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Corinne Sandone, M.A.

  • Director, Graduate Program, Department of Art as Applied to Medicine
  • Professor of Art as Applied to Medicine


Corinne Sandone is an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Professor Sandone has served as director of the graduate program in medical and biological illustrations in the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine since 2013.

Professor Sandone specializes in surgical illustration and has used watercolor to create several large, color surgical atlases. She is the co-author of the Cameron-Sandone Atlas of Gastrointestinal Surgery and is a board-certified medical illustrator (CMI).

She grew up in Connecticut and received her B.A. in studio art from Oberlin College in 1982. She did graduate work at Johns Hopkins, receiving her M.A. in medical and biological illustration in 1986. She has been a professional member of the Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI) for more than 20 years and currently serves on the AMI Board of Governors and as chair of the Communications Editorial Council.

Professor Sandone teaches coursework in drawing, watercolor, surgical illustration, operating room sketching and portfolio preparation, and is an advisor for graduate student research. She enjoys developing curriculum to reflect topics in the medical illustration profession and has lectured on a variety of subjects, including the related histories of dissection and anatomical illustration; illustration for patient education; illustrating minimally invasive surgery; and combining teaching and illustrating careers. She combines traditional media with digital tools and strives to retain a handcrafted look and feel to her images. She is a voracious reader and is proud to be a resident of Baltimore. more


  • Director, Graduate Program, Department of Art as Applied to Medicine
  • Professor of Art as Applied to Medicine

Departments / Divisions



  • M.A.; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Maryland) (1986)

Additional Training

  • Board of Certification of Medical Illustrators, The Association of Medical Illustrators (Lexington, KY) / Certified Medical Illustrator

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

  1. Gopal DV, Chang EY, Kim CY, Sandone C, Pfau PR, Frick TJ, Hunter JG, Kahrilas PJ, Jobe BA. "EUS characteristics of Nissen fundoplication: normal appearance and mechanisms of failure." Gastrointest Endosc. 2006 Jan;63(1):35-44.
  2. Makary MA, Fishman EK, Cameron JL. "Resection of the celiac axis for invasive pancreatic cancer." J Gastrointest Surg. 2005 Apr;9(4):503-7.
  3. Jobe BA, Kahrilas PJ, Vernon AH, Sandone C. “Endoscopic appraisal of the gastroesophageal valve after antireflux surgery.” Am J Gastroenterol. 2004 Feb;99(2):233-43.
  4. Horvath KD, Swanstrom LL, Jobe BA. “The short esophagus: pathophysiology, incidence, presentation and treatment in the era of laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery.” Ann Surg. 2002 Nov; 232(5):630-40.

Academic Affiliations & Courses

Graduate Program Affiliation

Department of Art as Illustration

Activities & Honors


  • Adobe Site of the Day, for redesigned AMI website (, 2009
  • Illustrated Book Award for Cameron-Sandone Atlas of Surgery , 2nd ed., Association of Medical Illustrators Salon, 2007
  • Communication Arts Website of the Week, for Johns Hopkins Gastroenterology and Hepatology Resource Center, 2002


  • Association of Medical Illustrators, 1988

Professional Activities

  • Advisory Board, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 2009
  • Advisory Group II, Office of Women in Science and Medicine
  • ARC, Association of Medical Illustrators, 2005
  • Board of Governors, Association of Medical Illustrators, 2006
  • Chair, Association of Medical Illustrators, 2007
  • Chair, Department of Art as Applied to Medicine, 1992 - 1995
  • Department Representative, Department of Art as Applied to Medicine, 2003 - 2007
  • Judges, International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge, 2011
  • Leadership Development Program, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 2009
  • President-Elect, Association of Medical Illustrators, 2014
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