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Michelle Medina, MD


Michelle Medina, MD
Department: General Pediatrics
Interim Department Chair
Location: Independence Family Health Center
Mail Code IN20
5001 Rockside Road
Independence, OH 44131
Type of Doctor:
Children & Adolescents Only

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Michelle Medina currently serves as Interim Chair for the Department of Community and General Pediatrics. She graduated Cum Laude from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine in 1994, and completed her pediatric residency at Cleveland Clinic Childrens, serving as chief resident for an additional year. She then served as medical director of Elmore Community Rural Health Clinic from 2000-2007, a safety-net organization in Elmore County, Alabama. In this position, she was an advocate for children and adolescents in the county foster care system, served as medical consultant for the county Headstart board, developed an AAP CATCH (American Academy of Pediatrics Community Access to Child Health) grant around childhood obesity in the middle school, and was the primary pediatric medical home for most of this underserved county. Coming back to Cleveland in 2007, she has served in various organizational positions, including the Marymount Hospital Medical Executive Committee, Medical Director of the Office of Patient Experience Physician Relations group, and currently as Regional Medical Director for the Quality Alliance, Cleveland Clinic’s clinically integrated network. She leads the Pediatric Institute’s Population Health efforts.

Dr. Medina actively speaks on various pediatric topics, including the importance of Childhood Immunizations, Pediatric Asthma and Quality Measurement in Pediatrics. In 2014, she was a featured speaker at the inaugural TEDx event at Cleveland State University, speaking on vaccines and society. She participates in medical student, residency and allied health teaching. She has been recognized as one of Cleveland’s Best Docs for several years.

Education & Fellowships

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Internship - Philippine General Hospital
Rotating Internship
Manila Philippines
Medical School - University of the Philippines College of Medicine
Malate, Manila 1000 Philippines


  • Pediatrics

Awards & Honors

American Academy of Pediatrics Special Achievement Award for work in developing a medical home for foster children and with the local schools on programs preventing and treating obesity. Awarded by the Alabama Chapter of the AAP, October 2006.


  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Academic Pediatric Association

Treatment & Services

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Tagalog

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