Bill Andrews received his BA in Art from the University of Texas at Austin and his MA in Biomedical Communications from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Health Promotion Education and Behavior at the University of South Carolina at Columbia. He is a Certified Medical Illustrator.
After receiving his master’s degree he took a position as Medical Illustrator at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center at Tucson. From 1981 – 1983, he was Art Director for Audiovisual Productions and Chief Medical Illustrator at St. Luke’s and Texas Children’s Hospitals and the Texas Heart Institute in Houston. From 1983 – 1990, Bill was Art Director at Surgical Associates of Texas, working with the internationally renowned cardiovascular surgeon Denton A. Cooley, MD. From 1990 – 1993, he was the Manager of Medical Graphics at the University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. From 1993 – 1999 he ran his own business, specializing in the production of visual communications for the life sciences. In August 1999, he joined the Department of Medical Illustration.
Bill has lectured extensively at various graduate programs in medical illustration and has presented numerous papers and workshops at the Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI) and other professional societies. His artwork has been included in several juried exhibitions and he has won numerous awards for his illustrations, including the Ralph Sweet Award (Best of Show), the Will Shepherd Award and three Russell Drake Awards from the AMI, as well as Gold and Silver Medals from the Society of Illustrators in Los Angeles and Houston. Mr. Andrews has received the AMI Distinguished Service Award, as well as the Brödel Award for Excellence in Education. He has also received the Distinguished Teacher Award from the MCG School of Graduate Studies, the Outstanding Faculty Award from the School of Allied Health Sciences, and the Outstanding Faculty Award in Allied Health from the University Faculty Senate. In 2016 he was inducted to the Academy of Health Science Educators.
He has been a Professional Member of the AMI since 1982. He has served on the AMI Board of Governors and has been President of the organization. He was Editor-in-Chief of the AMI’s national newsletter, Editor of the Sourcebook of Medical Illustration, and Chair of numerous committees. He is a Fellow of the AMI. In 1988, Bill founded the Vesalius Trust for Visual Communications in the Health Sciences, and was twice currently President.
Bill is the Gallery Director for the Department of Medical Illustration.