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123sonography Team

We transform medical education

What began eight years ago with a webcam, a canvas serving as a simple backdrop, and a passion for teaching echocardiography has evolved into the global No.1 platform for learning medical ultrasound and echocardiography.

Medical ultrasound is the fastest growing imaging modality in medicine and each passing year brings stunning advancements, transforming a technology that began with limited use into an increasingly sophisticated modality with applications across diverse areas of medicine. At the same time, the advent of mobile and handheld devices is bringing ultrasound to the forefront of medicine, expanding the use of ultrasound far beyond traditional settings.

But all of these developments would be misguided without effective, affordable education that is universally available. Education that distils the very latest knowledge into an easily digestible form and enhances the way we achieve mastery over our professions. It is for this reason that we will remain committed to the development of innovative online education far into the future, ultimately to the benefit of you and your patients.

Advisory board

Brian Anthony

DR. BRIAN ANTHONY

Dr. Anthony from MIT is the Co-Director of the Medical Electronic Device Realization Center and Associate Director of MIT.nano. With over 25 years of experience in product realization, Dr. Anthony designs instruments and techniques to monitor and control physical systems and to make smart machines. He has extensive experience in market driven technology innovation, product realization, and entrepreneurship and commercialization at the intersection between information technology, design, and advanced manufacturing. He has been awarded 20 patents, published over 75 peer-reviewed articles, and won an Emmy from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for innovations in sports broadcasting.

Markus Ertler

MARKUS ERTLER

Markus truly is an Austrian digital pioneer. In 1994 he and his brother founded immobilien.net, the first digital real estate platform in Europe and they soon became market leader in Austria. In 2014 he sold immobilien.net successfully, representing the biggest classified exit in Austria in that year. Since then Markus is a passionate serial entrepreneur and active business angel, investing in promising Austrian and international startups. 2015 he was awarded "Super Angel of the year " by the Austrian Angels Investors Association, since 2016 he is board member of Startup300, Austria’s biggest eco-system in the scene.

DALE R. CYR

DALE R. CYR

Dale from the U.S.A. is the CEO and Executive Director for Inteleos, the umbrella governance and management organization for the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), the Alliance for Physician Certification and Advancement (APCA) and the Point-of-Care Ultrasound Certification Academy Councils. Dale has been an executive within the certification community for 20 years. Dale has given numerous lectures and workshops in areas of business and certification throughout the world and presently sits on the Board of Directors for the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and is the immediate Past Chair of the Association of Talent Development (ATD) Credentialing Institute. Dale is also a co-inventor of a patent for a new type of test question and measurement. Dale has an MBA in finance from the Albers School of Business and Economics, Seattle, WA and also holds the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).

Management board

Thomas Binder, MD, PhD

THOMAS BINDER, MD

Thomas is a cardiologist, with over 25 years of experience in echocardiography. Author of numerous scientific publications. He is director of the echo lab at the Medical University of Vienna, founder of 123sonography and the creative mind behind the company. Teaching is his passion and he strongly believes that ultrasound should play an even greater role in clinical practice.

Klaus Müller

KLAUS MÜLLER

Klaus joined 123sonography in 2015 as a partner and has taken over the CEO position from Thomas. Being an Ex-Googler with more than 20 years of experience in the web and online marketing business, he is responsible for leveraging the company to the next level - "Transform Medical Education" by using best in class web technologies and by his "Google Moonshot Spirit".

Chris Bene

CHRIS BENE

Chris has an MBA from NYU, and is a C-suite business leader, banker and strategy advisor who has worked and lived around the world (Vienna, Cologne, San Francisco, Tokyo, New York) with 15 of those years at GE, helping build its global footprint. As CFO, Chris leads our capital- allocation and raising efforts. He is also Managing Director for our US / North American subsidiary and its growth strategy. He speaks pretty decent Austrian, having spent many years of his childhood summer holidays on the beautiful Upper Austrian Lake Attersee as well as leading Sales for GE Money Bank Austria between 2002 and 2005.

Team

RYAN CROWDER

RYAN CROWDER

Ryan joined 123sonography in March 2017 as the Director of Product Management. Having spent his professional career with the United Nations developing a strong aptitude for e-learning and universal education, Ryan looks to empower medical professionals around the globe with 21st century medical knowledge and skills.

DIMITAR RUPOV

DIMITAR RUPOV

Dimitar joined the company in September 2015 as CTO and is the technical lead for backend and frontend, bringing in 15+ years of experience in web development. He has a great passion for latest web technologies, combined with a master degree in economics, he loves the idea of making knowledge available for everyone in the world.

DR. DAVID DOBROWSKY

DR. DAVID DOBROWSKY

David supports 123sonography in Search Engine Marketing (SEM) and is excited to be part of our team. His 10 years of experience in SEM for clients in different industries is a great contribution to our marketing-team.

NINA KASBAUER

NINA KASBAUER

Nina joined the company in August 2017. After collecting years of experience in international advertising agencies she is now part of the Marketing Department and responsible for online and offline communications.

ALEXANDER SCHÖNAUER

ALEXANDER SCHÖNAUER

Alexander brings almost 20 years of experience in film production, directing and editing to a good cause at 123sonography. He strongly believes in the borderless approach of 123sonography as the perfect way to transfer knowledge in the 21st century.

GIULIO FRIZZI

GIULIO FRIZZI

Giulio joined 123Sonography in 2016 after collecting solid experience in e-learning video production. He strongly believes video is one of the most powerful tools to get a message across and bring education one step further.

FEDERICA OGNISSANTI

FEDERICA OGNISSANTI

Federica joined the company in September 2017. She is the Corporate Sales Account Executive with a strong believe in e-learning and how its disruptive innovation can change the "face" of the educational system. She is a self-taught language learner: she speaks fluently English, French, Italian, German and is moving forward in Chinese. Therefore she is the proof that an e-learning self-paced approach is possible. She is your point of contact for potential partnerships and B2B.

PETER BESSLER

PETER BESSLER

Peter joined the team in summer of 2017. After studies in germany and finishing his master degree in early 2014 he has collected solid experiences in producing different kinds of formats for TV, Internet and the big screen. Now he is excited to put all his efforts and experiences into 123sonography to get e-learning to a higher level.

Wenzel Müller

WENZEL MÜLLER

Wenzel joined the company in September 2017. Since then he is part of the Customer Support Team. If you have any questions or requests, feel free to ask. Wenzel will do his best to help.

PHILIPP STEINER

PHILIPP STEINER

Philipp expands our Marketing & IT Department since January 2015 and supports us in Online Marketing. He is a real digital native, therefore perfect for our Social Media Marketing. #phir

SHENOL HUSEIN

SHENOL HUSEIN

Shenol is an experienced web developer with in-depth knowledge of Drupal, spends all his free time having no coding obligations with his wife and his son.

STEPHANIE PROBST

STEPHANIE PROBST

Stephanie is part of the accounting team and makes sure everything in the office is in order and looking great. She is passionate about helping people, in and out of the office, and therefore happy her work helps improve people's lives.

MARTIN ALTERSBERGER, MD

MARTIN ALTERSBERGER, MD

Martin is a resident of anesthesiology and intensive care medicine at the Vienna General Hospital (Medical University of Vienna). He was able to gather knowledge of ultrasound already in his time as a student, concerning various fields: abdominal, thoracic and lung ultrasound, echocardiography, vascular and neck ultrasound. He joined 123sonography in 2017 to work on the POCUS Focus class and he currently is developing new guideline conform content.

RICHARD REINHART

RICHARD REINHART

Richard joined the marketing team in October 2018. His experience is focused in the digital marketing field and always searches for new innovating solutions to solve business problems. He supports 123sonography's online marketing and communications.

MAYA ZANGENEH

MAYA ZANGENEH

Maya is responsible for 123sonography public relations and live courses. "What you do today can improve all your tomorrows". Education and learning are the keys to success and a meaningful life, which in turn can make a positive difference in the lives of others around you.

Stefan Binder

STEFAN BINDER

Born out of a passion for photography and filmmaking Stefan pursued an education in digital filming and editing in Vienna. After working on several projects Stefan joined the video team in 2017 to learn from the more seniors. He is always on the edge of video technology, loves gimbals, GoPro´s and drones.

Max Müller

MAX MÜLLER

Max joined 123sonography in December 2015. He complements our customer service team and is eager to help you with any questions you may have. Additionally, he helps out whenever he is needed in the marketing or IT department.

DIANA JOKL

DIANA JOKL

Besides studying at the Medical University of Vienna, she is part of our Customer Service team since September 2016. She'll be happy to take care of your questions, issues and feedback. We are always eager to improve our services so it fits your needs and expectations!

Janet Hoyler

JANET HOYLER

Janet has weworked in the field of Medical imaging for 16 years, prior to her start with 123sonography in June of 2018. Her experience includes research, diagnostic medical sonography, and applications, but has always focused on high quality medical education. She would love to speak to you about your ultrasound education needs, and how we can help!

Miona Jarić

MIONA JARIć

Miona joined the team in August 2018. As our intern in B2B department, she is eager to deepen her knowledge collected from Master studies in Germany. She has solid economic background and devotion to both learn from us and use her previous knowledge to help 123sonography grow.

NIKOLAUS FRIMMEL

NIKOLAUS FRIMMEL

Niko joined our team in 2019 as a medical student, prior to which he finished his studies in business informatics. Having a decade of teaching experience, he shares our passion of bringing knowledge to colleagues around the globe and reinforces our medical team, supporting the creation of new content.

Clemens Probst

CLEMENS PROBST

Clemens joined 123sonography in the middle of 2018, as an accounting manager. But he is also the guy who assembles all kinds of office furniture and does a lot of one time tasks whenever they come up.

EDWINA AL-KHALIL

EDWINA AL-KHALIL

Edwina joined the 123sonography team in 2019 and is about to finish her bacherlor's degree in political science. She has already gained several years of customer support experience before and is eager to help and guide you through your 123Sonography experience. Due to her study exchange she is not only able to help you in German and English but also in French.

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