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
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Clinical Evaluation, Diagnosis And Treatment
  • Clinical Trials
  • Consultation and Long-term Care
  • Department of Pediatric Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Diagnostic Genetic Evaluation of Developmental Delay
  • 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-Nyhen 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 Development 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
  • William's 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, Metabolic & Mitochondrial Disease program. He runs one of several national Mitochondrial Disease Centers that provides multidisciplinary expert and coordinated care to Mitochondrial Disease patients. The program has cared for hundreds of patients with primary mitochondrial disease. 

He also helps manage the Cleveland Clinic's Multidisciplinary CDKL5 Syndrome Clinic, their 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 diagnosis and treatment of patients with mitochondrial cytopathies, select inborn errors of metabolism, cognitive and developmental regression, autism, leukodystrophies, epilepsy 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 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 immediate Past-President of the Mitochondrial Medicine Society. He is an invited faculty member of the North American Metabolic Academy. He served on the scientific planning committee of the Child Neurology Society. He is an ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Child Neurology, Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease and Molecular Genetics & Metabolism.

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 USA
2006

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

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

Medical School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
MD
Cleveland, OH USA
1998

Undergraduate - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA
1994

Professional Highlights

  • Past-President, Mitochondrial Medicine Society
  • Past-Chair, Scientific & Medical Advisory Board, United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation
  • Primary Investigator, 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

  • 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
  • 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 10/3/2016, 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

51 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

10 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2017

Liked doctor very much. He was a very nice person.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2017

Dr. Parikh was wonderful! He listened to our concerns and was very attentive to our son during the appointment.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2017

Dr. Parikh is an exceptional doctor. He is very courteous, kind, respectful and caring. He takes time to answer all of our questions and never rushes us during the appointment. He listens patiently and answers all questions. He appears to genuinely care about our child and her welfare and treatment options. He is incredibly helpful and is highly knowledgeable and intelligent. I wish all doctors were like Dr. Parikh, and I highly recommend him!

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2017

Great visit! Did not feel rushed with doctor. He took the time to answer all my questions and was very understanding about my concerns.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2016

Dr. Parikh is a very caring, compassionate doctor. I would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2016

Good visit and helpful.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2016

Dr. Parikh best doctor we have ever seen.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2016

Dr Parikh has a wonderful manner with both parents and children.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2016

We are very pleased with Dr. Parikh and The Cleveland Clinic so far. It's well worth the drive for us.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2016

Very thorough.

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