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About Michelle Medina, MD

Dr.Michelle Medina is the Chair of the Department of General Pediatrics withinCleveland Clinic Community Health. She graduated Cum Laude from the University ofthe Philippines College of Medicine in 1994, and completed her pediatricresidency at Cleveland Clinic Childrens, serving as chief resident for anadditional year. She then served as medical director of a safety-net ruralclinic in Alabama for 7 years. In this position, she was an advocate forchildren and adolescents in the county foster care system, served as medicalconsultant for the county Headstart board, developed an AAP CATCH(AmericanAcademy of Pediatrics Community Access to Child Health) grant around childhoodobesity in the middle school, and was the primary pediatric medical home formost of this underserved county. Coming back to Cleveland in 2007, she hasserved the southeastern communities of Northeast Ohio from her practice inIndependence and Broadview Heights. She has been in various leadershippositions within the organization, as a clinical leader within the QualityAlliance (Cleveland Clinic’s clinically integrated network) and as thepediatric champion of population health. In 2017, she was appointed departmentChair, overseeing the general pediatricians and nurse practitioners within maincampus and regional practices.


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


Dr.Medina lives in North Royalton with her husband and daughter. She volunteersand is a Board member in several community organizations.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Philippine General Hospital
Rotating Internship

Medical Education - 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.

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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