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David A. Rini, M.A.

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Associate Professor of Art as Applied to Medicine

Background

David Rini is an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the Department of Art of Applied to Medicine and the Cellular and Molecular Medicine graduate program. He is a certified medical illustrator.

Professor Rini earned his M.F.A. degree in medical and scientific illustrations from the University of Michigan in 1989. Prior to coming to Johns Hopkins in 1993, he established and directed the Department of Neurosurgical Illustration at the Mayfield Neurological Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he oversaw the production of the first of two volumes of the Atlas of Operative Microneurosurgery.

Professor Rini's main area of interest in his work and teaching is the artful blend of traditional fine art techniques with new technology.

Professor Rini's work often combines traditional media, such as graphite on paper, carbon dust, and pen and ink, with 2D and 3D computer applications, including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, 3ds Max, Corel Painter, Rhino 3D, Vray, InDesign, and Cinema 4D. He 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.

Professor Rini's artwork has appeared in more than 150 books and publications and is on permanent exhibit in several museums. In addition to his work as a medical and biological illustrator, Professor Rini is 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.

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Titles

  • Associate Professor of Art as Applied to Medicine

Departments / Divisions

Education

Additional Training

  • Certified Medical Illustrator, Board of Certification of Medical Illustrators, The Association of Medical Illustrators (Lexington, KY) (2014)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. Sampath, P., Rini, D.A., and Long, D.M. "Microanatomical Variations in the Cerebellopontine Angle Associated with Vestibular Schwannomas (acoustic neuromas)." Neurosurgery Focus, 5: 1 - 7, 1998.
  6. Dasgupta, S., Yung R., Westral, W.H., Rini D.A., Brandes J., and Sidransky D. "Following Mitochondrial Footprints Through a Long Mucosal Path to Lung Cancer." Submitted New Eng J of Med 2008

Academic Affiliations & Courses

Graduate Program Affiliation

Department of Art as Applied to Medicine

Graduate Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • Fulbright Scholar Award, 2005
  • Fellow, Association of Medical Illustrators, 2001
  • Award of Excellence for "Atlas of Operative Microneurosurgery, Vol. II,", Association of Medical Illustrators, 2001
  • Muriel McLatchie Miller Fine Art Award, The Association of Medical Illustrators, 2001
  • Certificate of Merit, Multi-Media, "Body Probe," Science Museum of Virginia, Association of Medical Illustrators, 1999
  • Mentor High School Hall of Distinguished Alumni, 1997
  • Award of Excellence, Continuous Tone, "A New Technique for Laparoscopic Suturing,", Association of Medical Illustrators, 1995
  • Certificate of Merit, Medical Clinical Text Operative Gynecology, Association of Medical Illustrators, 1994
  • Certificate of Merit, Continuous Tone, "Pelvic Lymphadenectomy During Post-Cesarean Hysterectomy," , Association of Medical Illustrators, 1994
  • Award of Excellence, Medical Atlas, "Atlas of Operative Microneurosurgery,", Association of Medical Illustrators, 1994
  • Certificate of Merit, Continuous Tone, "Treatment of an Internal Carotid Artery Aneurysm," , Association of Medical Illustrators, 1990
  • First place, Medical Continuous Tone, "Dissection and Surgical Treatment of an Acoustic Neuroma," , Association of Medical Illustrators, 1990
  • Orville Parks Best of Student Show Award, "Dissection and Surgical Treatment of an Acoustic Neuroma,", Association of Medical Illustrators, 1990
  • Certificate of Merit, Continuous Tone, "Exposure and Treatment of a Colloid Cyst of the Third Ventricle,", Regional Meeting Salon, Richmond, Virginia, 1990
  • Honorable mention, Medical Line (pen & ink), "Aortic Valve Replacement,", Association of Medical Illustrators 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
  • First place, Painting, "Quiet Country,", Bowling Green State University Art Competition
  • Second place, Drawing, "Everything in its Place,", Bowling Green State University Art Competition, 1987

Memberships

  • Association of Medical Illustrators, 1991

Professional Activities

  • Accreditation Review Committee for the Medical Illustrator ARC-MI, Association of Medical Illustrators, 2001
  • Admissions Committee, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 1993
    Department of Art as Applied to Medicine
  • Chair, Association of Medical Illustrators, 1997 - 1998
    Board of Governors
  • Chair, Association of Medical Illustrators, 1997 - 1998
    Executive Committee
  • Committee on Admissions, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 1999 - 2004
  • Medical School Council Department Representative, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 1995 - 1999
  • Vice Chair, Association of Medical Illustrators, 1996 - 1997
    Board of Governors
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