Julia Lerner, MA

Julia grew up on Long Island, New York. She completed her undergraduate degree in Scientific Illustration and premedicine from Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania. She received her Master of Arts degree from the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Julia has received awards for both her medical and biological illustrations from the Association of Medical Illustrators. She currently works as a freelance medical illustrator in New York City.


Award of Excellence, Association of Medical Illustrators Salon 2017, “Penetrating Keratoplasty”

Thalheimer $100K Grant for Commercialization, Thalheimer Fund for Translational Research

Annette Burgess Award for Ophthalmological Illustration, Johns Hopkins University SOM

2017 Vesalius Trust Research Grant, Vesalius Trust

Top prize, Hopkins inHealth / Technology Innovation Center
Shark Tank event, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

Award of Excellence, Association of Medical Illustrators Salon 2016, “Egg and Nest Identification Key”

William P. Didusch Scholarship, Johns Hopkins University SOM

Elinor Bodian Art Scholarship, Johns Hopkins University SOM

The Friends of Arcadia University Art Gallery Award,
Arcadia University Dept. of Art and Design

Art and scientific illustration merit scholarship recipient, Arcadia University 

Distinguished merit scholarship recipient, Arcadia University 

Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarship, Krylon®

Chris Westervelt Memorial Scholarship Award

The Peter Terian Fine Arts Scholarship, Peter Terian Foundation

The Otto Kahn Award, Oheka Castle

Joan Alberti Award, Huntington Arts Council

Long Island Scholar Artist Award, Newsday / Long Island Arts Alliance