Cleveland Clinic has been recognized for excellence in mitochondrial care. The health system was named a certified Mitochondrial Medicine Center by the newly formed Mitochondrial Care Network.
The Mitochondrial Care Network is a national effort to formally unify clinicians who provide expert medical care to individuals with mitochondrial disease; define, design and implement best practices in mitochondrial medicine; and optimize management and care for patients with mitochondrial disease.
Sumit Parikh, M.D., pediatric neurologist and director of the Mitochondrial Medicine Center at Cleveland Clinic, is one of three national medical co-directors of the network and serves on its Board of Directors.
Dr. Parikh is an innovative leader in mitochondrial care and research. In 2017, he led a team of 35 expert mitochondrial disease physicians from around the world in developing the first-of-its kind recommendations for the preventive care and routine management of patients with mitochondrial diseases.
“We are honored that our efforts to improve the quality of care and outcomes for all patients with mitochondrial disease have been recognized by the network,” said Dr. Parikh. “As the network grows, we hope to be able to improve patient care and access to mitochondrial disease specialists at a national level.”