Margaret Hardebeck, MD, MS

After graduating from the University of Louisville College of Medicine in 1981, and completing a 3 year residency in Family Practice, I spent the next few years exploring a variety of practice situations. These included spending time with the Indian Health Service on the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico, working in an Emergency Room in Raleigh, North Carolina and eventually relocating back home to Covington, KY where I managed to stay put for a while, working as an Acute Care Physician at Deaconess Hospital in Cincinnati. It was during this time that I decided to re-explore my interest in art by taking a variety of classes (drawing, painting, photography, graphic design and computer graphics to name a few) at nearby Northern Kentucky University. Medical Illustration seemed to be a logical way to combine my love of medicine and art, and in 1997 I enrolled full time in the Medical Illustration program at The Medical College of Georgia, receiving my Masters Degree in 1999. After finishing school, I again moved back to the Cincinnati area where I started her own freelance Illustration Studio, Hardebeck Medical Productions. While I am happy doing a variety of medical art work, I particularly enjoy creating educational animations and interactive modules for both patients and other professionals.