Department Pediatric Gastroenterology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Children & Adolescents Only
Languages English, Hindi
Surgeon No
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.9000
Desk:
216.444.9322
Fax:
216.444.2974

Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Care of GI Problems in Metabolic Disorders
  • Care of Liver Related Metabolic Problems
  • Care of Liver Transplant Patients
  • Center for Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Colonoscopy
  • Diagnostic Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy
  • Hydrogen Breath Test
  • Lactose and Glucose Hydrogen Breath Test
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Motility Catheter Placement
  • Pediatric Liver Transplantation
  • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Small Bowel Rehabilitation In Children
  • Small Intestine Short Bowel Rehab
  • Therapeutic Endoscopy
  • Variceal Band Ligation
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Achalasia
  • Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
  • Avoiding Dehydration, Proper Hydration
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Bowel Incontinence
  • Celiac Disease (Celiac Sprue)
  • Cirrhosis
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
  • Diseases of the Liver Biliary Tract and Pancreas
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis
  • Failure To Thrive
  • Foreign Body Ingestion
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallstones
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • GI Bleeding
  • Giardiasis
  • Glycogen Storage Disease
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome in Children
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hirschsprung's Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Intestinal Failure
  • Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Disease
  • Malnutrition
  • Metabolic Diseases
  • Milk Allergy
  • Mitochondrial Disease
  • Necrotizing Enterocolitis
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pediatric Crohn's Disease
  • Pediatric Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
  • Pediatric Growth Failure In Children With Kidney Disease
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Radiation Enteritis
  • Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula
  • Ulcerative Colitis
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Biography

About Kadakkal Radhakrishnan, MD

Dr. Kadakkal Radhakrishnan, MBBS, MD (Peds), DCH, MRCP (UK), MRCPCH, FAAP, is a Pediatric Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist at Cleveland Clinic. He was born in Trivandrum, Kerala, India. Dr. Radhakrishnan has been on Faculty in the Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology at Cleveland Clinic since June 2006. He also has  joint appointment as Assistant Professor at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Radhakrishnan's areas of interest involve liver disorders in children, care of children after liver transplantation and small-bowel transplantation. He also has an interest in metabolic disorders involving the liver and care of gastrointestinal manifestations in children with metabolic disorders. Dr. Radhakrishnan, however, follows all types of pediatric gastroenterology problems in his clinic. He also performs upper and lower endoscopy and endoscopically places gastrostomy feeding tubes. In conjunction with Dr. Sumit Parikh from Pediatric Neurology, he runs the Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Clinic for children.

Dr. Radhakrishnan completed his basic medical training at Medical College Trivandrum, Kerala, India, in 1992. He subsequently trained in pediatrics at S.A.T Hospital affiliated with the Medical College Trivandrum, India. Dr. Radhakrishnan underwent further training in pediatrics in the United Kingdom for over 4 years, and after passing his Pediatrics Board was made a Member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) and Member of the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health (MRCPCH). Dr. Radhakrishnan is board-certified in pediatrics in the United States after completing his residency at Cleveland Clinic. He completed fellowship training in pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology at Cleveland Clinic and is also board certified in Pediatric Gastroenterology and in Pediatric Transplant Hepatology. His pediatric experience spans over 19 years, and he has over 8 years of pediatric gastroenterology experience.

Dr. Radhakrishnan is a keen teacher involved in the teaching of medical students, residents and fellows. He was voted by the pediatric residents at Cleveland Clinic as Staff Teacher of the Year for 2007. Dr. Radhakrishnan's research areas include liver disorders and inflammatory bowel disease.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2006

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Pediatric Gastroenterology
Cleveland, OH USA
2006

Medical School - Leicester General Hospital
Neonatal Intensive Care/General Pediatrics
London,
2003

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Pediatrics
Cleveland, OH USA
2003

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Pediatrics
Cleveland, OH USA
2001

Medical School - Northampton General Hospital
Specialist Registrar in Pediatrics
Northampton,
2000

Medical School - Wexham Park Hospital
Senior House Officer in Pediatrics
Slough, Berkshire,
1997

Medical School - Rotary Clinic & Hospital
Registrar in Pediatrics
Poojappura, Trivandrum,
1996

Medical School - Medical College, University of Kerala
D.C.H.
Kerala,
1995

Residency - Medical College, University of Kerala
Pediatrics
Kerala,
1995

Medical School - Medical College, University of Kerala
Kerala,
1992

Undergraduate - Government Arts College
Trivandrum, India,
1985

Additional Training

  • Pediatric Residency, S.A.T. Hospital, Trivandrum, Kerala, India, 1992-1995
  • Pediatric Training, Royal College of Physicians, U.K; Training at Leicester Teaching Hospital Rotation, 3 years, and at Slough District Hospital,1 year; 1996-2000

Professional Highlights

  • Medical Director, Nutritional Support and Intestinal Rehabilitation, Children's Hospital, Cleveland Clinic
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University
  • Cyclic Vomiting Clinic, Cleveland Clinic; third clinic in the nation for this disorder for children. Dr. Radhakrishnan runs clinic in conjunction with Dr. Sumit Parikh, Pediatric Neurology, Cleveland Clinic.

Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics - Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatrics - Pediatric Transplant Hepatology

Specialty Interests

Chronic pancreatitis, cyclic vomiting, diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, Intestinal failure and small bowel rehabilitation in children, liver disorders in children and care of liver transplant patients, metabolic disorders - GI problems in metabolic disorders and liver related metabolic problems, including Glycogen Storage Disease

Awards & Honors

  • Best Doctor, Pediatric Gastroenterology, 2009 onwards
  • America's Top Gastroenterologists, Consumers' Research Council of America, 2006 onwards
  • Staff Teacher of the Year, voted by pediatric residents, Cleveland Clinic, 2007

Memberships

  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American Association for Study of Liver Disease
  • Permanent Registration, State Medical Board of Ohio
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 5/10/2017, Dr. Radhakrishnan 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

62 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 5
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

11 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2017

We love Dr. Kadhrakrisnan. Couldn't ask for better.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2017

The Dr was amazing! It was not just a quick in and out where the Dr barely looks at you, he sat down talked to me but more importantly talked to my daughter. Asked her questions about HER not just her symptoms. He was the best Dr by far that I have seen in a long time!!!

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2017

doc was phenomenal. very personable and thorough

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2017

Extremely thorough with examination and explanation. Dr. and his medical student had no intention of leaving that room until they felt we were comfortable with their findings and opinions. As a parent, there is no way to describe how important patient first really feels.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2017

We love Dr. Radakrishnan. He is caring and the best pediatric GI doctor in Ohio.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2017

Dr. R is the BEST OF THE BEST!!!

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2017

EVERYONE w/ in Dr. Radhakrishnan's is great to work with concerning my son's health! Thank you.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2016

we love Dr R

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2016

Dr. Radhakrishnan always works with me to find the best course of treatment for my daughter. He explains all medications and treatments to me.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2016

he is the most amazing dr we have ever seen. he is smart friendly and wonderful with my children.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2016

We all LOVE our doctor!

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