Born in 1961, Markus Müschenich is a graduate of the Universities of Düsseldorf and Münster (medicine). He also has a degree from the University of Düsseldorf in public health.
He started his career in 1987 as a consultant in the paediatrics department of the University of Düsseldorf, with a focus on general paediatrics, paediatric oncology, intensive care, neurology and radiology. In 1996, he became an independent management consultant, specialising in strategy, development and restructuring (a position he also held during his public health university studies). In 1998, he obtained a degree in public health after having written a thesis entitled “Trend-based Future Forecasting in Complex Systems”. Thereafter, Dr Müschenich became an expert in digital solutions in the health field. From 1999 to 2001, he worked as an assistant to the Chief Executive Officer and Medical Director of the Berlin Trauma Center, a European digital hospital that provides global telemedicine services. In 2002, he became a member of the Executive Board and Chief Medical Officer of Paul-Gerhardt-Diakonie Hospital, one of the top ten evengelical hospitals in Germany, which operates hospitals and nursing homes. From 2009 to 2012, he was a member of the Executive Board and, during the last six months, Chief Medical Officer at Sana Kliniken, which currently operates 60 hospitals providing integrated healthcare services (hospital and outpatient care, nursing homes). His duties included strategy and business development: medicine, nursing, e-health, quality/clinical risk management, medical technology, hospital construction/real estate development and human resources/recruitment of chief physicians).
Markus Müschenich is currently Managing Partner of Flying Health, which he created in 2012. In 2016, he set up the Flying Health Incubator, which provides support for start-ups that develop digital solutions for healthcare systems. Dr Müschenich was also a member of the telemedicine working group of the German Medical Association. He is a venture partner at Peppermint Venture Partners, a venture capital company based in Berlin, which invests in Europe in companies in the healthcare sector during the start-up phase, with a focus on medical advice, digital health and technological platform companies. In addition, Markus Müschenich is currently a member of the Advisory Board for Quality management at the AOK Scientific Institute – Bundesverband (statutory health insurance).