Monica Lemmon MD

Monica Lemmon

Core Faculty

Monica Lemmon, MD


MD, Harvard Medical School

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.

Lemmon ME, Bonifacio SL, Shellhaas RA, Wusthoff CJ, Greenberg RG, Soul JS, et al. Characterization of Death in Infants With Neonatal Seizures. Pediatr Neurol. 2020 Dec;113:21–5.

Glass HC, Grinspan ZM, Li Y, McNamara NA, Chang T, Chu CJ, et al. Risk for infantile spasms after acute symptomatic neonatal seizures. Epilepsia. 2020 Dec;61(12):2774–84.

Balevic SJ, Singler L, Randell R, Chung RJ, Lemmon ME, Hornik CP. Bringing research directly to families in the era of COVID-19. Pediatr Res. 2020 Nov 11;