This week, the Medical Illustration & Animation Sourcebook highlights recent work from Todd Buck.

Illustrator: Todd Buck

Title: Mitral Valve Disease

From the artist: “Close up view of mitral valve in heart showing mitral regurgitation (MR) due to prolapse of mitral valve leaflet. MR results in poor left ventricular ejection fraction (inefficient pumping of blood).”


About the Artist: Since 1990, Todd Buck Illustration LLC has been developing and creating high quality custom medical and scientific illustrations for pharmaceutical and biotech advertising and marketing, medical and consumer publishing, and web-based patient education media. Todd is Professor of Illustration at Northern Illinois University School of Art and Design. He earned his Master’s Degree in Medical Illustration from The University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Biomedical Visualization. He earned his BA in Biological PreMedical Illustration (BPMI) from Iowa State University.

Todd is a Fellow of the Association of Medical Illustrators and has presented workshops at the Association of Medical Illustrators national conference, the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators conference, and the Midwest Medical Illustrators meeting. Todd is a Certified Medical Illustrator (CMI). Todd’s illustrations have been displayed at Chicago’s International Museum of Surgical Sciences, the American Museum of Natural History in New York, the National Library of Medicine in Maryland, The Universidad Andres Bello in Santiago, Chile, the Hong Kong Science Museum, and Politikens Hus in Copenhagen, Denmark