July 25, 2013
Paul J. Kim
as winner of first-ever Netter contest
, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the winner of the first
Netter Atlas Medical Illustration Contest
Paul J. Kim
, a professional medical illustrator based in
, was selected by a distinguished panel of judges who chose 10 finalists, with Mr. Kim as the grand prize winner.
The announcement was made at the recent Annual Meeting of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists in
, by officials from Elsevier, publisher of the best-selling
Netter Atlas of Human Anatomy
. Mr. Kim, who has an MS in Medical Illustration from the Georgia Health Sciences University, was among 37 contest entrants from nine countries and all walks of life. Mr. Kim will receive a cash prize of
Contest participants were challenged to create an original illustration demonstrating the spatial relationships of the nerve root and the surrounding structure that could potentially replace the
Netter Atlas plate 163-top
in the new edition of the
. The current image is a straight axial section.
"Our consulting editors thought an image showing a different perspective could be more instructive," said
, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Content, Clinical Solutions at Elsevier. "We understand the importance of medical illustrators to the education of clinicians and the practice of medicine, and we want to be a part of highlighting the talented professionals who are following in the footsteps of Dr.
The contest was designed to identify emerging artists in the complex field of medical illustration. Blending scientific understanding with artistic technique, today's medical illustrators use advanced computer technology to create illustrations, infographics and animations used in medical education, patient information, health news, law and pharmaceutical advertising.