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Department General Pediatrics
Primary Location Chesterland Medical Building
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Chesterland Medical Building
Primary Location

Chesterland Medical Building

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Pediatrician
  • Pediatrics
  • Primary Care Pediatrics
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About Mona Rifka, MD

Mona Rifka, MD, is a pediatrician at Cleveland Clinic Community Pediatrics Chesterland. Dr. Rifka is board-certified in pediatrics and neonatology.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Baylor College of Medicine
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Houston, TX USA

Residency - Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC USA

Internship - Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC USA

Internship - American University of Beirut Medical Center
Beirut, Lebanon

Medical Education - American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine
New York, NY USA

Undergraduate - American University of Beirut
Beirut, Lebanon


  • Pediatrics

Specialty Interests

newborn care, breast feeding/nutritional aspects

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 10/23/2021, Dr. Rifka has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

37 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

11 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

Dr. Rifka is a true blessing. She listens and includes you and your child in everything. Extremely thorough.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

I highly recommend Chesterland pediatrics, Dr. Rifka and staff, you can not ask for better care for your child.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

Wonderful 1st meeting. I'm so glad I found a doctor that listens to me and I can trust.

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Dr.Rifka is an excellent pediatrician. Not only for my kids but also shows compassion and patience for and with me as a parent. She takes time to listen to all my questions and discusses issues without making you feel rushed for her time.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2021

*Dr. Rifka is like no other. She is extremely thorough. She gets to the bottom of everything and ensures you understand and are agreeable with the plan of care. She is a blessing.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2021

Dr. Mona Rifka is an absolutely WONDERFUL doctor. I always value her opinion and professional expertise. I would recommend her to anyone.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

Dr Rifka is such a pleasure to interact with. She listens well and is very down to earth. We always look forward to our checkups!

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

I thought the doctor was present and at ease making my son and I calmer about the whole ordeal of being exposed to COVID positive person

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

Dr Rifka is wonderful.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

We ADORE *Dr. Rifka! She is top notch!

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2020

We just love Dr. Rifka! My kids love her and she always explains everything clearly. Additionally, she listens to my questions/concerns without making me feel rushed.

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