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Title Director, Food Allergy Center
Department Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
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
  • 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
  • Virtual Visits
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, Staff, in the Department Allergy and Clinical Immunology, sees patients at the Strongsville Family Health and Surgery Center. 

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/ Harvard Medical School in Boston. She was appointed to Cleveland Clinic in 2005.

Dr. Hong is the Medical Director of the Food Allergy Center of Excellence (FACE) and she is the Regional Medical Director, South Region.

Dr. Hong is the physician lead of scribes at Cleveland Clinic.

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 Education - Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Rootstown, OH USA

Undergraduate - University of Akron
Akron, OH USA

Professional Highlights

  • Chief Resident


  • Allergy and Immunology

Specialty Interests

Clinical allergy and immunology, food allergy

Awards & Honors

  • Alpha Omega Alpha


Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Sandra Hong, MD.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

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 3/22/2023, 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.

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

98 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
5 out of 5
Explains 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

29 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2023

One of the best doctor's I've been to!

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2023

Excellent Doctor!

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2023

Dr. Hong is the best!

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2023

Dr. Hong was very thoughtful and thorough with my care. I highly recommend her.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2023

Dr Hong and her staff are excellent excellent excellent. I have been her patient for many years I would not go to anyone else

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2023

This was an extremely pleasant and professional visit. DR. HONG and MARIANNE were efficient, careful to explain each procedure and the diagnosis was throughly explained. All this was done with an atmosphere of "fun" to prevent the visit from becoming difficult, frightening and unpleasant.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

Dr.Hong is such an amazing doctor. She is knowledgeable, attentive, and compassionate.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2023

Dr. Hong is great. She is a wonderful doctor that has so much compassion for her patients.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2022

Dr. Hong is an exceptional physician. I felt very cared for.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2022

As you probably already know Dr Hong is one of the best providers in the Cleveland Clinic system.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2022

I love Dr. Hong. She is currently my favorite doctor!

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2022

Dr. Hong is an outstanding physician. She is very knowledgeable and respectful. She always takes time to answer all of our questions.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2022

Dr. Hong is caring and listens to your concerns.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

Dr. Hong is the best doctor we've ever had. Knowledgeable and caring, I couldn't recommend her more (and I always do!)

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2022

I love everyone in Allergy. Dr Hong is a fantastic role model, doctor, and human being!!

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2022

It was great experience. She was very nice.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2022

Dr. Hong is the best! She has helped through many health issues and always is so kind, looks at entire picture, suggests and explains and puts my best interests in our plan.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2022

Dr. Hong, quite frankly, is the best physician I have ever seen. She's a truly lovely human being and puts you at ease about the care you're receiving. She takes your opinions into consideration while also making recommendations based on her years of expertise. She's the just the best.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2022

My experience with Dr. Hong was very positive. She listened to my concerns, answered my questions and recommended a treatment plan that she felt would be safe for me. She was obviously very knowledgeable and did a good job of explaining things to my husband and me. She was reassuring about the decision we made made with her about treatment.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2022

Dr. Hong explains things in a way that is easily understood. She asked me if I would want to try a specific treatment rather than telling me I should have it. I would highly recommend her.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2022

Great provider!

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2022

She is a wonderful physician

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2022

It was a good experience Dr Hong was great

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2022

Not only is Dr Hong a good Doctor she is a better person

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022

Dr. Hong is empathetic and concerned about my well being.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2022

Dr. Hong is AMAZING with children. She goes out of her way to make sure they feel comfortable in her office. She is definitely working in the right field!

Reviewed on May 25, 2022

Dr Hong is a tremendous doctor and appointments must be scheduled far in advance.

Reviewed on May 20, 2022

Dr Hong is very caring and personable. She genuinely seems to care. She is also VERY knowledgeable with food allergies and different causes and treatments. She listens well and is willing to explore all options of treatment and care.

Reviewed on May 20, 2022

She was so kind and so patient, would recommend her to anyone!

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