Patrick McDonnell has a Master of Arts degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center’s graduate school of Biomedical Communications (Medical Illustration). Master’s thesis: Introduction to Holography for the Medical Communicator. After working as a staff medical illustrator at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston he built a successful international freelance business in Paris and Montreal. Always on the cutting edge, he uses new illustration techniques from plastic drafting film to computer graphics. Consultant for Quantel Paintbox 2D computer graphics. Created 3D images with Softimage and virtual reality with Apple Quicktime VR.
Founding member of European Medical Illustration Association. For over 20 years he was a member of the Association of Medical Illustrators, during which time he won various awards in the AMI salons. Award of Excellence for Medical Book. 1st, 2nd and honorable mention for medical computer graphics. Honorable mentions for continuous tone and projection art
Exhibited work at the New York Society of Illustrators Museum of American Illustration in “The Art of Medicine Exhibition”, Bolognia Children’s fair, in various medical art shows in France, England, Belgium and Italy. He has given presentations at AMI, AEIMS, and MAA conferences.
Illustrated numerous scientific and surgical articles, books and atlases.