Zarazuela Zolkipli Cunningham, MBChB, MRCP

Zarazuela Zolkipli Cunningham, MBChB, MRCP

Zarazuela Zolkipli Cunningham, MBChB, MRCP, is an Attending Physician in Mitochondrial Medicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Phone: 267-426-4961


Education and Training

Medical School

MBChB, Edinburgh University Medical School, Scotland, UK

Board Certification

Pediatric Neurology
Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health (MRCPCH)

Graduate Degree

PhD, Warwick University Medical School, UK

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Departments and Services




Kuszak AJ, Espey MG, Falk MJ, Holmbeck MA, Manfredi G, Shadel GS, Vernon HJ, Zolkipli-Cunningham Z. Nutritional Interventions for Mitochondrial OXPHOS Deficiencies: Mechanisms and Model Systems. Annu Rev Pathol. 2017 Nov 3. doi: 10.1146/annurev-pathol-020117-043644. [Epub ahead of print]

Zolkipli-Cunningham Z, Falk MJ. Clinical effects of chemical exposures on mitochondrial function. Toxicology. 2017 Nov 1;391:90-99. doi: 10.1016/j.tox.2017.07.009. Epub 2017 Jul 27.


Shen L, Diroma MA, Gonzalez M, Navarro-Gomez D, Leipzig J, Lott MT, van Oven M, Wallace DC, Muraresku CC, Zolkipli-Cunningham Z, Chinnery PF, Attimonelli M, Zuchner S, Falk MJ, Gai X. MSeqDR: A Centralized Knowledge Repository and Bioinformatics Web Resource to Facilitate Genomic Investigations in Mitochondrial Disease. Hum Mutat. 2016 Jun;37(6):540-8.


Haas RH, Zolkipli Z. Mitochondrial disorders affecting the nervous system. Semin Neurol. 2014 Jul;34(3):321-40.

Declèves AE, Zolkipli Z, Satriano J, Wang L, Nakayama T, Rogac M, Le TP, Nortier JL, Farquhar MG, Naviaux RK, Sharma K. Regulation of lipid accumulation by AMP-activated kinase in high fat diet-induced kidney injury.  Kidney Int. 2014 Mar;85(3):611-23.



Zolkipli Z. Atlas of Inherited Metabolic Diseases 3rd Edition, Hodder Arnold, 2012: 302 – 308 

Posters and Presentations


Zolkipli Z. Mitochondrial Disease Patients’ Motivations and Barriers to Participate in Clinical Trials. UMDF Mitochondrial Medicine 2015 International Symposium, Herndon, VA. June 20, 2015.

Awards and Honors

2013, UMDF Burroughs WellcomeTravel Award, USA

2012, UMDF Burroughs WellcomeTravel Award, USA

2011, United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF) Burroughs Wellcome Travel Award, USA

2011, Gerber Foundation Novice Researcher Award, USA

2009, SSIEM, Travel Award for presentation at Annual meeting, UK

2009, Research Institute Travel Award, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto

2009, European Paediatric Neurology Society (EPNS) Travel Bursary

​2009 SSIEM, 3 year Membership Scholarship Award, UK

2007, Winston Churchill Travel Fellowship, London, UK2008 Research Institute Travel Award, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto

2003, Sir Henry John Biggleswade Prize for Best Presentation. Pediatric Regional Meeting, Cambridgeshire, UK

1991-1996, Full Scholarship, National Oil Company of Malaysia for Medical School in the UK 

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2013, International Child Neurology Association
2010-present, United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation
2009-present, Society for Inborn Errors of Metabolism
2008-present, Pediatric Neurotransmitters Disease Foundation