Carlos Machado, MD

Honored Member Award 2016

Dr. Machado earned his medical degree from the Faculdade de Medicina de Teresópolis in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1982. In 1983 he completed his first residency in Internal Medicine, and in 1987 his second, which incorporated the specialty of Clinical Cardiology. In 1990 Dr. Machado concluded his Postgraduate Specialization in Clinical Cardiology at the Santa Casa da Misericórdia, also in Rio de Janeiro. Dedicated to private practice since 1984, in 1988 he joined the group of colleagues of the Clinic Cardiocenter, specialized in diagnostic cardiologic tests.

In 1992, after a highly meticulous search process by CIBA-Geigy Corporation, Dr. Machado was invited to apply and then selected for the prestigious medical illustrator position that would continue the work of the worldwide renowned Dr. Frank Netter. Since 1994 Dr. Machado has thus been a medical illustrator for the companies that hold the rights of editing Dr. Netter’s works. 

Dr. Machado's illustrations can be seen in over 40 publications, among them the Clinical Symposia collection, the Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations, the highly acclaimed Interactive Atlas of Clinical Anatomy and in the five last editions of the best-seller Netter’s Atlas of Human Anatomy, which has been published in 17 languages in over 70 countries. In addition to his original paintings, Dr. Machado has contributed meticulous updates to many of Dr. Netter's original plates.

In 2012 Dr. Machado joined the faculty of the Department of Cellular and Structural Biology of University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio as Adjunct Assistant Professor, and in 2013 joined the faculty of the Department of Doctorate of Physical Therapy program of the University of Saint Augustine at Austin as Adjunct Professor of Clinical Cardiology.

Whenever Dr. Machado finds time in his busy schedule, he enjoys practicing Japanese and traditional Chinese calligraphy, karate, and cycling. His other interests include botany, photography, motorcycling, and seasonal hobbies and sports such as rock climbing, kayaking, gardening, and railroad modeling. He is married to Adriana Martins and has a 20-year-old daughter, Beatriz, who has shown to have inherited her father’s artistic talents.

Carlos A.G. Machado trained and practiced medicine as a cardiologist in Brazil, before his medical illustration talents took his career in a different direction. Through sheer luck, his skill and artistry in medical illustration came to the attention of Ciba-Geigy when they were looking for someone to continue the medical illustration program founded by Dr Frank H. Netter. For 22 years Dr. Machado has contributed to the Netter collection working for the companies that hold the rights of editing Dr. Netter’s works. Dr. Machado‘s distinct concepts, techniques, and style have enabled him to independently become one of the best know medical illustrators.