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


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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
Houston, TX USA

Medical Education - Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX USA

Undergraduate - Baylor University
Waco, TX USA


  • Sleep Medicine
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 8/30/2018, Dr. Lance 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

165 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 4.9
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.6
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

15 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 7, 2019

Dr. Lance was great. She answered all my questions and was kind and considerate.

Reviewed on May 6, 2019

Dr. Lance is an excellent physician.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

Dr Lance was excellent. She was totally focused on me and my concerns. She was very kind, explained things well and has a wonderful bedside manner.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2019

Dr Lance is an excellent physician and I have followed her to CCF from UH. she is very understanding and concerned about me as a person! She and doctors like her are the reason I come to the Cleveland Clinic! Thanks for this opportunity!

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2019

The doctor asked questions and listened to my concerns. Together we set up goals and strategies to accomplish my needs.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2019

Dr. Lance is wonderful and very caring.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2019

I was under Dr. Lance's care at University Hospital. I was over joyed to learn she now practices at Cleveland Clinic. She is an excellent doctor who was the first to help me identify and understand my sleep disorder and the first doctor who provided me with effective treatment beyond Pharmacology that has helped my sleep condition improve significantly. A condition in which I had been struggling with for decades.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019

Dr. Lance is one of the most professional physicians I have ever known. I recommend her highly to friends and family. She is smart, caring, and dedicated to successful patient outcomes.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019

Dr. Lance is the consummate professional. One of the best physicians I have ever known. Recommended her to friends and family

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019

NO problems. Very satisfied with ease of appointment . Very satisfied with Dr. Lance.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019

First time meeting this doctor. Pleasant "bed side" manner.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2019

I have always beed happy with Dr. Lance. If I send her a message through my chart shy typically gets back to me the same day or the following day at the latest. I am able to ask her any question even if I think it may be a stupid question. when I was having trouble with leaking from my CPAP mask, Dr. Lance was able to suggest a few differnt options for me to concider trying. It was very reassuring for me.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2018

I felt that Dr. Lance had a very good bedside manner and knew exactly how to address the options that are available for my sleep apnea

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018

I saw dr. Lance to address what I thought was a restless leg condition. she does not think it is due to symptoms that I provided. she was very helpful to try to get me help through other providers at cleve clinic. she also set me up for a sleep study soon. I think she is a wonderful doctor and I could not be happier with her.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2018

Dr. Colleen Lance is fantastic. I saw her for a second opinion regarding long-standing sleep problems. She identified clinical factors that all of my previous providers had missed, as well as proposing new treatment options. She was caring and listened well to all of my concerns, and took them seriously. I am very grateful for her outstanding competence, professionalism and caring demeanor.

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