Understand.com Hires World Renowned Medical Artist as Vice President, Creative

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Understand.com has hired Scott Barrows to lead the company's medical animation division. Known throughout the world for his medical imagery, Barrows has worked with such companies as Apple, Google, National Geographic, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the University of Illinois Medical Center.

Scott Barrows, Vice President Creative

Having Scott Barrows lead our medical animation division is like having Steve Jobs lead your technology company," states CEO Darik Volpa, "it immediately gives us a huge competitive advantage and significantly raises the bar at Understand.

Understand.com is proud to announce the addition of Scott Barrows, one of the world’s best-known medical illustrators and animators, as Vice President, Creative.

“We are excited to have Scott on the Understand team,” states CEO Darik Volpa. “Scott brings a tremendous amount of expertise and deep relationships in the medical visualization industry. His creative direction and leadership will be key to our continued success,” continues Volpa.

Barrows has blended a career as an artist, educator, and innovator. A co-creator of Age-Progressed Imagery (used to find 23 missing children), Barrows has received accolades and honors from numerous groups, including two United States presidents.

“I initially learned of Understand through graduate students they had hired as animators and illustrators,” says Barrows, “they would contact me raving about the company and the cool things they were doing – so I had to learn more about them”, chuckles Barrows. “After my initial visit to their offices and meeting the team, I was truly impressed with the company and inspired by their future. Things just progressed from there.”

Barrows has illustrated best selling books, hundreds of journals, over 55 surgical atlases, museum murals, animated videos, and contributed to a Hollywood motion picture (even designed a few uniforms for the Chicago White Sox). Barrows has been a guest on ABC’s World News Tonight, the CBS Morning Show, and dozens of other television productions. Barrows’ work is featured in galleries, collections, and museums worldwide, including the National Library of Medicine.

Mr. Barrows is a Board Certified Medical Illustrator, a Fellow of the Association of Illustrators, and most recently was the Program Director and Clinical Assistant Professor of Biomedical Visualization at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center - the second oldest program in the western hemisphere and the largest of the four accredited schools of medical illustration in the United States.

An Honors graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center, he also attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Northern Illinois University, and earned an advanced degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Illinois at Springfield.

About Understand.com
Understand is a global Healthcare Education company with thousands of clients operating in 34 countries. Our content enables physicians to better educate their patients, and gives pharmaceutical and medical device companies the ability to effectively train their employees and physicians using our proprietary learning management system. At the core of the learning experience are world-class 3D medical animations that clearly explain complex MOA, surgical techniques, diseases, conditions, and procedures. To date, Understand.com has educated over 10,000,000 patients worldwide.

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