Kemel A. Ghotme

Associate Professor & Director, Translational Neuroscience Lab at UniSabana in Chia, Colombia; Pediatric neurosurgeon, Fundacion Santa Fe de Bogota

Kemel A. Ghotme, MD, Ph.D., is an associate professor and director of the Translational Neuroscience Lab at UniSabana in Chia, Colombia, and practices as a pediatric neurosurgeon at Fundacion Santa Fe de Bogota.

He developed, assessed, and disseminated a knowledge transfer strategy to strengthen food fortification policies in Latin America to prevent neural tube defects. Dr. Ghotme is a founding member of ASOLANPED, associate editor of the Global Neurosurgery section of Neurosurgery®, chairman of the Advocacy Committee at the ISPN, and member of the WHO-WFNS Liaison Committee.

As a GAPSBiF member, Dr. Ghotme co-leads several initiatives to prevent congenital malformations through food fortification worldwide