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medical illustration of Part of a collection of illustrations depicting key foundation principles, current challenges, and techniques in the field of lymphedema management. Published in Neligan P, et al. Lymphedema: Complete Medical and Surgical Management. Thieme. 2016.

Lymphatic system, fluid, swelling, lymph node, inner outer canthus, buccinator, preauricular, parotid, submandibular, inferior eyelid
medical illustration of Part of a collection of illustrations depicting key foundation principles, current challenges, and techniques in the field of lymphedema management. Published in Neligan P, et al. Lymphedema: Complete Medical and Surgical Management. Thieme. 2016.
medical illustration of An of image created demonstrating the three major components of the C. elegans reproductive system: the somatic gonad, the germ line, and the egg-laying apparatus.
medical illustration of An image created for a research article comparing treatments to reduce subsequent stroke complications in patients with carotid artery occlusion and hemodynamic cerebral ischemia.
JAMA. 2011;306(18):1983-1992.
medical illustration of An image created for a JAMA Patient Page on sciatica, showing the effect of a herniated disc on the sciatic nerve, the most common cause of sciatic nerve inflammation and pain.
JAMA. 2009;302(2):216.
medical illustration of An editorial image for an article in JAMA's Medical News and Perspectives section on an FDA warning about 70 over-the-counter diet products that may contain undeclared, dangerous drugs.
JAMA. 2009;301(8):817
medical illustration of One of a series of images created for JAMA Dermatology's Patient Pages. The appearance and cause of various skin-related conditions are demonstrated.
medical illustration of 50+ images created for a Google Health initiative. We joined a team of medical illustrators, physicians, and other medical content experts to make 400 medical and health conditions, aesthetically and informationally approachable. Accompanies the 'knowledge panel' displayed in Google search results for health conditions.
We also helped lay the initial groundwork to develop the stylistic appearance, and consulted on narrative development and other supporting conceptual material.
medical illustration of One of a series of images created for the 2021 Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award honoring two scientists—Katalin Karikó (BioNTech) and Drew Weissman (University of Pennsylvania) and their discovery of a therapeutic technology based on the modification of messenger RNA. The images celebrate how their breakthrough was applied in the development of a highly effective Covid-19 vaccine strategy.
medical animation of This video is one in a series of educational videos produced for a bio-nutrient company that focuses on sustainable plant nutrition. It introduces the basics of soil health, and is used to highlight key mechanistic advantages of the company's products and formulations in the areas of soil chemistry, soil biology, and plant physiology. The video is utilized in an educational lecture/presentational setting for sales representatives, customers, and distributors.
medical illustration of Illustration for the 2018 AMA (Current Procedural Terminology) CPT Assistant Newsletter and the CPT codebook. Accompanies an explanation of the new Cardiovascular codes 33927-33929 to report artificial heart system procedures.
medical illustration of A series of illustrations for a research article published in Structural Heart reviewing the anatomy of the heart's conduction system in the proximity of structural heart disease defects. The illustrations demonstrate how the anatomy in individuals with certain atrial and ventricular septal defects has clinical significance: undergoing percutaneous interventions can contribute to risk of developing inadvertent conduction disturbances.
medical illustration of A series of illustrations for a research article published in Structural Heart reviewing the anatomy of the heart's conduction system in the proximity of structural heart disease defects. The illustrations demonstrate how the anatomy in individuals with certain atrial and ventricular septal defects has clinical significance: undergoing percutaneous interventions can contribute to risk of developing inadvertent conduction disturbances.
medical illustration of A series of illustrations for a research article published in Structural Heart reviewing the anatomy of the heart's conduction system in the proximity of structural heart disease defects. The illustrations demonstrate how the anatomy in individuals with certain atrial and ventricular septal defects has clinical significance: undergoing percutaneous interventions can contribute to risk of developing inadvertent conduction disturbances.
medical illustration of One of 30+ cover images for JAMA. The Jan 16, 2018 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, dedicated to research and reviews on the current status of obesity management and long-term care. 
The image focuses on aspects of diet decision-making and food choices, by 'expanding' a few common foods and beverages into their key components and caloric content.
medical illustration of 50+ images created for a Google Health initiative. We joined a team of medical illustrators, physicians, and other medical content experts to make 400 medical and health conditions, aesthetically and informationally approachable. Accompanies the 'knowledge panel' displayed in Google search results for health conditions.
We also helped lay the initial groundwork to develop the stylistic appearance, and consulted on narrative development and other supporting conceptual material.
medical illustration of An image created for a JAMA Patient Page on hemolytic uremic syndrome and the risks of exposure to E. coli.
medical illustration of 50+ images created for a Google Health initiative. We joined a team of medical illustrators, physicians, and other medical content experts to make 400 medical and health conditions, aesthetically and informationally approachable. Accompanies the 'knowledge panel' displayed in Google search results for health conditions.
We also helped lay the initial groundwork to develop the stylistic appearance, and consulted on narrative development and other supporting conceptual material.
medical illustration of A series of illustrations created for the Wisdom Wrap® product packaging insert.
This hot/cold gel pack therapy product has a unique variety of applications; these illustrations describe the steps to achieve optimum use.
medical illustration of A series of illustrations created for the Wisdom Wrap® product packaging insert.
This hot/cold gel pack therapy product has a unique variety of applications; these illustrations describe the steps to achieve optimum use.
medical illustration of This illustration accompanies an article published in ACS Nano. It features many issues at the interface between
medical illustration of The illustration serves as an overview of the key influential forces in nanomaterial engineering, current oncology research—and, to highlight ways to improve the next-generation of nanomedicines—also draws focus to existing controversies, and emerging concepts and opportunities for tumor targeting and clinical impact.
medical illustration of One of a series of illustrations accompanying an article on xenotransplantation. This figure demonstrates the process of somatic cell nuclear transfer which permits derivation of genetically-modified animals, such as pigs. That process, in combination with additional ‘knock-in’ and ‘knock-out’ genes can produce organs that are less likely to elicit hyperimmune acute rejection when transferred to human recipients.
N Engl J Med 2022;387:35-44.
medical illustration of This extensive table and series of illustrations serve as a reference for the interventional radiology code section. Collectively, they display the hierarchy of vascular branching, with major arteries and veins (aorta, vena cava, pulmonary artery, or portal vein) as the starting point of catheterization.
medical illustration of An example of the 16 color-coded anatomical illustrations in Appendix L of AMA's CPT codebook: an extensive table and illustrations series that serves as a reference for the interventional radiology code section. Collectively, they display the hierarchy of vascular branching, with major arteries and veins (aorta, vena cava, pulmonary artery, or portal vein) as the starting point of catheterization.
medical illustration of An image created for a JAMA Patient page on summer safety for kids.
JAMA. 2013;309(23):2505.
medical illustration of 50+ images created for a Google Health initiative. We joined a team of medical illustrators, physicians, and other medical content experts to make 400 medical and health conditions, aesthetically and informationally approachable. Accompanies the 'knowledge panel' displayed in Google search results for health conditions.
We also helped lay the initial groundwork to develop the stylistic appearance, and consulted on narrative development and other supporting conceptual material.
medical illustration of 50+ images created for a Google Health initiative. We joined a team of medical illustrators, physicians, and other medical content experts to make 400 medical and health conditions, aesthetically and informationally approachable. Accompanies the 'knowledge panel' displayed in Google search results for health conditions.
We also helped lay the initial groundwork to develop the stylistic appearance, and consulted on narrative development and other supporting conceptual material.
medical illustration of One of a series of illustrations and interactive/multimedia supplements accompanying an article on myoelectric control of artificial arms. This figure compares normal anatomy and the patient's postoperative anatomy after amputation, highlighting the transferred arm nerves used to control target muscles that will interface with a prosthetic.
JAMA. 2009;301(6):619-628.
medical illustration of Part of a collection of illustrations depicting key foundation principles, current challenges, and techniques in the field of lymphedema management. Published in Neligan P, et al. Lymphedema: Complete Medical and Surgical Management. Thieme. 2016.
medical illustration of Part of a collection of illustrations depicting key foundation principles, current challenges, and techniques in the field of lymphedema management. Published in Neligan P, et al. Lymphedema: Complete Medical and Surgical Management. Thieme. 2016.
medical illustration of One of 30+ cover images for JAMA. The Jan 23, 2013 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, dedicated to research and reviews on the current quality and cost approaches to reducing hospital readmission.
The image draws inspiration from MC Escher's work ('Ascending and Descending'), creating an endless loop to readmission—a relevant issue for CMS and Medicare reimbursement.
medical illustration of Images created for the AMA (Current Procedural Terminology) CPT Assistant Newsletter and the CPT Professional code book. Each image or set of images accompanies explanations of new or updated codes for reporting specific techniques and procedures. Topics range from general esophagectomy techniques, to differences in approach to minimally-invasive glaucoma surgery, to placement of a non-tunneling peripherally-inserted central catheter in a pediatric patient.
medical illustration of Images created for the AMA (Current Procedural Terminology) CPT Assistant Newsletter and the CPT Professional code book. Each image or set of images accompanies explanations of new or updated codes for reporting specific techniques and procedures. Topics range from general esophagectomy techniques, to differences in approach to minimally-invasive glaucoma surgery, to placement of a non-tunneling peripherally-inserted central catheter in a pediatric patient.
medical illustration of Images created for the AMA (Current Procedural Terminology) CPT Assistant Newsletter and the CPT Professional code book. Each image or set of images accompanies explanations of new or updated codes for reporting specific techniques and procedures. Topics range from general esophagectomy techniques, to differences in approach to minimally-invasive glaucoma surgery, to placement of a non-tunneling peripherally-inserted central catheter in a pediatric patient.
medical illustration of An image for an article in JAMA's Medical News and Perspectives section on the dramatic increase in West Nile virus cases during the 2012 virus season.
medical illustration of A series of illustrations was created for a medical device company investigating a novel ablation approach using a high-power, low-current radiofrequency ablation catheter (Sphere-9/Affera, Inc) to create therapeutic focal lesions with adequate coverage and depth, with minimal-to-no injury to surrounding anatomy beyond the epicardium.
For comparison, the capabilities of a conventional ablation catheter in both thick and thin tissue applications was shown.
medical illustration of A series of illustrations was created for a medical device company investigating a novel ablation approach using a high-power, low-current radiofrequency ablation catheter (Sphere-9/Affera, Inc) to create therapeutic focal lesions with adequate coverage and depth, with minimal-to-no injury to surrounding anatomy beyond the epicardium.
For comparison, the capabilities of a conventional ablation catheter in both thick and thin tissue applications was shown.
medical illustration of An image created for a JAMA Patient Page on cluster headaches.
JAMA. 2009;302(22):2502.
medical illustration of One of several hundred illustrations for The Secret of Life, the digital textbook for MIT’s on-campus course 7.012 and online course 7.00x on Introductory Biology. The course is taught by Eric Lander, president and founding director of the Broad Institute, and professor of biology.
medical illustration of Several hundred illustrations for The Secret of Life, the digital textbook for MIT’s on-campus course 7.012 and online course 7.00x on Introductory Biology. The course is taught by Eric Lander, president and founding director of the Broad Institute, and professor of biology.
medical illustration of One of several hundred illustrations for The Secret of Life, the digital textbook for MIT’s on-campus course 7.012 and online course 7.00x on Introductory Biology. The course is taught by Eric Lander, president and founding director of the Broad Institute, and professor of biology.
medical illustration of One of several hundred illustrations for The Secret of Life, the digital textbook for MIT’s on-campus course 7.012 and online course 7.00x on Introductory Biology. The course is taught by Eric Lander, president and founding director of the Broad Institute, and professor of biology.
medical illustration of One of several hundred illustrations for The Secret of Life, the digital textbook for MIT’s on-campus course 7.012 and online course 7.00x on Introductory Biology. The course is taught by Eric Lander, president and founding director of the Broad Institute, and professor of biology.
medical illustration of Several hundred illustrations for The Secret of Life, the digital textbook for MIT’s on-campus course 7.012 and online course 7.00x on Introductory Biology. The course is taught by Eric Lander, president and founding director of the Broad Institute, and professor of biology.
medical illustration of One of several hundred illustrations for The Secret of Life, the digital textbook for MIT’s on-campus course 7.012 and online course 7.00x on Introductory Biology. The course is taught by Eric Lander, president and founding director of the Broad Institute, and professor of biology.
medical illustration of An image created for a JAMA Patient Page on acute coronary syndromes, ranging from unstable angina (increasing, unpredictable chest pain) to myocardial infarction (heart attack).
JAMA. 2010;303(1):90.
medical illustration of Several hundred illustrations for The Secret of Life, the digital textbook for MIT’s on-campus course 7.012 and online course 7.00x on Introductory Biology. The course is taught by Eric Lander, president and founding director of the Broad Institute, and professor of biology.
medical illustration of One of several hundred illustrations for The Secret of Life, the digital textbook for MIT’s on-campus course 7.012 and online course 7.00x on Introductory Biology. The course is taught by Eric Lander, president and founding director of the Broad Institute, and professor of biology.
medical illustration of Color, Editorial, Anatomy, General Medicine, General Surgery, Neuroscience, Neurosurgery, Portraits
medical illustration of One of many illustrations produced for JAMA's
medical illustration of Color, Education, Medical Malpractice, Patient Education, Publishing, Anatomy, Disease Management, General Medicine, General Surgery, Maternal / Child, Vascular Surgery, Injuries
medical illustration of An image created for a JAMA Patient Page on head lice and removing louse eggs, also known as nits.
JAMA. 2013;309(22):2398.
medical illustration of Color, Education, Museum / Zoo, Publishing, Biology, Disease Management, Entomology, Natural History, Natural Science / Nature, Virology
medical illustration of Color, Education, Medical Malpractice, Patient Education, Publishing, Medical-Legal, Anatomy, Cardiac Surgery / Cardiology, General Medicine
medical illustration of Color, Education, Patient Education, Publishing, Medical-Legal, Anatomy, Dentistry, General Medicine
medical illustration of A series of illustrations for The Harris Orthopaedic Laboratory @ The Mass General by William H. Harris, MD.
medical illustration of An editorial image for an article in JAMA‘s Medical News and Perspectives section on surrounding FDA’s position on bisphenol A (BPA) safety, and legislators’ concerns over the chemical leading to diabetes, cancer, and obesity.
medical illustration of Color, Education, Patient Education, Publishing, Medical-Legal, Anatomy, Disease Management, General Medicine, Ophthalmology, Injuries
medical illustration of An image created for a Rational Clinical Exam article discussing prevalence and evaluation for obstructive sleep apnea.
medical illustration of An image created for a Rational Clinical Exam article discussing prevalence and evaluation for obstructive sleep apnea.
medical illustration of A series of illustrations for  PL Tonnard et al. Centrofacial Rejuvenation. Thieme. 2016.

The illustrations depict pertinent anatomy related to current facial augmentation and restorative techniques such as fat grafting and injection used to obtain more natural, stable rejuvenation results.
medical illustration of A series of illustrations for PL Tonnard et al. Centrofacial Rejuvenation. Thieme. 2016.

The illustrations depict pertinent anatomy related to current facial augmentation and restorative techniques such as fat grafting and injection used to obtain more natural, stable rejuvenation results.
medical illustration of An image created for the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) depicting the movement of the West Nile virus through its vector: a female Culex sp. mosquito.
medical illustration of Color, Editorial, Education, Patient Education, Publishing, General Medicine
medical illustration of Color, Medical Malpractice, Patient Education, Publishing, Medical-Legal, Allergy / Immunology, Anatomy, General Medicine, Respiratory
medical illustration of Color, Medical Malpractice, Medical-Legal, Allergy / Immunology, Anatomy, Biology, General Medicine, General Surgery
medical illustration of Color, Museum / Zoo, Patient Education, Allergy / Immunology, Biology, Dermatology, Entomology, Natural History, Natural Science / Nature, Zoology
medical illustration of Color, Education, Medical Malpractice, Publishing, Medical-Legal, Anatomy, General Medicine, Medical Devices, Neurosurgery, Injuries
medical illustration of Color, Education, Publishing, Biology, Biotechnology
medical illustration of Color, Education, Patient Education, Endocrinology / Metabolic, General Medicine, Maternal / Child, Orthopaedics, Pediatrics, Physical Therapy, Portraits

Profile

For almost two decades, the founders of Amino Creative—Alison E. Burke and Cassio Lynm—have enjoyed a productive collaboration that began at a Chicago-based medical publisher. Together, they bring nearly 40 years of combined experience to the table, with the ability to create novel illustrations and multimedia features for a variety of audiences—physicians, clinicians, researchers, scientists, allied health professionals, medical students, patients, and the general public. At Amino Creative, our specialty is communicating science and medicine, but we can help explain much more. We tackle the interesting, the unique, and the unusual…welcoming projects that challenge our technical, conceptual, and creative skills as artists and visual communicators.

Style/Techniques

Black & White, Cartoon, Color, Caricature, Information Graphics, Line with Color, Video, Microscopy

Subject/Specialties

Allergy / Immunology, Anatomy, Biology, Biotechnology, Botany, Cardiac Surgery / Cardiology, Cell biology / Histology, Dentistry, Dermatology, Disease Management, Emergency Medicine, Endocrinology / Metabolic, Entomology, General Medicine, General Surgery, Genetics, Maternal / Child, Medical Devices, Molecular Biology, Natural History, Natural Science / Nature, Neuroscience, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics / Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Ornithology, Orthopaedics, Pediatrics, Pharmacology, Physical Therapy, Reconstructive Surgery, Portraits, Reproductive Biology, Respiratory, Thoracic Surgery, Transplantation Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Virology, Zoology, Injuries, Oncology, Health & Wellness, Pathology, Plastic Surgery, Sports Medicine