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
  • Bone Density Testing
  • Infusions Of Biologic Agents On Site
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injections
  • Musculoskeletal Treatment For Joint Pain
  • Rheumatology
  • Ultrasound-guided Procedures
View all 8 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • 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
  • Bursitis
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Arthritis
  • Knee Pain
  • Lupus
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis Of The Hips And Knees In The Elderly
  • Painful Joints
  • Pseudogout
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondyloarthropathies
View all 23 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


  • 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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As of 5/19/2019, 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

259 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
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 5
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

55 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

Dr. Bunyard is very thoughtful and caring about our situation when making the appointment for us. He is always reply to my questions quickly, even during the weekend. I am very grateful to him.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

I am very grateful to have Dr. Bunyard as my care provider. He is not only a top-notch professional, but also an extremely caring and kind-hearted doctor who puts patient first. He always does a thorough evaluation and involves me when making medical decisions. He makes crustal clear instructions for my treatment. Dr. Bunyard is an exceptional doctor whom the Cleveland Clinic should be very proud of.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

outstanding doctor. really listen.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2019

Dr. Bunyard is an excellent listener and communicator. He is always kind and compassionate.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2019

Dr. Bunyard is very good at working with me to plan my care. He listens and does not provide cookie cutter responses or recommendations!!! I appreciate being heard and being an active member of my health care.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2019

Dr.Bunyard was personable,kind,caring and extremely compassionate and tastefully humorous.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2019

Dr Bunyard is excellent and has great bedside manner.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2019

Dr. Bunyard is a wonderful Dr. He is patient, kind, listens and makes sure I understand everything we discussed.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

Dr. Bunyard cares and it shows in his examinations and discussions. He is willing to think outside the box and has gone above and beyond for me!

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2019

Dr. Bunyard is always nice to me. He has been taking care of me for years. He listens to my concerns. I can even my chart him with no problem at all.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2019

I appreciate that Dr. Bunyard listens to me and is always willing to discuss my concerns. I wish I could find a primary care physician just like him!

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2019

I was pleasantly surprised when Dr.Bunyard called me himself to talk about some lab results.I really appreciated that, I was out of town on vacation, and that call alleviated some worries allowing me to enjoy my vacation.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2019

I felt Dr. Bunyard was concerned about my diagnosis and carefully explained all the findings. He was very reasuring.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019

Dr. Bunyard is always thorough and takes the time to explain. He always replies to any MyChart messages with a reply or a phone call. He may be the best Drs. I have ever had, I appreciate him more than he'll ever know.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019

I rarely, have f ever have a wait at Dr. Bunyard's office.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019

Dr. Bunyard is fabulous. I never feel he is rushing and he really listens to what I have to say. Healso answers my questions and if he doesn't know the answer he passes it onto someone who will answer it for me.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019

Dr. Bunyard is fabulous!

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019

I fly from Texas to see Dr. Bunyard. For over 25 years I have been going to a rheumatologist. I have been to countless different physicians over this time period and Dr. Bunyard is by far the best.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2019

dr bunyard is awesome, always so helpful!

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2019

I've never had a doctor that has been as responsive as Dr. Bunyard. When I accidentally missed an appointment, he rescheduled it before I could. He's amazing.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2019

Dr. Bunyard is very thorough in his diagnosis procedure and has a great, friendly personality.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019

I was so worried and Dr. Bunyard and his staff were quick to help me.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2019

Dr. Bunyard is always very personable and interested in my concerns and needs.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2019

Dr. Bunyard always listens to what I have to say and together we talk about next steps.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2019

he is only one of the doctors who listens to me

Reviewed on May 1, 2019

Dr. Bunyard is a knowledgeable expert in his field and communicates with a variety of other specialists in order to assist with my unique medical situation.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019

Dr Bunyard is personable and very knowledgeable. he gives excellent care.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019

Dr. Bunyard is an excellent, caring professional. He's gone out of his way to help me deal with a chronic problem.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

very concerned & caring doctor

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

Doctor is excellent at listening and answered all of my questions. Very attentive!!

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2019

I can't say enough good things about Dr. Bunyard. He's very thoughtful and always listens to my concerns and questions carefully, and then suggests approaches that could be helpful.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2019

Dr Bunyard always listens to my complain. He address it the best he can. He is concern for my overall health - he reminds me of eye appointment and etc

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2019

I would, and do, recommend Dr. Bunyard! He is The Best! He always takes the time to understand and is a very caring individual. Great doctor!

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019

Dr. Bunyard is top notch. Every visit with him has been wonderful. His willingness to spend as much time as needed to listen to my concerns and examine me was something I have not had with other physicians. I would recommend Dr. Bunyard to anyone needing help with gout & gout related issues.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2019

Dr. Bunyard continues to demonstrate professionalism and genuine care for me and my numerous medical concerns. My husband and I know that he will do whatever he can to help me feel better.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2019

Dr. Bunyard showed exceptional interest, care and concern for me, the patient.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2019

Dr. Bunyard was outstanding with his professionalism and knowledge. Dr. Bunyard's was able to communicate his findings so that I was able to completely understand my condition, and the treatment option that were available. The doctor was very attentive listening to my concerns. I felt very comfortable with him as my doctor and I would highly recommend him to anyone ,looking for a Rheumatologist.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2019

Dr. Bunyard and support personnel are very courteous and dependable.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2019

DR. BUNYARD is always thorough and respectful. Listens well and explains answers. I always feel I can contact him later if I have any issues or questions.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019

Dr. Bunyard always listens and finds a solution to each problem.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019

love love love Doctor Bunyard!

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019

Dr Bunyard is always on time and always personable. I feel very fortunate to have him on my care team

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019

Dr. Bunyard is the epitome of a dedicated physician.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019

dr Bunyard is so personable I really like him

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019

My experience has been nothing but excellent from Dr. Bunyard

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2019

Very knowledgeable and friendly. Extremely professional. Finally a doctor able to help us, have been to a few and he is fantastic and provided the best care we have ever received.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2019

I drive 3 hours to see Dr. Bunyard because of the care he has provided me. He was able to appropriately diagnosis and treat my condition. He does an excellent job!

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2018

Dr Bunyard is excellent. He listens and answers questions and is very knowledgeable. Awesome doctor!!

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018

Dr Bunyard is a wonderful physician. my only visit with him left me impressed with his wisdom and interest and caring.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2018

I have been a patient of Dr Bunyard's for 12 years. He is the best. He works with his patients to provide the best care posdible!

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2018

great Dr and staff

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2018

Dr. Bunyard is easy to talk to, easy to get acquainted with, a sense of humor, all around nice guy.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2018

i had to wait since late May or early June for this appointment. This is the 5th rheumatologist that I've seen in the past 11 yrs and the first one to give me some answers. Dr. Bunyard seems to know what is going on and isn't leaving me in suspense for months on end, which is very stressful. The day of my appointment, everything was fairly eady as far as getting around and finding our way, with the exception of some confusion in the parking garage, but the attendants were very helpful.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2018

Dr. Bunyard always listens and provides good feedback as we continue to figure out what's going on with my joint issues.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2018

dr Bunyard is very thorough, I feel very comfortable and confident he will and does find concerns with my health to help me have a better healthy life. He truly is interested in keeping me healthy and ahead of problems that occur with Lupus. He is amazing and I feel I have found a doctor that is concerned in my health.

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