Karen Bucher

Karen Bucher

Clinical Assistant Professor, Biomedical and Health Information Sciences


Office Phone



1919 W. Taylor St., 250 AHSB

Mail Code

MC 530

Office Hours

By appointment

Related Sites

Portfolio Website


Karen is the Editorial Graphics Manager and Senior Medical Illustrator for the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and other publications of JAMA Network, and a faculty member of the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Biomedical Visualization graduate program. She is also an active professional member of the Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI) and recently served on the AMI Board of Governors. Karen is a Board Certified Medical Illustrator (CMI).

Leadership in the Profession

Association of Medical Illustrators, Chair of the Board, 2019-2020

Association of Medical Illustrators, Board of Governors, 2016-2021


MA in Medical and Biological Illustration, Johns Hopkins University, 2005

BA in Studio Art, Indiana University, 2003