Susan McClellen received her first camera in high school. Her father built a darkroom for her under their basement steps.
Photographer Susan McClellen is shown on campus with her portable studio on wheels.
“The process of photo printing was fun,” says McClellen, UI Health Care photographer. “Putting a piece of paper in the developer tray and having an image appear was magical.”
In 1987, McClellen brought her skills and talent to UI Health Care. Anyone who has had their portrait taken has met McClellen. Her illustrious career at UI Health Care comes to a close on May 5, 2021.
During the course of her 34-year career, certain images have stayed with her. McClellen shares 14 of these below and says, “I’ve been a witness to so many discoveries and events, and I’ve met so many wonderful people.”
Women surgeons: Shot for a web story about women in medicine
President Barack Obama on a visit to the university Field House in 2010.
ECMO team: shot for a Medicine Iowa story.
Part of a series of recipes prepared by Chef Hib (Hilbert C. Stoelk Jr.) for our Health at Iowa publication.
Surgeon James Howe, MD, in the operating room.
Nurses in the CVICU: shot for nurse recruitment.
Medical Education Research Facility in the snow.
Photo shoot at the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center for the Annual Report.
Cassim Igram, MD, and Andrew Pugely, MD, shot for our website.
Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) Student Reception, 2017.
UI Crystallography facility.
Pharmacist speaking with a patient.
Cardiac step-down nurses, shot for nurse recruitment.
Biochemistry Professor Maria Spies, PhD, in her lab with students, shot for the future of biochemistry program.