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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
  • Drug 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 19 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Airborne Allergens
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Disorders
  • Allergies
  • 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 Allergy
  • Milk Allergy in Infants
  • Nut Allergy
  • Ocular Allergies
  • Pediatric Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Pediatric Allergic Rhinitis
  • Pediatric Allergies
  • 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 39 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. 

Dr. Hong received her Medical Degree from Northeastern Ohio Medical University. She completed her Allergy and Immunology specialty training through a fellowship from Massachusetts General Hospital/ Harvard Medical School in Boston. She was appointed to Cleveland Clinic in 2005.

Dr. Hong serves and the Chair, Department of Allergy and Immunology and she is the Medical Director of the Food Allergy Center of Excellence (FACE).

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

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Summa Health System
Internal Medicine
Akron, OH

Fellowship - Massachusetts General Hospital
Allergy & Immunology
Boston, MA

Internship - Summa Health System
Internal Medicine
Akron, OH

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

Undergraduate - University of Akron

Professional Highlights

  • Chief Resident


  • Allergy and Immunology

Specialty Interests

Clinical allergy and immunology, food allergy

Awards & Honors

  • Crain's Woman of Note
  • Alpha Omega Alpha


Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Sandra Hong, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 4/27/2024, 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.

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

85 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

28 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2024

Without Dr. Hong I could be deceased. Very fine doctor who thinks outside the box.

Reviewed on May 15, 2024

Dr Hong is respectful and gives options to care. She does includes me, my opinions, and feelings to my own care as well.

Reviewed on May 15, 2024

Dr. Hong has been my physician for allergies and asthma for well over 20 years. I followed her from a different practice before she was with the Cleveland clinic. She is a lovely person both inside and out. I wish we had more like her!

Reviewed on May 8, 2024

Dr. Hong is excellent. She gives her patient her undivided attention & sincerely listens to what you say. She then recomends alternative solution.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2024

Dr Hong exactly what physician to be.. I'm point and helpful.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024

Dr. Hong is so personable, kind, caring and truly concerned about me, as a person!

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

Dr Hong is the most attentive physician I have had. Asks important questions and responds in kind.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

Dr. Hong is the BEST

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

Dr. Hong was incredible! This was my first interaction with her. She was friendly, concerned with my health, and explained everything. Really happy that I got to see her as the allergist!

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

Dr Hong listens and interacts well with me about my health needs/concern. She knows me and remembers things I shared in previous appts

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2024

We had some problems on my end but, I was able to see Dr. Hong with no problems.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2024

Dr. Hong always make me feel comfortable during our visits. It make me sad thinking about the day I will no longer need her services. She Is like a friend and a wonderful provider. I would recommend her to my friends or family members without hesitation.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2024

Absolutely the best pediatric allergist. We moved from Cleveland and still continue to use her because of her kindness and collaborative approach to care.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2024

Dr. Hong is excellent.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

Awesome provider

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Dr. Hong was amazing she took the time to talk with me and talk about my history

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

Dr. Hong has ALWAYS been a caring physician; I've been coming to see her for 15 years and she is always in a good mood and ready to listen to any of my concerns and provides great feedback.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

Dr. Hong is amazing - I'd recommend her to all my friends and family

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2023

Overall my experience with Dr. Hong was very good. I found her to be attentive and interested.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

Dr. Hong was extremely personable and easy to talk to and express concerns with. She was not concerned about time or money, as she made sure I was comfortable with both for my testing. She ensured that I understood what was happening and why and even heard my concerns about what ended up being an unrelated Issue and recommended I see a specialist for It. Dr. Hong provided by far the best medical experience I've had.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

Waited several months to get initial appointment - however Dr Hong was wonderful and great with my son

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

Dr Hong was wonderful

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

Waited several months for initial appointment and original appointment was canceled bc dr Hong was going to be out of office. That pushed our visit out another month

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

I would definitely recommend Dr. Hong to other people.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

Dr. Hong is a great person and physician.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

Dr. Hong is a fantastic physician. She listens carefully to me, discusses what I hope to achieve and offers multiple options to approach my issues, clearly discussing pros and cons of each, but never pressures me along a particular path. I always feel she is engaging me as a partner in solutions for my sinus and headache issues. I suffered for years from sinus headaches until finally finding her. Beyond the excellent care I receive, Dr. Hong is exceptionally pleasant and cheerful as a person - my mood is always uplifted after an appointment.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

Dr. Hong was fabulous with my daughter and myself alike! More physicians need to take lessons from her on how to be!

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2023

Dr. Hong and her staff are among the very best!

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