Creating accurate and engaging visual solutions that simply communicate complex ideas

subQstudio is the virtual home for the work of Board Certified Medical Illustrator (CMI) Michael Gallagher 


Michael has worked as a medical illustrator for high ranking medical institutions, working collaboratively with clinicians, researchers, and healthcare providers in developing work for publication, medical education, grants and patient education. He has also worked in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries helping them communicate the medical solutions their products provide. He works on projects from research to conceptualization, sketch to finished product. The variety of projects include publications, animation, medical models, exhibit design, and everything in-between.

Specializes in: Surgical Illustration, Medical/Anatomical Illustration, Patient Education, Biological Illustration, 3D Modelling

Michael's work can be found in professional journals, textbooks, schools, and medical offices (see list below). He continues to seek out new ways to educate and inform through imagery.

The following publications feature work by Michael





American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
Acta Neuropathologica
Clinical Cancer Research
Global Spine Journal
International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Journal of Biomedical Materials Research
Journal of Neurosurgery - Pediatrics*
Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Journal of Surgical Oncology
Journal of The American College of Surgeons
Nature Materials
Neural Plasticity
Neurologia medico-chirurgica
Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Science Advances

* Denotes cover illustration



Bergan, J., Lee, B.B., Rockson, S.G., editors (2018). Lymphedema: A Concise Compendium of Theory and Practice, Second Edition. Heidelberg: Springer International Publishing.

Fessler, Richard G. et al. (2016). Atlas of Neurosurgical Techniques-Spine and Peripheral Nerves. New York: Thieme.

Winn, H. (2016). Youmans and Winn Neurological Surgery 7th Edition. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier Health Sciences.

Wolfla Christopher E., Resnick Daniel K., editors (2016). Neurosurgical Operative Atlas: Spine and Peripheral Nerves. New York: Thieme.

Richter, G.T., Suen, J.Y. (2014). A Practical Guide to Vascular Anomalies: A Case-Based Approach. San Diego: Plural Publishing.

Latifi, R. (2013). Surgery of Complex Abdominal Wall Defects. London: Springer.

Hartnick, C. J., Hansen, M., & Gallagher, T. Q. (2012). Pediatric Airway Surgery. Basel: Karger.
Yanxiang, Z. (2007). Contemporary Art of Science and Technology. China: Science Press.