Chief Flight Nurse
Care Flight / REMSA
2019 Nevada Star of Life
Markus was born in Augsburg, Germany. He simultaneously attended German medical school and nursing school.
He moves to the United States in 1998 and worked in the San Diego area hospital in a cardiac ICU. Markus and his family moved to the Reno area in 2001 where he worked in the Trauma ICU at Washoe Medical Center and worked part-time as a flight nurse for a private fixed wing air ambulance.
Markus joined Care Flight in 2004 as a Flight Nurse. Since, he has held both clinical and leadership positions within the organization. Currently Markus is the Chief Flight Nurse for Care Flight and the Chief Nursing Officer for the REMSA / Care Flight organization.
Even in his current administrative capacity, you will often find Markus responding to 911 calls in the Reno area or even covering a shift on our CCT Unit or helicopter bases. The flight and ground crews rely on Markus for his medical expertise and advice, often running patient care situations by him for counsel. Markus is a key member of our organization and contributes tremendously to the successful operations of the Care Flight program.