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Sumit Parikh, MD is the Director of the Cleveland Clinic Neurogenetics, Metabolic & Mitochondrial disease program, Director of the Cleveland Clinic Multidisciplinary CDKL5 Syndrome Clinic, Medical Director of the Cleveland Clinic Autism Spectrum Evaluation Team and a Co-Director of the 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.
The diagnosis and treatment of patients with mitochondrial cytopathies, inborn errors of metabolism, cognitive and developmental regression, leukodystrophies, autism and developmental delays
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