Department Sleep Disorders Center
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

  • Actigraphy
  • Positive Airway Pressure Titration (cpap; Bilevel Pap Titration)
  • Sleep Studies
View all 3 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Circadian Rhythm Disorders
  • Hypersomnia
  • Insomnia
  • Narcolepsy
  • Rem Sleep Behavior Disorder
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Terrors
  • Snoring
View all 9 Specialties +


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About Harneet Walia, MD

Harneet Walia, MD, FAASM is an Associate Professor in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University 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 also actively involved in research related to patient reported outcomes in relationship to treatment of sleep disordered breathing.  She is currently involved in research 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 numerous abstracts, manuscripts and book chapters.

Dr. Walia has given numerous presentations on the topics related to sleep disorders regionally, nationally and internationally.

She is involved in media relations to increase awareness of sleep disorders and has appeared on numerous national news broadcasts. She also serves as a Medical Director for the Lorain sleep laboratory of Cleveland Clinic.  She mentors sleep medicine fellows and serves as reviewer on multiple journals including Sleep and Breathing, Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine and Journal of Clinical Sleep Research.

Dr. Walia also serves as the quality improvement officer for the sleep center and is champion for continuous improvement process for her center. She has led multiple quality and continuous improvement projects in the sleep center.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Sleep Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Saint Elizabeth Health Center
Family Medicine
Youngstown, OH USA

Medical Education - Kasturba Medical College
Manipal, India

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 for 2015-2016. She has been selected for Women's Professional Staff Association Senior Rep Program. Her mentees have received various research awards regionally and nationally for their research work. Her team received the caregiver celebration tier 4 award in efforts of improving sleep bed utilization.


  • Family Medicine
  • Family 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 Center for Outcomes Research Scholar
  • 2015: WPSA, Senior Rep Program
  • 2016:Neurological Institute Center for Outcomes Research Scholar
  • 2018: Caregiver Celebration Tier 4 award for sleep disorders team work


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

    Research & Publications

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    Industry Relationships

    Industry Relationships

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    As of 8/20/2019, Dr. Walia 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.

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    Patient Satisfaction Reviews

    105 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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    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
    4.7 out of 5
    Explains 4.7
    Listens 4.7
    Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
    Knows Medical History 4.6
    Time Spent with Patient 4.7
    Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

    21 Patient Comments

    Reviewed on Aug 23, 2019

    Begininnig an appointment to review test results that the doctor had ordered with the question "What brings you here?" is not most respectful way to begin an appointment. There is nothing wrong with advising lifestyle changes when then the analysis of the test results do not suggest much else.

    Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

    Dr. Wahlia has been a kind and caring doctor. No bad experience here.

    Reviewed on Jul 26, 2019

    I could not get in to see the original doctor that I wanted to see, but I was able to see Dr. Walia and I feel it was meant to be. The schedulers were all very helpful and kind.

    Reviewed on Jul 26, 2019

    This was my first visit, but I have to say that I felt cared for, that I was seen as an actual person, and that she was incredibly knowledgeable about my conditions especially hypersomnia. This eased some worry and stress I was having at my previous provider. I'm glad I decided to seek another opinion.

    Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

    Dr. WALIA was easy to talk with. She answered all our questions and concerns. Looking forward to upcoming test for me this Wednesday night in the sleep lab process.

    Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019

    Dr. Wahlia has perfect bedside manners. Far more concerned than most.

    Reviewed on May 13, 2019

    Dr Walhia is easy to talk to, explain issues to and very interested in outcomes.

    Reviewed on May 13, 2019

    Dr Wahlia and her staff are extremely welcoming. I feel very comfortable being taken care of by them.

    Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019

    Dr. Wallia was accommodating and excellent in every way. Our visit was a "give and take" partnership focused on identifying contributors to my condition. I sincerely appreciated her level of professionalism while still interacting in a personal level. I would recommend Dr. Wallia highly.

    Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019

    I so appreciated seeing three specialists in the same day - Dr.s Morren, Wallia and Shields went above and beyond to expedite and avoid additional trips and travel expenses. This was an excellent experience.

    Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019

    Dr. Wahlia actively listens & expresses concern & compassion.

    Reviewed on Apr 12, 2019

    I appreciated Dr. Walia's approach and respect for avoiding unnecessary additional testing.

    Reviewed on Apr 5, 2019

    Dr. Walia was extremely compassionate and helpful with resolving my sleep apnea issues.

    Reviewed on Mar 26, 2019

    Dr. Walia was fantastic. she explained things thoroughly and calmed my fears over the dreaded CPAP machine.

    Reviewed on Mar 26, 2019

    the Dr spent Aproximetly 7 minutes in the room. I don't even know who the other person was.

    Reviewed on Mar 22, 2019

    Dr. Waila really cares and you can tell she wants to help you get better.

    Reviewed on Feb 12, 2019

    Dr. Walia is smart, kind, forward-thinking and exudes a quiet confidence that put me at ease from the first moment we met. Her genuineness and connectedness with me about my health issues and their solutions has made a seemingly difficult treatment simple and doable-she is the gold standard among health care providers.

    Reviewed on Feb 11, 2019

    Dr. Walia clearly is an expert in her field. I could not have hoped for a more thorough and knowledgeable doctor.

    Reviewed on Jan 28, 2019

    Dr Walia is the best doctor I have ever had. She listens, is very knowledgeable, explains options, and is very professional.

    Reviewed on Jan 22, 2019

    Dr. Wallia is personable , knowlegable , and extremely attentive . I would recommend her , highly .

    Reviewed on Oct 25, 2018

    had to wait for over 40 minutes in the exam room before I was seen by the doctor.she said she was delayed due to a conference call.I guess conference calls trump patients time and needs.

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