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