About

Illustrating my world

I am passionate and motivated to give you the best medical media in demand. Whether you are looking to wow your audience with attention to detail, or keep it simple, I am determined to help your art project reach its intended purpose.

I have the knowledge and expertise to understand complex medicine and science. I can visualize the heart from a strange angle, and not just from the anterior view. A medical illustrator is set apart from an illustrator by his or her ability to draw a medical concept or relationship that does not yet exist on paper. Copying an existing reference of medical art is easy. You can find someone to recreate an image for you at little or no cost. If you need someone to take an existing reference, analyze it, study it, and determine if it is the best possible way to visualize an idea or find a better, more accurate way to communicate it; that's when you need a medical illustrator.

"Medical illustration is 90% understanding the science, and 10% putting it on paper."

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Project Manager and Senior Medical Illustrator at Body Scientific International
Adjunct Professor at University of Illinois at Chicago, Life Science Visualization Techniques I
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Bio

Lead medical illustrator and manager, Carolina Hrejsa (Huh-ray-sa) has been illustrating since 2007. She completed her Masters of Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Biomedical Visualization program. Her early interest in biology led her to the undergraduate study of biological sciences at the University of Chicago, with work experience at the university's dinosaur lab. Carolina's science background gives her the advantage of understanding complex material. Her left-brain approach to art makes even the most challenging topics comprehensive.

Self-employed medical illustrator

My Illustrations

I have worked at Body Scientific International as a lead medical illustrator and project manager over the last 12 years. You will find my illustrations in the following textbooks.

Year
Cover
Title
Author
2005
Unlocking Medical Terminology
Wingerd, Bruce
2009
Tappan's Handbook of Healing Massage Techniques (5th Edition)
Benjamin Ph.D., Patricia J.
2009
Prehospital Emergency Care 9th Edition with Workbook
Mistovich, Joseph J.; Hafen Ph.D., Brent Q.; Karren Ph.D., Keith J.
2010
Stedman's Medical Terminology: Steps to Success in Medical Language
Stedman's (Author), Charlotte Creason RHIA (Editor)
2010
Therapeutic Reflexology: A Step-by-Step Guide to Professional Competence
Stone, Paula
2010
EMR Complete: A Worktext
Limmer EMT-P, Daniel J.
2010
Pearson's Massage Therapy: Blending Art with Science
Benjamin Ph.D., Patricia J.
2010
Unlocking Medical Terminology (2nd Edition)
Wingerd, Bruce S.
2011
Medical Terminology: Get Connected!
Frucht, Suzanne S.
2011
Fischer's Mastery of Surgery (2 Volume set)
Josef E. Fischer MD (Editor), et al.
2011
Colon and Rectal Surgery: Anorectal Operations (Master Techniques in Surgery)
Steven D. Wexner MD FACS FRCS FRCS(Ed) (Editor), James W. Fleshman MD (Editor)
2011
Emergency Care (12th Edition)
Limmer EMT-P, Daniel J.; O'Keefe, Michael F.; Grant, Harvey T.; Murray, Bob; Bergeron, J. David; Dickinson, Edward T.
2011
Clinical Massage Therapy: A Structural Approach to Pain Management
Waslaski, James
2012
Medical Terminology Complete! (2nd Edition)
Wingerd, Bruce S.
2012
Transition Series: Topics for the Advanced EMT
Limmer EMT-P, Daniel J.; Mistovich, Joseph J.
2012
The Vascular System (Diagnostic Medical Sonography Series)
Kupinski PhD RVT, Ann Marie
2012
Abdomen and Superficial Structures (Diagnostic Medical Sonography Series)
Kawamura, Diane; Lunsford, Bridgette
2012
Master Techniques in Surgery: Hernia
Jones MD MS, Daniel B.
2012
Acute Care Surgery
Britt MD, L.D.; Peitzman MD, Andrew; Barie MD, Phillip; Jurkovich MD, Gregory J.
2012
Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History-Taking - Eleventh Edition
Bickley MD, Lynn
2013
Lifespan Development, 1e
Kato Ed.D., Sharleen L.
2013
Practical Guide to Emergency Ultrasound
Cosby MD FACEP, Karen S.; Kendall MD FACEP, John L.
2013
Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
Hall, Susan J; Provost-Craig, Michelle A; Rose, William C
2013
Prehospital Emergency Care (10th Edition)
Mistovich, Joseph J.; Karren Ph.D., Keith J.; Hafen, Brent
2013
The Human Body: Concepts of Anatomy and Physiology
Wingerd, Bruce
2014
Master Techniques in Surgery: Esophageal Surgery
Luketich MD, James
2014
Master Techniques in Surgery: Thoracic Surgery: Transplantation, Tracheal Resections, Mediastinal Tumors, Extended Thoracic Resections
Mathisen MD, Douglas J.; Morse, Christopher
2014
Master Techniques in Surgery: Thoracic Surgery: Lung Resections, Bronchoplasty
Mathisen MD, Douglas J.; Morse, Christopher
2014
Pearson's Comprehensive Medical Assisting (3rd Edition)
Beaman, Nina; Routh, Kristiana Sue; Papazian-Boyce, Lorraine M.; Sesser, Janet M.; Maly, Ron; Mills, Helen
2014
Medical Terminology: Mastering the Basics
Destafano BS RT(R), Cindy; Federman MSEd, Fran
2015
Master Techniques in Surgery: Vascular Surgery: Hybrid, Venous, Dialysis Access, Thoracic Outlet, and Lower Extremity Procedures
Darling III, R. Clement; Ozaki, C. Keith
2015
Operative Techniques in Vascular Surgery
Dalman, Ronald; Michael W Mulholland MD PhD (Editor)
2015
Medical Terminology Complete! (3rd Edition)
Wingerd, Bruce
2015
Sensation and Perception
Schwartz, Bennett L.; Krantz, John H.
2015
Operative Techniques in Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery
Hughes, Steven; Michael W Mulholland MD PhD (Editor)
2015
Master Techniques in Surgery: Vascular Surgery: Arterial Procedures First Edition
Darling III, R. Clement; Ozaki, C. Keith
2015
Operative Techniques in Thoracic and Esophageal Surgery
Hawn, Mary; Michael W Mulholland MD PhD (Editor)
2015
Operative Techniques in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Albo, Daniel; Michael W Mulholland MD PhD (Editor)
2015
Obstetrics & Gynecology (Diagnostic Medical Sonography Series)
Stephenson MA.Ed. BSRT-U RDMS RVT, Susan Raatz
2015
Obstetrics & Gynecology (Diagnostic Medical Sonography Series)
Stephenson MA.Ed. BSRT-U RDMS RVT, Susan Raatz
2015
Introduction to Health Science: Pathways to Your Future
Blahnik, Susan; Winger, Dorothy
2015
Operative Techniques in Breast, Endocrine, and Oncologic Surgery
Sabel, Michael; Michael W Mulholland MD PhD (Editor)
2015
Operative Techniques in Transplantation Surgery First Edition
Michael J. Englesbe M.D.; Michael W Mulholland MD PhD (Editor)
2016
Cardiac Surgery (Master Techniques in Surgery) First Edition
Grover, Frederick; Mack, Dr. Michael J.
2016
Preparing for A&P: Basic Science and Biology
Crandell, Michael
2016
Introduction to Medical Terminology
Stanhope, Linda; Turnbull, Kimberly; Champion, Brenda
2016
Essential Skills for Health Career Success
Marshall, Jacquelyn Rhine; Stevens, Kay Lynette
2016
Health Science: Concepts and Applications
Marshall, Jacquelyn Rhine; Roe, Sue
2016
Khonsari's Cardiac Surgery: Safeguards and Pitfalls in Operative Technique Fifth Ed
Ardehali, Abbas; Chen, Jonathan M.
2017
Comprehensive Health Skills, 3rd Edition
Catherine Sanderson, Mark Zelman, Melanie Lynch, Melissa Munsell, and Diane Farthing
2017
Drugs and the Neuroscience of Behavior: An Introduction to Psychopharmacology
Prus, Adam
2017
Essential Health
Sanderson PhD, Catherine A.; Zelman PhD, Mar
2017
The Vascular System (Diagnostic Medical Sonography Series)
Kupinski, Ann Marie
2017
Brain & Behavior: An Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience
Garrett, Bob; Hough, Gerald
2017
Practical Clinical Electrophysiology
Zimetbaum MD, Peter J; Josephson MD, Mark E.
2017
Diagnosis and Management of Neck and Back Pain in Primary Care
Collins MD, Dr. R. Douglas
2018
Pediatric Thoracic Imaging
Lee MD MPH, Edward Y.
2018
Fischer's Mastery of Surgery Seventh Edition
Fischer, Dr. Josef
2018
Master Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery: Otology, Neurotology, and Lateral Skull Base Surgery
Roland Jr., J. Thomas
2018
Nutrition & Wellness for Life
Dorothy F. West Ph.D.
2018
The Psychology of Women and Gender: Half the Human Experience
Else-Quest, Nicole M.; Hyde, Janet Shibley
2018
The Nursing Assistant
Roe, Sue
2018
Health Psychology: Understanding the Mind-Body Connection
Sanderson, Catherine A.
2018
Colon and Rectal Surgery: Anorectal Operations (Master Techniques in Surgery)
Steven D. Wexner (Editor), James W. Fleshman (Editor)
2018
Acute Care Surgery
Britt MD, L.D.; Peitzman MD FACS, Andrew B.; Barie, Philip S.; Jurkovich MD, Gregory J.
2018
Colon and Rectal Surgery: Abdominal Operations (Master Techniques in Surgery)
Wexner, Steven D.; Fleshman, James W.
2019
Therapeutic Kinesiology: Musculoskeletal Systems, Palpation, and Body Mechanics
Foster, Mary Ann
2019
Lifespan Development, Lives in Context 2e
Kuther, Tara L.
2019
Operative Techniques in Plastic Surgery
Chung MD MS, Kevin C; Disa MD FACS, Joseph J; Gosain, Dr. Arun; Lee MD, Gordon; Mehrara, Dr. Babak; Thorne MD, Charles H.; van Aalst MD, Dr. John
2019
Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology, 2nd Edition
Susan J. Hall, Michelle A. Provost-Craig, and William C. Rose
2019
Medical Terminology: A Living Language (4th Edition)
Fremgen, Bonnie F.; Frucht, Suzanne S.
2019
An Introduction to Young Children With Special Needs: Birth Through Age Eight 5th Edition
Gargiulo Richard M.; Kilgo Jennifer L.
2019
Easy Guide to Kidney Transplantation
Pham MD, Dr. Phuong-Chi T.; Pham MD, Dr. Phuong-Thu T.
2019
Behavioral Neuroscience
Stephane Gaskin
2020
Adolescense in Context
Tara L. Kuther
2020
Brain & Behavior An Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience, 6th Ed.
Garrett B.; Hough G.