Department Sleep Disorders Center
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Actigraphy
  • Positive Airway Pressure Titration (cpap; Bilevel Pap Titration)
  • Sleep Studies
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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 the Medical Director of Continuous Improvement in Neurological Institute. 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 and hypoglossal nerve stimulation.  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  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 North Olmsted sleep laboratory of Cleveland Clinic.  She mentors sleep medicine fellows and serves as reviewer on multiple journals.

Dr. Walia serves as the Medical Director of the Continuous Improvement in the Neurological Institute, where she oversees and is involved in continuous improvement efforts of the Institute. She is also quality improvement officer for the sleep 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 9/3/2020, 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

    106 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
    4.8 out of 5
    Explains 4.8
    Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
    Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

    17 Patient Comments

    Reviewed on Oct 28, 2020

    Dr. Walia was very pleasant and knowledgeable about my condition. She was patient and answered all of my questions.

    Reviewed on Oct 28, 2020

    Seeing Dr. Walia on video was as pleasant as it is in person and as complete.

    Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

    The Dr. and her helper were very professional, courteous and understanding of my ignorance of their sleep study and purpose. I determined that I just wasn't really ready for specific attention to my sleep circumstances. Thank you for being there when we sickies need you.

    Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

    I would not hesitate to recommend my doctor. She listened very well, understood my questions, explained thoroughly and understandably my particular problem. I look forward to our follow up and am glad that I will have the same doctor then.

    Reviewed on Aug 21, 2020

    Dr. Walia always listens to my concerns/needs and is very thorough.

    Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

    dr wallia was exceptional

    Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

    Dr. Walia was excellent, but her resident needs work.

    Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

    I was interviewed by a young man. the Dr came in a based her diagnosis on what he told her. we reallydid not need her at all. l

    Reviewed on May 29, 2020

    Dr. W is so nice and has helped me get my life back!

    Reviewed on May 6, 2020

    Dr Walia was VERY caring and showed much interest in me/my condition, was very thorough in explaining things, and left no question unanswered. Never felt rushed at all, actually spent extra time with us and even called us back on her own time, very dedicated Dr. I am very comfortable with her!

    Reviewed on Apr 27, 2020

    Very good appointment. Very informative, Dr was very engaging.

    Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

    Dr. and staff were very professional during my appointment.

    Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

    The doctor seemed very caring and warm. I felt heard and well taken care of. I would call this an extraordinary experience. Even for the Clinic.

    Reviewed on Feb 14, 2020

    My overall experience was very good. Dr. Walia seemed to be very caring and professional.

    Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

    appointments for this provider way booked up

    Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

    Dr. Walia was very easy to talk to, explained my issues and alternatives to my care.c She did an excellent job. Also, for me, I loved her accent!

    Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

    Dr. Walia is a doctor who provides excellent care for her patients. I know I am in excellent hands with Dr. Walia.

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