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About us The culmination of twenty years of preparation

About us

The culmination of twenty years of preparation

Rider with passion

Inspired by our passions, we founded Tiamana in 2021 with one goal - to revolutionise medical care for adventurers.

Rider with passion

Inspired by our passions, we founded Tiamana in 2021 with one goal - to revolutionise medical care for adventurers.

"Freedom means that you don't necessarily have to do everything
the same way as other people"

Astrid Lindgren, the spiritual mother of Pippi Longstocking

"Freedom means that you don't necessarily have to do everything the same way as other people"

Astrid Lindgren, the spiritual mother of Pippi Longstocking

Disruption and the Future

Riding sideways for over a quarter of a century, performing diagnostics on over 75,000 patients and researching online education processes long before smartphones existed, gives us the confidence to be digital natives in the disruption of healthcare and shape the future of healthcare for adventurers.

Disruption and the Future

Riding sideways for over a quarter of a century, performing diagnostics on over 75,000 patients and researching online education processes long before smartphones existed, gives us the confidence to be digital natives in the disruption of healthcare and shape the future of healthcare for adventurers.

The way to Tiamana

1983
Milen is born on 17 April in Sofia, Bulgaria.

1988
At just under 5 years old, he is standing on skis at his home mountain Vitosha.

1995
A friend gives Milen his old snowboard and a new passion ignites.

1996
Some friends suffer broken jaws, fingers and ankles from jibbing, which has become very popular, and snowboarding, which is getting bigger and bigger. This summer, the first more intense thoughts about fractures, rehabilitation and consequences of snowboarding occur. 

1997
In a kicker that was a bit bigger by the standards of the time, Milen doesn't land a bs3 perfectly and the right radius breaks just before the wrist. Two months in plaster, a much shorter season and the new ability to eat and write with both his left and right hand.

1999
Milen writes his first article for the Bulgarian magazine MOVE. The topic is the Münster Monster Mastership organised by Titus after the move to Dortmund. Interviews with pro snowboarders like Jason Brown(Burton, CAPiTA) and articles about snowboard legend Terje Håkonsen follow.

2000
On 1 May, during a proper backcountry kicker, Milen loses his balance and lands unhappily with his left forearm in the slushy snow. An elbow dislocation two weeks before the arrival of the newly ordered Gnu snowboard.

2002
Milen is lucky enough to ride his first properly built halfpipe in Zell am See.

2002
The study of human medicine in Münster, Westphalia begins.

2005
The first clinical traineeship takes place in winter in the radiology department of the St. Vinzenz Hospital in Zams, Tyrol. The passion for snowboarding and the future profession slowly get a common face - traumatology and emergency radiology.

2007
Milen starts planning a web-based patient education system as part of his dissertation. The functional project is later adapted for the first Apple iPad.

2010
The topics of environmental protection and sustainability move Milen to found the company Ride For Earth. 2500 trees are planted in the Austrian Alps and a team of young talents like Anna Gasser, Seppl Ramsbacher, Adrian Krainer and Patrick Rauter become ambassadors of sustainability.

2011
Milen begins training as a radiology specialist at one of the largest municipal hospitals in Germany - the DO Clinic in Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia.

2016
After successfully completing his training, defending his dissertation and obtaining his Master of Healthcare Business Administration (MHBA) in parallel, Milen focuses on musculoskeletal radiology and takes on the honorary role of IT Officer of the German Society for Musculoskeletal Radiology (DGMSR) e.V. 

2021
After long planning and preparation, the topics "musculoskeletal radiology", "adventure sports" and "nature conservation and sustainability" finally get a name:

Tiamana - Medical Imaging for Adventurers.

You can find the CV of Milen Golchev, MD, on LinkedIn.

The way to Tiamana

1983
Milen is born on 17 April in Sofia, Bulgaria.

1988
At just under 5 years old, he is standing on skis at his home mountain Vitosha.

1995
A friend gives Milen his old snowboard and a new passion ignites.

1996
Some friends suffer broken jaws, fingers and ankles from jibbing, which has become very popular, and snowboarding, which is getting bigger and bigger. This summer, the first more intense thoughts about fractures, rehabilitation and consequences of snowboarding occur. 

1997
In a kicker that was a bit bigger by the standards of the time, Milen doesn't land a bs3 perfectly and the right radius breaks just before the wrist. Two months in plaster, a much shorter season and the new ability to eat and write with both his left and right hand.

1999
Milen writes his first article for the Bulgarian magazine MOVE. The topic is the Münster Monster Mastership organised by Titus after the move to Dortmund. Interviews with pro snowboarders like Jason Brown(Burton, CAPiTA) and articles about snowboard legend Terje Håkonsen follow.

2000
On 1 May, during a proper backcountry kicker, Milen loses his balance and lands unhappily with his left forearm in the slushy snow. An elbow dislocation two weeks before the arrival of the newly ordered Gnu snowboard.

2002
Milen is lucky enough to ride his first properly built halfpipe in Zell am See.

2002
The study of human medicine in Münster, Westphalia begins.

2005
The first clinical traineeship takes place in winter in the radiology department of the St. Vinzenz Hospital in Zams, Tyrol. The passion for snowboarding and the future profession slowly get a common face - traumatology and emergency radiology.

2007
Milen starts planning a web-based patient education system as part of his dissertation. The functional project is later adapted for the first Apple iPad.

2010
The topics of environmental protection and sustainability move Milen to found the company Ride For Earth. 2500 trees are planted in the Austrian Alps and a team of young talents like Anna Gasser, Seppl Ramsbacher, Adrian Krainer and Patrick Rauter become ambassadors of sustainability.

2011
Milen begins training as a radiology specialist at one of the largest municipal hospitals in Germany - the DO Clinic in Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia.

2016
After successfully completing his training, defending his dissertation and obtaining his Master of Healthcare Business Administration (MHBA) in parallel, Milen focuses on musculoskeletal radiology and takes on the honorary role of IT Officer of the German Society for Musculoskeletal Radiology (DGMSR) e.V. 

2021
After long planning and preparation, the topics "musculoskeletal radiology", "adventure sports" and "nature conservation and sustainability" finally get a name:

Tiamana - Medical Imaging for Adventurers.

You can find the CV of Milen Golchev, MD, on LinkedIn.

What does Tiamana mean?

Tiamana is the Māori word for Germany or German.

Why Tiamana?

Our whakapapa is quite simple.

  • Our family loves New Zealand. Our visit to Aotearoa was one of the most fascinating events in our lives.
  • We believe that connecting with the Māori language and culture is a great fit with our core values: Sustainability, People before Profit, Honesty, Respect, Diversity, Transparency, Innovation and a great sense of humour.
  • New Zealand is loved by everyone we know and have met. The people we have met there have been so friendly and for us it is also the ultimate adventure - on the other side of the planet.
    We think people might get curious about the name and we would love to tell the story behind it.

It is important for us to emphasise that we want to create a medical experience for our patients that is different from the average radiology practice - we want to take time for our patients, provide them with quality diagnosis and services, treat them with respect and escape the so-called "hamster wheel" of modern medicine where everything revolves around profit. We want to return to our roots and create an environment in which we enjoy working.

 

We respect Māori culture and have sought advice and permission for the use of the word 'tiamana' in advance from an interdisciplinary Māori scholar and activist. 

What does Tiamana mean?

Tiamana is the Māori word for Germany or German.

Why Tiamana?

Our whakapapa is quite simple.

  • Our family loves New Zealand. Our visit to Aotearoa was one of the most fascinating events in our lives.
  • We believe that connecting with the Māori language and culture is a great fit with our core values: Sustainability, People before Profit, Honesty, Respect, Diversity, Transparency, Innovation and a great sense of humour.
  • New Zealand is loved by everyone we know and have met. The people we have met there have been so friendly and for us it is also the ultimate adventure - on the other side of the planet.
    We think people might get curious about the name and we would love to tell the story behind it.

It is important for us to emphasise that we want to create a medical experience for our patients that is different from the average radiology practice - we want to take time for our patients, provide them with quality diagnosis and services, treat them with respect and escape the so-called "hamster wheel" of modern medicine where everything revolves around profit. We want to return to our roots and create an environment in which we enjoy working.

 

We respect Māori culture and have sought advice and permission for the use of the word 'tiamana' in advance from an interdisciplinary Māori scholar and activist.