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Scott Barrows

Director, Jump Design Lab


Additional Titles/Positions

Clinical Associate, Emergency Medicine (UICOMP)
Clinical Assistant Professor, Biomedical Visualization (UIC)


Homewood, Illinois & Lisle, Illinois


Undergraduate: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Illinois at Chicago (BS with Honors), Northern Illinois University

Graduate: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Illinois at Springfield

Clinical Practicum: Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, Illinois


Alumnus of the Year (UIC), Excalibur Award in Teaching (UIC), Lighting of the Flame (UIC), Smithsonian Computerworld Innovation of the Year, Presidential Citation (Ronald Reagan), Nevada Software Company of the Year.

Research, Scholarly and Academic Interests

Medical visualization, interactive learning, mobile app development, surgical illustration, skin cancer diagnosis, history of art in medicine, community health, mobile telemedicine, medical education Current research grants: Heart Failure (mobile app), skin cancer education, ACL hybrid AR diagnostic, urban and rural community health for the underserved, histology of GI tract.

Other Interests/Fun Facts

Alumnus of 3 U of I campuses (Chicago, Urbana, Springfield), designed uniforms for the Chicago White Sox, previous director of one of the three accredited graduate schools of medical illustration (UIC, largest program in the world), illustrated NY Times bestseller (How to Get Pregnant), work presented at Nobel Awards (Nature as a Transplanter), worked on science fiction movie (Solaris, starred George Clooney, produced by Steven Soderbergh), Comeback of the Year (Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America), collaboration with Steve Jobs (Apple, iMed).

Other interests include family (including 8 grandchildren), animal welfare (dogs, animals in the wild), architecture, history of art in medicine, child welfare, trains, airplanes, and world history (especially Civil War & Abraham Lincoln, history of England).

Licensure and Certifications

Fellow, Association of Medical Illustrators


Over 350 illustrated journal articles & 60 illustrated medical books (including 2 Best Illustrated Medical Book of the Year award). Previously Chief Medical Illustration Director, Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons & Clinical Art Director, Journal of Physician’s Assistants.