Mona Raed, MD, FAAP

Mona Raed, MD, FAAP

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Palliative Care at Community Health Network


Dr. Mona Raed is a graduate of Northeastern Ohio Medical University. She completed her Pediatric residency and Palliative and Hospice Fellowship in Akron, Ohio. She has since spent her career serving children, adolescents, young adults, and their families while on their journey navigating a life-limiting condition. She is passionate about equity of care, social justice, and patient advocacy.

Her research focused on advocating for patients’ choices at end of life and she designed the first protocol for home transport at Akron Children’s Hospital. She is passionate about education and has served as Chair for the Clinical Core Competencies Committee in Akron as well as Fellowship Director at Riley Hospital for Children. Her academic and professional interests are geared towards the interface of Medicine and Spirituality. She co-directed the Religion, Spirituality and Medicine scholarly concentration at IUSOM with Dr. Alex Lion. She is also the co-creator of the IU Health values grant in Spirituality BasedTraining. She recently joined a passionate Palliative Care team at Community Health Network. In her free time, she loves all things artistic, riding her Peloton, traveling, spending time with family/friends and most of all watching her two sons see life in all its purity and helping them grow into amazing stewards of humanity.


  • 2014 – Akron Children’s Hospital, Fellowship
  • 2013 – Akron Children’s Hospital, Resident
  • 2010 – Northeastern Ohio Medical University, MD
  • 2005 – Kent State University, BS/ILS

Representative Publications

  • Raed, M., Grossoehme, D., Brown, M., Friebert, S. Hospital to Home Transport at End of Life: Survey of Clinician Experience. Palliative Medicine. 2020; 34: 424-429.
  • Depue, K., Christopher, N., Raed, M., Forbes, M., Besunder, J., Reed, M. Efficacy of IV Lidocaine to Reduce Pain and Distress Associated with Propofol Infusion in Pediatric Patients During Procedural Sedation. Pediatric Emergency Care 2013;13-6.
  • Raed, M., Khan, W., Patel, C., Smith, P., Rubin, M., and Lane, J. A Novel Approach for Evaluating the Coronary Artery Anatomy in Pediatric and Adolescent Patients  by Volume Scan/3D Isotropic Magnetic Resonance Imaging. World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery, Vol 2, Number 1, 180-181, January 2011.
  • Wang, L., Dlugosz, M., Somerville, R., Raed, M., Haltiwanger, R., and Apte, S. O-Fucosylation of Thrombospondin Type 1 Repeats in ADAMTS-like-1/Punctin-1 Regulates Secretion. Journal of Biological Chemistry 2007; 282(23); 17024-31.