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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 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
  • 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
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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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

170 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 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

44 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

Dr. Bunyard was told by his staff he had no openings til June but he made it happen sooner snd I appreciate that.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

Excellent doctor. Very thorough.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2023

Dr Bunyard was caring and compassionate He listened and is truly trying to help meHe is stuck with me

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2023

Dr. Bunyard is always amazing! Been with him for years and years and years.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

Dr. Bunyard was exceptional!!! He went above and beyond to try to help me with a painful condition that I've endured for over 15 years.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

Always exceptional experience visiting Dr. Bunyard. Very fortunate having Dr. Bunyard as my care giver. Dr. Bunyard always listens to my health issue concerns carefully, evaluate and make recommendation and take the time to message my primary Dr. When Test results needing attention by my primary Doctor. Immediately informing me of my test results and provide necessary reconnection or adjustment to my prescription. Feel very confident and extremely lucky to be able to receive such care with Dr. Bunyard!

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

Dr. Bunyard is an excellent physician, whom I have been seeing for 20 years. He listens, and then discusses various options for symptom management.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

Dr. Bunyard replies to all messages very quickly!

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

I am extremely grateful to have Dr. Bunyard "in my corner"!

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

Dr Bunyard is knowledgeable, kind. And communicates promptly to questions. I recommend him highly.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2023

Best and most thorough doctor I've seen since I first had symptoms of this issue over 5 years ago. Finally have hope for my future again.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2022

Dr. Bunyard is exceptional, professional and exceeds any expectation.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2022

I will repeat as I have on the other pages. I have always felt of the respect and care from Dr b and his office. I am thankful for their attention and their concern.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2022

Thank you to the office staff of Dr b. The Cleveland clinic and Dr b have been my salvation.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2022

Dr Bunyard is outstanding!

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2022

Dr Bunyard , is very easy to talk to & answered my questions.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2022

Dr. Bunyard is very Intellectual, kind and thorough physician. Pleasure to be his patient. His staff is excellent .

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2022

Dr. Bunyard was simply the best. He worked around my schedule being with my sister at chemo. He made it work so I didn't have to make a second trip up there. Went above and beyond what most doctors would do.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2022

Dr. Bunyard is the best!

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2022

Dr. Bunyard is very thorough and I appreciate the time he took with me. He is kind and caring. I would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2022

Dr Bunyard goes above and beyond. I have seen him for years and am so appreciative of his knowledge and continuity of care! He is the best.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2022

Dr Bunyard is without doubt one of the finest physicians I have had the good fortune to provide me with medical care. He is totally committed to research every option to help his patients and share his thoughts his patients. His practice sets the high bar for all providers to aim for.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2022

He is a great Physician and has helped me immensely with my condition.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

Dr. Bunyard is an exceptional doctor. He makes his patients feel at ease and he goes out of his way to help in their health issues.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2022

Dr Bunyard is an exceptional provider.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

Good experience, could have appt earlier, but I had seen Dr BUNYARD 18 years ago & wanted him specifically again.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

I am a retired pharmacist & was able to speak with & understand the physician's thoughts quite well

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

Dr. Bunyard is a great DR.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2022

Excellent service. Dr. Bunyard made room in his schedule for me when an issue arose with my health.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2022

Dr. Bunyard is exceptional in all respects. Technical expertise, but presents info and options at a level that can be understood. Excellent in terms of timely communication.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2022

Dr Bunyard and his team are excellent.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2022

Very satisfied with doctor, staff and my visit.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

Dr. Bunyard always takes as much time as needed to listen, examine and explain. And on top of it all, he has a 'real person' personality that shines through.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2022

Dr. Bunyard is actually concerned about his patients!! Takes the time to keep personally in touch with his patients. He is very much appreciated and helpful with my healthcare. One of the best doctor I've ever had and I've had many!

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!

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