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Title Director, Food Allergy Center
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
  • 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, Associate 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 in Boston. She was appointed to Cleveland Clinic in 2005.

Dr. Hong is a Regional Medical Director, South Region.

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


  • Internal Medicine
  • Allergy and Immunology

Specialty Interests

Clinical allergy and immunology, food allergy

Awards & Honors

  • Alpha Omega Alpha


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 2/4/2020, Dr. Hong 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. Hong receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • American Medical Association

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

143 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

55 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

Dr. Sandra Hong was/is fabulous! I wish I received here level of excellence at every doctors visit. She was kind, extremely detail oriented and really made a personal connection and had the desire to want me to get well. I already see an immediate improvement in my condition and owe it all to her expertise. I would highly recommend her!

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

Dr. Hong always responds very promptly. Wishbyou could schedule with her office not central scheduling.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

Dr. Hong is a phenomenal doctor. I have already recommended her several times. She is incredibly intelligent and well-informed on all relevant and related issues. She is also a very good listener.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

Dr. Hong and her fellow, Dr. McDonnel were WONDERFUL!

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

Dr. Hong is by far one of the best doctors I've ever had the privilege of seeing. She always involves me in decisions about my care and is genuinely interested in what's going on in my life. she is very knowledgeable and very kind and compassionate.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

Dr Hong always recognizes me, remembers details about my personal life, and asks lots of questions about my current health status.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019

Dr. is so open and welcoming. This was only my second visit but, I feel comfortable I feel like I have know her forever. She listen to my concerns and made me feel like she cares.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019

I always enjoy my time with Dr. Hong

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

dr Hong is the best doctor we have ever seen

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

never have issues, doc and staff very attentive

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

Dr. Hong and Dr. Khatri are the best physicians to solve medical issues.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019

dr Hong has to be the best doctor I've ever had. She is knowledgeable, thoughtful and always listens to my concerns. She has my best interest in treating me.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

I LOVE Dr. Hong. I'd drive hours to receive continuing care by her.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

she is the best doctor ever.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

Dr Hong was extremely kind and concerned. She is very knowledgeable and will work through all your concerns. I would recommend her highly.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

I was very impressed with Dr. Hong! She was very kind and compassionate, taking the time to listen to me and explain her diagnosis and treatment options. She took into consideration my anxiety and also addressed ways to overcome this. I would highly recommend her as a physician. Her nurse was also very kind and compassionate, and took the time to get quick answers to set my mind at ease when I called with a concern. I greatly appreciated this.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

Dr. Hong was wonderful! She took a great deal of time with me, which I appreciated, and made me feel as if she was genuinely concerned with helping me.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

The staff all seemed to "click", and I could tell they had a genuine caring and respect for each other. I would highly recommend my family and friends to Dr. Hong if they are in need of her services.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

this was probably the best experience I've ever had at a doctors visit. I can't streas enough how impressed I was

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

Dr Hong is en exceptionally excellent physician, as you are well aware.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

Great teamwork & great physician!

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

Dr. Hong is one of my favorite doctors to visit at Cleveland Clinic. Very caring, warm, and personable. I feel cared for and understood.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2019

if I could have Dr. Hong as my own provider, I would! she is absolutely amazing. she explains everything, has fun with my daughter, speaks to me as a friend, and just makes the entire experience as positive as possible. I trust her completely and consider my daughter lucky to have such an incredible doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2019

Dr. Hong is in high demand! I understand that it might be a little more difficult to get the appointment that is best for us. If you want the best is worth it!

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2019

Dr. Hong is simply amazing! She is the best - my kids adore her and I love her.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2019

I STRONGLY recommend Dr. Hong any chance I get.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2019

Dr. Hong is the absolute best and truly cares about her patients, taking time for them as needed.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2019

Dr. Hong is an excellent doctor who takes the time to truly listen to you as a patient and is a genuine person and professional. I have recommended her to many friends and family throughout my 13 years of having her as my allergist. She is the best doctor I have ever had. Cleveland Clinic is lucky to have her.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

Dr. Hong is an excellent physician. She is kind and compassionate and so positive.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2019

Dr. Hong is an excellent physician. I could not recommend her more to anyone. She is exceptional at treating you as a whole person and not just the disease state. She is able to spend the time that both her and I need to talk about treatment options.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2019

we have already recommended Dr. Hong to several other people because of her exceptional care.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2019

Dr. Hong is a wonderful listener and Doctor.

Reviewed on May 31, 2019

Dr. Hong is amazing and also is her staff!

Reviewed on May 29, 2019

Started out very frustrated with the wait time but the the Dr entered the room she apologized profusely and seemed to genuinely feel bad that it took so long to see me. She was great and worth the wait.

Reviewed on May 24, 2019

I was very impressed with Dr. Hong, and was comforted by her knowledge and concern for my son's food allergy.

Reviewed on May 24, 2019

We cannot say enough good things about Dr.Hong. She is an amazing and compassionate doctor, and we are privileged to have our son in her care.

Reviewed on May 22, 2019

Dr. Sandra Hong MD is Great I Love going to her I always tell my friends & family if they need Allergists to see her if they can.

Reviewed on May 22, 2019

I really like Dr. Hong. She is great!

Reviewed on May 17, 2019

Dr. Hong is amazing! I can not say enough how much we value her as our allergist. She is warm, caring, thoughtful, and brilliant in her approach to food allergies for our daughter. She is one of a kind!

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

Dr. Hong is fantastic! She always seems to be in a good mood and very concerned if I have any issues. Thanks to going to her, I seldom do have any issues.

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

I always get in on time to see Dr. Hong.

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

I wish more doctors were like Dr. Hong!

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

The entire time there was very enjoyable. Like I said, Dr. Hong and her nurse are great!

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

Dr. Hong is an exceptional doctor. It is clear she truly cares for her patients. I would not, and do not, hesitate to recommend her to others.

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

*Dr. Hong was excellent, efficient & professional.

Reviewed on May 10, 2019

wait time was a little long but I know that Dr Hong takes her time with her patients and that out weighs the wait.

Reviewed on May 10, 2019

I wish there was a choice for excellent; Dr Hong is an exceptional physician and truly listens.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019

dr. Hong is the best clinician Cleveland Clinic has!

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

I absolutely appreciate my doctor & switched to her because she is so personable & awesome. My normal doctor is great too but Dr Hong is A+ more than just an A.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

Dr. Hong and her staff are exceptional. The time and energy spent in addressing our concerns with our sons allergies is unheard of in today's medical world or turn and burn patient care. Truly a world class doctor!

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

Dr. Hong is one of the best physicians I've ever seen. She is so thorough, warm, intelligent and just amazing all around. I love her!!!

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

Dr. Sandra Hong is very likeable person. She listens to your concerns and gives answers that are very understandable. She makes the patient very comfortable.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2019

Dr. Hong showed care and concern about the issues I was having

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2019

Several people recommended Dr Hong to me because I wasn't satisfied with my son's allergist at another hospital. Dr Hong was amazing. She was extremely thorough and knowledgeable. She answered all my questions and gave me a clear path forward to approaching my son's allergies. I was extremely impressed with Dr Hong and her staff and would recommend them to others.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2019

The nurses on Dr Hong's team were kind and patient with my young son. They answered my questions clearly and referred me to Dr Hong when needed.

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