Department Center for Pediatric Neurosciences
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Children & Adolescents Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Department of Pediatric Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Neonatal Neurology
  • Neuro-Oncology
  • Pediatric Neuroscience
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • AIDS & HIV
  • Developmental Delays
  • Neonatal Neurological Problems
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Pediatric And Adolescent Syncope And Other Autonomic Disorders.
  • Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis And Other White Matter Disorders
  • Pediatric Neuromuscular Diseases
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About Manikum Moodley, MD

Manikum Moodley, MD, FCP(SA), MRCP(UK), FRCP(Glasg), FRCP(Edin), is involved in clinical management of patients for pediatric MS and white-matter disorders, pediatric neuromuscular disorders, neurofibromatosis, neonatal neurology, syncope and autonomic disorders and neurodevelopmental disorders, at Cleveland Clinic.

He is active in education, serving as Undergraduate Coordinator for medical school curriculum development and Professor for teaching pediatric neurology rounds. For postgraduate education, he is member of the Pediatric Neurology Education Committee, Coordinator of Pediatric Neurology Educational Conferences and performs weekly pediatric neurology teaching sessions.

He is involved in subspecialty program development, specifically the Pediatric MS and White-Matter Disorders Program, Neurofibromatosis Program, Neonatal Neurology Program, Syncope and Autonomic Disorders Program and Developmental Delay Program.

Dr. Moodley is Coordinator of the Pediatric Neurology Residents Research Program and is the Pediatric Neurology Representative on the Neurological Institute Research Committee. He is also active in administration at Cleveland Clinic, serving as Research Committee Member for the Neurological Institute, Research Fund Management Committee Member, Pediatric Neurology Education Committee Member, and Mentor for Pediatric Neurology residents.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Royal University Hospital
Pediatric Neurology
Saskatoon, Saskatche,

Fellowship - British Columbia's Children's Hospital
Neonatal Neurology
Vancouver, British Columbia,

Residency - Hospital for Sick Children
London, England

Fellowship - University of Natal-Faculty of Medicine


Residency - King Edward VIII Hospital


Internship - King Edward VIII Hospital
Orthopaedic Surgery


Medical School - University of Natal-Faculty of Medicine


Professional Highlights

  • British Council Scholarship, to undertake residency training in pediatric neurology at the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, London, U.K., 1987-1988
  • Sandoz Scholarship, to pursue pediatric and neonatal neurology research fellowship at the B.C. Children's Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 1992-1994
  • Staff Teacher of the Year Awards in neurology and pediatrics, 2005-2006
  • Alumni of the Year, University of Natal and Nelson Mandela School of Medical Sciences, Durban, South Africa, 2005
  • Member of newly constituted International Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2006

Specialty Interests

General pediatric neurology, neonatal neurology, neuromuscular diseases, pediatric multiple sclerosis and other white matter disorders, neurofibromatosis and autonomic disorders.

Awards & Honors

  • FRCP (Glasg), Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 1997
  • FRCP (Edin), Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Edinburgh, 1998
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Faculty of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada, 2003                                                                                                                   
  • Staff Teacher of the Year Award, Neurology, 2005-2006
  • Staff Teacher of the Year Award, Pediatrics, 2005-2006
  • First pediatric neurologist at Cleveland Clinic to receive two teaching excellence awards across divisions in the same year
  • Research award from the Childhood Tumor Foundation of America to set up the first neurofibromatosis clinic at Cleveland Clinic, 2008


  • American Child Neurology Society
  • Royal College of Physicians of the U.K.
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and Edinburgh
  • College of Pediatricians of South Africa
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 9/16/2017, Dr. Moodley 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 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

68 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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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
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.6
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

12 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2017

*Dr. Moodley thoroughly examined my child while he examined her, he explained each step, why he was doing each task and what the result was & what it meant. TOP NOTCH DOCTOR!

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2017

Dr. Moodley was AMAZING! He was referred to us by a family member and we were very impressed with him. He took a huge amount of time with us and answered all our questions. Finally a specialist that listens! We came from Cincinnati to see Dr. Moodley! We never get service like this at Cincinnati Children's Hospital.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2017

very clear and through

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2017

Dr. Moodley was very knowledgeable and asked a lot of questions in trying to assess what was wrong with my daughter. I felt like he was very thorough in his exam and he gave us a good bit of information. I liked dealing with him.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2017

he saved my son's life, forever grateful for his prompt care

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2017

terrible - especially considering the "expertise in this area" - traveled home only to take my daughter to hospital for dehydration and medical care for her condition

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2017

I loved visiting with Dr. Moodley. It was the best experience I have ever had with a doctor and I have met with several within my lifetime. He is very personable, knowledgable and understanding.

Reviewed on May 22, 2017

Excellent provider! Explained things very well!

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2017

We had a great experience! Dr Moodley was very knowledgeable about my sons condition. He was very nice and friendly and did a great job explaining things to us and my son!

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2017

Dr. Moodley was knowledgeable, compassionate & spoke so that everyone in room could understand. Great bedside manor.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2017


Reviewed on Feb 15, 2017

Very good

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