Anatomy Learning Resources
Duke University Medical School


The text that serves as the foundation for this dissector first began development at Duke more than forty years ago and has been in use much of the time since.  The original ideas and writing come from, among others, Matt Cartmill, Bill Hylander, Rich Kay, and Kathleen Smith.

Marianne Bouvier was responsible for generating new text and images as well as much of the editing of this text and images in the 1990s.

The current version relies on the original version(s) but is being edited and revised by the current staff of the Gross Anatomy Courses:

  • Sara Doyle
  • Ethan Fullwood
  • Paul Morse
  • Daniel Schmitt
  • Matt Velkey
  • Christine Wall
  • Craig Wuthrich
  • Gabriel Yapuncich
  • Angel Zeininger

Previous contributors include:

  • Carrie Careno
  • Siobhan Cooke
  • Lauren Gonzales
  • Michael Granatosky
  • Arianna Harrington
  • Jennifer Hotzman
  • Kirk Johnson
  • Judit Marigo Cortes
  • Roxanne Larsen
  • Charlotte Miller
  • Gillian Moritz
  • James Pampush
  • Bernadette Perchalski
  • Karyne Rabey
  • Nichelle Reed
  • Rachel Roston
  • Jackson Spradley
  • Caryn Urbanczyk
  • Maxx Toler
  • Christopher Walker

Dr. Michael Malinzak (Duke Radiology) has graciously compiled radiological images for use in the dissector.

Matt Velkey ( has been responsible for development of the current web site.  Daniel Schmitt (, the current course director, takes responsibility for approving all the posting of text, images, and videos.



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Updated 6/6/18 - Zeininger