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Sumit Parikh, MD

216.444.5559

Sumit Parikh, MD
Department: Center for Pediatric Neurology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code S60
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.5559
DeskDesk:216.445.8124
WorkFax:216.445.9139
Sumit Parikh, MD
Department: Neurology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code S60
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.5559
DeskDesk:216.445.8124
WorkFax:216.445.9139
Sumit Parikh, MD
Department: Pediatric Institute
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code S60
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.5559
DeskDesk:216.445.8124
WorkFax:216.445.9139
Surgeon:
No
Treats:
Children & Adolescents Only

Biographical Sketch

Sumit Parikh, MD, is a neurometabolic and neurogenetics Staff Clinician at Cleveland Clinic. He specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of developmental delay, autism, neurodegeneration and metabolic disease. Dr. Parikh is the Director of the Cleveland Clinic Neurogenetics, Metabolic & Mitochondrial disease program, Director of the Cleveland Clinic Multidisciplinary CDKL5 Syndrome Clinic, Medical Director of the Cleveland Clinic Autism Spectrum Evaluation Team and a Co-Director of the Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Clinic.

His clinical interests include the genetic diagnosis and treatment of patients with mitochondrial cytopathies, inborn errors of metabolism, cognitive and developmental regression, autism, leukodystrophies and developmental delays. He sees pediatric and select adult patients.

Dr. Parikh completed his residency in pediatrics and fellowship in child neurology at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. He received additional training in genetics and metabolism at Cleveland Clinic and Centers for Inherited Diseases of Metabolism. Dr. Parikh has had the privilege of having Bruce Cohen, Charles Hoppel and Marvin Natowicz serve as his teachers during that time.

He joined the Cleveland Clinic in 2004. Since 2007, Dr. Parikh has been selected as one of "America's Best Doctors."

Dr. Parikh's research and publications focus on improving the diagnosis and management of mitochondrial disease, identifying genetic etiologies of epilepsy, autism, developmental delays and neurodegenerative diseases and improving patient and physician knowledge of metabolic and genetic diseases. He is part of the North American Mitochondrial Disease Research Consortium (NAMDC) and the Primary Investigator for the Pearson Syndrome Natural History study.  He is an invited lecturer at national meetings and hospitals.

He serves as Scientific & Medical Advisor to the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation, Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Association and the International Foundation for CDKL5 Research. He is the President of the Mitochondrial Medicine Society. He is an invited faculty member of the North American Metabolic Academy. He was on the scientific planning committee of the Child Neurology Society. He is an ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Child Neurology.

His professional memberships include being an affiliate specialist with the American College of Medical Genetics, and a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, Society for Inherited Metabolic Disease, and Society for Study of Inborn Errors of Metabolism. He is a member of the Child Neurology Society and National Rett Syndrome Foundation.

Professional Highlights

  • President, Mitochondrial Medicine Society
  • Primary Investigator, Pearson Syndrome Natural History Study
  • North American Mitochondrial Disease Consortium (NAMDC) member
  • Scientific & Medical Advisory Board, United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation
  • Scientific & Medical Advisory Board, National Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Association
  • Scientific & Medical Advisory Board, International Foundation for CDKL5 Research
  • Scientific Planning Committee, Child Neurology Society
  • Reviewer, Journal of Child Neurology

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Neurometabolism & Genetics
Cleveland, OH USA
2006
Fellowship - Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Child Neurology
Pittsburgh, PA USA
2004
Residency - Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Pediatrics
Pittsburgh, PA USA
2001
Medical School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1998
Undergraduate - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA
1994

Certifications

  • Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology

Specialty Interests

The diagnosis and treatment of patients with mitochondrial cytopathies, inborn errors of metabolism, cognitive and developmental regression, leukodystrophies, autism and developmental delays

Awards & Honors

  • Best Doctors in America, Castle-Connolly, 2007-present
  • Top Scholar, Child Neurology Society Annual Meeting, October 2001
  • Magna Cum Laude Graduate with Honors in English

Memberships

  • American Academy of Neurology, fellow; certified in neurology, with special certification in child neurology
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, fellow; certified in general pediatrics
  • American College of Medical Genetics, affiliate specialist
  • Society for Inherited Metabolic Disease
  • Society for Study of Inborn Errors of Metabolism
  • Rett Syndrome Foundation

Treatment & Services

  • Clinical Evaluation, Diagnosis And Treatment
  • Clinical Trials
  • Consultation and Long-term Care
  • Diagnostic Genetic Evaluation of Developmental Delay
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Pediatric Neuroscience

Industry Relationships

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As of 8/9/2013, Dr. Parikh 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 the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Languages Spoken

  • English