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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

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

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.

(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

92 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

23 Patient Comments

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!

Reviewed on May 18, 2023

Wonderful provider

Reviewed on May 18, 2023

Great provider

Reviewed on May 10, 2023

Dr. Hong is a solid example of the ideal doctor, one who listens to your symptoms and concerns, cares not just about test values but your quality of life, and takes time to thoroughly explain what is happening. I look forward to my appointments with her.

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!!

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