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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

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 5/23/2021, 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* 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

280 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

88 Patient Comments

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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

dr. bunyard is attentive to my needs and listens. I have recommended him to others.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

My physician walks on water in my book ... He is professional, knowledgeable, and friendly ... He is a calming presence and never is flustered ...

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2021

I cannot imagine a better physician.

Reviewed on May 26, 2021

Dr. Bunyard is one of the most caring doctors I've ever been to! Not many doctors like him anymore!

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

Very good Physician!!!

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

Dr. Bunyard is an amazing doctor! I have nothing but great things to say about him and his office!

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

I love Dr. Bunyard! He is thoughtful and science based in his approach. I appreciate his bedside manner and would recommend him to others!

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

Dr. Bunyard and his office are very professional and courteous.

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

Dr. Bunyard is simply the best.

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

Dr Bunyard is very thorough and has excellent patient/Dr manners.

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

I refer Dr Bunyard quite frequently to people I come in contact with from my work. He's very knowledgeable and has helped me with my RA so much!!! great Dr! couldn't say enough good words about him!!

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

Dr. Bunyard was very personable and we shared common interests. He was concerned about my health issues and took time to plan a strategy to deal with my problems.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

Discussions centered around initial steps and then there will be a follow-up of next steps. I was very pleased with how thoughtfully and comprehensively Dr. Bunyard approached my symptoms and concerns in the initial assessment appointment.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2021

I already told Dr Bunyard that i hold him in very high esteem. he has been the only Dr to pursue my joint issues. I'm actually getting answers. he orders the correct Diagnostic Procedures and doesn't delay and jerk me around i already recommended him to someone!

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021

doctor and staff were outstanding.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

had an issue outside my RA and Dr Bunyard not only listened he facilitated an appt to Gastro and I was given an appt within a week to a specialty provider. Dr. Bunyard goes above and beyond!

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2021

i was very impressed and pleased with Dr. Bunyard. He showed genuine concern for my problem. He seemed very professional and knowledgeable. I left there feeling like he was going to get to the root of my pain.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2021

Dr. Bunyard was very attentive and particularly respectful of my choice to not approach my medical condition by taking more pills. I trust him and that is more important than anything.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

By far the best doctor I've ever had!

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

always a pleasure to interact with Dr. Bunyard.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

Dr. Bunyard is always prompt in answering questions and disseminating information to me

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

Dr. Bunyard always takes the time to listen to concerns and I never feel rushed.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2021

I appreciate Dr. Bunyard's thoughtful and collaborative approach. He always tries to think of solutions and strategies and is receptive to my input.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

Dr Bunyard is a great doctor!!

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2021

The absolute best Dr. I travel from whatever state I live in to visit Dr. Bunyard.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2021

*Dr. Bunyard is great!

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2021

Dr. Bunyard is an awesome doctor! he actually listens to me!!!

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2021

Dr bunyard is an awesome rheumatologist!

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

Dr Bunyard is very attentive to my needs because of this I have recommended him to other people.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

We have been together for many years and I will not change. Dr. Bunyard knows my situation.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

Dr. Bunyard is always thorough and gives very good direction. He is very prompt with his mychart messaging and contacts me when needed. I would absolutely recommend him.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2021

Dr. Bunyard was great. He was thorough and answered all my questions and concerns

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

I feel fortunate to be able to have Dr. Bunyard as my rheumatologist.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

My Chart is my choice of contact. Rarely, if ever, do I contact Dr. Bunyard's phone. He is prompt, courteous, and dependable.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

Just an excellent Doctor and staff as well.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

Excellent Doctor!

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

Dr. Bunyard was the only physician who was able to diagnose and effectively treat my knee & ankle pain when I first visited in January of 2018. I gave always been treated with utmost courtesy, respect, and kindness by everyone in his office. Even though I live almost three hours away, I will continue to see Dr. Bunyard as long as he feels I need to.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

the best Dr. I've ever had. dr Bunyard has practically saved my life!

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

It seemed easy as so much of the info was sent by email. My appointment was made quickly and was by zoom. Since I live 2 hrs away, this made it so much easier. Dr Bunyard was very easy to talk to and made it easy to understand, as well as ordering the tests locally. I have been very pleased with Cleveland Clinic so far and look forward to the next meeting tomorrow and finding a resolution to the pain that I have been having.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

Dr Bunyard seems to have plenty of knowledge and understanding of the endocrine system and autoimmune system which made me feel confident that he will be able to help me.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

Dr. Bunyard is always helpful, kind and courteous. He tries to find the best solution to your problem.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

Excellent, caring doctor! He took time to explain and cared about my condition.

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2020

I appreciated the doctors thoroughness at this appt and the one I had prior. He went out of his way to coordinate with my PCP by phone regarding my labs after my last visit.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2020

Dr Bunyard is the most caring provider. I have seen him for years and he is terrific. I believe in continuity of care, Dr Bunyard knows me and always sees me when needed. He is one of a kind,!

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

I feel that Dr. Bunyard is fully invested in my total health and is committed to pursuing solutions to problems that my be beyond/outside my RA.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2020

Dr. Bunyard is my favorite doctor. I have been a patient for approximately 12 years. I could not be more satisfied with Dr Bunyard. I am so glad I found him.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2020

Dr. Bunyard's care makes me feel respected and heard.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2020

Dr. Bunyard always takes the time to discuss and collaboratively evaluate the condition and treatment options. Very thoughtful physician.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2020

Dr Bunyard was very personable, this was the first time I had seen him. He had already reviewed my history and current health issues, which are quite extensive. He wanted to make sure his treatment was approved by my neurologist due to my autoimmune issues.

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

excellent doctor! very understanding and thorough.

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

Great experience and the Doctor was very kind and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

Great Doctor!!!

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

DR. Bunyard is an outstanding Doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2020

Dr. Bunyard is always attentive and a great doctor. I have no issues at all.

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