The Association of Medical Illustrators furthers the use of visual media to advance life sciences, medicine, and healthcare through a worldwide network of specialized interdisciplinary professionals.


The Association of Medical Illustrators is recognized as the premier global resource for promoting the power of visual media to advance scientific understanding, communication, education, and research.  We are key partners in the process of scientific discovery, knowledge transfer, and innovation.

Guiding Principles:

We promote the highest levels of competency, professionalism, and ethics among our members and throughout our community of industry partners.
We cultivate collaboration within a global network of colleagues who can contribute to our mission.
We serve society as visual translators between the expert and novice, the scholar and student, the physician and patient.

The AMI is comprised of over 800 members across 4 continents. Historically, our roots are in medical textbook and journal publishing. Now, as technology and digital media transform both science and communication, AMI members are on the leading edge of this dynamic multidisciplinary frontier.

The AMI is an international non-profit founded in 1945 and incorporated in Illinois as a 501(c)(6) Professional Association.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement:

The AMI, as the premier association of professionals who create visual media to communicate concepts in medicine, healthcare, and the life sciences, is cognizant of the impact our visual communications have upon the people and institutions who use them. We therefore commit to using our unique skills to fairly represent the diversity of the world in which we live and to model that consciousness within our own membership.

We recognize our common humanity and that an understanding of each other and the variety of perspectives we bring to the AMI enriches us all. This compels us to build and support a community of highly skilled professionals who value diversity and welcome people of any color, race, age, sex, gender expression and identity, sexual orientation, appearance, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and disability

We best serve our clients and the public when we reflect the richness of our whole society both in our members and in the images we create.

We intend that this commitment foster a more innovative, creative, and dynamic culture within the AMI and a more humane society throughout.