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Department Sleep Disorders Center
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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About Colleen Lance, MD

Colleen G. Lance, MD is a staff physician in the Sleep Disorders Center in the Neurological Institute, Cleveland Clinic.  She serves as Medical Director for the Cleveland Clinic-Hillcrest Hospital sleep laboratory. 

Dr. Lance earned her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.  She completed Internal Medicine residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, including a year as Chief Medical Resident.  After practicing internal medicine in private practice and as a hospitalist, she returned for fellowship in Sleep Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center.  During her fellowship, she received the Founder’s Award from the Southern Sleep Society for her research in sleep disordered breathing in bariatric patients. She is board certified in Sleep Medicine through the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Sleep Medicine.

Dr. Lance has practiced sleep medicine since 2001, including experience at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and the Memorial Hermann Hospital System in Houston, Texas.   She has been an active member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and is currently serving on the Payor Policy and Review Committee. Also, she served as the President of the Texas Society of Sleep Professionals for 2 years.  Her passions include the treatment of complex sleep disordered breathing, particularly with non-invasive ventilation for which she has lectured both regionally and nationally.  She is currently working on research projects in sleep apnea in relation to male fertility, and the use of commercial sleep monitoring devices in the oncology patient population.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Sleep Medicine
Houston, TX USA

Residency - University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Chief Medical Resident - Internal Medicine
Houston, TX USA

Residency - University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Internal Medicine
Houston, TX USA

Medical Education - Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX USA

Undergraduate - Baylor University
Waco, TX USA


  • - Sleep Medicine
  • - Sleep Medicine
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 2/14/2022, Dr. Lance 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. Lance receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • SomnoMed, Inc.

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

81 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

15 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2022

Dr Lowery and Dr Lance were both very caring and understanding.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2022

Dr. Lance and her staff proactively began the appeals process when my medication was denied by my new insurance - this is a first and I am beyond appreciative.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

Dr lance has the best practice

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

Dr lance is easy to understand and very detailed

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2021

The doctor was excellent especially for a first visit. Took time to really understand my issues and then talk me through a range options for treatment. Couldn't have been happier with the doctor or how my first visit went - especially considering it was virtual.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2021

Both the intern and dr lance we're very helpful. Intern took extreme care and spent time discussing my medical issues, prescriptions etc. I felt she was engaged in the well being of my overall health. Dr lance is always attentive and ready to help. Her engagement in what is going on with sleep appliance situation was refreshing. Having her on my health care team helps me to feel more informed and I felt she used her training and knowledge to help me find a solution for my concerns. Both of these women were top notch providers in my appointment. I am glad I was finally able to reconnect with Dr Lance .

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2021

Excellent visit . Dr Lance was very good and very personable .

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2021

Dr Lance was very thorough .

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2021

Dr Lance is excellent. Very skilled and personable.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2021

Would have liked an in person with Dr Lance but the video visit worked out OK

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

Dr. Lance was impatient and difficult to communicate with. She would close her eyes instead of rolling them but clearly it meant the same thing when she got frustrated which was often due to poor communication on her part which created confusion. She is probably intelligent and knowledgeable since she works at the CC but I expect more than that. I also found out at the end of the appointment that she Only does virtual appointments and I'd prefer a doctor who did both. She can probably help me medically but it's difficult dealing with her.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2021

Dr. Lance always makes me feel like I'm her only patient. She's so warm & caring.,I feel good when I deal with her.

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

Dr Lance is awesome!

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

great staff. great physician

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

Dr Lance is fantastic

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