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Department Family Medicine
Primary Location Akron General
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages Chinese, English
Surgeon No
Akron General
Primary Location

Akron General

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Family Medicine
  • General Adolescent Medicine
  • General Dermatology
  • General Pediatric Medicine
  • Primary Care
  • Women's Health
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About Leon Zhong, MD

Dr. Leon Zhong is a skilled family physician who graduated from Guangdong Medical University (formerly Guangdong Medical College) in 2003. He completed his surgery residency (Phase I) at one of the top hospitals in Guangzhou, China, before migrating to the United States to pursue his medical career. Dr. Zhong completed his Family Medicine residency training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria, Illinois, where he developed a passion for medical education.

In 2018, Dr. Zhong joined Cleveland Clinic as a family practitioner. He later transitioned to Cleveland Clinic’s Akron General Family Medicine Residency in October 2020 as a full-time faculty member. Dr. Zhong enjoys full-spectrum family medicine practice and teaching and has a keen interest in office-based procedures, Dermatology/Dermoscopy, Point-of-Care Ultrasound, and Women’s Health.

Dr. Zhong has enhanced the breadth of procedures performed at the residency program, providing patients with better access to care and one-on-one training for resident doctors. The residency procedure clinic covers a wide range of office-based procedures and surgeries. Dr. Zhong established a collaborative, office-based skin cancer surgical treatment program with surgical oncologist Dr. Visioni at Cleveland Clinic Akron General. Dr. Zhong also performs ultrasound-guided hip joint injections and has set up a program to teach residents how to place peripheral intravenous lines via ultrasound guidance.

Dr. Zhong is happily married to Jingjing, and they have two children. They enjoy fishing, cooking, bike riding, and traveling. Dr. Zhong is also an avid ping pong, tennis, and piano player.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria Family Medicine Residency
Family Medicine
Peoria, IL

Medical Education - Guangdong Medical College
China, China

Professional Highlights

  • Clinical Assistant Professor: Northeast Ohio Medical University. 2020-present
  • Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. 2020-Present


  • Family Medicine

Specialty Interests

Obstetrics and Women’s Health, dermatology and office-based procedures

Awards & Honors

  • Golden Apple Award/Teach of The Year, 2022. Cleveland Clinic Akron General Family Medicine Residency. 


  • American Medical Association, member since 2014
  • American Academy of Family Physicians, member since 2015
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 3/30/2019, Dr. Zhong 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

48 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 4.7
Listens 4.1
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

5 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023

Dr. Zhong is the best. So caring and thorough

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2023

No bad experience I have good experience talking to the doctor's nurses they take time to listen

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2023

I have good experience Dr zong the nurse David and the other nursing staff

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

Dr. Zhong is very thorough and is very knowledgeable about healthcare.

Reviewed on May 31, 2023

I'll call nurse Davis he scheduled me appointment got me in to see Dr Zhog very good to he gets a 6

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