Grew up in Lans at Kochholzweg
Growing up in Lans, Austria, just a stone's throw away from Lanserhof Lans, the new Medical Director has a connection to the resort that goes far back to her childhood. During Kindergarten, Dr. Sandtner befriended the head chef’s daughter. She and the other children in the neighbourhood were allowed to use the swimming pool at Lanserhof, and often spent days exploring the Alpine property. However, the connection to Lanserhof did not stop there.
Dr. Sandtner completed her medical studies at the Medical University of Innsbruck, where she received her doctorate in human medicine. During her studies, she worked at Lanserhof Lans, at first in the medical night service. There she
accompanied guests during their journey, treated them in the therapy department, and also worked at reception, taking care of large and small tasks; in short: she got to know every corner of Lanserhof Lans.
After graduating from her studies in 2008, Dr. Sandtner finished her night duty work at Lanserhof and completed what was probably her most important apprenticeship in the practice of Dr. Andreas Pfretschner in Innsbruck. It was he who introduced her to the field of holistic medicine (including F.X. Mayr medicine) and philanthropy. Afterwards Dr. Sandtner completed her rotation at the BKH Hall and the University Hospital Innsbruck and decided to return to Lanserhof Lans before her specialist training in 2012.
Professional path of Katharina Sandtner
Since then, Dr. Sandtner has worked as a general practitioner at Lanserhof Lans and has been deputy medical director since 2015. During her work with Lanserhof, she successfully obtained a diploma in diagnostics and therapy according to Dr. F.X. Mayr, received a Diploma in Neural Therapy and a Diploma in Orthomolecular Medicine. As the new Medical Director, Dr. Sandtner will focus on further advancing the LANS Med Concept, building on decades of research pioneered by the team of specialists at Lanserhof to develop a unique health concept designed to support the natural healing process and promote physical well-being and inner balance.
In the years since her return, Dr. Sandtner has built up a close relationship with guests, and with her dedication and passion has become a pillar of the Lanserhof community; this time as a doctor. Lanserhof is delighted to see Dr. Sandtner at the helm—someone who has been with the company for almost a lifetime.
Dr. Sandtner will take over the medical management of Lanserhof Lans from Dr. Georg Kettenhuber, who will take a personal break; however, Dr Kettenhuber will remain connected to Lanserhof ongoing.