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

123 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

49 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2020

dr Hong is the best. she answers all concerns. she shows that she cares

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2020

I think Dr. Hong is excellent. She make me feel so comfortable while speaking with her either face to face or by phone. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a allergist.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2020

I listed Very Good even though this was a phone appointment. I still thought it was a good experience, I have even scheduled my next two provider appointment as video services.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

Dr. Hong and her staff are great, I've recommended her to many people already.

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.

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