Ted Meyer


What if health providers could gain a more complete understanding of their patients through art? 


Ted Meyer is a nationally recognized artist, curator and patient advocate who helps patients, students and medical professionals see the positive in the worst life can offer. Born with Gaucher Disease, Ted’s personal experience with the disease served as his artistic motivation. Today, his 18-year project “Scarred for Life: Mono-prints of Human Scars” chronicles the trauma and courage of people who have lived through accidents and health crises. Ted's paintings have been shown around the world. As the current Artist in Residence at the USC Keck School of Medicine, Ted curates exhibitions of artwork by patients whose subject matter correspond with the medical school’s curriculum and teaches future doctors to see their patients as complex human beings.  


Art Talk with Ted Meyer
Beete P. Art Works Blog, National Endowment for the Arts. 2016.

UCLA Medical School's 'Guest Artist' Is Helping To Teach Doctors About Disease 
Frank P. The Huffington Post. 2015.  

Artist Celebrates Scars' Fierce Beauty.
Kennedy R. The New York Times. 2006. 

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Artistic Patient Advocate