Andres Rubiano

Currently Professor of Neurosciences and Neurosurgery at Universidad El Bosque in Bogotá (Colombia) and Founder and Medical Director of The Foundation for Medical and Technical Research and Education in Emergency and Disasters in Colombia. Dr. Rubiano earned his medical degree from the University of Valle in Colombia (1998) and completed his neurosurgery residency at the University of El Bosque in Bogota, Colombia (2005). He receives the J. Douglas Miller International Fellowship Award from the Neurotrauma and Critical Care Section of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons in 2006. In 2007 he receives a postdoctoral position supported by the USA-NIH Fogarty International Center at the University of Pittsburgh as a Trauma Research trainee.

In 2012 he was awarded as ASHOKA Fellow for social entrepreneurship for educational activities for emergency care providers in the Latin American region. In 2016 he receives an Honoris Causa Degree in Prehospital Care Technology for Emergency and Disasters, from Universidad Adventista in Medellin (Colombia). He has been involved in emergency and trauma care research, training, and advocacy as member of the Trauma and Emergency Care Committee of the WHO since 2007, being involved in quality improvement advisory teams for emergency care in LMIC´s. His work as PhD candidate in CRIMEDIM is focused on training and research activities for first responders of urban and rural areas in Colombia generating capacity for improving emergency response with mobile health technologies. He is author of many peer-reviewed articles published in international scientific journals and widely presented at national and international congresses.