David Pounds

Visiting FacultyDivision of Liberal Arts
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David Pounds

My experience as a medical illustrator has shown me how developing a visual (or verbal) representation or narrative of a topic can enhance understanding. I use this in my teaching and encourage students to do the same.

Most of my students possess a body. I try to help them achieve an understanding and appreciation of its structure and function so that they might better use and take care of it.


Certified Medical Illustrator; Board of Certification of Medical Illustrators (1992- present)

Career Highlights
  • Visiting Faculty, Division of Liberal Arts since the fall term of 1998
  • Co-author and illustrator: Clay, James H. and Pounds, David M.,
    Clay & Pounds’ Basic Clinical Massage Therapy: Integrating Anatomy & Treatment, Baltimore: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, August 2002. Second edition published in 2008. Third edition was published in 2015 and won of an “Award of Merit” from the Association of Medical Illustrators, 2016
  • D. Pounds Illustration (1993- present) - Independent business providing biomedical illustration and communications nationally for numerous for various clients producing scientific journal publications, textbooks, presentations and exhibitions.
  • Elected to serve on the Board of Governors of the Association of Medical Illustrators 1987-1992
  • Assistant Professor of Biomedical Communications, The Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina (1977-1993)
Awards, Recognitions and Honors

Inducted as a Fellow of The Association of Medical Illustrators 1989

  • The Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI): professional member since 1978
      • Committees: Long Range Planning, Meeting Planning, Ethics, Certification, Workshops (chair), Continuing Education (chair)
      • Planning Chairman for the Association of Medical Illustrators BioSynthesis `84 (Combined Meeting of the Association of Medical Illustrators, Biological Photographic Association, and the Health Sciences Communications Association)
      • Illustration Salon Judge
      • Certification Board
  • The Winston-Salem Cinema Society, Inc. - Bringing foreign and independent films to Winston-Salem through series such as “Films-on-Fourth” at the Stevens Center and “CinemaSECCA” at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art

M.A. in Biomedical CommunicationsUniversity of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

B.S. in BiologyBradley University