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Illustrations accompanying an article in Scientist Magazine, discussing the possible effects of gut microbes on immunotherapy

Molly Thompson

Thompson Medical Illustration

medical illustration of Part of an instructional series for administering liquid medicine
medical illustration of Part of a series illustrating the size and location of various vascular grafts
medical illustration of These images are part of a series done for instructions-for-use, in black line and in color for different uses.
medical illustration of This figure represents various experiments that have demonstrated the effects of neutrophils on the four behavior domains. DOI:
medical illustration of Part of a PowerPoint deck, this illustration represents barriers to education in research and medicine.
medical illustration of A research figure regarding Klotho and its effects on mitochondrial DNA and muscle regeneration
medical illustration of Part of a patient education series on women's health for a hospital brochure
medical illustration of Created for a hospital brochure, this image shows the location of the cervix and abnormal cells that may be removed
medical illustration of The spine and spinal cord, illustrated for a hospital's patient education series on spine-related injuries and corrective procedures
medical illustration of Illustrates the 32 adult teeth and their corresponding numbers
medical illustration of Illustrates the location of the carotid artery with an area of concern where plaque build-up can increase the risk of stroke
medical illustration of Research figures created for publication, illustrating cells in cancerous tumors and the effects on their host
medical illustration of Physical therapy stretches and exercises done with stretchy bands. -patient education, instruction, instructional, man, line
medical illustration of Key functions in field mice are influenced by seasonal changes in daylight and melatonin production. - research, research figure, chart, graph, mouse, reproduction, brain, pineal gland, science
medical illustration of Vector line drawings. -spine, cancer cells, cells, heart, brain, liver, kidneys, lungs, ink, pen and ink
medical illustration of Latarjet surgical procedure restoring the glenoid cavity. -shoulder, scapula, screws, bone, socket, fossa, articular
medical illustration of Proper brushing technique for braces per the American Association of Orthodontists. - dentistry, dental, teeth, tooth, brush, toothbrush, instructions for use, oral health, orthodontist
medical illustration of Cod, sunflower and grape seed oil. - graphic, fish, flower, capsule, fruit, animal, plant
medical illustration of Illustrates proper technique for infant CPR
medical illustration of Illustrates various types of plant bulbs for a gardening blog and website
medical illustration of Instructional illustrations for various gardening procedures for a gardening blog and website
medical illustration of A white lab rat commonly used in research
medical illustration of Illustrates various vertebrae injuries
medical illustration of Illustrates a brain injury due to impact during sports
medical illustration of Illustrates various uses for allograft material in bone injuries
medical illustration of Created for an emergency pediatric device, this illustration shows a child being prepared for intubation and chest compressions.
medical illustration of Location of a composite filling product in tooth enamel and its cycle of demineralization from acid and remineralization from ions in saliva. - flow chart, teeth, dental, dentistry, oral health
medical illustration of Dentist position while working on a pediatric patient. - dentistry, oral health, child, dental
medical illustration of Part of a series of images illustrating progressive steps to healthy weight loss, including exercise and a nutritious diet
medical illustration of Window sinus lift with bone graft material for dental implant placement. - dentistry, sinus, implant, bone graft, molar, dental, surgery, maxillofacial, teeth, tooth
medical illustration of Created as part of a medical legal exhibit. The neuroma, or pinched nerve, was caused by an ankle foot orthosis (AFO) worn during treatment of in initial injury caused in a car accident. It was treated with a Kenalog injection.
medical illustration of These two research figures for publication describe how forces applied to stem cells can positively affect desired function. 
medical illustration of Coronal and Axial views of the vagina and surrounding structures of the pelvic floor
medical illustration of These icons were made to accompany the BE FAST acronym and illustrate the symptoms of a stroke.
medical illustration of A sampling of illustrations from a blepharoplasty procedure, during which fat is removed from the upper eyelid.
medical illustration of Created for patient education, this image shows a patient comfortably undergoing leukapheresis in a clinical setting.
medical illustration of Part of a series created for The Hormone Health Network, this illustration shows the thyroid, parathyroid glands, right kidney with adrenal gland, pancreas and brain.
medical illustration of Created as part of a series to be included in online, patient education newsletters, this illustrates several endocrine disorders: Klinefelter's syndrome, Turner's syndrome, gynecomastia, growth hormone deficiency, kyphosis caused my hormonal changes, Cushing's disease and acromegaly.
medical illustration of Proper brushing and flossing techniques. - dentistry, dental, dentist, mouth, oral health, dental floss, floss, brush, toothbrush, instructions for use, teeth, tooth
medical illustration of Part of a series of images created for patient education in athlete's foot treatment and prevention.
medical illustration of Shows vasculature of the heart and its location in relation to the rib cage.
medical illustration of Illustrates a baseball mishap resulting in a chipped tooth and injured lip.
medical illustration of A sampling of images from a medical legal case exhibit that included multiple injuries from a car accident.
medical illustration of Part of a series appearing online and in print for instructions for a CPAP mask.
medical illustration of Created for patient education materials, this image highlights the male reproductive system and bladder.
medical illustration of Training illustrations for dental assisting. - dentistry, dentist, X-ray, education, patient, child
medical illustration of Illustrates the use of a glucose monitor and meter
medical illustration of Gingival flap for access to the root of a tooth. - gum, gingiva, cavity, teeth, mouth, oral health, dental, dentistry, dentist, oral surgery, suture, sutures
medical illustration of This illustration shows an aneurysm being clipped, along with possible incision sites for minimally invasive neurosurgery.
medical illustration of Created for patient education materials regarding women's health issues, this illustration shows a healthy ovary compared to a polycystic ovary and the location of the uterus and ovaries in the body.


Molly Thompson is a Board Certified Medical Illustrator working with researchers, universities, hospitals, medical device makers, small businesses, law firms and communications agencies. Molly's work is applied to patient education materials, research publications, websites, books, instructions for use, patent applications, medical-legal exhibits, product/device marketing materials and more. Molly graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology Medical Illustration BFA program in 2004 and has been a professional member of both the Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI) and the Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators (PSI) since 2008. She has volunteered much of her time supporting PSI, serving from 2014 to 2016 as Board Secretary and currently as Exhibit Committee Co-chair. Prior to establishing her own business, Molly was a staff medical illustrator in Columbus, OH at The Ohio State University Medical Center from 2005 to 2008.


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Allergy / Immunology, Alternative Medicine, Anatomy, Biology, Biotechnology, Botany, Cardiac Surgery / Cardiology, Cell biology / Histology, Dentistry, Dermatology, Disease Management, Emergency Medicine, Endocrinology / Metabolic, General Medicine, General Surgery, Genetics, Maternal / Child, Medical Devices, Molecular Biology, Natural Science / Nature, Neuroscience, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics / Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Pediatrics, Pharmacology, Physical Therapy, Reconstructive Surgery, Portraits, Reproductive Biology, Respiratory, Transplantation Surgery, Urology, Vascular Surgery, Veterinary Medicine, Virology, Zoology, Injuries, Legal Exhibits, Oncology, Mechanism of Action (MOA), Health & Wellness, Sports Medicine