Corinne Sandone, MA, CMI, FAMI, Associate Professor

Interim Department Director
Director of Graduate Program

Cory Sandone is the Director of the graduate program in Medical and Biological Illustration. She teaches coursework in watercolor, surgical illustration, operating room sketching, portfolio preparation and professional development and is an adviser for graduate student research.

Her own work is primarily surgical illustration; she has used watercolor and digital media to create several large, color surgical atlases. She is the co-author of the Cameron-Sandone Atlas of Gastrointestinal Surgery.

Cory received her B. A. in Studio Art from Oberlin College in 1982. She did graduate studies at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, receiving her M. A. in Medical and Biological Illustration in 1986. Cory has been a professional member of the Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI) for over 20 years, has served on the AMI Board of Governors and as the President of the AMI in 2014-2015. She is a board certified medical illustrator (CMI).

Cory enjoys developing curriculum to reflect relevant topics in our 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 balancing teaching and illustrating careers. She enjoys combining 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 City.


Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Department of Art as Applied to Medicine
Master of Arts in Medical and Biological Illustration, 1986

Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art, 1982

Professional Certification

Certified Medical Illustrator, Board of Certification of Medical Illustrators, 2005 – Present

Professional Experience

Interim Department Director
Department of Art as Applied to Medicine
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, 2017 – Present

Director, Graduate Program
Department of Art as Applied to Medicine
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, 2013 – Present

Associate Professor
Department of Art as Applied to Medicine
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, 2007 – Present

Assistant Professor
Department of Art as Applied to Medicine
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, 1992 – 2006

Department of Art as Applied to Medicine
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, 1990 – 1992

Medical Illustrator
Department of Art as Applied to Medicine
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, 1986 – Present

Selected Publications

  • Cameron JL and Sandone C: Atlas of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Vol 2, 2nd ed.. PMPH-USA, Shelton, CT, 2014. Co-author and sole illustrator.
  • Smith CM Molnar JL, Ziermann JM, Gondre-Lewis MC, Sandone C, Aziz MA, Bersu ET, Diogo, R: Musculoskeletal Anomalies in Human Trisomy in an Evo-Devo Context, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL, 2015.
  • Scortino CM: Morbid Obesity; Gearhart SL: Diverticular Disease of the Colon; Choti MA: Radiofrequency Ablation of Colorectal Liver Metastases; Zimmerman MA: Management of Budd-Chiari Syndrome; Lavu H and Yeo CM: Periampullary Cancer; Efron PA and Efron DT: Splenic Salvage; Rawlings A: Laparoscopic Splenectomy; Hoppa T and Jobe BA: Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy; Chapters in: Cameron JL and Cameron AM: Current Surgical Therapy, 10th ed., Elsevier Saunders, Philadelphia, 2011.
  • Makary MA: General Surgery Review, 2nd Edition, Ladner-Drysdale, Arlington, VA, 2008. Primary illustrator.
  • Cameron JL and Sandone C: Atlas of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Vol 1, 2nd ed. B.C. Decker, Inc., Toronto, 2007. Co-author and sole illustrator.
  • Cornwell EE: Splenic Salvage. Chapter in: Cameron JL: Current Surgical Therapy, 9th ed., Mosby, Philadelphia, 2007.
  • Gearhart SL: Diseases of the Colon and Anorectum, chapter in Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 16th ed., Kasper DL et al, eds. McGraw Hill, New York, 2004.
  • Kaiser AM, Ortega AE: Anorectal Anatomy. Surg Clin N Am 2002 Dec;82:1125-1138.
  • Agur AM: Grant’s Atlas of Anatomy, 10th ed., Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, 1999. Contributing illustrator.
  • Magnuson TH: Obesity Surgery. Chapter in: Current Surgical Therapy, 8th ed., Mosby, Philadelphia, 2004.
  • Klag MJ: Johns Hopkins Family Health Book, Harper-Collins, New York, 1999.
  • Economou SG: Atlas of Surgical Techniques, W. B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia, 1996.
  • Peters JH and DeMeester TR: Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Foregut, Quality Medical Publishing, St. Louis, 1994. Primary illustrator.
  • Cameron JL: Atlas of Surgery, Volume II: Esophagus, Stomach, Duodenum and Spleen, Mosby-YearBook, St. Louis, 1994. Sole illustrator.
  • Pitt HA: Bile Ducts – Resections for Cure and Palliative Procedures. Chapter in: Daly JM: Oncology Surgery Illustrated, C. V. Mosby Company, Philadelphia, 1991.
  • Cameron JL: Atlas of Surgery, Volume I: Gallbladder and Biliary Tract, Liver, Portasystemic Shunts and Pancreas, B.C. Decker, Inc., Toronto, 1990. Sole illustrator.
  • Yeo CJ: The Pancreas. Chapter in: Sabiston DC: Textbook of Surgery, 14 ed., W. B. Saunders, Philadelphia, 1991.
  • Weiss CR, Gunn AJ, Kim CY, Paxton BE, Kraitchman DL, Arepally A. Bariatric Embolization of the Gastric Arteries for the Treatment of Obesity, J Vasc Interv Radiol 2015 May;26(5):613-24.
  • Aye RW, Qureshi AP, Wilshire CL, Farivar AS, Vallieres E, Louie BE. Feasibility, safety, and short-term efficacy of the laparoscopic Nissen-Hill hybrid repair. Surg Endosc Epub 2015 Jun 12.
  • Lennon AM, Wolfgang CL, Canto MI, Klein AP, Herman JM, Goggins M, Fishman, EK Kamel I, Weiss MJ, Diaz LA, Papadopoulos N, Kinzler KW, Vogelstein B, Hruban RH. The Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer: What Will It Take to Diagnose and Treat Curable Pancreatic Neoplasia? Cancer Res 2014 July 1; 74(13)3381-9.
  • Wolfgang CL, Herman JM, Laheru DA, Klein AP, Erdek MA, Fishman EK, Hruban RH, Recent progress in pancreatic cancer. CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians 2013 Volume 63, Issue 5, p 318–348.
  • 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.
  • Makary MA, Fishman EK, Cameron JL. Resection of the celiac axis for invasive pancreatic cancer. J Gastrointest Surg 2005 Apr;9(4):503-7.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Selected Presentations

  • Presidential Address: Unity, Dignity and Direction, Association of Medical Illustrators annual conference, Cleveland Clinic, OH, July 23, 2015
  • Session Chair and Exhibit Chair – Comics and Medicine: From Private Lives to Public Health, Johns Hopkins Medical Campus, June 26-28, 2014
  • Content and Technology Oriented e-Publishing Design: Developing an Atlas of Pancreatic Pathology for the iPad, Association of Medical Illustrators annual conference, Salt Lake City, UT, July 19, 2013
  • Power of the Image in Science, Keynote speaker for Science Alumni Weekend, Washington and Lee University, Lexington VA, May 11, 2012
  • Commercial Applications of the Fine Arts: Four Oberlin art alumni discuss their careers, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, 2007
  • Teaching and Illustration, Panel moderator Association of Medical Illustrators National Conference, Thousand Oaks, CA, 2005
  • Development of a Surgical Atlas in Watercolor, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, 2003
  • The Knife & the Eye: History of Dissection in Anatomical Illustration, Plenary lecture College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME, 2001
  • Watercolor Technique Workshop, AMI/BPA National Conference, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 2000
  • The Role of Medical Illustration in Contemporary Biocommunications, American Medical Writers Association, Washington, DC, 1997
  • Illustrating Laparoscopic Surgery, Association of Medical Illustrators Conference Workshop, Phoenix, AZ, 1995

Professional Activities

  • Leadership Development Program
    Johns Hopkins Medicine 2009
  • Board Certified Medical Illustrator
    2005 – Present
Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI)
  • Board of Governors, Executive Committee, 2013 – Present
  • Member, Council on Education, 2013-Present
  • President, 2014– 2015
  • Chair, Communications Editorial Council, 2007 –2011
  • Board of Governors, 2006 – 2010
  • ARC-MI Accreditation Committee, 2005 – 2010
  • Professional Member, 1988 – Present
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • MA/PhD Committee, 2013 – Present
  • Centennial Planning Committee, Art as Applied to Medicine, 2010-2011
  • Advisory Board, Alan M. Chesney Medical Archives, 2009-Present
  • Department Representative, Medical School Council, 2003 -2007
  • Chair, Admissions Committee, Medical and Biological Illustration Program, 1992 – 1995


  • Illustrated Book Award, Cameron-Sandone, Atlas of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Vol II, 2nd ed., Association of Medical Illustrators Salon, Rochester MN, 2014
  • Frank H. Netter Award, Vesalius Trust for Visual Communication in the Health Sciences, for The Johns Hopkins Atlas of Pancreatic Pathology, iPad app, 2012
  • Adobe Site of the Day, for redesigned AMI website: Jan 15, 2009
  • Illustrated Book Award, Cameron-Sandone, Atlas of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Vol I, 2nd ed., Association of Medical Illustrators Salon, Bozeman, MT, 2007
  • Communication Arts Website of the Week, for Johns Hopkins Gastroenterology and Hepatology Resource Center, May 27, 2002

Further information, additional images and complete CV available upon request – Director Sandone