Fine art Photography and Plastic Surgery may seem like very different careers, but for at least one individual, they are inextricably bound. David Teplica, MD, MFA received the Trustee's Scholarship to complete the Master of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. During the same two year time period between General Surgery and Plastic Surgery training at the University of Chicago, Teplica received a Surgical Scientist Training Grant from the NIH and worked in the laboratory at night doing anatomic research.
Teplica manages a busy private plastic surgical practice in Chicago with patients who travel from across the country and from abroad. His photography has been widely reproduced, the images are exhibited worldwide, and prints are held in many museum, corporate, and private collections.
Selenium toned, gelatin silver print
9 x 13.75 in.
Signed, titled and dated on print verso