Videos Discussing the Ketogenic Diet

Interviews recorded at the 5th Global Symposium on Ketogenic Therapies for Neurological Disorders, 2016.

Dr Eric Kossoff, former task force chair

Dr. Kossoff is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Medical Director of the Johns Hopkins Ketogenic Diet Program. His interests related to dietary therapy involve using the diet first-line (especially for infantile spasms), the creation and expanded use of the Modified Atkins Diet, using diets in developing countries and for adults, helping prevent rather than solely treat the side effects, and educating centers and parents worldwide about the benefits of this approach. He is one of the co- authors of Ketogenic Diets (4th and 5th editions), many research articles and reviews, maintains the site Keto News at, and has been on the Organizing Committees of the past 3 international ketogenic diet symposia.

Dr Mackenzie Cervenka

Dr Mackenzie Cervenka is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Medical Director of the Adult Epilepsy Diet Center started in August of 2010 in collaboration with Dr. Eric Kossoff and Registered Dietitian Bobbie Henry. Over 100 patients receive dietary treatments (ketogenic diet or modified Atkins diet) in the Center. Her research focuses on the safety, efficacy, and mechanisms of action of dietary treatments in adults with medically resistant epilepsy and status epilepticus. She is also the Director of the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at Johns Hopkins.


Dr Liao Jian Xiang

Dr. Liao is a Professor of Pediatrics at Shenzhen Children’s Hospital in China. He is an expert in the use of the ketogenic diet and has recently published about its use in China. He is interested in all aspects of pediatric epilepsy, especially tuberous sclerosis complex.


Beth Zupec-Kania, RD

Beth has been involved with ketogenic diet therapies for more than 20 years and has worked with all age groups. As a consultant to The Charlie Foundation, she created and maintain KetoCalculator™ (web-based calculator), designed education resources, provided workshops and seminars to medical centers worldwide, mentored nutritionists and speaks at grand rounds and conferences. In addition, she also manages ketogenic therapy diet patients (of various neurological disorders and cancers) in collaboration with their physicians. Her own diet has evolved into a liberal ketogenic which helps tremendously in assisting others.