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 School - 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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As of 6/10/2018, 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

215 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 5
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

30 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2018

Dr. Bunyard is very kind and caring about me. He made every effort in accommodating my schedule for my office visit appointment. My sincere thanks to Dr. Bunyard!

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2018

Dr. Bunyard has made the best possible treatment for my health problem. Under his effective care, I am back to a healthy person, which commented by many of my friends. I am very happy that I can physically do whatever I want to do. Dr. Bunyard's rich knowledge, exceptional professional skills, caring and kindness make him an extraordinary doctor who is truly a role-model in medical profession.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2018

It is an extremely pleasant experience with Dr. Bunyard office. My visit moved so efficiently. There is almost no waiting time. Dr. Bunyard's office is the most organized and efficient office that I have ever visited.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2018

Dr. Bunyard and his staff members are very professional and provide the fist-grade service in this aspect.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2018

Amazing experience. I travel from DC or SC to see Dr Bunyard.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2018

great experience with doctor and staff. The doctor was very respectful and helpful.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2018

Dr. Bunyard is one of the best doctors i have seen in a long time. He was great.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2018

it is VERY hard to get an appointment with Dr. Bunyard.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2018

I have been seeing Dr. Bunyard since 2004. I believe he and other members of the Clinic staff saved my life. I have had a wonderful relationship with the Clinic and hope to continue for some years. Thank you.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2018

I can't say this appointment did or completed what my physician at home was trying to accomplish. Follow up and getting an answer to questions have been very frustrating. My physician said Cleveland clinic is the place to go for answers. I can't say that. I at this point feel like it has been a waste of time and money. Very disappointed.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2018

always appreciate the care I get with Dr. Bunyard is 's probably the best physician I've ever had in terms of taking his time, talking with me, explaining options, replying to my messages, and generally helping me get/keep my health on track. He always makes himself available when I have a problem. I appreciate his care more than my words can express.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2018

I am very pleased with the care I have received from Dr Bunyard. I have been seeing him for about 10 years, I always get to see him which is so important to me because I believe in continuity of care. He knows me and my history. I am very very confident in his care.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2018

Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Bunyard are truly lifesavers! I can't say enough good things about them! Dr. Bunyard is the Best doctor I have ever seen! His knowledge and experience surpass most. I am very thankful for Dr. Bunyard.

Reviewed on May 25, 2018

My appt. was so recent that I have not yet heard back from the doctor about follow-up care. My tests are still coming in.

Reviewed on May 10, 2018

*Dr. Bunyard is a very good dr. I just wish I could get an appointment sooner than having to wait so long.

Reviewed on May 8, 2018

It is truly a pleasant experience in seeing Dr. Bunyard. He is the best doctor that I ever had. During my visit, he took time in listening my problems and concerns, did a thorough examination, and addressed my questions with sharp and precise answers. Dr. Bunyard is a top-notch doctor with rich knowledge. He diagnoses a problem that I never realized. Dr. Bunyard is also very considerate for patients when placing test orders. He made extra effort in using existing resource and placed only necessary test orders. Dr. Bunyard is very dedicated and thoughtful. He gives me very clear written instructions and he even uses his weekend time in communicating with me. My experience tells that Dr. Bunyard is an exceptional doctor whom you can rely on for health care. Moreover, Cleveland Clinic must be proud of Dr. Bunyard who significantly contributes to the reputation of Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on May 8, 2018

Dr. Bunyard office is the most efficient and most well organized office. There was almost no waiting time before seeing the doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2018

Dr. Bunyard really listened, is compassionate, knowledgeable and very much appreciated for his openness, problem solving and willingness to try to help us figure out things with my daughter!!

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2018

I came back from Florida early just to see the doctors at Cleveland Clinic. I would highly recommend Dr Bunyard to anyone. I wish he was my family doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2018

Dr. Bunyard is not only an extraordinary doctor, but also a very kind and considerate person. He goes the extra mile to accommodate my schedule for my appointments. He even spent his weekend time to communicate with me. I can't thank him enough for the care that he gives me.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2018

Dr. Bunyard is truly a top-notch doctor. Under his care for over two years, I am having a normal life as a healthy person. The medications that he prescribes to me work really well for me. Dr. Bunyard has been carefully monitoring the effect of my medications. He addresses the issues from my blood tests quickly (even during the weekends) and gives me clear instructions for handling the issues. I am very lucky and extremely happy to have Dr. Bunyard as my care provider. I highly recommend him as the care provider so that more patients will be benefited from his care and become lucky people as me.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2018

This was the first time I saw Dr. Bunyard and the first time visiting the Cleveland Clinic. I was so impressed with the way things operated at the Crile Building. Starting from the valet who took my car to Dr Bunyard, this was a first class operation and the whole building operated like a well oiled machine. EVERYONE was so nice, pleasant, and helpful. I traveled from Livonia, MI to see Dr. Bunyard for a second opinion. He was well worth the trip, and will continue to drive down to see him when necessary. Really wishing he was in Michigan!

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2018

Dr. Bunyard was totally complete, informative, thorough and extremely educational regarding addressing my health issue.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2018

My total experience and visit at the Cleveland Clinic with Dr. Bunyard were as good as one could expect. I have no criticisms at all regarding my visit.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2017

Dr. Bunyard is very easy to talk with and explains every to me.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2017

Again, Dr. Bunyard is my favorite doctor. One of the reason is he includes his patients in decision making about their care.

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