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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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As of 2/21/2021, 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

125 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 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

42 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2021

Dr. Hong is one of the nicest and best doctors I have ever seen. She is so friendly and treats you as an equal.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2021

I love Dr Hong; friendly, yet professional and caring.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2021

Loved my experience with Dr. Hong.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

Dr.Hong deserves "10's" in every category. I feel so much better after having seen her. I am very confident in her ability to assess and treat my allergies. She has a great personality to match her medical expertise.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

Dr Hong is wonderful and caring her discussion and communication is excellent

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

Dr. Hong is one of the most thoughtful and compassionate doctors I've ever had. She is very thorough and will do whatever it takes to get to an accurate diagnosis for you.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

Dr. Hong is an exceptional provider that CCF should be pleased to have a member of the team.

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2020

Dr. Hong has to be one of the nicest physicians I have ever seen. She was extremely compassionate about my issue and was willing to try anything to get me a diagnosis.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

Dr. Hong was very informative about Jon's condition, so I was able to make a good decision in regards to his day programming

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

Dr Hong wonderful as always!

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020

I was so pleased with Dr. Hong. she is very caring, engaging, and thorough.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2020

Dr Hong is excellent! She takes the time with patients and is a very caring provider.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2020

Sandy is an exceptional provider and wonderful person

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2020

Dr. Hong was thorough. I have never seen a physician who explained things so well. She found things that no other provider had discovered. tgis explained many of my symptoms. she explained all treatments and advised on the benefits and risks of each.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

Doctor listens and makes a very good assessment and suggests plan of action.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

Dr. Hong was wonderful! She fit me in last minute and was very thorough in our appointment. It is very clear she really cares about her patients!

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2020

we loved Dr Hong

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

Dr Hong is always so wonderful and is so great with my daughter

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

Dr. Hong was fantastic and we developed a great plan for my treatment.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

Love Dr. Hong!!

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

I love the way dr. hong listens to me. she never ignores anything I tell her.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

I've been a patient of Dr Hong's for many years, and she's excellent !

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

great physician!

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

Dr Hong is the most caring physician I've ever met. she is also up on the latest techniques.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

She is one of the best doctors I have ever had

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

Dr. Hong is the Best! She's so intelligent, kind, caring and explains everything. She answers questions and Ii am Blessed to have her as my Doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

Dr Hong is one of the best physicians I have had in my long life. I have confidence she will help make it even longer! she is a true credit to your institution

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

Dr. Hong is a very caring Doctor. She listens to our concerns and helps us figure the best plan of action.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

Dr Hong is amazing! She's right on top of things! getting my daughter on the way to feeling better and coping with her allergies and asthma!

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

Dr. Hong is a caring and knowledgeable physician. I have recommended her quite often!

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

Dr. Hong is PHENOMENAL...every time, all the time.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

would recommend Dr. Hong to anyone! she is first rate!

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

This was my first visit. I enjoyed meeting with the doctor.

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

dr. Hong was amazing! She it felt like we were really in the office with her. Her interaction with my child getting her to laugh even though she was feeling miserable and explaining what we can do about it made both my daughter and I I feel fantastic!

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

Dr. Hong always explains well and you fell like she cares about you as a person and a patient. She is a top notch doctor.

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

Dr Hong is always engaging, listens and includes me in her plan of care.

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

Dr Hong was so patient and thorough. as a new patient I had a lot of questions. she answered everything and then some. can't wait to meet with her face to face this Friday!

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

Dr. Hong is quite simply the best doctor I have ever had the pleasure to meet. She genuinely cares about her not just her patients' prognoses but their welfare as people.

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

I'm in favor of virtual visits because of their ease from both the provider and patient's point of view. A visit like this (an annual allergy checkup) that requires no physical exam is perfect for a virtual visit and helps save travel time and energy.

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

dr Hong is truly a gem. it's a shame that additional administrative responsibilities appear to limit her availability to patients as she is truly one of the best care givers you have at any campus

Reviewed on May 13, 2020

Dr. Hong is an excellent physician. She truly cares for the well being of her patients. I have recommended other people to her Dr. Hong is an excellent and caring physician. She truly cares about her patients.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2020

We had to do a virtual visit with Dr Hong for our first visit with her. She was so personable and kind to both me and my 14 month old. She answered all my questions and was very reassuring concerning all my allergy concerns.

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