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Cory Sandone, M.A., C.M.I.

Cory Sandone Cory Sandone - At Johns Hopkins since 1988

Director, Department of Art as Applied to Medicine

Why did you decide to join Johns Hopkins Medicine?

I trained here, receiving my master’s degree in medical illustration. Following graduation I accepted a position here doing surgical illustration. My roles have evolved, including teaching, becoming director of our graduate program and recently director of our department.

Why have you decided to stay at Johns Hopkins Medicine?

There is so much great work being done in the labs and the clinics at Hopkins! Art as Applied to Medicine is considered a creative department, and we collaborate with colleagues in many other departments. I see the same levels of creativity and brilliant problem-solving being practiced by many at Hopkins.

Our graduate program is one of only four in North America, and we attract the very best students!

When you accept a new opportunity, find a way to pass off a responsibility you’ve been carrying to a colleague who would benefit from the leadership experience that responsibility provides.

Please tell us about how you reached your leadership position.

I participated in the Leadership Development Program in 2009 at the urging of Janice Clements. I had a chance to practice leadership while directing our graduate program and then serving as president of my professional association. When I was asked to serve as interim director of our department, I felt ready to accept that challenge. It gave me the opportunity to consider and get a feel for the role of director.

Which of your accomplishments are you most proud of at Johns Hopkins Medicine?

The variety of relationships I have been able to develop with diverse groups at Hopkins, from promising students, to dedicated faculty and staff, to colleagues who share the challenges and joys of leadership.

What advice would you give a woman who is aspiring to grow in her leadership responsibilities?

When you accept a new opportunity, find a way to pass off a responsibility you’ve been carrying to a colleague who would benefit from the leadership experience that responsibility provides.

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