Penn State alumnus Bruce Blausen, founder of Houston-based Blausen Medical, developer and owner of the world’s largest library of 3D medical animations, will appear on the Emmy Award-winning, CBS daytime program The Doctors on Wednesday, May 21, to talk about the animations his company recently licensed for use on the show.
Blausen, who holds Penn State degrees in both art and science and an M.F.A. in medical illustration from Johns Hopkins University, started Blausen Medical in 1991 to meet the growing commercial and educational need for more accessible methods of illustrating and animating medical processes and functions. His goal was not only to support medical training and the integrated health care industry, but also to offer patient and consumer education. Today, Blausen Medical makes its library content available through the Blausen App Suite, which includes apps for web, smartphone and tablet platforms. The company and its products have won nearly 30 awards.
The Doctors, launched in 2008, provides the latest in health and wellness information in an entertaining, engaging and informative fashion. Hosts include E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork, pediatrician Dr. James Sears and plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon, with recurring co-hosts who specialize in various areas. The show highlights medical procedures in front of the studio audience and backstage in the exam room.