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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.

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

104 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

31 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

Dr Hong is a crown jewel of the Cleveland Clinic network of providers. I cannot say enough good things about her level of compassion, patience, and willingness to collaboratively solve problems and review alternatives.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2021

Dr. Hong did a great job of speaking to my son directly on his level.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2021

Dr. Hong is an incredible physician- she is remarkably knowledgeable and up to date on all the latest research, compassionate, friendly, engaging, and awesome with kids. We have been going to her for 4 years and feel so lucky to have found her when my daughter was just an infant.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

Dr. Hong is a great doctor that cares, listens, personable and respectful.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2021

Dr Hong is an excellent physician. One of the best I have been lucky to have had in my long life.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

Dr. Hong is the best clinician I have ever dealt with and I am 73 years old!

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

two thumbs up with my satisfaction about this physician.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2021

Best experience we've every had with an allergy doctor. She was generous with her time and attention, and she was passionate about problem-solving. We are most concerned with food allergy, but Dr. Hong investigated each allergy/eczema/asthma related issue and tweaked the treatment for each in order to improve our daughter's life. We are so grateful.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2021

Dr. Hong truly listens to me. I know that she's giving me her full attention when I'm there...not preoccupied with time to get me out of there to move on to someone else. I am confident in the care she gives me and I know that is something comes up, I can contact her

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2021

Dr. Hong is the absolute best. She is so knowledgeable and she explains things so well.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2021

dr Hong is an outstanding provider

Reviewed on May 19, 2021

Dr. Hong was absolutely excellent!!

Reviewed on May 19, 2021

Dr. Hong is amazing! She always takes the time to listen to me and look into any questions or concerns I have. I highly recommend her!

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

Dr Hong is the best provider!X Absolutely love her. Feel so confident in her expertise.

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

I felt confident in getting the Covid vaccine after my appointment with Dr. Hong. I got the vaccine and like she said, I had no problems with it. I feel so much better now knowing I had my first Pfizer and am confident to go back for my second in 2 weeks.

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

Doctor Hong was very attentive to my problem, and was an especially good listener and communicated very clearly. She was very good at explaining what the treatment would be.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

first time ever using zoom and I got a call from Dr Hong's office to check if I needed help or questions they told me walked me thru the process and stayed online so I knew how to do it.I was not nervous after that and when they told me to sign in and I did and there was Dr Hong she was so encouraging that I did it!! I loved the whole experience. Dr Hong was so thorough with questions and I was very pleased with the visit and the professionalism with this visit. I bragged to my nieces and nephews that I did Zoom they were shocked thinking I would need their assistance. I said the doctors office had me covered and I didn't need your help!!! that was fun to be able to brag!!

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

dr. Hong is excellent! excellent bedside manner, very thorough, knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021

Great doctor listens to your concerns and includes you in all decisions.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2021

One of the best physicians I have ever seen

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2021

Video visits are wonderful and definitely the way of the future but the current platform is terrible. Dr. Hong went out of her way to make sure we eventually established an acceptable connection.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2021

My experience was wonderful! Dr. Hong is so knowledgeable and professional. She is very approachable and listened to my concerns. I am so impressed with Dr. Hong and feel myself very lucky to have her as my physician.

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

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