Dr. Wenker started his career as an anesthesiologist in 1985.
He is European board certified in anesthesiology, critical care
medicine and emergency/disaster medicine and holds the title of
Professor in Anesthesiology. Dr. Wenker served many years as emergency/trauma
physician on board of rescue helicopters, ICU airplanes, ambulances,
and emergency physician vehicles. He was trained to work as trauma
field physician, rescue diver, disaster medicine triage and lead
physician, and served many years as chief of a medical team for
special police forces. He was involved in over 700 rescue missions
and worked in some of these missions under extreme conditions.
Dr. Wenker is an entrepreneur and founder of 3 startup companies.
He works as Director for Technology Discovery in the Office for
Translational Research at MD Anderson Cancer Center.
In addition, he was appointed to serve on the Technology Transfer
Initiatives Committee, Intellectual Property Oversight Committee,
Cancer Therapeutics Discovery Program Executive Committee, Research
Funding Oversight Committee, Technology Development Committee,
Applied Development Laboratory Subcommittee, and as Entrepreneur
Liaison to the Office of Technology Development.
The use of computers, handheld devices and the Internet for the
purpose of education has become a major interest of Dr. Wenker.
In 1995, he founded a company called Internet Scientific Publications.
This company is currently the largest independent medical publishing
house online. Dr. Wenker publishes 50 medical journals and he
was able to recruit over 850 well-known physicians worldwide to
participate in the editorial boards. Dr. Wenker received numerous
prestigious awards for his online journals. Because of his expertise
he was appointed into 17 different committees of international
and national medical organizations to serve as electronic media
specialist or electronic editor. In addition, he serves on 16
different editorial or review boards, most of them related to
Most recently, Dr. Wenker co-founded PharmAdvance, Inc. This
company has the goal and mission to facilitate technology transfer
in the field of life sciences. He is currently Chairman of the
board of PharmAdvance.