Sandra Hong, MD

Department Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Primary Location Strongsville Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Allergy Immunotherapy
  • Allergy Skin Tests
  • Allergy Tests
  • Blood Tests
  • Clinical Allergy
  • Department of Pediatric Allergy
  • Diagnosing Asthma
  • Diagnostic Skin Testing For Food, Inhalant, And Drug Allergy
  • Drug Allergy Desensitization Therapy
  • Drug Challenge and Desensitization
  • Exhaled Breath Analysis
  • Food Challenge Test
  • Immunodeficiency Evaluation
  • Immunoglobulin Infusion
  • Immunotherapy
  • Peak Flow Meter
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Treating Asthma With Bronchodilators
View all 18 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Airborne Allergens
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Disorders
  • Allergies
  • Allergy Skin Testing
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Asthma
  • Bee Stings
  • Dermatitis
  • Drug Allergy
  • Eczema
  • Egg Allergy
  • Eosinophilia
  • Fish Allergy
  • Food Allergies
  • Hay Fever
  • Hives (Urticaria)
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Insect Sting Allergies
  • Latex Allergy
  • Mastocytosis
  • Medication Allergies
  • Milk Allergies
  • Milk Allergy
  • Milk Allergy in Infants
  • Nut Allergy
  • Ocular Allergies
  • Pediatric Allergic Rhinitis/conjunctivitis
  • Pediatric Allergies
  • Pediatric Allergies What You Should Know
  • Pediatric Allergy, Egg
  • Pediatric Allergy, Fish
  • Pediatric Allergy, Insect Stings
  • Pediatric Allergy, Latex
  • Pediatric Allergy, Shellfish
  • Pediatric Allergy, Wheat
  • Seasonal Allergies
  • Shellfish Allergy
  • Soy Allergy
  • Urticaria
  • Wheat Allergy
View all 41 Specialties +


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About Sandra Hong, MD

Sandra Hong, MD, is a member of Associate Staff in the Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine on the main campus of Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Her specialty interests are in clinical allergy and immunology.

After completing a BS from the University of Akron in Ohio, Dr. Hong received her medical degree from the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine in Rootstown, Ohio. She performed her internship and residency at Summa Health System, Akron, and her specialty training through a fellowship from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was appointed to her post at Cleveland Clinic in 2005.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Massachusetts General Hospital
Allergy & Immunology
Boston, MA USA

Residency - Summa Health System
Internal Medicine
Akron, OH USA

Internship - Summa Health System
Internal Medicine
Akron, OH USA

Medical School - Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Rootstown, OH USA

Undergraduate - University of Akron
Akron, OH USA


  • Internal Medicine
  • Allergy and Immunology

Specialty Interests

Clinical allergy and immunology

Awards & Honors

  • Alpha Omega Alpha
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 4/7/2017, Dr. Hong 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

140 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
5 out of 5
Explains 5
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

25 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2017

Dr. Hong thought I might benefit from a different medication and during the exam she noticed I had Thrush, so we began to treat me for that. Sandra was very informative and instructed me on the correct way to rinse out my mouth from one of the medications, which has really helped. When I told her about my sinus issue she instructed me on how to use a nettie pot to clear out my sinus cavity. It's a wonderful device, I am so thankful she provided me with that information.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2017

Dr. Hong is great. I would def. recommend her to friends & family.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2017

Excellent communication Very complete

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2017

Dr. Hong is an excellent physician.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2017

Dr. Hong was wonderful. She answered all our questions and explained things in a way that made sense

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2017

Dr Hong is awesome. very thorough and very caring

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2017

Dr. Hong is an excellent physician and I consider her to be an exceptional asset to the CC community and my daughter's care!

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2017

The staff & dr. spent extra time to help my daughter who was very apprehensive I appreciated all the extra care they gave her.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2017

Dr. Hong is absolutely fantastic with children and their parents. She was very respectful of us and explained what we would need to do to keep our son's allergies controlled. She was great!!

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2017

Dr. Hong is the best! She is knowledgeable and caring. She sees things through a parent's eyes. She is wonderful and patient with William and humors him when he's acting like a kid.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2017

Dr. Hong was the most thorough doctor I have ever met.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2016

Excellent! My daughter didn't want to leave! Explained her condition very well!

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2016

I was seeing Dr. Hong for the first time I needed a new allergist as my former allergist returning. I am extremely pleased with both Dr. Hong and her entire staff.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2016

in all the times I've seen Dr. Hong, she is always the same with her care, concern and professionalism.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2016

Dr. Hong is above and beyond any medical professional we've ever encountered!

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2016

I wish all of the physicians I visit were like Dr. Hong!

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2016

Dr. Hong is an excellent physician.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2016

Dr. Hong is the nicest, most caring dr. I am blessed to be her patient.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2016

Dr Hong is very caring but very professional. My husband has been her patient for awhile and he really likes her (and that's saying a lot) and I have recommended her to others.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2016

Dr. Hong is not just a wonderful physician, she is a wonderful person. She treats you with respect and talks with you, not to you. Her passion and knowledge are contagious. Amazing doctor to say the least.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2016

Dr. Hong took a comprehensive look at my health challenges and opened up the potential for future joint surgery. The goal of the orthopedic surgeons was to keep me out of the OR due to my allergies to almost all antibiotics. Dr. Hong reviewed my history, noted that I had not had any antibiotics for many years, and suggested testing for some of them as a means to giving other physicians options for using antibiotics with surgery. Recent testing of penicillin showed no reaction. The plan is test additional antibiotics to hopefully find a second that can be used. Recently knee pain has greatly reduced my mobility and negatively impacted my quality of life. Avoiding joint replacement for many years was a good thing. But now the potential for a more definitive treatment has been restored. I am grateful to Dr. Hong for her thoughtful analysis of my medical issues, the impact of limited mobility on the quality of my life, and her providing an alternative path forward. Dr. Hong is clearly one of CCHS' finest!

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2016

Dr Hong is the best!!!

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2016

Very thorough in explaining medical advice

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2016

Dr. Hong is always very attentive to my child's needs and thorough in her explanations of what needs to be done to keep his asthma and allergies under control.

Reviewed on May 13, 2016

I liked that they walked me down to the desk to schedule my future appointment.

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