2018 AMI Online Salon

Total Penis and Scrotum Transplant

Project Details

  • Artist(s):  Devon Stuart
  • Contributors: Devon Stuart, CMI  ; Hershey, Pennsylvania
  • Client: Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Copyright: © 2018 Johns Hopkins Health System
  • Medium / software used: Adobe® Photoshop®
  • Final presentation format: Press release and website
  • Primary audience: General public

Project Description

This illustration announced the first-ever total penis and scrotum transplant. The challenge was to present this sensational topic in an accurate, yet non-explicit way that would be acceptable in mainstream news outlets.  It was featured, uncensored, in The New York Times and online media around the world.   The intent was to describe the nature and extent of the donor flap and show that urinary, vascular and nervous connections are established to restore near-normal urinary and sexual function. The operation was successfully performed at Johns Hopkins Hospital on a veteran wounded while serving in Afghanistan.