Ralph Matar

Ralph Matar, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Business Phone: (352) 265-0820

About Ralph Matar

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.

Board Certifications

  • 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)

Clinical Profile

  • Cardiology
Areas of Interest
  • Bicuspid aortic valve
  • Echocardiogram
  • Heart CT scan
  • Heart MRI
  • Heart disease
  • Valvular Disease


One year follow up for case series of myocarditis following mRNA vaccination against SARS-CoV-2.
American heart journal plus : cardiology research and practice. 28 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ahjo.2023.100294. [PMID] 37006461.
Echocardiographic characteristics of patients with antisynthetase syndrome.
Pulmonary circulation. 12(2) [DOI] 10.1002/pul2.12084. [PMID] 35514779.
Massive Tension Hemothorax After Pacemaker Implantation.
Cureus. 13(7) [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.16754. [PMID] 34513377.
Myocarditis following mRNA vaccination against SARS-CoV-2, a case series.
American heart journal plus : cardiology research and practice. 8 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ahjo.2021.100042. [PMID] 34396358.
Transseptal mitral valve-in-valve replacement of intra-atrial mitral prosthesis in a patient with severe mitral annular calcification.
JTCVS techniques. 10:266-268 [DOI] 10.1016/j.xjtc.2021.06.029. [PMID] 34977734.
Acute Myocardial Infarction in a Young Woman: Role of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Establishing the Diagnosis.
Cureus. 12(4) [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.7526. [PMID] 32377474.
Impact of pretransplant mitral annular calcification on the incidence of cardiac events after renal transplantation.
Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association – European Renal Association. 35(3):526-533 [DOI] 10.1093/ndt/gfz063. [PMID] 31006008.
Prosthetic Mitral Valve Obstruction with Left Atrial Appendage Thrombus: A Therapeutic Dilemma.
Cureus. 11(6) [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.5011. [PMID] 31497441.
C-GRApH: A Validated Scoring System for Early Stratification of Neurologic Outcome After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Treated With Targeted Temperature Management.
Journal of the American Heart Association. 6(5) [DOI] 10.1161/JAHA.116.003821. [PMID] 28528323.
Incidence and predictors of late atrioventricular conduction recovery among patients requiring permanent pacemaker for complete heart block after cardiac surgery.
Heart rhythm. 14(12):1786-1792 [DOI] 10.1016/j.hrthm.2017.08.009. [PMID] 28807663.
Utility of hand-held devices in diagnosis and triage of cardiovascular emergencies. Observations during implementation of a PACS-based system in an acute aortic syndrome (AAS) network.
Journal of cardiovascular computed tomography. 9(6):524-33 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jcct.2015.07.013. [PMID] 26277273.


Cardiovascular Imaging
2020 · University of Florida
Cardiovascular Fellowship
2019 · Stroger Hospital of Cook County
Internal Medicine Residency
2016 · Cleveland Clinic
Medical School
2012 · University of Balamand

Contact Details

(352) 265-0820
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100288
Business Street:
4037 NW 86TH TER