Dr. Parikh is the Director of the Cleveland Clinic Neurogenetics, Metabolic & Mitochondrial disease program. His clinical and research interests include the genetic diagnosis and treatment of patients with mitochondrial cytopathies, inborn errors of metabolism, cognitive and developmental regression, autism, leukodystrophies and developmental delays. He 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 completed his residency in pediatrics and fellowship in child neurology at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and 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.”
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 Past President of the Mitochondrial Medicine Society. He is an invited faculty member of the North American Metabolic Academy. He was on the scientific planning committee of the Child Neurology Society and is an ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Child Neurology, Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease and Molecular Genetics & Metabolism.