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
Amol is the content marketing manager at Medmastery. He has combined his practice as a nephrologist and his passion for writing into one overarching goal: to populate cyberspace with only that content that is concise, entertaining, and useful. For unknown reasons, he opted to settle in Rochester, New York, USA, though he has yet to be defeated by the snow. He remains thankful every day that his wife and two children continue to tolerate him. When not working, he can be found reading, trying to learn a couple languages, having fun, or just straight up thinking.
My favorite machine at the gym is the vending machine.— Caroline Rhea
Andrea recruits exceptional teachers for our courses and new talent for our team. She was born and raised between Argentina, Brazil, and Venezuela, where she completed her medical degree, and after a short time in a medical practice, she decided to shift her career to medical translations. Almost a decade ago, she took her first steps in the field of recruiting, and found a new passion: bringing great people together and helping to build awesome teams. She joined Medmastery as a talent acquisition specialist, to combine her love for medicine and medical education with efforts to identify the most suited teachers for our courses and the best members for our team! Andrea loves spending time with her family, traveling, and connecting with her friends around the world, reading and listening to music, and savoring a cold beer at the beach.
I learned to always take on things I'd never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist.—Ginni Rometty
Asha is the lead editor, asset manager, and accreditation manager at Medmastery. She is a trained life coach with experience as an instructional designer and has worked as an educator / classroom manager in both children and adult educational settings. She is passionate about connecting with people and spending time with family and friends. Her greatest joy in life is her daughter. Asha is always game to learn something new. She also enjoys sewing, baking, traveling, and photography.
The progress of the world will call for the best that all of us have to give.—Mary McLeod Bethune
Ashley is an editorial assistant at Medmastery. She is trained in the arts of radio and television and has a background in broadcasting, project management, and corporate events. She is a true lover of nature, antiquity, and the entrepreneurial spirit. She's also a part-time stay-at-home mom who loves exploring with her husband and two young sons.
You’re off to great places, today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so…get on your way!—Dr Seuss
Brie is a course manager at Medmastery. She is based out of Oklahoma, USA. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Los Angeles. She has spent several years teaching novice first responders how to be more confident in the field of emergency medicine. When she is not working she loves to craft at home, video edit, and spend time outdoors with friends and family. Brie is an environmentalist with a passion for creating clean living and sustainable habits every day. And it would be noteworthy if you caught her without a breve latte in her hand at any point in time.
Be a somebody that makes everybody feel like a somebody.—Unknown
Brigitte is the head of the course design team and art director at Medmastery. She is a graphic and communication designer and is passionate about working in an educational context. Living in Vienna, 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
Cindy is a course designer at Medmastery. After studying drawing and analog printing techniques, she entered the digital world of graphic design. She has experience working for NGOs and in the educational field. In her free time you will find her reading, growing plants on her balcony, traveling, and hiking but mostly Cindy will be drawing visual art and she has a soft spot for textiles.
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.—personal motto
Daniela is a customer support agent at Medmastery. Enamored with the idea of lifelong learning from an early age, she has dabbled in more areas than she can be bothered to count. Her latest foray having led her to eventually earn a PhD in molecular biomedicine. While the thing that can pry her from a book that she is intent on reading has yet to be found, playing some good old sports or simply hanging out with friends and family (don’t forget to pass the wine and chocolate!), for some inspiring company and conversation, do come a very close second.
In our world, said Eustace, a star is a huge ball of flaming gas. Even in your world, my son, that is not what a star is, but only what it is made of.—C.S. Lewis
David Della Rocca
David is a freelance graphic designer at Medmastery. It is his lifelong journey to acquire knowledge about design and how it can help improve everyday life. Along with his passion for design, David is also an outdoorsman who enjoys hiking, kayaking, and gardening. He also loves animals, cooking, camp fires, and listening to music.
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.―Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Dmytro is a video editor at Medmastery. Originally from the Ukraine, Dmytro now lives in Austria and is passionate about moviemaking and contemporary art—something he can find a lot of in Austria! He loves reading classical novels and contemporary screenplays in his free time and couldn't live without lemonade in the summer.
If you are in a bad mood go for a walk. If you are still in a bad mood go for another walk.—Hippocrates
Don-Pierre is the asset management assistant at Medmastery. He is also a business and health sciences major at Trent University in Ontario, Canada and is aspiring to become a psychiatrist. Mental health is his biggest passion and he loves to be out in nature. Don-Pierre enjoys playing tennis, basketball, guitar, and hang out with his cat Raven.
The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Elana Pearl Ben-Joseph
Elana is a Medmastery course manager. She studied medicine in her hometown of Montreal, Canada. She then trained as a pediatrician in Israel. Her next move was to greater Boston, where she specialized in consumer health education and worked as a medical editor. She also has a Master’s degree in Public Health from Brown University, where she focused on the impact of electronics and social media on children’s health and wellbeing. Most importantly, she is a proud mom of three girls, a Labradoodle, and a guinea pig. Outside of health and medicine, she loves dancing, biking, nature, photography, and traveling.
In a world where you can be anything, be kind.—Unknown
Erica is a course designer at Medmastery. She's originally from the Netherlands and is now based in Vienna. After studying biology she combines her scientific background with her creative side by making illustrations, design, and videos. She also loves diving into nature whenever possible and into different characters by practicing improvisational acting.
It is not what you look at that matters, it is what you see.—Henry David Thoreau
Gina is a customer support agent as well as a marketing and sales assistant at Medmastery. She is a passionate traveler with a never ending travel bucket-list, who loves to learn about different cultures and traditions. In her free time Gina likes to spend time with her friends, cook with her family, and listen to Ted Talks.
We Keep moving Forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiousity keeps leading us down new paths.—Walt Disney
Hafsa is a staff writer at Medmastery. She is currently based in Saudi Arabia. She has a MPH in Epidemiology and has spent years conducting public health research. When she's not working, Hafsa enjoys reading, blogging, and spending time with her husband, three kids, and two cats.
Progress over perfection
Hilary is the marketing assistant within the marketing department at Medmastery. She recently completed her law degree (LLB) from the University of Stirling, Scotland and is currently living there. Originally she is from Hamilton, Canada. Before law, she completed an honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Bioarchaeology from McMaster University. She would call herself a lifelong learner, but she has semi-promised her parents that she wouldn’t complete anymore degrees. She enjoys hanging out with her Labradoodle Sophie, going on long hikes, reading a good murder mystery, and enjoying a glass (or two) of good local wine.
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
Janice is a handbook editor at Medmastery. She’s a former massage therapist turned writer / editor who is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Nutrition and Functional Medicine. Janice has always been passionate about both healthcare and education, and she loves to make the complicated simple. When she’s not working, she loves to spend time with her husband and four kids hiking in search of a waterfall or boating around beautiful Vancouver Island, Canada, in the hopes of spotting a whale.
Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are.—Brene Brown
Jessica is a clinical pharmacist with a doctorate in pharmacy. She started a career in medical writing in June 2017 with a mission to educate the public about disease prevention and healthy living. As a marathon runner and Ironman triathlete, she has personal reasons to keep herself fit and professional interests to share her knowledge with others. At Medmastery, Jessica is a course manager, where she helps our teachers deliver accurate and engaging content.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. —Thomas Alva Edison
Jess recruits the rockstar teachers that we work with here at Medmastery! A native Texan, she completed her medical degree and pursued training in pediatrics before leaving clinical medicine. She began her journey at Medmastery as a course manager working side-by-side with teachers through the course development process. Now in teacher recruitment and development, her medical background helps her take learner content requests and find passionate, knowledgeable, and engaging teachers who are the perfect fit to teach with us! Jess is passionate about education, physician wellness, and connecting with people around the world. In her spare time, you may find her hanging in a hammock, whipping up a home cooked meal, or kayaking on a sunny Texas day.
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.—Maya Angelou
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
Karim is a frontend developer and technical designer at Medmastery. He’s originally from Italy and is now based in Vienna, his career started with a formal education in graphic design and has over the years transitioned to software engineering. He loves using his creative background to come up with ideas and applying his technical skillset to build them up into real product.
Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.— Pablo Picasso
Karin is the program manager and analyst at Medmastery. She is based in Graz, Austria. Karin has a passion for numbers and tables. She likes to solve problems with Excel. Karin loves all kinds of sports, books, good food, wine, and when possible, enjoying all of these things together with her family.
Never say I can't. Always say I'll try.
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 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
Madeleine May Kearns
Madeleine is the copy editor for Medmastery’s marketing team. She has a Master’s degree in Psychology from the University of Ottawa, where she developed her passion for science and knowledge translation. Madeleine lives in the heart of Ontario’s Wine Country, surrounded by vineyards and fruit farms. During her off hours, you can find her frolicking—not always gracefully—in her garden, baking bread, and making cocktails for friends and family.
No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.—Robin Williams
Maria is a course manager at Medmastery. She is originally from Ireland but grew up in the UK. She studied medicine at the University of Manchester and then worked as a doctor in the National Health Service, gaining experience in a variety of specialties. This included time on a psychiatry training scheme, and roles on nonclinical programmes developing medical leadership skills, before going on to complete her training as a General Practitioner. Maria is currently based in Chicago, where she lives with her husband and very active toddler, who she spends most of her time trying to keep up with! She loves reading, music, good coffee, and taking long family walks along the beautiful Chicago lakefront, usually braving either the arctic cold or extreme heat! She is very excited to be in a role contributing to the world of medical education.
"I can’t see a way through,” said the boy. “Can you see your next step?” “Yes.” “Just take that,” said the horse. ―From 'The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse' by Charlie Mackesy
Martina is a graphic designer from a small but scenic bavarian town called Berchtesgaden. She is currently doing a Master's degree in communication design in Graz, Austria. She loves hiking and being outdoors but only during summer and autumn, since she hates being cold. She also has a (weird) fascination for all kinds of birds. During the cold months Martina loves to spend time with a TV series and going to various music concerts.
I ain't no abacus, but you can count on me.—Jamie T
Martyna is a sales representative at Medmastery. She's currently finishing her studies in cognitive science at the University of Vienna, Austria. Her passions include reading (everything), drinking coffee (any), cooking (Polish food, mostly) and watching The Office (over and over again). Don't judge her, it's a really awesome series.
Everything that happens happens as it should, and if you observe carefully, you will find this to be so.—Marcus Aurelius
Meaghan is an editorial assistant at Medmastery. She is also a practicing physiotherapist who specializes in the rehabilitation of individuals with spinal cord injuries. She is active in clinical education of physiotherapy students and believes education is a cornerstone of a strong healthcare system. Although she now lives in Ontario, Canada, she stays true to her roots on Canada’s east coast with a love of sand, sea spray, and seafood. She and her family love being outdoors and travel as much as possible, especially to their favourite spots in beautiful Prince Edward Island and the southwest of England.
What we learn with pleasure we never forget.—Alfred Mercier
Melanie is a performance marketing manager at Medmastery. She studied electronic-business marketing and digital marketing. Together with her family she lives in beautiful Upper Austria. Melanie loves spending her free time baking, cooking, and doing sports (running, hiking, workouts). She is also a volunteer at her local sports club.
Stay positive, work hard, make it happen.—personal motto
Melanie is the marketing program manager at Medmastery. She holds a diploma in marketing and communications, but is a lifelong learner in many disciplines. She lives in a small town in Ontario, Canada and is a proud country girl. Melanie loves camping on weekends with her young family, BBQing year-round, bonfires, hitting the patio with her husband for a burger and a pint, cuddling with her pets (dog and two cats), and unwinding by reading a good book.
Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.—John F. Kennedy
Melissa is a course manager at Medmastery. She completed her Bachelor of Science and PhD in physiology and pharmacology at the University of Western Ontario. She currently lives in Calgary, Alberta, where she enjoys hiking, mountain climbing, and anything outdoors. She also has a passion for teaching and helping others.
Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will.—Vernon Howard
Michael is a performance marketing manager at Medmastery. After working as a freelance photographer, some traveling, and finishing his degree in communications, he began working in corporate communications (PR, Marketing). He’s living in his hometown, Vienna, and in his free time he loves doing sports (especially CrossFit), cooking, reading, and trying new things.
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be. ―Douglas Adams
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.
Whatever good things we build end up building us.—Jim Rohn
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
Oliver is responsible for UI/UX design at Medmastery. Born in Vienna, Austria (between Star Wars: Episode IV and V) and raised with C64, Amiga, and Playstation, he was always able to loose himself in exciting stories—be it books, movies, or video games. This playfulness influences his work in interface and user experience design. As a daddy of three, when he finds himself some spare time, he takes care of the family garden while sipping a speciality coffee or searches for a quiet place to play guitar or do meditation.
Do or do not. There is no try.—Yoda
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
Rachel is a course manager at Medmastery. She is based in Vancouver, Canada, where she completed her PhD, worked as a scientific marketing specialist, lectures on molecular epidemiology of infectious diseases at Simon Fraser University, and raises her two young sons. Her free time, though rare, is spent in the garden, on the mountains skiing or biking, at the piano or sewing machine, or playing hockey. Her personal goals include doing more yoga, reading more books, and relying less and less on industrial farming.
Life opens up opportunities to you, and you either take them or you stay afraid of taking them.—Jim Carrey
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 color 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 an in-house Consultant 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 and painting, 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
Shirley is a freelance course manager at Medmastery. She trained in family medicine and has experience working in laboratory medicine, medical education, medical simulation, medical illustration, and medical writing. Shirley recently completed a MHSc in translational research in healthcare where she created 3D printed anatomical models to educate medical residents. She lives with her daughter in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. In her free time she enjoys reading and sculpting.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So, throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.—Mark Twain
Stefanie is a video editor at Medmastery. Since 2003 she has worked at video2brain, a video-based training company, which later was acquired by Lynda.com and finally LinkedIn (Microsoft). In 2019 Stefanie decided to be her own boss and has worked as a freelancer since then. She is specialized in editing tutorial videos. Stefanie is from Austria and lives in beautiful southern Styria. She loves spending her free time reading, hiking, and taking photographs.
Talk about a dream, try to make it real.—Bruce Springsteen
Sue is an enthusiastic learner, with an extensive background in social work and education. She has taught children, teens, and adults in a variety of settings and is passionate about connecting with others and making the world a fairer place for everyone. She loves her big family, and when she’s not playing superman, cribbage, or crazy-eights with one of her six grandkids, you can find her in the garden or checking out the bees in her backyard apiary. She recently joined the homemade sourdough brigade and now makes fresh bread to eat with all that honey!
In a world where you can be anything, be kind.—Jennifer Dukes Lee
Tanja is on the accounting team at Medmastery and supports Michaela. She is our accounting and tax wizzard. In her free time you will find Tanja in the Austrian woods with her dog, Luna or cooking marvelous meals and cakes.
Envy is the sincerest form of recognition.—German proverb
Tomaž is the technical lead at Medmastery, based in Graz, Austria. He transforms coffee into code and is a clean code evangelist with a passion for Agile leadership. He identifies as an extroverted geek who is interested in technology, science, and photography. In his free time, he loves to woodwork, travel, and cook delicious food with his girlfriend.
Always pass on what you have learned.—Yoda
Tori is a course manager at Medmastery. She is based out of Oklahoma City, USA. She has her medical degree and is an OB/GYN hospitalist, practicing mostly high-risk obstetrics. She has a passion for OB emergency simulations and instructs several simulations a year at her hospital. When she's not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two young boys. She loves relaxing with some good music, tending to her garden, and drinking a craft beer her husband brewed.
Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.—Dalai Lama
Wolfgang is a technical consultant at Medmastery, based in Linz, Austria. He is a passionate user of the open-source CMS Drupal and a long-term contributor to open-source projects. He runs a web development company specializing in Drupal, drunomics, with its headquarters in Vienna. Besides creating awesome technical solutions, he likes good music and hiking.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.― Socrates