Who We Are – 123sonography Team
We are a team of cardiologists and internists from Vienna, Austria. Most of us were trained and work at the Medical University of Vienna but we also have strong ties to other national and nternational institutions and hospitals.
Thomas Binder, MD
"Give me an echo machine! I am lost without it"
Thomas, a.k.a. "Tommy" is professor at the Medical University of Vienna and heads the echo lab there. Tommy has over 20 years of echo experience. Aside from his scientific work dealing with topics such as 3D echocardiography, cardiac resynchronization therapy, speckle tracking and clinical research, he was always strongly dedicated to teaching and has done so for many years. Over the years he has seen what works and teaches it to his students.
"We have to teach what the students need, not what WE know!"
His approach to teaching is very practical and "hands-on". He is always looking for new "tricks" to make learning more intuitive, visually appealing, fun and effective.
The combination of teaching and new media has always fascinated him ever since he published the first a CD-ROM on echocardiography (Interactive Atlas of Echocardiography) more than 15 years ago.
"But now it is time to move on, the internet is ready to combine my three favorite passions: echocardiography, teaching and filming."
Franz Wiesbauer, MD MPH
"Let´s bootstrap and make it simple"
Together with Tommy, Franz co-founded 123sonography. He’s the team’s internet geek par excellence and the architect of the website. If there is a new technology on the web, he is first to know.
"I would call myself an early adopter" (people who usually buy gizmos while they are still prototypes and sell for more than they should)
But what really makes a difference is his ability to combine his wisdom of the internet with medicine. Franz is associate professor of medicine with a focus on cardiology and has a master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University.
"If we focus on the essentials we can really super-charge our echo capabilities"
Franz loves clear presentations, design, epidemiology, his family and Apple computers.
Georg Goliasch, MD
Georg has been with us from the start when he was still a medical student. Within no time he received is MD and PhD and he is now an internal medicine resident. Georg excels in everything he does and without doubt is on his way to the top. Georg has already published numerous articles in renowned medical journals. Currently, Georg is in New York at the Mount Sinai Hospital working as a research fellow in cardiovascular imaging (what else). This does not stop him from contributing to 123sonography. After all with the Internet the world is a global village.
Most of the teaching material you will see in our courses has been optimized, proof-read and tweaked by him. He’s the sine qua non of 123sonography.
"No problem, it can be done"
The tech wizard. Oliver is the master of the visible and the invisible. The creator of our online infrastructure, the architect behind your user experience. You tell him what you want and he has the solution. He has a real interest for medicine, which makes him ideal for the job. Oliver has an education in computer technology and received his Bachelor of Science in web design and development. Ever since he joined our team, things are running much smoother.
"Just do it"
Saskia is the heart and soul of 123sonography. After studying communication sciences and working in the Public Relations sector she joined the 123sonography team to support a great idea with passion. Saskia is our chief operating officer; she pulls the strings in the background and makes you feel at home. Even though Saskia is from Salzburg she lives in a "different" time zone. She gets really active at night. If you are from the other side of the "pond" don´t be surprised to receive an email without delay. Saskia takes care of all the administrative things. Without her, WE would be totally in the dark.
Mag. Sujata Wagner
Sujata joined our team when we came to realize that learning occurs best when videos are complemented by text. Sujata edits our newsletter, polishes our ebook entries, and makes them easy to understand. Sujata was born in India, where she studied history and German. She has worked as a medical translator and in medical journalism for several years.
Jutta Bergler-Klein MD
Jutta is our expert on aortic stenosis - one of THE most important topics in echocardiography. Early on in her career, she specialized in valve disease and echocardiography. She has published in various prestigious journals such as Circulation, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the European Heart Journal and even the New England Journal of Medicine. In her free time, Jutta likes boating on a nearby lake and spending time with her family, Jutta will teach you everything about the tips and tricks of aortic stenosis evaluation and management. She's looking forward to "seeing you in class".
Stan Osis, MD – 123sonography’s secret star
Stan is a cardiology fellow who is just getting started with echo. He is in love with echo. Echocardiography is his secret weapon that distinguishes him from the rest of his colleagues. Stan once felt really incompetent. There were just too many questions he could not answer. But then we taught him echo and his career took off like a rocket. He uses 123sonography’s integrative approach to echo. Watch out for Stan, he is already on his way to becoming a true expert. Use him as a role model and follow his path….
- Marion Fassbach – Sonography application specialist
- Inge Vorraber – Graphics and Design
- Irene Ksica – Graphics and Illustrations
- Amit Vadehra – Medical content production