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Dr. Sumit Parikh Appointed to IFCR Scientific Advisory Board

The International Foundation for CDKL5 Research is pleased to announce that Sumit Parikh, MD has joined our Scientific Advisory Board.


Dr. Parikh is a neurometabolic and neurogenetics Staff Clinician at Cleveland Clinic. He specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of developmental delay, neuro-degeneration and metabolic disease. Dr. Parikh is the Co-Director of the Cleveland Clinic Neurogenetics, Metabolic & Mitochondrial disease program and the Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Clinic.
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. He joined the Cleveland Clinic in 2004. Since 2007, Dr. Parikh has been selected as one of “America’s Best Doctors.”


Dr. Parikh’s research and publications focus on improving the diagnosis and management of mitochondrial disease, identifying genetic etiologies of epilepsy, autism, developmental delays and neurodegenerative diseases and improving patient and physician knowledge of metabolic and genetic diseases. He has been an invited lecturer at national meetings and hospitals.


The IFCR is looking forward to working with Dr. Parikh, and we thank him for his time and dedication to helping us find a cure for CDKL5.