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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.5559
Desk:
216.445.8124
Fax:
216.445.9139

Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Center for Autism
  • Clinical Evaluation, Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Clinical Trials
  • Department of Pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Diagnostic Genetic Evaluation of Developmental Delay
  • Long-Term Care
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Pediatric Neuroscience
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM)
  • Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD)
  • Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum (ACC)
  • Aicardi Syndrome
  • Alexander Disease
  • Angelman Syndrome
  • Asperger Syndrome
  • Ataxia Telangiectasia
  • Autism
  • Batten Disease
  • Canavan Disease
  • Cephalic Disorders
  • Cognitive Disorders
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
  • Dandy-Walker Syndrome
  • Developmental Delays
  • Down Syndrome
  • Early-Onset Neuro-Degeneration
  • Epilepsy
  • Fragile X Syndrome
  • Hallervorden-Spatz Disease
  • Headaches
  • Headaches, Children
  • High Cholesterol
  • Holoprosencephaly
  • Infantile Refsum Disease
  • Joubert Syndrome
  • Krabbe Disease (Globoid Cell Leukodystrophy)
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Leigh's Disease
  • Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome (LNS)
  • Leukodystrophy
  • Lissencephaly
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Megalencephaly
  • Meningitis
  • Menkes Disease
  • Metabolic Diseases
  • Metabolic Myopathies
  • Metachromatic Leukodystrophy
  • Microcephaly
  • Microcephaly in Children
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Mitochondrial Disease
  • Mitochondrial Myopathies
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Myoclonus (Muscle Twitch)
  • Niemann-Pick Disease (NP)
  • Pediatric Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
  • Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)
  • Pompe's Disease
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
  • Refsum Disease
  • Rett Syndrome
  • Reye's Syndrome
  • Sandhoff Disease
  • Septo-Optic Dysplasia (SOD)
  • Soto's Syndrome
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Sydenham Chorea
  • Tay-Sachs Disease
  • Williams Syndrome
  • Wilson Disease
  • Zellweger Syndrome
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Biography

About Sumit Parikh, MD

Sumit Parikh, MD is the Director of the Cleveland Clinic Neurogenetics program. As a member of the Mitochondrial Care Network, he directs the Cleveland Clinic Mitochondrial Medicine Center and provides multidisciplinary expert and coordinated care to Mitochondrial Disease patients. The program has cared for hundreds of patients with primary mitochondrial disease. More information about the Center is available online at this link.

He also helps manage the Cleveland Clinic's Fetal Neurology Program, Multidisciplinary CDKL5 Syndrome Clinic, Autism Spectrum Evaluation Team and Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Program. His clinic serves as one of several national sites for the Global Leukodystrophy Initiative's White Matter Disease clinics.

His clinical and research interests include the genetic diagnosis, management and treatment of patients with developmental disability, cognitive and developmental regression, mitochondrial diseases, leukodystrophies, and neurologic metabolic diseases. 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 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. He is a Past-President of the Mitochondrial Medicine Society. He is a former invited faculty member of the North American Metabolic Academy.  He is a former editor of the Mitochondrial and Metabolic Medicine journal. He is an ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Child Neurology, Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease and Molecular Genetics & Metabolism. He has served on the scientific planning committee of the Child Neurology Society.

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

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2004

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Neurometabolism & Genetics
Cleveland, OH
2006

Fellowship - Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Child Neurology
Pittsburgh, PA
2004

Residency - Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pediatrics
Pittsburgh, PA
2001

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
MD
Cleveland, OH United States
1998

Undergraduate - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH
1994

Professional Highlights

  • Past Editor, Mitochondrial & Metabolic Medicine
  • Past-President, Mitochondrial Medicine Society
  • Past-Chair, Scientific & Medical Advisory Board, United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation
  • Primary Investigator, Mitochondrial Augmentation Therapy & Pearson Syndrome Natural History Study
  • North American Mitochondrial Disease Consortium (NAMDC) member
  • Global Leukodystrophy Initiative member and site director
  • International Foundation for CDKL5 Research Center of Excellence
  • Scientific & Medical Advisory Board, National Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Association
  • Scientific & Medical Advisory Board, International Foundation for CDKL5 Research
  • Past Scientific Planning Committee, Child Neurology Society

Certifications

  • Psychiatry and Neurology - 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

  • Teacher/Lecturer of the Year, Cleveland Clinic Pediatric Residency, 2020
  • 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
  • Child Neurology Society
  • American College of Medical Genetics, affiliate specialist
  • Society for Inherited Metabolic Disease
  • Society for Study of Inborn Errors of Metabolism
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 7/4/2023, 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 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

57 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

19 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 7, 2024

Dr. Parikh is world class. He is our favorite physician and our child has many specialists. He is methodical, looks at the global picture, and makes sure all areas are being checked. He is extremely knowledgable and lets us know about updated guidelines, trends, and potential future therapies on the horizon. We love Dr. Parikh!

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2024

Dr Parikh has great empathy and care for his patients. Would highly recommend him!!

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2024

Dr. Parikh was very kind and patient. I truly did not feel rushed or like he had somewhere else to be. He was just there in the moment with us, opening up space for more questions. He provided us with a good handful of helpful resources for our daughter.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2024

Dr. Parikh and the staff made this a good experience. Dr Parikh, Melanie Klein, and our therapy team are great.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2024

Dr. Parikh is the best! His mannerism and professional skills are outstanding!

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2024

Dr. Parikh has been working with you son since he was 2. He is my favorite and the most impactful doctor we have ever had. I truly don't know what we would do without his expertise.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2024

Dr. Parikh's office is always very efficient and great at scheduling appointments.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2024

She has been Dr. Parikh's patient for many years and he has always been a great doctor. He is very helpful and explains everything well.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2023

Dr. Parikh and staff are always friendly and accommodating. They return calls and very responsive via MyChart.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

Dr. Parikh was extremely professional, he is truly outstanding, phenomenal in his field and we feel that we have the utmost trust in every single recommendation he makes or service he provides. No mistake there whatsoever!

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

Dr. Parikh was so good with my son. He has anxiety and doesn't love going to appointments but Dr. Parikh took time at the beginning of the appointment to talk to him directly and get him engaged so he felt included in the discussion and at ease. I really noticed that and appreciated it. He also explained things very clearly and took to heart my concerns and made thoughtful recommendations based on these.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

Dr. Parikh exceeded my expectations for the appointment. He was kind, compassionate to my concerns, and answered all of my questions thoroughly.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

Dr. Parkih is very calming and reassuring, while providing thorough information. He's happy to repeat and explain complicated and sensitive information so we feel fully informed and involved on decision making in the plan of care

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

The Dr was amazing

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

Best Doctor he help my save my life

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

I love all the doctors who take care of me all best never change

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

I never feel rushed when talking with Dr. Parikh

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2023

Dr. Parikh always takes a much time as needed to listen to us and answer any questions. He is always so kind.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

Dr. Parikh answered every question I had that previous Drs had brushed off. I was very appreciative that he took results from prior appointments and told us what that really means for our day-to-day then offered a solution and treatment.

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