Volume 1

Volume 1

Art of Emergency Medicine

Volume 1 - May 2019

Cover: Color Drew Me In by Blaire Banfield

Welcome to the first volume of Art of Emergency Medicine, a curated art blog dedicated to showcasing the creative side of emergency professionals! We are so excited to share with you all the creations (photos, chalk, drawings, and sculptures) from these very talented individuals. We want to personally thank each and every one who has submitted artwork for our first volume!

If you wish to learn more about the artists featured in this issue, scroll to the bottom of this page or visit our contributors page for a continuously updated list of biographies.

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Nature Makes Me Smile

By: Ryan Brown

I've always been a fan of nature, especially plants and trees. In the fall of 2017 I arranged some leaves that fell from the oak and maple trees in my parent's yard into a smiley-face. I thought the vibrant and bright colors would make for a nice art piece. 


Rafiki Know

By: Blaire Banfield



By: Jack Dewees

Sculptures made almost entirely of compression bandage wrap. It takes longer than you think.

Step into the Ocean

Step into the Ocean

By: Shirley Bae

The Observatory

The Observatory

By: Jonathan Warren

During the 2019 superbloom in California, the observatory stood strong amongst the backdrop of the city and was framed by the flowers along the path to the top of Hollywood Hill. Captured during an afternoon hike (while off of rotations) using a Nikon D7500.

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Lake Hayes Reflection

By: Jonathan Warren

This Volume’s Featured Artists:

Shirley Bae

MS3 at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, interested in Emergency Medicine. Hobbies include movies, piano, skincare, and hiking. Always happy to pet cute dogs!

Blaire Banfield

Hello all! My name is Blaire Banfield, I am a current MS4 at the University of Florida COM planning a career in Emergency Medicine. When not shut away studying for hours on end while stress shoving M&Ms in my face I enjoy hiking, brewing beers, and going to Pet Adopt-athons and snuggling baby animals. I also recently fell in love with Chalk Art! My boyfriend and his mom travel around the SE to chalk art festivals and I tagged along a few years ago and became hooked. I have submitted a few pictures of some pieces I have worked on, and I hope to have more to showcase in the future!

Ryan Brown

A current 4th year medical student at University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Jack Dewees

I work full time as an emergency department technician at Stanford’s emergency department in Palo Alto California. I have been making these figures out out coban wrap for a year now. I call them cobanimals! I give about half the ones I make to children in the hospital and I plan to auction the others to raise money for the make a wish foundation or guide dogs for the blind. I have bought half of my own supplies, the rest was donated directly from 3M. Here is a link to my instagram page if you would like to see more.

Jonathan Warren

A rising MS4 medical student at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and founder of Art of Emergency Medicine, Jon is planning to pursue a career within emergency medicine once he graduates. His hobbies include photography, hiking, Netflix, and dogs. He’s always on the lookout for the next adventure. Find more of his photography on Instagram @jonthewookie.

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