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
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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
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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 5/17/2020, 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

276 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 5

85 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

Dr Bunyard's practice is efficient, professional and highly responsive to a patients needs

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

excellent physician

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

Dr Bunyard is a wonderful, kind, caring, knowledgeable Dr. I have recommended him to others.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

Dr. Bunyard is always amazing. Doesn't matter what state I live in, I still go to him only.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

Dr Bunyard is an excellent caring doctor aNd always there when needed.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

Dr Bunyard seems to be very thorough. glad that i found a good doctor

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

I was seen promptly after arriving. The person who took my preliminary information was friendly, courteous, and efficient. Dr. Bunyard was prompt in seeing me soon after I arrived in the office. Dr. Bunyard is very easy to talk with. I have complete confidence in Dr. Bunyard's abilities and knowledge of my issues and how to treat them. Overall, I am very pleased with DR. Bunyard as my Rheumatologist.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2020

Dr. Bunyard has helped me tremendously. He has been so good about checking on me and working with me to get the correct medicines. I am very thankful for him.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

Dr. Bunyard was very thorough and I felt like he really understood my issues. Great Doctor!!

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

dr Bunyard is a wonderful doctor. He has helped me get to the root of my health problems. very attentive and concerned.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

First visit to Dr Bunyard. Excellent experience in all regards.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

From the Doctor, to the Nurses, Valet pay and the The Valet workers, this Center has very nice Helpful Professionals, I am very impressed.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

This was my first visit to CCF and with Dr.Matthew Bunyard. I immediately found him very approachable. He seemed friendly, concerned, and kind. He conducted a very thorough history and assessment to determine what type of arthritis I might have. (I previously had had mixed feedback about what type of arthritis I might have). He's an exceptional listener, listening patiently and carefully. He seemed genuinely interested in me and unhurried. I thus could feel very relaxed during the visit. He's a 5 star physician. I'm extremely pleased that he will now be my Rheumatologist. I feel I can trust his judgment.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

I believe Dr. Bunyard is a doctor that really cares.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2020

Dr. Bunyard is a great physician for my RA treatment. Patient since Jan.2007. Couldn't be happier.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2020

Dr Bunyard is extremely kind and thorough. I have recommended him quite a c few times. I have been seeing him for years and have never had a bad experience!

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

Cleveland Clinic is the best of the best health care facilities. Courtesy and respect are very nice but the ability of the provider is of the utmost importance. I have never been disappointed.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

As previously stated, Cleveland Clinic's practitioners are exceptional. I traveled two hours from Pennsylvania to get treatment. I was not disappointed. Dr. Bunyard is a very kind, considerate physician. And besides that, he was on time.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

My physician is personable and knowledgeable. He provides excellent care for my RA.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

Dr bunyard the best rheumatologist at Cleveland Clinic!

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

Dr Bunyard provides me with options and takes my concerns and opinions into account so that we can arrive at the best course of treatment.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

Dr. Bunyard was very concerned at my well being.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

Everyone in Dr Bunyard's offices were friendly and helpful. I found that to be the case with everyone I came in contact with at The Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

Dr Bunyard was excellent in all aspects. A knowledgeable Dr that informed me of his thinking as he examined me. He also treated me with kindness and respect. He has good balance of clinical intelligence and people intelligence.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

*Dr. Bunyard is one of most caring and good drs. I've ever met.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

Dr. Bunyard is always very professional and listens to what I'm saying. I've never felt rushed when I see him.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

Dr B is simply amazing- one of CC finest.He listens, digs and attempts to connect the dots. Cannot overestimate how professional he is.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

I always receive the best of care from my Doctor. His care goes beyond measures.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Dr. Bunyard is my favorite doctor of all time! He is the best!

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

Dr. Bunyard always listens carefully to my health concerns and answers my questions.He was willing to send a referral to Pain Management to assist me with a back problem I am experiencing and he also prescribed meds to assist with my back pain until I am able to be seen by them.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

I thought it was worth the risk to have an in-person appointment because I really value my appointments with Dr. Bunyard.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

I get very comfortable with Dr Bunyard. I felt very comfortable and appreciated the level to which he listened to my history and worked with me on the next steps to take.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

Dr Bunyard is always nice and personable to me. Always asks me how I am doing even my work. At the end, he always ask me if I need anything.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

vet efficient organization. during my appointment the doctor ordered blood work and X-ray. I was able to get those completed within the hour of my appointment.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

dr Bunyand is the best I felt like he listened to me

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

Dr. Bunyard is a very personable and helpful doctor. He does everything in his powers to help me find ease of pain and comfort with my Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia. I would recommend him to anyone that has a Rheumatoid disease.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

Dr Bunyard is always professional and shows great concern for his patients including in all decisions.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

the care that dr Bunyard provides exceeds my expectation in every way. I will highly recommend him to family and friends.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020

It has been awhile since I scheduled the appointment, so I truly don't remember if my ratings were accurate. However, any and all dealings with Dr. Bunyard's office are always done as promptly and professionally as possible.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020

Dr. Bunyard has never let me down. He is so knowledgeable and professional. I totally trust and respect his opinion. If he can't handle your issue, he will direct you to someone who can.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020

This was my initial visit. *Dr. Bunyard listened to all my concerns and discussed what treatment steps he could take as of now - that being ordering x-rays of my spine, blood/urine labs to ID what is happening FIRST before determining benefits/risks of possible treatments.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

Dr. Bunyard is always good at answering my questions, both in person and through mychart.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

Dr. Bunyard is helpful in navigating my care.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Dr. Bunyard was very thorough with examination and testing to evaluate my problem.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

Dr. Bunyard manages a very efficient and convenient system for his patients to get appointments. He is very thoughtful and takes notes for times and days based on patients' preference.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

I'd say that, if you want to get the first-grade health care, simply go to Cleveland Clinic. It is truly lucky to be Dr. Bunyard's patient.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

It is always a good experience to see Dr. Bunyard. I have been his patient for a long time, and he is always professional, knowledgeable, and very friendly.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

Dr. Bunyard listened to all of my concerns. He is easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

*Dr. Bunyard is very calming and the appointment is more like a discussion which I appreciate! I also feel he is very knowledgeable and up to date with current treatments/research. I trust in his care & judgment.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

dr bunyard is great

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

I feel I can receive the care I need at the clinic by using my chart and messaging Dr. Bunyard. He returns message quickly. Dr. Bunyard worked to connect me through face time, but the clinic program would not work.

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

was really good appointment really liked dr bunyard

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

Dr. Bunyard has been amazing and digs down to figure out what's going on with the patient.

Reviewed on May 15, 2020

dr Bunyard is great. knowledgeable and very caring.

Reviewed on May 1, 2020

Excellent Doctor

Reviewed on May 1, 2020

Dr. Bunyard is amazing, He is always so caring and thorough.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2020

Dr & staff always courteous & professional

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

Dr. Bunyard is very congenial, has a good sense of humor and is very easy to talk too. Better than most.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

Dr. Bunyard is always professional and caring.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

Dr. Bunyard is very thoughtful, caring, and intelligent. I was impressed with wisdom and humility.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

Dr Bunyard is always great. The only reason I drive 2 hours to see him.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

The doctor was great, he explained things to me without making me feel like he was "dumbing them down" and I truly appreciate that!

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

Dr. Bunyard and his office personnel have always been very good at addressing my condition and scheduling my appointments. Dr. Bunyard is excellent communicating through My Chart addressing all questions and concerns regarding my psoriatic arthritis.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

I am very satisfied with the treatment and care I receive from Dr. Bunyard.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

Dr. Bunyard is a great doctor. He listens and is always helpful to resoving my health issues.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

I did not need to make a call everything was handled there. I am so please with the hospital and Dr. Bunyard he is terrific.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

have had this provider since early 2000's. Always takes time and considers every option with my care. Returns calls between appts. when I have questions or concerns

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

Dr. Bunyard is one of the very best doctors I have ever seen! Not only is he intelligent about his area of expertise, but he is kind and caring!

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

Dr is very caring and helpful

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

Good directions on mailer. Lab (Anita) was very friendly. Dr. Banyard spent a considerable time with me.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

excellent Dr.

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2019

Dr very concerned and called back to inform me of results.

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2019

Great Doctor

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2019

Dr. Bunyard is a wonderful doctor. He always treats me with respect and includes me on decisions for treatment. I am so confident in his decisions and that he is providing me with the best care possible. He is my favorite doctor of all time!

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2019

Dr. Bunyard is excellent and very caring.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2019

Dr Bunyard is a great physician. I have been seeing him for years, he is always kind, companionate and thorough. He is also very accessible.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019

Dr. Bunyard is everything a patient hopes for in a physician. He was patient, kind, concerned, and willing to work out a plan of care that will help me since I live in Pennsylvania.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019

My family has been a patient at the Cleveland Clinic previously and has always received the greatest of care. We have and will continue to recommend this facility to anyone who is unhappy with local physicians. This is precisely the reason I am seeking care from Dr. Bunyard.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

Dr. Bunyard is the best!

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

Dr Bunyard is an extremely gifted professional

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

I really appreciate having Dr. Bunyard as my rheumatologist. He really tries to understand and respond to my health concerns and develop approaches to address them. I never feel rushed or dismissed.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2019

Dr. Bunyard is a very personable physician. He has a sense of humor and very easy to talk to. He has even called my home to talk to me and also talked to my other physicians.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019

I appreciate the doctors quick response to the messages that I've sent over the last six months!

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019

The doctor has always been very responsive to my needs.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019

Dr. Bunyard is one of the best doctors I had in ever way - communicating his knowledge of my issues, his treatment approach and it's clarity. his prompt responses to my phone calls emails, test result, etc. very fortunate to have him as my doctor.

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