Susan Kirkpatrick Johnson, MA

Multimedia Artist
Medical Illustrator
Information Designer




The last 2 years that I lived in Chicago were spent at the University of Illinois. The Department of Biomedical Visualization is one of 4 graduate programs in the US for medical illustration. Here is a picture of my class (1993).


Photo courtesy of Ellen L. Zink. (Our faces have been disguised for Internet publication.)

I attended art classes at Harold Washington City College for several years, studying with Annalee Hultgren.


I worked at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center for 2 years doing biochemistry experiments in the Department of OB/Gyn Research. You can read the abstract of the resulting article here: Characterization and inhibitor sensitivity of human sperm phospholipase A2: Evidence against pivotal involvement of phospholipase A2 in the acrosome reaction.


During graduate school, I collected data for public health research at the University of Illinois at Chicago, for the Women and Infants Transmission Study on AIDS transmission during pregnancy.


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Last updated February 28, 2017

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