Curriculum Vitae         DEE MCLEAN MIMI RMIP


1973 to 1976: Diploma in Illustration, Harrow School of Art (1st Class)

1974 Studio practice: Medical Photography and Illustration department, Louisiana State University School of Dentistry, New Orleans, LA.

Professional membership:

MIMI: Member of the Institute of Medical Illustrators

RMIP: Registered Medical Illustration Practitioner


1977 began work as an illustrator initially in Los Angeles, California, USA, illustrating for the Pasadena Botanical Gardens.

1978 returned to London working in all fields of illustration including medical, gardening, cookery, crafts, children’s activity books, greeting card and wrapping paper design.

1985 -1989 had an opportunity to return to painting and drawing and had several shows during that time including a one man show at Belmont Studios, Chalk Farm in London, group shows at The Bow House Gallery in Barnet, The Royal Free Hospital and the Wine Gallery in London. Several private commissions taken on during this time.

1989 MeDee Art established, specialising in artwork for medical education companies, pharmaceutical companies, educational book publishers, healthcare charities, NHS trusts, the Royal Colleges and specialists individual projects.

2016 returned to painting and drawing working on projects mixing science with art.

Publications – General:

Redwood Publishing, BBC Gardening publications

RHS Harlow Car, Book of Herbs

Gardening and Natural History publications,

Contributions to many multi-illustrator projects

Usborne & Ladybird Books, Children’s activity books

Publications – Medical:

Taylor and Francis

Atlas of Gynaecological Oncology

Botulinum Toxin

ISIS Medical Media

Shared Care of Prostatic Disease

Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair

Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery


Textbook of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery

Textbook of Metallic Stents

Surgery for Acquired Aortic Valve Disease

Imaging in Oncology

Textbook of Erectile Dysfunction

Clinical Guide to Erectile dysfunction

Men’s’ Health

Mosby Wolfe

Prostate Cancer

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Textbook of Cardiac Surgery

Parthenon Publishing

Atlas of Prostatic Disease

Atlas of Erectile Dysfunction


Trauma to the Genitourinary Tract


Paediatric Cardiology

Health Press

Fast Facts – Series for doctors

Patient Pictures – Guides for doctors to use for patient education

Quintessence Books

Several dental books including The Science and Art of Dental Materials and Glass Ionomer Cements

Usborne & Ladybird Books

Children’s’ medical books

Media Medica

Series of guides for doctors to use for patient education

Bailliere Tindall Cassell

Hepatitis (Cossard)

Amputation and Prostheses (Vitali/Robinson)

Royal Free Hospital

Patient information material for the Science Development Department

Central Public Health Laboratory

Charts, graphs and patient information material

Journals and Educational publications:

Royal College of Surgeons Education Department – Laparoscopy / Breast Reconstruction

Complete Medical Communications – Urology International

ISIS Medical Media – Journal of Circulatory Support


Health Press – The Heart / The Male Urogenital System

Medical/Health publications for the general public including:

Claire Raynor – Everything your doctor would tell you if he had the time

Octopus Publishing – Miriam Stoppard’s Baby Book 

Winfrey Strachan – ‘Advice’ part works

Johnson & Johnson – Health Education booklets 

Medical illustration for various women’s magazines


The Journal of Medical Media – various articles on Digital Imaging

Quintessence Journal of Dental Technology – ‘Preparing images for PowerPoint and Print’

PowerPoint, Video, E-learning:

Synergy Medical Education – PowerPoint projects on a variety of specialties

Cancer Research UK – Cancer Help website illustrations

Merck Sharp & Dohme – BPH

Zeneca Pharmaceuticals – Uronet / Headaches

R Kirby – Radical retropubic prostatectomy

Husband – Imaging in Oncology

Reznek – Imaging the Ancients / The Adrenal Gland

J.R. Smith – Radical Trachelectomy

Sorin Valves – Artificial Heart Valve

Cancer BACUP – Breast Cancer / Radiology

Westaby – Heart Pumps

ISIS Medical Media – Textbook of BPH