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Mr. Suk is a graduate of the University of Toronto Biomedical Communications Department-one of the oldest and most respected in North America in this profession. Just before completing his B.Sc.,B.M.C. degree there, Mr. Suk was accepted into Johns Hopkins Art as Applied to Medicine Department for the intensive Ophthalmological Illustration training in the spring of 1993.

Subsequently, Mr. Suk accepted a position as a medical illustrator in the Medical Graphics Department of UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center where he worked for seven years before he was recruited to the Department of Neurosurgery to exclusively illustrate and study neurosurgical procedures and clinical anatomy.

In July 2002, he continued his work at the Department of Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine with a joint appointment in the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine.

His illustrations cover a wide spectrum of subject matter including tumors of the spine, sacral reconstructive procedures, spinal cord tumor resections and various brain tumor procedures. Over 50 of his articles were chosen to grace the cover of numerous journals. To date, his artwork has appeared in 117 papers and 41 medical textbook chapters. more


  • Professor of Neurosurgery
  • Professor of Art as Applied to Medicine

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Activities & Honors


  • 1st Prize, Doctor Pascual Medical Illustration International Competition, 2007 - 2008


  • Association of Medical Illustrators, 1995
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