Anne Altemus, MA, Assistant Professor

Everyone will be pleased to learn that Anne was the recipient of the Ranice W. Crosby Distinguished Achievement Award, given in recognition of scholarly contributions made to the advancement of art as applied to the medical sciences. Hers was the 17th Crosby award given at the commencement ceremony of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, May 20, 2004. Anne is the Advocate par excellence for medical illustrators having trained for this career at Hopkins, earning her Master’s degree in 1990.

She is also a mentor directing five or six students, for various periods of time, who aspire to become medical (or scientific) illustrators. You realize that she is a very knowledgeable and busy woman. What will delight you is to hear that after receiving the Crosby Award she said, “It was a dream. I am brimming with JOY!”


Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Department of Art as Applied to Medicine
Master of Arts in Medical and Biological Illustration, 1990

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