Ralph Matar, MD

Ralph Matar, MD

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Ralph Matar, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Florida. Dr. Matar earned his bachelor’s degree and medical degree from University of Balamand in Lebanon, graduating from both with distinction. He went on to complete an internal medicine residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, OH and subsequently went to complete his cardiovascular fellowship at Stroger Hospital of Cook County in Chicago, IL. He then pursued his subspecialty training at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida in advanced cardiac imaging.

Dr. Matar is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine, echocardiography, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, and nuclear cardiology.

He has received several awards, including Resident of the Month twice, Resident Teacher Award and Fellow Teaching Award, and was recognized as a Top 25 Investigator for the 29th Annual ASE Scientific Sessions. Dr. Matar also belongs to a handful of professional societies, including the American College of Cardiology, American Society of Echocardiology, and Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. He is fluent in English, Arabic, and fair in Spanish.


Cardiovascular Imaging
University of Florida

Cardiovascular Fellowship
Stroger Hospital of Cook County

Internal Medicine Residency
Cleveland Clinic

Medical School
University of Balamand

Board Certification

  • Cardiovascular Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
  • Echocardiography - National Board of Echocardiography (NBE)
  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
  • Nuclear Cardiology - Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology (CBNC)