The Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine will be a vibrant health care community that educates and nurtures diverse, compassionate physicians who promote wellness and patient-centered care for all members of society.
The Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine is dedicated to educating current and future physicians to serve our community, as well as our profession. We accomplish this goal in a student-centered, collaborative environment that values compassionate care, integrity and inclusivity, academic excellence and scholarship, adaptability and social responsibility.
The School of Medicine is named in honor of Frank H. Netter, MD, a surgeon and prolific medical illustrator whose “Atlas of Human Anatomy” has been translated into a dozen languages and is widely used by undergraduate medical students. With his rare combination of artistic talent and perspective as a physician, Netter brought his subject matter to life with stunning precision and clarity. He illustrated cutting‐edge medical advancements ranging from organ transplants and joint replacements to the first artificial heart. His work granted unprecedented visual access to human anatomy and pathology — and was done with a striking level of empathy and humanity.
Known as “Medicine’s Michaelangelo,” Netter’s educational legacy extends beyond his life work to the School of Medicine through a major gift from Barbara and the late Edward Netter, Frank Netter’s first cousin.