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.

Dorner RA, Boss RD, Burton VJ, Raja K, Robinson S, Lemmon ME. Isolated and On Guard: Preparing Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Families for Life with Hydrocephalus. Am J Perinatol. 2022 Sep;39(12):1341–7.

Porter AS, Chow E, Woods C, Lemmon ME, Baker JN, Mack JW, et al. Navigating prognostic communication when children with poor-prognosis cancer experience prolonged disease stability. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2022 Aug 24;e29920.

Farley S, Bansal S, Barks MC, Pollak KI, Kaye EC, Quarles A, et al. Role of Social Workers in Family Conferences for Critically Ill Infants. J Palliat Med. 2022 Aug;25(8):1236–42.