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Department Primary Care Pediatrics
Primary Location Chesterland Medical Building
Type of Doctor Children & Adolescents 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 Children's. She 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

Residency - Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

Internship - Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

Internship - American University of Beirut Medical Center

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

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 5/31/2024, Dr. Rifka has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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

39 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

7 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

Dr. Rifka is amazing!!!! Always so patient and listens to all our concerns.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

Dr. Rifka was very helpful and caring. Also very good at listening to our concerns and addressing it

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2024

Dr Rifka always listens and sees the whole picture. She sees each patient as an individual. She knew my son needed inhalers even though he hadn't used them in years. If it wasn't for the inhalers we most likely would have ended up in the ER.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

Dr Rifka is the best

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

Dr Rifka is very straightforward and reasonable. I appreciate her explaining her rationale and her concern for my daughter. Highly recommend!

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

Wonderful experience! Dr Rifka researched the problem that we were facing and had already figured out what the plan of action should have been and confirmed what had been while we were in the office. This was a follow-up appt from an urgent care at another facility, non-CC.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Dr Rifka, the nurses and front office are very professional and friendly. I have always recommended this Chesterland clinic to friends and family.

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