Instructional Technology Group: Illustration & Animation
Medical Illustrators on the ITG team create scientific and medical visualizations for faculty, staff, and student researchers at the School, as well as for clinicians and researchers across the Mount Sinai Health System. Visualization subjects range from surgical procedures to sub-cellular processes. Our work appears in:
- Peer-reviewed medical and research journals
- Online and in-classroom course materials and lectures
- Grant applications
- Academic presentations
- Patient education materials
To speak with a medical illustrator about creating a visual for your project, please contact Jill Gregory, Associate Director of Instructional Technology and Certified Medical Illustrator, at email@example.com or Lily Armstrong-Davies, Lead Academic Medical Illustrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Some examples of our work are found below.
Blood Brain Barrier Figure
Client: Scott Russo, PhD
This figure illustrates the breakdown of tight junctions between the epithelial cells of capillaries in the brain leading to a non-resilient blood-brain barrier, altered neuronal activity, and activated microglia.
Location of Infarct in "Ondine's Curse" Syndrome Patient
Client: Alexander Schupper, MD
This figure appeared in a paper in the Journal of Neuroscience Case Lessons* which reviewed the treatment of a patient with "Ondine's Curse"- the loss of the ability to automatically breathe while sleeping.
*Schupper AJ, Devarajan A, Lee D, Perez E, Shrivastava RK. Ondine’s curse: clinical presentation with diaphragmatic pacing and spontaneous respiratory recovery. Illustrative case. Journal of Neurosurgery: Case Lessons. 2023;5(21):CASE233. doi:10.3171/CASE233
Jill Gregory has been a practicing medical illustrator for over 25 years. She began working for Continuum Health Partners in 2000, and joined the Mount Sinai Health System in 2013. Her illustrations have appeared in 100s of peer-reviewed journal articles and textbooks. She is a 1998 graduate of the University of Michigan’s Masters in Medical and Biological Illustration program.
Lily Armstrong-Davies recently started her position as Lead Academic Medical Illustrator with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is a 2023 graduate of the Art as Applied to Medicine Department at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She creates illustrations and animations for medical professionals to communicate their work and educate others.