Jochen Bretschneider is presently working as an ENT-surgeon at the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam. After graduating from Medical School in Hamburg, Germany in 1996 he started his specialisation in Otorhinolaryngology at the University Medical Center in Hamburg. In 2002 he moved to Utrecht, The Netherlands and worked until 2004 at the ENT-department of the University Medical Center Utrecht as ENT-surgeon. In 2004 he started working as ENT-surgeon with special interest in rhinology and pediatric otorhinolaryngology at the VU Medical Center in Amsterdam.
Next to his clinical work he developed a deep interest in mobile devices for medical education. In 2011 he was acknowledged as Apple Distinguished Educator and he got a degree in Filmmaking from the College of Multimedia Amsterdam in 2012. His recent focus is video in medical education.