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


Fellowship - University of Natal-Faculty of Medicine


Residency - King Edward VIII Hospital


Internship - King Edward VIII Hospital
Internal Medicine/ General Surgery


Medical Education - Universityof Kwazulu-Natal College of Health Sciences


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 9/21/2018, 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

74 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.5
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

12 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

I brag about Dr Moodley a lot and highly recommend him. He always is spoken of highly by other physicians and specialists as well. the communication between physicians and specialist at your location is absolutely phenomenal. ty

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019

Dr. Moodley always listens. We always feel he takes his time with her. Her treatment plan is working well, and she has improved a great deal. His genuine pleasure in her improvement is evident.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019

We expect at least some wait for any doctor appointment, however, there was no wait this visit.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019

Dr Moodly is one of the best in his field of profession my Daughter and I where very pleased

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2019

Dr Moodley was wonderful , but trying to get in touch with a him or a nurse seemed nearly impossible.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2019

Dr. Moodley seemed to really care about my child and her medical condition. He explained the treatment plan and answered all my questions. I would definitely recommend him to anyone experiencing symptoms of Dysautonomia/POTS.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2019

Dr Moodley is kind ans compassionate and really listens to his patients. He clearly wants to understand any and all concerns that his patients have and does and excellent job informing parents and patients.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2019

Dr. Moodley is the best. hands down the best.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2018

Dr. Moodley is very attentive to details and concerns and is an excellent communicator. He stays up on new information in the field and discusses that with the patient, while considering all conditions, medications, etc.

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2018

*Dr. Moodley is an amazing doctor. He is so knowledgeable and spends a ton of time w/you. We are so impressed w/him.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018

Dr Moodly is very knowledgeable and has a wonderful way of interacting with parents and children. his nurses and office staff have also been great even when I call with questions.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2018

Dr. Moodley is a great doctor. My daughter and I feeel very comfortable with him.

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