Treatment & Services
- Center for Autism
- 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
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
- Batten Disease
- Canavan Disease
- Cephalic Disorders
- Cognitive Disorders
- Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
- Dandy -Walker Syndrome
- Developmental Delays
- Down Syndrome
- Early-Onset Neuro-Degeneration
- Fragile X Syndrome
- Hallervorden-spatz Disease
- Headaches, Children
- High Cholesterol
- Infantile Refsum Disease
- Joubert Syndrome
- Krabbe Disease (Globoid Cell Leukodystrophy)
- Learning Disabilities
- Leigh's Disease
- Lesch-Nyhen Syndrome (LNS)
- Marfan Syndrome
- Menkes Disease
- Metabolic Diseases
- Metabolic Myopathies
- Metachromatic Leukodystrophy
- 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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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Neurometabolism & Genetics
Cleveland, OH USA
Fellowship - Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA USA
Residency - Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA USA
Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
Undergraduate - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA
- 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
- Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology
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
- 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
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91 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.9|
28 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020
He is an awesome Dr. I am proud to have him on my care team.
Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020
*Dr. Parikh spent nearly 2 1/2 hours with me & my children. The volume of information he gave us was amazing.
Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020
he was an excellent Dr. and very thorough with the patient and concerned with her conditions.
Reviewed on Dec 20, 2019
Dr. Parikh is a wonderful doctor. He has always made sure that we understand everything and is incredibly kind. He just has a great bedside manner with both his patients and their parents.
Reviewed on Nov 22, 2019
Dr. Parihk is amazing! We were very very impressed by him. The time he spent with us and how thorough he was!
Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019
Dr Parikh is one in a million
Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019
Reviewed on Oct 2, 2019
As a mother, the doctor was fantastic. He listened very patiently to my sometimes lengthy concerns for my daughter, and you could see the genuine concern.
Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019
very knowledgeable the best doctor I have seen to date concerning my sons issues made it very easy to understand and he explained things beautifully
Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019
The doctor always answers any questions that we have and helps us better understand our son's condition.
Reviewed on Sep 6, 2019
It was amazing the person in Dr. Parikh's office (Lisa) even remembered us from starting our journey with CCF when my son's were little, 5-7yrs, whom are now 19-21yrs. The personalized service from everyone is just outstanding.
Reviewed on Sep 6, 2019
Dr Sumit Parikh is excellent, I really attribute the health of my son and my ability to have the witherell to stay strong and positive on the journey with his assistance, knowledge and teaching moments!
Reviewed on Aug 28, 2019
he is a excellent doctor and I really like him. /I would recommed him to other people. Lisa was great she helped me.
Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019
Dr. Parikh was very thorough and spent an adequate time with my husband and myself to address any issues and concerns that we had. He also made himself available for any questions and it was very comforting to know that we weren't rushed. He also put our son at ease too which is important.
Reviewed on Jul 31, 2019
very kind, smart, thoughtful, patient, qualified. All the best qualities in a doctor.
Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019
it is always an excellent experience with Dr. Parikh and his staff.
Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019
Dr. Parikh is one of the best doctors our son sees.
Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019
Dr. Parikh was amazing. We will be travelingn back 9 hrs for follow up's.
Reviewed on Jun 24, 2019
the doctor asked my opinion about my sons medication
Reviewed on Jun 20, 2019
Dr. Parikh is an outstanding clinician. He is extremely knowledgeable and takes the time to listen to your concerns, adjusts the plan of care, and then explains his recommendations in a caring yet professional manner. Dr. Parikh is one of the best physicians I have ever known.
Reviewed on Jun 18, 2019
Our child has many medical issues and she sees many specialist. Dr. Parikh is our favorite. He is extremely thorough and listens. He is honest with what to worry about and keeps us posted on new developments in treatment options. He is an excellent advocate for her care locally back in Wisconsin.
Reviewed on Jun 18, 2019
Dr Parikh was wonderful at explaining everything in detail. He was wonderful and understanding of my child. Wonderful Doctor
Reviewed on May 23, 2019
Dr. Parikh has been a huge help in getting my daughter's CVS under control. I don't know where we would be without him.
Reviewed on May 17, 2019
have recommended Dr. Parikh before and will continue to do so! amazing provider
Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019
I and my daughter like the Dr and staff we dealt with on that day but it took months to get an appointment and I never got a call back the "call center" definitely needs work
Reviewed on Feb 21, 2019
totally impressed by the staff, Dr. and facility.
Reviewed on Feb 13, 2019
*Dr. Parikh is a wonderful doctor. We will be forever grateful to him for helping our son. I highly recommend him in fact I just told a parent about him this week. He involved my son in the changes of medication that were made.
Reviewed on Feb 1, 2019
We would highly recommend Dr. Parikh to anyone looking for a pediatric neurologist. We were blown away by his bedside manor, attention to detail and general concern/interest in our son's condition. We were never rushed and Dr. Parikh made sure our questions were fully answered. CCF landed a good one. Thank you!
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