Am Fam Physician. 2005 Feb 1;71(3):405.
One of the the greatest joys I have had as managing editor of AFP is working with the many talented artists who light up the cover and inside pages with their creative and colorful illustrations. Working under the guidance of AFP's art coordinator, David Klemm, whose office is based in the Department of Faculty and Curriculum Support at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., medical illustrators take a rough sketch or concept supplied by an author and turn it into fine art that helps explain the often complicated medical concepts reviewed in AFP's articles. Most of AFP's illustrators receive extensive professional training and are board-certified by the Association of Medical Illustrators, and many have been recognized with professional awards within their industry, often for their work on AFP.
This issue's cover illustration is by John Karapelou, a board-certified medical illustrator based in Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Karapelou has over 28 years of professional experience illustrating medical journals and textbooks, and has earned over 30 awards in the industry.
Although I too seldom take the time to thank David Klemm and his troupe of artists, I always appreciate the dedication, effort and talent required of medical illustrators to be masters of their craft, and I am grateful for their contributions. Now I'd like to acknowledge the following illustrators, whose work has graced the pages of AFP:
William Andrews, Augusta, Georgia
Judith Barrington, Medical Visual Services, Bath, Maine
Joan Beck, Beck Visual Communications, Cottage Grove, Minnesota
Scott Bodell, Bodell Communications, Dallas, Texas
Kathryn Born, Arlington, Texas
Charles Boyter, Atlanta Medical Legal Art, Atlanta, Georgia
Peter Brunke, Prairie Village, Kansas
Todd Buck, Lombard, Illinois
Renee Cannon, Medcom Studios, Scottsdale, Arizona
Marie T. Dauenheimer, Reston, Virginia
Martha Davoli, Portland, Maine
John Foerster, Foerster Studios, Martinez, Georgia
Christine Gralapp, Fairfax, California
Marcia Hartsock, The Medical Art Company, Cincinnati, Ohio
Floyd Hosmer, FEH Illustrations, Birmingham, Alabama
Marsha J. Dohrmann, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
John W. Karapelou, BioMedical Illustrations, Columbus, Ohio
Lydia V. Kibiuk, Baltimore, Maryland
David Klemm, Faculty & Curriculum Support, Washington, D.C.
Christy Krames, Austin, Texas
Michael Kress-Russick, Kress-Russick Illustration, Madison, Wisconsin
Robert Margulies, Margulies Medical Art, Miami, Florida
Teri J. McDermott, McDermott Medical Illustration, Elgin, Illinois
Steven and Myriam Oh, KO Studios, Pacifica, California
Stacey Olson-Sachs, Brookeville, Maryland
Bert Oppenheim, Medway, Massachusetts
Mark Schornak, Barrow Neurologic Institute, Phoenix, Arizona
Mark E. Schuler, Prairie Village, Kansas
Cynthia Turner, Alexander & Turner, Grayton Beach, Florida
William Westwood, Westwood Medical Communications, Albany, New York
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