Medical & Scientific Illustration
Specialized medical and scientific illustration
This series of images describes the pathology and histology associated with PSCAD, or Pregnancy-related Spontaneous Coronary Artery Disease. The illustrations combined current data about histological changes to the arterial wall with broader, more typical features associated with atherosclerotic plaque development to create compact, detailed and very effective figures. These images were originally used for publication.
This neurosurgical image describes the burr hole placement and an endoscopic approach angle for accessing 3rd ventricle tumors and lesions. In this image, there is pineal tumor on the supero-posterior wall of the 3rd ventricle, but the approach also enables access to mammillary bodies.
Illustration demonstrating the visualization of the optic nerve sheath as a means of assessing intracranial pressure. In this procedure a slight dilation of the optic nerve sheath, an extension of the dura mater, is visualized and used as a fast, non-invasive means of assessing how much sub-dural or intracranial pressure is present.
Illustration showing a classic ankle sprain and related ligaments.
This is one image from a larger series describing a technique for using tube retractors and guidance systems to access deep brain lesions. This image shows one of the final steps in the sequence, placing a larger diameter tube.
Journal of Biological Chemistry cover showing pulmonary fibrosis.
Illustration showing a 46 day old human embryo and associated structures .
This illustration is one of a series describing a technique for cerebral protection while repairing ascending aortic aneurysm with dacron graft. The series specifically shows the placement of extracorporeal line placement to maximize blood flow to the head and brain.
Journal of Biological Chemistry cover for study describing a gene deficiency that predisposed cancer patients to irreparable cardiac cell death when treated with doxirubicin. The authors, cardiac surgeons, advocated for genetic testing prior to chemotherapy to ensure the safe use of of the chemotherapuetic
This series of illustrations compares two different techniques for addressing mitral valve prolapse. In the top series, the prolapsing leaflet is resected. In the lower series artificial chordae are sutured in place, leaving a larger diameter final valve.
Illustration showing the course of the posterior cutaneous nerve of the forearm and how it relates to lateral epicondylitis.
Illustration comparing low density lipoproteins vs high density lipoproteins.
Illustration series done for New England Journal of Medicine article. This series relates different morphologies of Bicuspid Aortic Valve to the shear forces inflicted upon the aortic wall by their corresponding ejection fractions.
One illustration from a large series describing different techniques for grafting small diameter vessels for coronary artery bypass. This image shows a piggyback graft and a Heartstring device being used.
This image shows a pulley rupture of the ligaments supporting the biceps tendon as it ascends out of the bicepital groove.
Illustration showing normal intraoral anatomy.
This book cover was done for 96 year old retired general surgeon and inaugural chair of surgery at McMaster University C. Barber Mueller. Writing the book was one of the last things he really wanted to do, it was kind of his opus. I illustrated the whole book. It's kind of a history of the big ideas in science and how they're all linked. I spent most thursday afternoons with 'Barb' as I worked on the illustration roughs and he would tell me stories about the first kidney transplants, the first dialysis machines, being present when the Berlin wall fell, what it was like to see a CT or MRI for the first time, or when he was awarded the Bronze Star when he was a Marine Corpsman. He was one very fascinating and friendly man. It was such a fun and lovely project to work on. I didn't charge a cent for it.