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Harneet Walia, MD


Harneet Walia, MD
Department: Sleep Disorders Center
Location: Fairhill Sleep Disorders Center
Mail Code FA20
11203 Stokes Blvd.
Cleveland, OH 44104
Harneet Walia, MD
Department: Sleep Disorders Center
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code FA20
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Harneet Walia, MD
Department: Sleep Disorders Center
Location: Brunswick Family Health Center
3574 Center Road
Brunswick, OH 44212
Harneet Walia, MD
Department: Sleep Disorders Center
Location: Lorain Family Health Center
5700 Cooper Foster Park Road
Lorain, OH 44053
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Harneet Walia, MD, FAASM is an Assistant Professor in the Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University (CCLCM) where she subspecializes in diagnoses and treatment of complex sleep disorders. She is a Staff at the Center for Sleep Disorders in the Neurological Institute, Cleveland Clinic. She is board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and has additional board certification in Sleep Medicine.

Dr. Walia received her MD degree from the Kasturba Medical College, India. She completed her residency at St. Elizabeth Health Center and fellowship training at the University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Walia's research focuses on the association of obstructive sleep apnea and cardiovascular disorders particularly resistant hypertension. She is currently involved in several clinical trials elucidating the relationship between sleep disordered breathing and resistant hypertension to devise new interventions for effective management of hypertension in this patient population. Her results have been presented nationally and have resulted in over 40 abstracts, manuscripts and book chapters.

Dr. Walia has given numerous presentations on the topics related to sleep disorders.

She is involved in media relations to increase awareness of sleep disorders and has appeared on numerous national news broadcasts. She mentors sleep medicine fellows and serves as reviewer on multiple journals including Sleep and Breathing, American Family Physician, Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine and Journal of Clinical Sleep Research

Professional Highlights

Dr. Walia has been recipient of research awards including sleep research travel award and was selected from the competitive pool of applicants to attend Young Investigator Forum in 2012 by American Academy of Sleep Medicine. She was selected to attend FLEX Professional Development Program for Women Faculty of the School of Medicine. She was also chosen for the Neurological Institute Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation scholar award. She has been selected for Women's Professional Staff Association Senior Rep Program.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Sleep Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Saint Elizabeth Health Center
Family Medicine
Youngstown, OH USA
Medical School - Kasturba Medical College
Manipal India


  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine- Sleep Medicine

Awards & Honors

  • 2011: Sleep Research Network Travel Award, Bethesda
  • 2012: Young Investigator Forum, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Bethesda
  • 2013: Recipient of FLEX Professional Development training Program for leadership development of Case Western Reserve University
  • 2014: Fellow, American Academy Sleep Medicine
  • 2015: Neurological Institute-Neurological Institute Center for Outcomes Research Scholar


  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Sleep Research Society
  • Ohio Academy of Family Physicians

Treatment & Services

  • Actigraphy
  • Positive Airway Pressure Titration (cpap; Bilevel Pap Titration)
  • Sleep Studies

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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