Franz is the founder of Medmastery. He’s an internist with a specialization in cardiology. Franz trained at the Medical University of Vienna and the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He’s an avid reader, and loves to travel and hike. His greatest passion is to teach others and help them grow.
Franz Wiesbauer, MD
We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.—Charles Bukowski
Alex is the technical wizard behind Medmastery. His passion is life, fueled by good coffee—black, bigger than an espresso but not filled to the brim, with sugar, but not too much. Alex enjoys sun and sports, mixed with nice people, music, traveling to beautiful places, cooking and great food, reading crazy literature, and sometimes posing as a painter.
Logic will take you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.—Albert Einstein
Anna is the in-house professor at Medmastery. Based in Austria, Anna is a trained family doctor and a senior fellow in pathology with a specialization in clinical chemistry. She's passionate about teaching medicine and gets a thrill out of creating new courses for Medmastery. Anna loves photography, indie music, books, and soaking up the cultural and urban life of Vienna.
Great things never came from comfort zones.—unknown
Asha is the editorial assistant at Medmastery. She is a trained life coach with experience as an instructional designer for The Body Shop and as an early childhood educator / classroom manager. She's also a part-time stay-at-home mom and loves spending time with her daughter.
Discover what you want and learn how to ask for it.—unknown
Brigitte is responsible for course design and layout at Medmastery. As a graphic and communication designer she is passionate about working in an educational context. Brigitte is also studying at art university in Vienna, Austria and has taken a special interest in performance and video art. She enjoys nature, cycling, cooking, and movies.
Find something you really love doing and mix it with something you really care about.—Kathleen Hanna
Cher is a designer and illustrator at Medmastery. She has a learner’s mindset, is passionate about bringing joy to her work, and is happiest when experimenting with new styles, techniques, and skills to improve her craft. Living in permanently sunny Florida, Cher tries to be outdoors as much as possible (who wouldn't!) and in her free time, likes to draw, paint, and spend time with her family (dogs definitely included).
You have to be in a state of play to design. If you're not in a state of play, you can't make anything.—Paula Scher
Christoph is responsible for strategy and networking at Medmastery. With his background as a business economist, he was a co-founder and the managing director of video2brain, a video-based training company, which was acquired by Lynda.com (and ultimately by Microsoft). After his exit from video2brain in February 2016, Christoph spent five months traveling through Mongolia—the mother land of his wife. He spent a further two months exploring South-East Asia with his family. Christoph is from Austria and is currently living there. He loves traveling and exploring different cultures. Christoph is a very family-oriented person, has a habit of singing in the shower, and loves to hear his children laugh.
Keep on moving!—personal motto
Clemens Lang, MD
Clemens is a medical student living in Vienna, Austria. Together with Franz, he’s responsible for medical content generation at Medmastery. He has a passion for new technologies and innovative teaching. Clemens loves his band, traveling to see as many countries as possible (Indonesia is up next), playing piano, good food, and basketball.
When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.—unknown
Hilary is an administrative assistant at Medmastery. Based in Scotland, she studied advertising in college, and then completed her degree in bioarchaeology with a minor in classical archaeology. She's currently completing her law degree and likes to tell people about the time she spent a summer excavating vampires in rural Poland.
The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.—Atticus Finch
Ines is a course designer at Medmastery. She's a graphic designer based in Austria. Ines works hard to make Medmastery courses look as impeccable as they are informative. She has a passion for art therapy and sees herself using the power of color and creativity to help others as a future art therapist. She loves spending time in nature and revels in the feeling of warm beams of sunlight caressing her nose.
Everything is going to be fine in the end. If it's not fine, it's not the end.—Oscar Wilde
Jackie is a course designer at Medmastery. She is a graphic and communication designer who lives and works in Vienna, Austria. Jackie is passionate about art and design. She tries to enhance her style with every project she works on. Jackie is obsessed with travel and loves exploring new places and cultures, constantly looking for design inspiration. In her spare time, you can find her browsing through little Viennese bookshops or hanging out at cafes with friends.
Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.—Rumi
Jakob is Medmastery's resident cameraman. He is based in Salzburg, Austria. Jakob is finishing a degree in multimedia and moonlights as a filmmaker to explore his passion for film. His cheeriness is infectious, a breath of fresh air during long days of filming courses! Jakob loves to ski, play the violin, and cycle through the breathtaking mountains of Salzburg.
Success is not the key to happiness, happiness is the key to success.—Albert Schweizer
Julia is a member of Medmastery's design crew. She is originally from the beautiful countryside around Salzburg, Austria. Julia set out to combine her three greatest passions: language, art, and travel. She studied and lived in very diverse places—from the jungles of Costa Rica to the hamams of Istanbul. Every time Julia goes abroad, she picks up another language, tonnes of inspiration, and a deeper love for the world and its inhabitants. Currently based in her second home town of Graz, Austria, Julia can be found speeding around on her bike or having a chat with the wild deer in the garden.
The future is not some place we are going, but one we are creating.—John H. Schaar
Kenneth is a course designer at Medmastery. A student of the New Design University in Salzburg, Austria, he's passionate about coming up with new ideas and visualizing them. When he's not working on a Medmastery course or studying, you can find him flipping pizzas at the local pizzeria, reading, or having fun with his friends.
Creativity is contagious, pass it on.—Albert Einstein
Konstanze is a course designer at Medmastery. She is fond of modern design, good typography, and hand-made illustration. Besides designing and drawing, she is interested in visual culture and art. Among her greatest passions are nature, books, and music.
The details are not the details. They make the design.—Charles Eames
Laura is responsible for assisting our teachers with the development and presentation of course content at Medmastery. She completed a PhD in medical sciences with a specialization in neuroscience (where she first met Shelley) and has experience as a laboratory researcher, an undergraduate course instructor, and a proofreader. Laura lives just outside of Toronto, Canada. Her favourite things to do involve spending time with her family—whether sharing the wonders of nature at the family cottage, cheering on the Toronto Blue Jays at a baseball game, or spending quality time reading, playing, or just being silly together.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.—Margaret Mead
Laura is a course designer at Medmastery. She is based in Vienna, Austria. Laura is a design graduatee and often uses her creative streak to experiment in the kitchen. She couldn't imagine her life without her curious cat, Blixa, and the taste of fresh french fries. When she's not working, Laura loves listening to her favourite records and playing the piano.
Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.—Frank Zappa
Martyna is responsible for the administration and daily happenings at Medmastery. Her greatest passion is philosophy; as an academic, she plans to analyze the nature of space and time. For now, she's just starting a Masters degree in cognitive science at the University of Vienna. When she has a spare minute or two, you will find her sipping a coffee while reading a piece of modern literature or a Russian classic.
Everything that happens happens as it should, and if you observe carefully, you will find this to be so.—Marcus Aurelius
Michaela is the administrative mastermind behind Medmastery. She loves to organize things so they are constructive, efficient, innovative, and consistent for all. Michaela is sporty and musical. She cycles, plays golf, performs in improv theater, and sings in musicals. Michaela lives in Salzburg, Austria. Her biggest passion is her great family.
Give every day the chance to be the best day of your life.—Mark Twain
Nathanael is a video editor at Medmastery. Fascinated by technology and gadgets, he spends most of his free time reading various blogs about computers and phones. He loves making music, singing (even though he's not particularly good at the latter), and cooking awesome food for his friends.
If you cannot explain something in a simple manner, then you do not understand it.—Albert Einstein
Nora Drenaline, MD
Nora is the doctor we all secretly want to be. When she isn't caring for her patients, she can usually be found writing a game-changing research paper or preparing for her next keynote speech. Nora is obsessed with becoming a kick-ass clinician and spends a lot of free time powering through Medmastery's courses and reading personal growth books.
Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.– Albert Einstein
Peter Blocker, MD
Peter is a true ECG aficionado. He uses every free minute of the day to study the ECG, so one day he can become the clinician rock star he’s destined to be. He spends so much time on our platform, it’s impossible to miss him.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.—Mahatma Gandhi
Philipp is responsible for the look and feel of Medmastery, online and in print. A graphic and communication designer from Vienna, Austria, Philipp’s biggest passion is living out his creativity. Outside of designing, Phil loves to do sports, especially jiujitsu and basketball.
As soon as anyone starts telling you to be realistic, cross that person off your invitation list.—John Eliot
Sabrine is responsible for marketing and managing the Medmastery community. She is an Australian pharmacist currently based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Sabrine combines her medical knowledge with her penchant for writing, to bring the medical community closer together. She is an avid medtech-o-phile and is obsessed with discovering all the latest health gadgets and the people behind them. Sabrine loves climbing mountains, drinks way too much coffee, and in her spare time, is learning how to crochet.
Why colour between the lines when you can create new ones?—personal motto
Sandra is a course designer at Medmastery. Based in Austria, Sandra is a graphic designer who also happens to have a degree in human biology. With her background in biology and eye for good design, she knows exactly how to translate complex medical concepts into clear graphics that are worth a thousand words. Sandra is a hiking enthusiast and loves the scent of freshly cut grass. When not strumming on her guitar or spending time with the people she loves, Sandra can be found traveling the world in search of the perfect pastry.
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.—Confucius
Shelley is the head of content production at Medmastery. She has a PhD in medical sciences with a specialization in neuroscience and is formally trained in publishing and visual arts. Shelley lives in the Niagara region of Ontario, Canada, surrounded by fruit farms and vineyards. She enjoys yoga, loves the sound of water, and is happiest creating memories with her family—either on an outdoor adventure or in their kitchen cooking food from their garden (with a glass of local wine). She is a true lifelong learner (although she has promised her husband she won’t pursue any additional degrees) and is passionate about making education accessible for all.
If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.—Albert Einstein
Tina is responsible for teacher recruitment at Medmastery. A longtime resident of Montreal, Canada, she now lives in Vienna, Austria, her hometown. Her biggest passion is her family and friends. In her free time she likes to be active, go for a good run or play basketball. She loves to travel, meet new people, and explore different cultures and cuisines.
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.—Thomas Edison
Valentina is responsible for making sure Medmastery course videos look and sound perfect! An Italian living in Salzburg, Austria, she can speak four languages and is currently completing a degree in multimedia art. Valentina is obsessed with snow and loves to go snowboarding whenever she can. As a taekwondo practitioner, she loves the calming surrounds of Salzburg and often cycles along the Salzach to unwind.
It's the little things in life.—personal motto