Hi everyone! Welcome to something new – having fun while learning about diabetes!
With CartoonMD, you’ll have fun with the goofy whacky world of CartoonMD. The characters, cartoons, comic strips, video game, and show have all been created to provide an enjoyable experience. In the background is effortless learning about an important medical topic from a Physician/Cartoonist.
I’m a board certified endocrinologist/diabetes specialist who trained at Harvard’s Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, and I care for patients every day. I happen to also be a professional cartoonist, and I’ve joined forces with several talented folks from an array of fields to bring you something quite unique – medically precise learning through fun stuff!
The amazing and talented folks who have invested themselves in CartoonMD range from medical folks (doctors, nurses, diabetes educators and people with diabetes themselves) to a Hollywood screenwriter (FJ Lennon), a professional L.A. game developer (David Warhol from Realtime Associates), creative designers and amazing business folks (ClarifyDigital) along with many others. I am proud to be working with each and every one of them. Our mission is to help as many people as possible live better lives through our efforts.
I call many of the games and cartoons we offer “allegory adventure” games and cartoons because they are first and foremost fun adventure games where you play a character in a story. However, once the other meaning behind the game or cartoon is revealed, you realize you have learned something important about a medical topic.
While our products are meant for all ages to enjoy we have a particular goal of reaching children and adolescents with diabetes and other medical conditions. Children of this generation are growing up entrenched in a digital world; what better way to reach them where they are then through an educational game. Learning through play isn’t a new concept and we think it’s about time it extends to medical education.
So toss aside the boring and dry teaching pamphlets for the moment, and let’s have some fun!
Justin Grady Matrisciano MD FACE
CEO – CMD Gaming LLC
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Tulane University School of Medicine
Board Certified in Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism