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  • TIMOTHY H. PHELPS, MS, FAMI
    assistant director & associate professor


    imageTim Phelps, Associate Professor and Medical Illustrator has been teaching and illustrating for 23 years in the Graduate Program of Art as Applied to Medicine, Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland. He has received over 40 regional and national awards for his artwork published in textbooks, magazines, and professional journals. He has been illustrating medicine and science for 30 years with work appearing in over 60 surgical textbooks and atlases, over 100 book chapters and journals, and over 20 magazines. Projects have included numerous surgical texts and atlases on Otolaryngology, Orthopedic and Cardiac Surgery, co-authorship on a book on Surgical Pathology Dissection, The Ocean Planet project with the Smithsonian, numerous anatomic illustrations for Dog World and Cat Fancy magazines, art direction and primary illustrator for the Johns Hopkins Family Health Book, and most recently completion of over 500 pen and ink illustrations for a 2008 Merriam Webster Dictionary. Tim is a Past President and Past Chair of the Board of the Association of Medical Illustrators.


    Since 1994, Tim has immersed himself in the history of flame painting and in doing so has painted over 600 diecast cars. Articles on his miniature hot rods and the history of flame painting have appeared in over three dozen venues including: Autoart, Autographics. Airbrush Action, Northern Rodder, Southern Rodder, Fine Scale Modeler, Scale Auto Enthusiast, Diecast X, Kustoms Illustrated, Toy Cars and Models, and Diecast Kustomridez Magazine. In 2006 he authored a book for Motorbooks International (MBI) titled Up in Flames: The Art of Flame Painting. Tim has also created multiple flamed fish and fowl designs for the Hawaiian shirt company Paradise on a Hangar. In 2008, Tim was the series artist and designer for Greenlight Toys' "Muscle Car Garage - Up in Flames"- an annual series of flame painted diecast cars available at Toys R Us, K-Mart and Meijer stores nationwide and hobby online websites.


    :: education


    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
    Master of Science Medical and Biological Illustration, 1981


    Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH
    Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design and Illustration, 1975


    School of Visual Arts (SVA), New York, NY
    Honor Student, Fall 1974.


    :: PROFESSIONAL experience


    Associate Professor
    Department of Art as Applied to Medicine
    The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 1991- present.


    Assistant Professor
    Department of Art as Applied to Medicine
    The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 1986 - 1991.


    Editorial Artist
    Houston Post, Houston TX, 1984-1985.


    Staff Medical Illustrator
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX, 1982-1986.


    Graphic Artist
    Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, 1977-1979


    :: SELECTED publications

    :: SELECTED presentations


    Workshop Instructor/Presenter:

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    :: PROFESSIONAL activities


    Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI)

    The Vesalius Trust for Visual Communications in the Health Sciences



    :: recognition


    16 Salon Awards
    Association of Medical Illustrators, 1983-Present.


    Distinguished Alumni Award
    Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH, 1998.


    The William P. Didusch Art Award
    American Urological Association, Baltimore, MD, 1998.


    Illustrators Who Teach
    Society of Illustrators Exhibit, New York, 1997.


    Featured Artist
    American Artist Magazine, August 1997.


    Best Illustrated Book Award
    Co-author Surgical Pathology Dissection: An Illustrated Guide, Springer-Verlag, NY, 1996
    2nd Ed. with new art- (2003), Merit Award, 2003
    Association of Medical Illustrators


    Award of Merit Book Award
    Natural Science Text
    Fish Medicine, WB Saunders, Philadelphia
    Association of Medical Illustrators, World Congress, 1994. (300+ illustrations)


    10 Art Awards
    Baylor College of Medicine Interpretations Art Salon, Houston, TX: 1984-1986


    10 Art Awards
    Texas Scientific Communicators, 1983-1986


    Other Professional: 8 Awards


    Further information, additional images and complete CV available upon request, please e-mail Professor Phelps.

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    CURRENT EVENTS :: Save the Date! Thursday, July 24 for our Annual Alumni Dinner in Rochester, MN

    Hopkins alum will gather for an alumni dinner at the AMI meeting at Mayo! Thurs July 24, 7:30 at Victoria's Ristorante and Wine Bar, a short walk from the conference. Please use the sign up sheet that will be posted near the Registration desk at the conference. You are welcome to bring a guest. Carl Clingman is coordinating the reservations. If questions, please email Carl at clingman.carl@mayo.edu Hope to see you at Victoria's!

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