Monica Lemmon MD

Monica Lemmon

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Monica Lemmon, MD

Monica Lemmon, MD is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics within the Division of Pediatric Neurology. She works as a fetal and neonatal neurologist and directs Duke’s Neuro-Intensive Care Nursery Program. 

Dr. Lemmon’s research aims to understand, measure, and improve how parents and clinicians partner to make decisions for critically ill children. Specific areas of interest include measures of shared decision making, parent outcomes after neonatal illness, and parent-clinician communication. Dr. Lemmon’s work has received support from the National Palliative Care Research Center, NINDS Child Neurologist Career Development Program, and Derfner Foundation.

Glass HC, Soul JS, Chang T, Wusthoff CJ, Chu CJ, Massey SL, et al. Safety of Early Discontinuation of Antiseizure Medication After Acute Symptomatic Neonatal Seizures. Jama Neurol. 2021 Jul 1;78(7):817–25.

Lemmon ME, Wusthoff CJ, Boss RD, Rasmussen LA, Newborn Brain Society Guidelines and Publications Committee. Ethical considerations in the care of encephalopathic neonates treated with therapeutic hypothermia. Semin Fetal Neonatal Med. 2021 Jun 12;101258.

Barks MC, Schindler EA, Ubel PA, Jiao MG, Pollak KI, Huffstetler HE, et al. Assessment of parent understanding in conferences for critically ill neonates. In: Patient Education and Counseling. 2021.