Meet Immaculate Dissection
Kathy Dooley, Msc, DC
Dr. Kathy Dooley is a chiropractor, practicing within Catalyst SPORT, the gym she co-owns in midtown Manhattan, NY. Dr. Dooley is an anatomy instructor at two New York City medical schools, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Weill Cornell Medical College. She is an adjunct professor at New York University’s College of Dentistry. She is a visiting professor for Saint George’s University Medical School in Grenada, West Indies, and she assistant
instructs in the gross anatomy lab at New York College of Podiatric Medicine. She is also a lead instructor for the seminar series, NeuroKinetic TherapyTM. Eager to learn more about Eastern Medicine, she is currently enrolled in New York’s Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in the Master’s program for Acupunc ture and Herbology. She writes daily for her own website, drdooleynoted.com. She is also a reviewer for the scientific journal, Clinical Anatomy. She holds the following certifications: Active Release Technique (ART), NeuroKinetic Therapy (NKTTM), Motion Palpation Institute (MPI), Russian Kettlebell Challenge (RKC), StrongFirst (SFG), Certified-Kettlebell Functional Movement Specialist (CK-FMS), and Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA).
Danny is a Massachusetts-based illustrator, anatomical artist, and recent convert to body painting. Having spent years working in watercolors and other traditional media, the body has always fascinated him, and been a central subject in many of his works. In 2011, his “Self Dissection” series garnered the attention of a promising young doctor, Dr. Frank Scali, and Quirk became the lead illustrator for his publications in Clinical Anatomy, Spine Journal, and Annals of Anatomy. In 2012, Quirk utilized the body to paint the body, and gained much momentum in both the artistic and scientific communities. Quirk took Dooley’s Gross Anatomy class in the summer of 2013. Here, he gained coveted, first hand cadaver dissection experience, as well as an unexpected platform to utilize his body
paintings in an educational setting. The paintings on the body proved to be a wonderful bridge between the textbook and the cadaver for students, and almost immediately, the potential for high end anatomical body paintings was realized, thus resulting in the conception of Immaculate Dissection. To date, Quirk has been featured in medical journals such as Clinical Anatomy, Spine Journal, and Annals of Anatomy, given talks at the Mayo Clinic, and various colleges throughout the U.S. He’s been written up in Smithsonian Magazine, featured in TED Talks, and in many science blogs / magazines, such as The Scientist, Proto Magazine, as well as I F*cking Love Science.
Anna Folckomer, MsTOM, DAOM
Dr. Anna Folckomer is an Acupuncturist, Board Certified Herbalist, and the owner of ID Lab New York, a wellness clinic in midtown Manhattan, NY, where she practices. Dr. Folckomer is an Anatomy and Physiology adjunct professor at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and a gross anatomy lab instructor at Seton Hall University. As a previous classically trained modern dancer, her
understanding of kinesthetics sparked an interest in functional anatomy and movement patterns. Her choreography and performance work has been seen on stages around the United States and England. Dr. Folckomer met Danny Quirk in 2013, while participating in Cadaver dissection and assisting Dr. Dooley’s Gross Anatomy class. Afterwards, they teamed up again with body paint to promote Gunther Von Hagen’s Body World’s Pulse Exhibit at Discovery Center in Times Square. She holds certifications in Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT) and she received her Masters degree and clinical Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.