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 he loves to travel and hike, and most of all, he loves 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
Christoph is responsible for strategy and networking at Medmastery. With his background as a business economist, he was the Founder and 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 5 months travelling through Mongolia- the mother land of his wife-and a further 2 months exploring South-East Asia with his family. Originally from, and currently living in, Austria, Christoph loves travelling 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
Alex is responsible for the look and feel of Medmastery, online and in print. He is a graphic and communication designer living in Vienna. Alex's biggest passion is living out of his creativity. Outside of designing, Alex loves to travel, do sports and cook.
Think big, because life is too short to think small. – Timothy Ferris
Martyna is responsible for the administration and daily happenings at Medmastery. Her greatest passion is philosophy; as an academic, she plans to analyse 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 whilst 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
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 travelling the world in search of the perfect pastry.
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. – Confucius
Sabrine is responsible for marketing and managing the Medmastery community. An Australian pharmacist currently based in Amsterdam, she combines her medical knowledge with her penchant for writing to bring the medical community closer together. Sabrine is an avid medtech-o-phile and is obsessed with discovering all the latest health gadgets and the people behind them. She 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
Rici is a course designer at Medmastery. She studied Multimedia Art at the University of Salzburg and currently resides in Austria where she works in media design. As a former social worker, Rici has fine-tuned the art of breaking complex ideas down into bite-sized pieces that are easy to understand. Like most of the Medmastery team, Rici loves the outdoors and has fallen in love with her hilly and very hike-able hometown of Salzburg. She loves the smell of wood and admits to being just a little bit quirky.
You get in life what you have the courage to ask for. - Oprah Winfrey
Ines is a course designer at Medmastery. A graphic designer based in Austria, she works hard to make Medmastery courses look as impeccable as they are informative. Ines has a passion for art therapy and sees herself using the power of colour 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.
Aidan is the video guru at Medmastery. Originally from South Africa, he studied MultimediaArt and Film in Salzburg and now lives in Vienna working as a filmmaker. Aidan is a passionate traveller and lives for the outdoors-skiing, surfing and mountainbiking are some of his favourite gigs. When he's not belting out tunes on his drumset, he likes to relax with a beer or two.
Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get. – Forrest Gump
Asha Daigle is the Editorial Assistant at Medmastery. She is a trained Life Coach with experience as both an Instructional Designer for The Body Shop and as an Early Childhood Educator/Classroom Manager. She's also a part time stay at home Mum and loves spending time with her daughter.
Discover what you want and learn how to ask for it. — Unknown
Laura is responsible for assisting our teachers with the development and presentation of course content. 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
Jakob is Medmastery's resident cameraman. Based in Salzburg, Jakob is finishing off a degree in Multimedia and moonlights as a filmmaker to explore his passion for film. His cheeriness is infectious and 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
Cher is a designer and illustrator at Medmastery. She has a learner’s mindset, is passionate abut 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
Valentina is responsible for making sure Medmastery course videos look and sound perfect! An Italian living in Salzburg, she can speak four languages and is currently completing a degree in MultimediaArt. Valentina is obsessed with snow and loves to go snowboarding whenever she can. As a Taekwon-Do 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
is the administrative mastermind behind Medmastery. She loves to organize things so that they are constructive, efficient, innovative, and consistent for all. 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
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
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
Clemens Lang, MD
is a medical student living in Vienna, Austria. Clemens has a passion for new technologies and new ways of teaching. Together with Franz, he’s responsible for the medical side of content generation at Medmastery. 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
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
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 long time resident of Montreal, Canada, she now lives in Vienna again, 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
Peter Blocker, MD
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