Madeline M Lee
Biomedical Visualization Specialist

Madeline M Lee is an award winning biomedical visual problem solver and a health/medical educator. She earned her M.S. in Biomedical Visualization at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She earned her BFA in Communication Arts with honors from the Virginia Commonwealth University, where she also minored in Painting and Print-making.

She is passionate about translating complex biomedical knowledge into various visual media to communicate with a wide range of audiences. Her goal is to combine Art and Medicine to visually communicate with the audience regardless of the media format. She has experience in collaborating with scientists, physicians, and other medical and non-medical professionals.





University of Illinois at Chicago
Master of Science in Biomedical Visualization


George Mason University
Science & Medical Coursework


Virginia Commonwealth University
Bachelor of Fine Arts, graduated with Honors and Art Honors

Major: Communication Arts        Minor: Painting and Printmaking


2018 – Present

eLearning Instructional Designer
American College of Chest Physician

Lead all aspects of end-to-end course/module development for assigned e-learning activities and provide support for subject matter experts and staff in the areas of instructional design, teaching strategies, and instructional technology applications.

2015 – 2018

Multimedia Specialist, Medical Illustrator
Instructional Resources and Online Learning (iROL), Medical Education, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago IL

Created and published interactive online modules and courses.
Created and redesigned wireframe, sitemap, style guide, prototype, icons, responsive website management and increased its web, tablet and mobile usability. | |
Designed and created visual resources in various digital mediums: medical illustrations, 2D animations, 3D models, video editing, post-productions, digital photography and digital graphics for the department.


Contract Medical Illustrator
American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), Chicago, IL

Created colored illustrations with insets for the Body Fluids textbook 2015 Edition

(ISBN: 978-089189-6319) to visualize the complex medical information from gross anatomy to pathology level targeting clinical pathologists.


Graduate Research Assistant
Instructional Resources and Online Learning (iROL), Medical Education, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago IL

Created digital multimedia and graphics: 3D/2D animation, illustrations, virtual environments, and department announcement graphics

2011 – 2013

Graphic Designer
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB): Laboratory of Molecular Imaging and Nanomedicine (LOMIN) Theranostic Nanomedicine Section. National Institute of Health (NIH), Bethesda MD

Created illustrations and graphic content including schematic diagrams, charts, and 3D model illustrations for research that focused on multi-disciplinary research to build new systems for various nanobiomedical applications ranging from the medical use of nanoplatform-based diagnostic agents, to therapeutic agents, and possible future applications of theranostics (diagnosis + therapy)



UIC Image of Research Exhibition Finalist
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL


Vesalian Research Grant
Vesalius Trust

2009 – 2010

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA


Korean Honor Scholarship
Embassy of the Rep. of Korea in USA, Washington D.C.


VCU/Philip Morris Communication Arts Innovation Scholarship
Richmond, VA

2006 – 2008

VCU Dean’s List

2015 – Present

Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI)
Professional Member

2013 – 2015

Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI)
Student Member

2013 – 2015

Student Association of Medical Artists
Student Member