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Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Twinsburg Family Health & Surgery Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Twinsburg Family Health & Surgery Center
Primary Location

Twinsburg Family Health & Surgery Center


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cataract Evaluations
  • Cataract Implant Surgery
  • Combined Cataract And Glaucoma Surgery
  • Diabetic Eye Examinations
  • Diagnostic Ophthalmic Echography (ultrasound)
  • Eye Examinations
  • Full Spectacle and Eyeglass Services
  • Glaucoma Consultations
  • Glaucoma Evaluations
  • Glaucoma Implants
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Laser Treatment of Glaucoma
  • Lens Implant
  • Multifocal Intraocular Lenses
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Phacoemulsification
  • Post Surgical Exams
View all 18 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adult Glaucomas
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Astigmatism
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataracts
  • Combined Glaucoma
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Diabetes
  • Eye Care Facts for Older Americans
  • Eye Infections
  • Farsightedness
  • Fast Facts: Conjunctivitis
  • Floaters And Flashes
  • Herpetic Eye Disease
  • Iritis
  • Monitoring Drug/ocular Toxicity
  • Myopia (Nearsightedness)
  • Ocular Allergies
  • Ocular Pathology
  • Presbyopia
  • Red Eye
  • Refractive Errors
  • Visual Field Loss
View all 23 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Emory Eye Clinic
Atlanta, GA USA

Residency - University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, IL USA

Medical Education - Albany Medical College
Albany, NY USA

Undergraduate - Union College
Schenectady, NY USA


  • Ophthalmology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Shalini Sood-Mendiratta, MD.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

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 9/16/2021, Dr. Sood-Mendiratta has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Sood-Mendiratta receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Carl Zeiss AG

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

450 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

57 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2022

I wish all of my care providers were as wonderful as Dr Sood.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2022

Dr. Sood is a very skilled, caring doctor. I am so glad that I go to her gor my glaucoma.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2022

Dr Sood-Mendiratta is fantastic!She really cares about her patients. She is extremely knowledgeable in her career.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2022

Very polite, very efficient and attentive, even though dr. Sood and her team routinely handle a high case load

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2022

Dr. Sood and her team work as one unit, that provides the best care in a very efficient manner

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2022

Dr. Sood is always kind and considerate.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2022

Dr. Sood's understanding of my hearing disability , and her sharing all info with my accompanying Son made the entire procedure less traumatic.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2022

Good. Dr. Sood explained my situation and her medical objectives. She is honest with compassion. Never stretches true possibilities.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2022

Good. Pleased with Dr. Sood's eye care.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2022

I have recommended Dr Sood and Cole Eye to everyone

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2022

Dr Sood it's amazing she takes very good care of me or my eyes would be a lot worse

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2022

I have been a patient of hers for several years. Dr. Is very professional, compassionate and excellent eye Dr.I highly recommend her.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2022

I have recommended Dr. Sood to others & they were very satisfied!

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2022

Dr.Sood is very good at what she does.My exams are very thorough.I feel well taken care of.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2022

I love the Cole eye institute. They have saved my vision. Thank you Dr. Sood and Dr.Millstein. You both are wonderful

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2022

*Dr. Sood is one of the nicest, most professional doctor I have had!

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2021

Dr. Sood-Mendiratta is an excellent physician, to whom I would highly recommend to everyone.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2021

Great Dr. Great staff

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2021

Dr. Sood has the perfect balance of personal and professional demeanor.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2021

Everyone was very professional warm and friendly. My doctor is outstanding!

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2021

Dr. Sood is excellent! She is informative and listens to questions and show great care and concern for me and for my condition.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2021

I have recommended Dr Sood-Mendiratta to others.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2021

Dr Sood takes the time to explain and really cares about you as her Patient

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2021

Dr. Sold was a terrific listener. She was also very good at explaining exactly what was going on with my eyesight. Was a great teacher

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2021

Dr. Sood-Mendiratta and her staff provided exceptional medical care.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2021

Every visit I have ever had with Dr Sood has been very helpful.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2021

Dr. Sood is very professional !

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2021

The best eye doctor that I have had EVER. She listens to my concerns, answers my questions thoroughly and never makes me feel rushed.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2021

Everyone we met, physicians and staff, were polite, understanding and unhurried, and helpful. Very very professional.

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2021

Dr. Sood saved my husband's eyesight. I have recommended her to many friends and she has recommended colleagues for a friend w/macular degeneration. She was extremely happy. I have tremendous confidence and respect for her.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2021

Dr. Sood is an excellent provider.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2021

Dr. Sood Mendiratta is a caring and compassionate provider.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2021

I have recommended Dr. Sood

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Dr Sood is a caring well trained professional. She is always informative, polite as well as a easy person to talk too. She is one who welcomes questions. I can't imagine having a better doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

My experience with Dr Sood was very great and professional

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2021

Dr Sood is great! She listens and communicates very well.

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2021

Excellent doctor she listens she cares and she fully explains everything.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2021

Coordination of vision test between staff was excellent. Same for doctors that examined me. Check-out and appointment scheduling was excellent

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2021

Dr. Sood is extraordinary. Very caring and professional.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2021

I really like Dr. Sood.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2021

We have been having some struggles with my eyes. She has never given up as trying to figure out what to do. She set me up with a dry eye specialist at main campus. I went to him on Friday and I am hoping a solution has been found. She is a very caring an determined doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

Dr. Sood is the best

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2021

All my questions were answered and Dr. Sood demonstrated great care and interest in me and my concerns. I will definitely recommend her and the Clinic to friends/family. The whole staff was also helpful, prompt, and very respectful throughout.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2021

Excellent Dr. Explains everything clearly, never seems rushed. I recommend Dr. Sood to everyone.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2021

Dr S is the greatest

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2021

Very pleased with the care I received from Dr Sood !!

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2021

Dr. Soon is a caring and professional physician she listens and explains the current situation clearly. Her med assist is infallible polite and thorough.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

excellent experience! Dr Sood was very kind, gentle, thorough.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2021

Dr Sood talked very fast and didn't look at me when she spoke.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

Dr. Sood was very thorough and answered all my questions

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2021

I felt comfortable with Dr. Sood and she was not only interested in my medical condition and emotional well being, but asked my husband how he was. It impressed me that she understood her patients are affected not only by what happens to them, but also their family and enviroments.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2021

Dr Sood had wanted an appt for four months, but her calendar wasn't up yet.Two weeks later when I went to schedule, there were no openings until a 6 month time lapse.. That may have been unusual, but it was disconcerting.

Reviewed on May 27, 2021

I love Dr. Sood! I have had (and continue to have) vision challenges that have made my treatment a bit more challenging than the average patient. She is consistently positive, reassuring, and focused on helping me achieve the best possible outcome.

Reviewed on May 27, 2021

The Cole Eye Institute and Dr. Sood have provided me with excellent care.

Reviewed on May 25, 2021

My Doctor and support medical staff were very pleasant yet professional.

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

Dr Sood and her staff are superior in taking care of her patients. Cudos to her and them!!!!

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

Dr Sood is awesome. I get great care from her!!!!!

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