EXPERIMENTS CAN LEAD TO

POWERFUL OUTCOMES

Six Degrees Medical was built upon the concept of storytelling. By connecting scientific data with visually impactful design and insight-driven solutions, we deliver engaging medical communications programs that turn your vision, goals and potential into reality.


We help pharma and biotech organizations to effectively connect with their target audiences.


We are

storytellers

with a deep understanding and passion for the science

Our fuel

science

innovation

learning

Our industries

pharma

biotech

healthcare



Our work

strategic advice

program design

flawless execution

Watch the video and discover THE SDM WAY of engaging HCP audiences.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Carolyn Whiting

EVP, Strategy

& Innovation

CAROLYN WHITING

EVP, STRATEGY & INNOVATION

Carolyn is the architect behind Six Degrees Medical’s product strategy and innovative program design.


Carolyn is an expert in solving the complex equation of client needs versus industry challenges, to define unique and innovative approaches for knowledge translation. She challenges clients to rethink their program needs to help develop impactful and effective connections with their target audiences.


In almost 20 years of MedComms, Carolyn’s experience in the biopharmaceutical industry started in medical writing, and primarily includes directing and developing an array of educational programs for both specialist and primary care audiences across multiple therapeutic areas.


Carolyn’s passion for creative problem solving, driving change and building growth opportunities helps SDM to deliver solutions that add value to our client’s product or portfolio strategy.


Most recently, after identifying a service-delivery gap, Carolyn led the design, development and launch of eConnext™, an all-in-one suite of virtual meeting solutions that was developed specifically for the needs of the pharmaceutical industry.


In her spare time, Carolyn participates in a competitive women’s soccer (football) league in both the summer and winter (indoors here in Canada), is always on the hunt for unique art or the next “living-my-best-life” adventure, and volunteers for a dog rescue, helping every dog find the forever home they deserve.

Bonnie LanGER

SVP, People

& Culture

BONNIE LANGER

SENIOR VP,

PEOPLE & CULTURE

Bonnie is Six Degrees Medical’s veteran advocate for the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion and their fundamental relationship to achieving excellence.

As an experienced Human Resources Executive, Bonnie brings over two decades of experience working on enhancing the employee experience on behalf of Canadian organizations with global footprints. She also applies her legal knowledge to help organizations manage workforce challenges and resolve conflicts. 

Bonnie is keen to assist underrepresented groups and raise awareness about the importance of diversity and clear team communication in today’s corporate world. With graduate-level training in psychology, she applies her knowledge and experience to help employees overcome cognitive bias and achieve win-win solutions, lessons she learned in the not-for-profit and philanthropy sector. 

Bonnie has been invited to sit on various not-for-profit boards and committees at different times during her career and has spoken on several panels about talent development, performance management, and social impact.

When not working with her People & Culture team, Bonnie enjoys spending time with family, most often outdoors in nature.

Robin Kerbel

CEO

& Co-Founder

ROBIN KERBEL

CEO & CO-FOUNDER

Over the past 17 years, Robin has defined the strategy and vision for Six Degrees Medical’s growth and culture, while working closely with its clients.


A leader in creating new ways to enhance medical communications, she understands that, to facilitate effective and productive dialogue between her clients and their stakeholders, innovation is not a special feature, but a daily practice.


Robin has played an important role in helping the global healthcare community to move beyond the traditional model of medical education and scientific communications and challenges her clients to think differently.


“It’s how well you connect with stakeholders and the teams you’re supporting and build trust. Many clients have been with Six Degrees Medical from day #1, 17 years ago, because they know our goals is to make them committed to exceed their goals.”


An Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year ™ finalist and RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards nominee, Robin has worked with Fortune 500 companies, leading industry associations, not-for-profits and start-ups.


Her goal is: to create value and empower organizations to differentiate themselves through effective learning experiences and game-changing content.

Vesna Ryan

EVP, Client Strategy

& Operations

VESNA RYAN

EVP, CLIENT STRATEGY

& OPERATIONS

Vesna is the mastermind behind the growth and development of client strategies.


As a trusted strategic partner, she provides solid insights and valued counsel to bring innovative solutions that have tangible impact to every partner.


She is driven to challenge and reimagine the current-state to deliver pivotal solutions with a future-state vision.


“At Six Degrees, we have built a strong foundation of knowledge, experience, processes and technologies to deliver strategic and creative solutions that exceed our partners’ objectives. Our team works as an extension of our clients’, and is committed to their success.”


Vesna has extensive experience in medical communications, offering her expertise in product life-cycle, patient groups, KOL management and scientific training to pharma, biotech and life sciences organizations in projects for a variety of therapeutic areas including diabetes, cardiovascular, mental health, rheumatology, gastroenterology, oncology, multiple sclerosis, obesity and HIV.

Vesna’s 10 years of experience in the hospital industry provides a unique perspective when developing healthcare provider and patient programs.


When not solving Pharma’s most complex communications challenges, Vesna enjoys exploring different countries and learning about their cultures.

M.COLLEEN O’NEILL

SVP, Medical

& Scientific Consulting

VESNA RYAN

EVP, CLIENT STRATEGY

& OPERATIONS

Vesna is the mastermind behind the growth and development of client strategies.


As a trusted strategic partner, she provides solid insights and valued counsel to bring innovative solutions that have tangible impact to every partner.


She is driven to challenge and reimagine the current-state to deliver pivotal solutions with a future-state vision.


“At Six Degrees, we have built a strong foundation of knowledge, experience, processes and technologies to deliver strategic and creative solutions that exceed our partners’ objectives. Our team works as an extension of our clients’, and is committed to their success.”


Vesna has extensive experience in medical communications, offering her expertise in product life-cycle, patient groups, KOL management and scientific training to pharma, biotech and life sciences organizations in projects for a variety of therapeutic areas including diabetes, cardiovascular, mental health, rheumatology, gastroenterology, oncology, multiple sclerosis, obesity and HIV.

Vesna’s 10 years of experience in the hospital industry provides a unique perspective when developing healthcare provider and patient programs.


When not solving Pharma’s most complex communications challenges, Vesna enjoys exploring different countries and learning about their cultures.

Ody Chalkidis

SVP, Finance

& IT

ODY CHALKIDIS

senior vp, finance & it

Ody is responsible for SDM’s financial policy and the design, development, and implementation of organizational information systems, software applications, and support.

It is Ody’s commitment to ensure that the agency’s financial operations are efficient, secure, and compliant. He also leads the team of IT experts who research and leverage the right technology to support our drive for superior customer and employee experience.

Before moving to Canada and joining SDM, Ody held successful roles in Greece and the UK and acquired a breadth of financial expertise while working for companies in various industries, including energy & oil, utilities, and marketing agencies.

Outside of work, Ody likes to spend time with his wife, young daughter, and son, enjoying the simple things in life.


CAROLYN WHITING

EVP, Strategy

& Innovation

Carolyn Whiting | EVP, Strategy & Innovation

Carolyn is the architect behind Six Degrees Medical’s product strategy and innovative program design.


Carolyn is an expert in solving the complex equation of client needs versus industry challenges, to define unique and innovative approaches for knowledge translation. She challenges clients to rethink their program needs to help develop impactful and effective connections with their target audiences.

In almost 20 years of MedComms, Carolyn’s experience in the biopharmaceutical industry started in medical writing, and primarily includes directing and developing an array of educational programs for both specialist and primary care audiences across multiple therapeutic areas.

Carolyn’s passion for creative problem solving, driving change and building growth opportunities helps SDM to deliver solutions that add value to our client’s product or portfolio strategy.

Most recently, after identifying a service-delivery gap, Carolyn led the design, development and launch of eConnext™, an all-in-one suite of virtual meeting solutions that was developed specifically for the needs of the pharmaceutical industry.

In her spare time, Carolyn participates in a competitive women’s soccer (football) league in both the summer and winter (indoors here in Canada), is always on the hunt for unique art or the next “living-my-best-life” adventure, and volunteers for a dog rescue, helping every dog find the forever home they deserve.
BONNIE LANGER

SVP, People

& Culture

bonnie langer | SVP, people & culture

Bonnie is Six Degrees Medical’s veteran advocate for the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion and their fundamental relationship to achieving excellence.

As an experienced Human Resources Executive, Bonnie brings over two decades of experience working on enhancing the employee experience on behalf of Canadian organizations with global footprints. She also applies her legal knowledge to help organizations manage workforce challenges and resolve conflicts. 

Bonnie is keen to assist underrepresented groups and raise awareness about the importance of diversity and clear team communication in today’s corporate world. With graduate-level training in psychology, she applies her knowledge and experience to help employees overcome cognitive bias and achieve win-win solutions, lessons she learned in the not-for-profit and philanthropy sector. 

Bonnie has been invited to sit on various not-for-profit boards and committees at different times during her career and has spoken on several panels about talent development, performance management, and social impact.

When not working with her People & Culture team, Bonnie enjoys spending time with family, most often outdoors in nature.


ROBIN KERBEL

CEO

& Co-Founder

Carolyn is the architect behind Six Degrees Medical’s product strategy and innovative program design.


Carolyn is an expert in solving the complex equation of client needs versus industry challenges, to define unique and innovative approaches for knowledge translation. She challenges clients to rethink their program needs to help develop impactful and effective connections with their target audiences.

In almost 20 years of MedComms, Carolyn’s experience in the biopharmaceutical industry started in medical writing, and primarily includes directing and developing an array of educational programs for both specialist and primary care audiences across multiple therapeutic areas.

Carolyn’s passion for creative problem solving, driving change and building growth opportunities helps SDM to deliver solutions that add value to our client’s product or portfolio strategy.

Most recently, after identifying a service-delivery gap, Carolyn led the design, development and launch of eConnext™, an all-in-one suite of virtual meeting solutions that was developed specifically for the needs of the pharmaceutical industry.

In her spare time, Carolyn participates in a competitive women’s soccer (football) league in both the summer and winter (indoors here in Canada), is always on the hunt for unique art or the next “living-my-best-life” adventure, and volunteers for a dog rescue, helping every dog find the forever home they deserve.
VESNA RYAN

EVP, Client Strategy

& Operation

Carolyn is the architect behind Six Degrees Medical’s product strategy and innovative program design.


Carolyn is an expert in solving the complex equation of client needs versus industry challenges, to define unique and innovative approaches for knowledge translation. She challenges clients to rethink their program needs to help develop impactful and effective connections with their target audiences.

In almost 20 years of MedComms, Carolyn’s experience in the biopharmaceutical industry started in medical writing, and primarily includes directing and developing an array of educational programs for both specialist and primary care audiences across multiple therapeutic areas.

Carolyn’s passion for creative problem solving, driving change and building growth opportunities helps SDM to deliver solutions that add value to our client’s product or portfolio strategy.

Most recently, after identifying a service-delivery gap, Carolyn led the design, development and launch of eConnext™, an all-in-one suite of virtual meeting solutions that was developed specifically for the needs of the pharmaceutical industry.

In her spare time, Carolyn participates in a competitive women’s soccer (football) league in both the summer and winter (indoors here in Canada), is always on the hunt for unique art or the next “living-my-best-life” adventure, and volunteers for a dog rescue, helping every dog find the forever home they deserve.
M. COLLEEN O’NEILL

SVP, Medical

& Scientific Consulting

Carolyn is the architect behind Six Degrees Medical’s product strategy and innovative program design.


Carolyn is an expert in solving the complex equation of client needs versus industry challenges, to define unique and innovative approaches for knowledge translation. She challenges clients to rethink their program needs to help develop impactful and effective connections with their target audiences.

In almost 20 years of MedComms, Carolyn’s experience in the biopharmaceutical industry started in medical writing, and primarily includes directing and developing an array of educational programs for both specialist and primary care audiences across multiple therapeutic areas.

Carolyn’s passion for creative problem solving, driving change and building growth opportunities helps SDM to deliver solutions that add value to our client’s product or portfolio strategy.

Most recently, after identifying a service-delivery gap, Carolyn led the design, development and launch of eConnext™, an all-in-one suite of virtual meeting solutions that was developed specifically for the needs of the pharmaceutical industry.

In her spare time, Carolyn participates in a competitive women’s soccer (football) league in both the summer and winter (indoors here in Canada), is always on the hunt for unique art or the next “living-my-best-life” adventure, and volunteers for a dog rescue, helping every dog find the forever home they deserve.
CAROLYN WHITING

SVP, Finance

& IT

Carolyn is the architect behind Six Degrees Medical’s product strategy and innovative program design.


Carolyn is an expert in solving the complex equation of client needs versus industry challenges, to define unique and innovative approaches for knowledge translation. She challenges clients to rethink their program needs to help develop impactful and effective connections with their target audiences.

In almost 20 years of MedComms, Carolyn’s experience in the biopharmaceutical industry started in medical writing, and primarily includes directing and developing an array of educational programs for both specialist and primary care audiences across multiple therapeutic areas.

Carolyn’s passion for creative problem solving, driving change and building growth opportunities helps SDM to deliver solutions that add value to our client’s product or portfolio strategy.

Most recently, after identifying a service-delivery gap, Carolyn led the design, development and launch of eConnext™, an all-in-one suite of virtual meeting solutions that was developed specifically for the needs of the pharmaceutical industry.

In her spare time, Carolyn participates in a competitive women’s soccer (football) league in both the summer and winter (indoors here in Canada), is always on the hunt for unique art or the next “living-my-best-life” adventure, and volunteers for a dog rescue, helping every dog find the forever home they deserve.

YOUR NEW TEAM

AN EXTENSION OF YOUR TEAM. AN EXPANSION OF POSSIBILITIES.

CLIENT

SERVICES

SCIENTIFIC

SERVICES

CREATIVE & PRODUCTION

You have a vision, they will make sure it happens according to plan. Our project and meeting managers are responsible for development, communication and execution, as well as post-execution analysis and recommendations. This team will interact and tap into other SDM teams to MAKE YOUR STORY HAPPEN.

They love science but don’t work on a lab. They look at the complexity of your clinical data and see unique engagement and learning opportunities. They are medical writers, curriculum specialists and program designers with M. Sc. and PhDs and will work with you to set the tone and develop the content that will help MAKE YOUR STORY WIN. 

If a “picture is worth a thousand words“, picture this: your story takes shape through the brains of a team of designers, multimedia producers and editors with a mission: to challenge convention. They are the print, digital and web designers; the visual and multi-media masters and pixel–gurus who will help you to MAKE YOUR STORY SHINE

WHAT WE DO

Strategy &
Insights
Program
Design
Content
Development
Flawless
execution

HOW WE DO IT

Digital Medical
Communications
Clinical
Trials
Advisory
Boards
Publication
Planning

Medical
Education
Medical Meetings
& Events
Omnichannel
engagement
Medical
Writing

Tell us about your new project or let’s talk Pharma. 


Whether you’ve got a big idea or need inspiration for your next program, we will help you create the perfect experience for your stakeholders.