David A. Rini, MFA, CMI, FAMI, Associate Professor

David is a Certified Medical Illustrator and Associate Professor in the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine and the Graduate Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine. He earned his Master of Fine Arts degree in Medical and Scientific Illustration from the University of Michigan in 1989. Prior to joining Hopkins in 1993, he established and directed the Department of Neurosurgical Illustration at the Mayfield Neurological Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio. He served as Art Director and Co-illustrator for the first of two volumes of the award winning Atlas of Operative Microneurosurgery. David’s main area of interest both in his own work and in teaching is the artful blend of traditional fine art techniques with new technology. His work often combines traditional media such as graphite on paper, carbon dust, and pen and ink, with 2D and 3D computer generated images from applications such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, 3ds Max, Corel Painter, Rhino 3D, Vray, InDesign, and Cinema 4D. David served two terms on the Board of Trustees of the Vesalius Trust Foundation. He is a former Chair of the Board of Governors of the Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI) and was inducted as a Fellow of the AMI in 2001. His artwork has appeared in over 150 books and publications and is on permanent exhibit in several museums including the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, the Science Museum of Virginia, and the Cincinnati Zoo. David has received numerous awards for his artwork including the Orville Parks Best of Show, the Muriel McLatchie Miller Fine Art Award, as well as a number of Awards of Excellence and Certificates of Merit from the AMI. David received a Fulbright Scholarship to Chile in 2005-6. He relocated to Santiago for six months with his family to help establish South America’s first educational program in Medical and Scientific illustration. In 2011, he presented a two-week lecture and workshop series in Sendai City and Nagoya, Japan.

In addition to his work as a medical and biological illustrator, David is also an accomplished portrait artist. His highly detailed portraits, rendered in graphite and oil paint, are on display in many public and private collections including John Hopkins University.


Education

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Department of Art as Applied to Medicine
Master of Fine Arts in Medical and Biological Illustration, 1989

Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology 1987

Professional Certification

1993 – present     Certified Medical Illustrator, Board of Certification of Medical Illustrators

Professional Experience

Associate Professor
Department of Art as Applied to Medicine
Cellular and Molecular Medicine
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, 2003 – Present

Assistant Professor
Department of Art as Applied to Medicine
Cellular and Molecular Medicine
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, 1996 – 2003

Instructor
Department of Art as Applied to Medicine
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, 1993 – 1996

Founder/Director
Department of Neurosurgical Illustration
Mayfield Neurological Institute and University
of Cincinnati Department of Neurosurgery
Cincinnati, Ohio, 1990 -1993

Medical Illustrator
Department of Biomedical Communications
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1989

Scientific Illustrator
Museum of Natural History
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1988

Selected Publications

  • Oshiro, E. M., D. A. Rini, and R. J. Tamargo. Contralateral approaches to bilateral cerebral aneurysms: A microsurgical anatomic study. Journal of Neurosurgery. 87: 163-169 and cover, 1997.
  • Prakash Sampath, M. D., David Rini, M.F.A., and Donlin M. Long, M.D., Ph.D. Microanatomical variations in the cerebellopontine angle associated with vestibular schwannomas: A retrospective study of 1006 consecutive cases. Journal of Neurosurgery. 92: 70 -78, 1998
  • Sampath, P., D. A. Rini, and D. M. Long. Microanatomical variations in the cerebellopontine angle associated with vestibular schwannomas (acoustic neuromas) Neurosurgery Focus 5: 1 -7, 1998.
  • Bluhm, D. J., Young, H. K., Hong, H., Rini, D. A., Pedersen, P.L. ATP synthase motor components: Proposal and animation of two dynamic models for stator function. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 287: 801 – 807, 2001.
  • Young, H.K., Smith, B.L, Wang,Y., Pomper, M.G., Rini, D.A., Torbenson, M.S., Pedersen, P.L. Advanced Cancers: Eradication in all Cases Using 3-Bromopyruvate Therapy to Deplete ATP. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 324: 268 – 274, 2004.
  • Dasgupta1, S., Yung R., Westral, W.H., Rini D.A., Brandes J., and Sidransky D.1. Following Mitochondrial Footprints Through a Long Mucosal Path to Lung Cancer. Submitted New Eng J of Med 2008
  • Chen. “Therapeutic Uteroscopy,” In F.F. Marshall, Textbook of Operative Urology. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company, 1991.
  • Campbell, M.F., Campbell’s Urology. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company, 1992.
  • Agur, A., Grant’s Atlas of Anatomy. Baltimore: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. 1999
  • Klag, M.J., Johns Hopkins Family Health Book.. New York: HarperCollins, 1999.
  • Patrick C. Walsh, M.D. and Janet Farrar Worthington, Dr. Patrick Walsh’s Guide to Surviving Prostate Cancer. New York: Warner Books, 2001
  • Tew, J. T. Jr., and H.R. van Loveren, Atlas of Operative Microneurosurgery: Vol. I. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company, 1994.

Selected Presentations

  • My Fulbright Experience; Establishing a Medical Illustration Program in Santiago, Chile, Keynote Speaker, University of Toronto Alumni Dinner, Toronto, Canada, April, 2008.
  • Seeing the World: An Artist’s Guide to Observation. Invited Speaker, Grand Rounds, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, March 2007
  • Graphite drawing technique for neurosurgical illustration. A demonstration and discussion, World Congress on Biomedical Communications, Orlando, Florida, August, 1994.
  • The airbrush dust technique. Lecture and demonstration. Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Meeting, Monterey, California, July, 2001.
  • Exploring Medical Illustration Field Study. Guest Lecturer, Greater Richmond Health Education Center, Richmond, Virginia. JHU site visit, lecture, and technique demonstration for participating Richmond area high school students. July, 1999 and August 2000.
  • The airbrush dust technique. Medical College of Georgia and Johns Hopkins Student Exchange, Augusta, Georgia, April, 1999.
  • Copyright regulation and contract negotiation. One day program for biological illustration students from Beaver College at Johns Hopkins University, Department of Art as Applied to Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, November, 1997.
  • The governance structure of the Association of Medical Illustrators. Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada , July, 1998.
  • The application of computer aided instruction for patient education. Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Evening Program, November, 1997.
  • A technique for continuous tone using airbrush and drafting pencils. Medical College of Georgia and Johns Hopkins Student Exchange, Augusta, Georgia, April, 1997.
  • Medical and biological Illustration. Mentor Shore School Student Art Show and Lecture, Mentor, Ohio, April, 1997.
  • A tribute to Max Brödel: The father of American medical illustration. Computerized twelve-projector multimedia slide presentation, Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, August, 1995.
  • Understanding medical diagnostic imaging. Association of Midwest Medical Illustrators Regional Meeting, Cleveland, Ohio, November, 1994.

Professional Activities

Institutional Administrative Appointments:

  • 1995 – 1999    Medical School Council Department Representative – Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • 1993 – Present    Admissions Committee – Department of Art as Applied to Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • 1999 – 2004    Committee on Admissions – Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Professional Societies:

Association of Medical Illustrators:

  • 1991 – Present    Professional Member
  • 2001 – Present    Accreditation Review Committee for the Medical Illustrator ARC-MI, in association with the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs
  • 1995 – 1999    Member of the Board of Governors
  • 1996 – 1997    Vice Chair: Board of Governors
  • 1996 – 1999    Member – Executive Committee
  • 1996 – 1999    Member – Finance Committee
  • 1997 – 1998    Chair – Board of Governors
  • 1997 – 1998    Chair – Executive Committee
  • 1998 – 1999    Member – AMI Nominating Committee

Recognition

The U.S. Fulbright Commission
2005 Received a Fulbright Scholar Award to Chile. Traveled to Santiago, Chile for a six month sabbatical to help establish South America’s first graduate program in Medical and Scientific Illustration.

The Association of Medical Illustrators
2001 Inducted as a Fellow of the Association of Medical Illustrators for outstanding volunteer contributions to the organization.

The Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Salon

  • Award of Excellence – Medical Atlas, “Atlas of Operative Microneurosurgery, Vol. II”, W.B. Saunders Co., 2001 2001
  • Muriel McLatchie -Miller Fine Art Award – Best of Show in Fine Art, “Portrait of Margaret” 2001
  • Certificate of Merit – Multi-Media, “Body Probe” Science Museum of Virginia 1999
  • Award of Excellence – Continuous Tone “A New Technique for Laparoscopic Suturing” 1995
  • Certificate of Merit – Medical Clinical Text Operative Gynecology, Appleton & Lange Publishing Co. 1994
  • Certificate of Merit – Continuous Tone “Pelvic Lymphadenectomy During Post-Cesarean Hysterectomy 1994
  • Award of Excellence – Medical Atlas, “Atlas of Operative Microneurosurgery”, W.B. Saunders Co. 1994
  • Certificate of Merit – Continuous Tone “Treatment of an Internal Carotid Artery Aneurysm” 1990
  • First Place – Medical Continuous Tone, “Dissection and Surgical Treatment of an Acoustic Neuroma” 1990
  • Orville Parkes – Student Best of Show, “Dissection and Surgical Treatment of an Acoustic Neuroma” 1990
  • Honorable Mention – Medical Line (pen & ink) “Aortic Valve Replacement”

Mentor, Ohio Board of Education and Mentor High School
Inducted into the Mentor High School Hall of Distinguished Alumni
Mentor High School and the Mentor Board of Education, Mentor, Ohio, 1997.

Regional Meeting Salon, Richmond, Virginia 
Certificate of Merit – Continuous Tone
“Exposure and Treatment of a Colloid Cyst of the Third Ventricle,” 1990.

University of Michigan Annual Medical and Biological Student Scholarship 
Gerald P. Hodge Award for Best Continuous Tone
Illustration Dissection and Surgical Treatment of an Acoustic Neuroma,” 1989.

Bowling Green State University Art Competition
First Place – Painting, “Quiet Country”
Second Place – Drawing, “Everything in its Place,” 1987.

Further information, additional images and complete CV available upon request, please e-mail Professor Rini.