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Thomas McCracken

Thomas McCracken

PH.D. (H.C.), M.S., M.S., B.E.

Course Director and Professor of Gross Anatomy

An internationally known medical illustrator, Professor McCracken brings his unique and exciting expertise in 3D computer imaging to the UMHS anatomy and physiology classes. The use of computer imaging greatly enhances the teaching component of the University’s anatomy and physiology classes.

Professor McCracken received an M.S. in anatomy andphysiology from the University of Michigan, and he received another M.S. from the same institution in biomedical illustration. His B.E. is also from the University of Michigan in biology and education. In 1996 he received an Honorary Doctorate in Clinical Sciences from Our Lady of the Rosary University in Colombia (the oldest medical school in the Americas).

Professor McCracken has illustrated over 200 journal articles and textbooks during his career. He was also involved in a National Institute of Health project to construct three-dimensional interactive computer models which are used by most medical schools in the United States.

Prior to joining UMHS and its sister nursing school, IUON, Professor McCracken taught at Colorado State University and the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center in Saudi Arabia.

Professor McCracken is a member of the American Association of Anatomists, the American Association of Clinical Anatomists, the Association of Medical Illustrators, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, and the Health Science Communication Association.