems
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle
  • Arthritis Of The Hip
  • Arthritis Of The Knee
  • Arthritis of the Thumb Base
  • Arthritis of the Wrist & Hand
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Autoinflammatory Syndromes
  • Behcet's Disease
  • Benign Hypermobility Joint Syndrome
  • Buerger's Disease
  • Bursitis
  • Calcification Tendinitis
  • Calcinosis
  • Central Nervous System Vasculitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis (Pseudo Gout)
  • Churg-Strauss Syndrome
  • Connective Tissue Diseases
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Elbow Arthritis
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) Syndrome
  • Foot & Ankle Arthritis
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Gout
  • Gout Arthritis
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangitis (Wegener’s)
  • Hand and Wrist Arthritis
  • Hand Pain
  • Hand Problems
  • Henoch Schonlein Purpura
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Pain
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Immunosuppression
  • Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Iritis
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Joint Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lupus Anticoagulant
  • Lupus Nephritis
  • Metabolic Bone Disease
  • Metabolic Diseases
  • Microscopic Polyangiitis (MPA)
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Impairments
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myositis
  • Orthobiologics
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis Of The Hips And Knees In The Elderly
  • Painful Joints
  • Palindromic Rheumatism
  • Panuveitis
  • Polumyalgia Rheumatica
  • Polymyositis
  • Pseudogout
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Relapsing Polychondritis
  • Retroperitoneal Fibrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis and Heart Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
  • Sacroilitis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondyloarthopathy
  • Spondyloarthropathies
  • Spondylosis
  • Systemic Autoimmune Diseases
  • Systemic Lupus
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Trigger Finger
View all 92 Specialties +


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About Matthew Bunyard, MD

Matthew P. Bunyard, MD, was born in Ohio and graduated from Miami University in Oxford. He then attended the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo and graduated with honors; receiving the Glidden L. Brooks award as the superior student in all phases of the curriculum. He continued his training with an internal medicine residency at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, and then followed this with a rheumatology fellowship at Duke University. He practiced general rheumatology in Maryland for 10 years.

He is board-certified in both internal medicine and rheumatology and is a fellow of the American College of Rheumatology.

He joined the medical staff in the Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases at Cleveland Clinic in 2004. He is the Director of Clinical Operations for the department at the Cleveland Clinic main campus and regional medical practices.

He holds a faculty position of Clinical Assistant Professor in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University and directs the general rheumatology clinic elective for the medical students.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC USA

Residency - University of Virginia Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Charlottesville, VA USA

Internship - University of Virginia Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Charlottesville, VA USA

Medical Education - Medical College of Ohio at Toledo
Toledo, OH USA

Undergraduate - Miami University
Oxford, OH USA

Professional Highlights

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Glidden L. Brooks Award (Highest Honor in Graduating Medical School Class)
  • Director of Clinic Operations for Cleveland Clinic Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases
  • Clinical Assistant Professor in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
  • Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology


  • Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

Specialty Interests

Ankylosing spondylitis, Gout, Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Spondyloarthritides

Awards & Honors

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
    Glidden L. Brooks Award (Highest Honor in Graduating Medical School Class)


  • American College of Rheumatology, Fellow
  • American College of Physicians
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 5/15/2022, Dr. Bunyard 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

214 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

67 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2022

Dr bunyard is a very good listener and seemed to understand as much as he could during our first visit.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022

The rheumatology dept and dr. Bunyard are great. They are there when you need them

Reviewed on May 19, 2022

Dr Bunyard is great

Reviewed on May 10, 2022

Dr. Bunyard is the best!!! Being his patient for many years, Dr. Bunyard always provides excellent care for my health problems. During my office visit, he always shows a genuine concern about my problem and takes the time to examine my situation comprehensively. His extremely effective treatments keep me having regular daily activities as a normal person. His rich knowledge (much beyond his specialty) has helped me in getting good treatments with my other health issues. I can't say enough how great I feel to have Dr. Bunyard as my care provider.Dr. Bunyard is truly a remarkable doctor and professional that we respect and trust. I give him my highest recommendation, without reservation.

Reviewed on May 10, 2022

Dr. Bunyard and his office provide the most professional, effective, and pleasant care to patients. Having Dr. Bunyard as my health provider makes me be the most fortunate patient. Not only I highly recommend Dr. Bunyard to others, but I also passionately suggest Cleveland Clinic to recognize Dr. Bunyard for his excellent work, which contributes the world-class reputation to Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on May 5, 2022

Dr. Bunyard is an extremely kind and considerate Dr.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2022

Dr. Bunyard is an excellent doctor with great listening skills. He's the best!

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2022

Dr Bunyard was on hospital services, he added me to his OP schedule to take care of me. He is world class!!

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2022

Dr. Bunyard is a top rate doctor. He has approached my very difficult case with a strategic problem solving approach, which is ideal for me. I am very grateful for his help.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2022

Dr. Bunyard is the best!

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2022

Excellent. Short wait time. Everyone friendly. Dr Bunyard is awesome. Takes his time, listens, and explains everything so I understand.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2022

Dr. Bunyard is in the top 5 of the many doctors I see at the clinic. He is excellent.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2022

Dr Bunyard is awesome. I have been seeing him for more than 10 years. He is always very responsive to my calls and or my chart messages. I have great respect for him as a caregiver at the Cleveland Clinic. He is quite smart and persistent to figure out the best treatment. Great job, thank you!

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2022

Dr. Bunyard is thorough, kind and efficient! He cares for me and did a wonderful job of injecting both my knees I did not even feel the injections. We communicate thru My Chart and it is really easy to reach him

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2022

Dr. Bunyard is always amazing

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2022

I was very impressed with the care and concern shown me by Dr. Bunyard. He seemed genuinely interested in diagnosing my symptoms and developing an appropriate plan of action.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2022

Busy time for you but Dr bunyard made some time for me at the end of his day

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2022

Dr Bunyard has always been very thorough in my care. He has always checked with other doctors with other concerns. He's a great doctor

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2022

Dr. Bunyard was great.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2022

I highly recommend him. He was initially a second opinion doctor but his attention to my concerns and his follow up made him my primary care for rheumatology. He is personable and very patient. He always gets back to me with any concerns I may have.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2022

We love *Dr. Bunyard.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2021

Dr.took his time with me and answered any concerns I had.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2021

My experience with Dr. Bunyard and His staff was excellent!! He was extremely thorough with blood tests,X-rays etc. He consulted with my DrsAnd together came up with a care plan for me that I am comfortable with. I had the best care ever regarding my Psoriasis and Arthritis!!Thank you for my good care!Ann Robinson Willett

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2021

I was treated better then at any medical facility or with any doctor previously. Well informed and treated with respect.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2021

Dr. Bunyard is very nice person and a very good doctor. Always nice and helpful.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2021

Dr. Bunyard is always there to help me. No problems

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2021

I felt very comfortable speaking to the consultant and the doctor in training. I do tend to get a little teary when talking about my past history, they were understanding,

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2021

I love Dr B

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2021

Dr Bunyard is an excellent physician who combines great medical care with genuine kindness.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2021

Dr. Took time with me and listened to my issues and was very understanding and concerned. Extremely satisfied with his, he seems genuinely concerned and sent me for blood work to be 100% sure what he will prescribe is going to help me.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2021

Dr Bunyard was very helpful and listened to me. I have waited over a year for someone to listen to me and he was the doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2021

*Dr. Bunyard is the best.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2021

Dr Bunyard was my second rheumatologist; the fist not being CCF. He works hand in hand with his patients and shows great care for their well being.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2021

Dr Bunyard was fantastic.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Dr. B. Is very good at listening to the Pt. I felt confident with his diagnosis. I was grateful for his support

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2021

DR. BUNYARD , I am very satisfied with his care. He also treats my children with excellent care. Very prompt and goes the extra mile to serve excellent patient care

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2021

I mean obviously I still prefer to see my provider in person, nothing beats that, but definitely a good alternative.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

Of the many doctors I've seen over the years, I consider *Dr. Bunyard as one of the best.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Waiting time was short. Doctor visit was short into the point

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2021

I am so grateful to Dr Bunyard. He is an excellent phenomenal Dr. Very helpful as well. Thank you.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2021

Dr. Bunyard is the absolute best

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2021

My appointment for August was set up in April...although the wait for Dr. Bunyard was worth it.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2021

Dr. Bunyard asked for my story; he truly listened, and he proceeded from there.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2021

The doctor was very good and thorough on my care. He was friendly and really knew what he was talking about.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2021

Dr. Bunyard is very compassionate and wants to figure out the potential diagnoses a patient could have. He took time with me and was very thorough.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2021

I love Dr. Bunyard and trust him with my health.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2021

It is difficult to get in contact to Dr. Bunyard's actual office through the phone. When I message Dr. Bunyard on my chart, He responds promptly and answers my questions completely. However, some of my questions could have been better answered by a quick phone call to his office.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2021

Dr. Bunyard listens, cares, and thinks about my condition like no other physician I've seen. I cannot tell you enough how appreciative I am for his care and how fortunate I feel to be able to see him.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2021

Dr. Bunyard is one of the best rheumatologist I've come across to date! He listens to everything you have to say and takes all things into consideration. He's very easy to work with if you need to get on a new medication or stop a no longer needed medication. Simply put he is an awesome rheumatologist!!

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2021

I love the Cleveland Clinic they treat me wonderfully and I know I have very caring doctors!

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2021

Dr. Bunyard has been vigilant in following up on my visit with him. He is a good listener, he reviews the history of my health, looks at the complete picture. It is always a good experience when I see Dr. Bunyard.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2021

Dr. Bunyard guides his patients as they walk through their issues, he listens and lets patient make decisions yet will help them when they are not sure of what to do.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2021

Best dr. Ive ever came across.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2021

I am pleased with the care provided by Dr. Bunyard and appreciated the zoom call that he suggested. We live in Pennsylvania and it is not always easy to find transportation to Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2021

It took quite a while to get in to see Dr Bunyard, But I feel it was worth the wait to see him.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2021

Dr. Matthew Bunyard is very professional, caring, thorough and knowledgeable. He carefully listened to me while jotting down important facts and followed through with necessary testing. He calls and returns calls when he says he is going to; I was impressed with him.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

Dr. Bunyard always listens to me and helps find solutions to the problems I present. This department really has its act together. The entire process is professionally managed.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

Dr Bunyard and his staff were excellent in their care, timely follow up and answering the many questions I had. This was the best experience I have ever had with a medical interaction.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2021

Dr. Bunyard actually listens to me, unlike many other providers I have seen.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2021

Overall, the care I have received at Cleveland Clinic has not been responsive to my conditions and voiced concerns. Dr. Bunyard has been a wonderful exception to that experience.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2021

Dr. Bunyard is very intuitive, he understands my needs. Very blessed to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2021

Dr. Bunyard is the best!

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2021

Wow. Just excellent! Best physician I have ever been to.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

Dr. Bunyard is great! He always shows compassion and that he is listening to what you have to say.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2021

Dr. Bunyard is very thorough

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2021

Dr. Bunyard is the best.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2021

good doctor

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