Maya Shoemaker appendectomy illustration

It’s been a while since we’ve posted the work of an actual medical illustrator here on Street Anatomy, but when I saw this image in the current medical illustration Sourcebook, I was in complete awe.  Maya Shoemaker, a graduate of the UT Southwestern Biomedical Communications graduate program, is an award-winning illustrator who just started her own medical illustration business, Shoemaker Medical.  She has a very artistic aesthetic and an uncanny ability for photorealism.

I have the honor of working with Maya on a project and she’s been an extreme pleasure!  Take a look through her new site,