Joe Samson

Assistant Professor

Joe Samson

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

College of Allied Health Sciences
Department of Medical Illustration


Joseph Samson, MA, CMI, is a medical illustrator and animator with interests in molecular animation, VR/AR, AI, and real-time rendering for health science education.


  • MA, Medical Illustration/Medical I Johns Hopkins University Schoo, 2008

  • BFA, Fine Arts and Art Studies, Oth Fontbonne University, 2005


  • Certified Medical Illustrator Board of Certification of Medical Illustrators (BCMI), 2016

  • PHY GA Composite Medical Board, 1998

Awards & Honors

  • Award of Merit "Biotensegrity" BioCommunications Association, 2024

  • Award of Merit "Gastrinoma" BioCommunications Association, 2024

  • Award of Merit "Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease" BioCommunications Association, 2024

  • Award of Merit "LECARBO Surgery in Rabbits" BioCommunications Association, 2024

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • MILL 7660

    Med Illust Tech IIA
  • MILL 8020

    Bus. & Res. Mgmt. I
  • MILL 6670

    Electronic Media I
  • MILL 9210

    Invest of a Problem
  • MILL 7661

    Med Illust Tech IIB
  • MILL 6650

    Med Illustration Tec IA
  • MILL 7671

    Multimedia II
  • MILL 7651

    Surg Observ Sketching II

Teaching Interests

3D Modeling, 3D Animation, Cellular/Molecular Simulation, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality


Selected Recent Publications

  • Illustrations of the feline kidney, nephron, and heartworm larvae, 2024
    Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
  • LECARBO Surgery in Rabbits, 2023
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Illustrations of the anatomy of the sloth, 2023
    Book, Chapter in Non-Scholarly Book-New
  • Editorial Medical and Scientific Illustration, 2023
    Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
  • Biotensegrity, 2023
    Art - Exhibition, Competitive

Research Interests

Virtual Reality Systems and Artificial Intelligence

Professional Service

  • Mentorship Committee Association of Medical Illustrators 2014 - 2024

    Role: Mentor

Public Service

  • Golden Harvest Food Bank: Master’s Table Soup Kitchen 2023 - 2023

    Role: Other