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Mark Christopher Bicket, M.D.

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Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Specializes in: Geriatrics (55+ years), Adults (18+ years)


Expertise: Anesthesiology, Back Pain, Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease, Cervical Degenerative Disc Herniation, Cervical Disc Herniation, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Degenerative Disc Disease, Disc Pain, Epidural Injections, Herniated Disc, Interventional Pain Management, Joint Injection: Hip, Joint Injections, Knee Arthritis, Lumbar Degenerative Disease, Lumbar Disc Herniation, Lumbar Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Pain Management, Postherpetic Neuralgia, Radiofrequency Ablation for Pain Control, Sciatica, Spinal Pain, Thoracic Disc Herniation, Ultrasound more


The Johns Hopkins Hospital

600 North Wolfe Street
550 Bldg Rm 301 ACCM Pain Med
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

600 North Wolfe Street
JHOC 3062 Anesthesiology CCM
Baltimore, MD 21287 map


Dr. Mark C. Bicket is an assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Boarded in anesthesiology and chronic pain medicine, Dr. Bicket focuses his clinical expertise and research in interventional pain management. His research goal is to improve treatment options for patients with chronic and persisting pain. 

Dr. Bicket obtained his medical degree at the Johns Hopkins University School of medicine, completed an anesthesiology residency at Johns Hopkins, and performed a pain management fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. He currently serves as the Director of the Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine Fellowship Program and Director of the Divisional Safety and Quality Assurance Program. 

His research and work has been published in BMJAnesthesiology, Anesthesiology Clinics, Regional Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, and The Spine Journal, among others. His research has also been the subject of national news media including the New York Times, NBC News, and other international venues. 

He also attends in the operating rooms, with an emphasis on care under the enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) and obstetrical anesthesiology services. He actively serves on national committees with the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and the American Pain Society (APS). more


  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine



  • MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2010)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Anesthesiology (2014)


  • Massachusetts General Hospital / Pain Medicine (2015)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Anesthesiology / Anesthesiology-General (2015)
  • American Board of Anesthesiology / Pain Management (2015)

Research & Publications

Clinical Trial Keywords

Chronic pain, interventional pain management, epidural steroid injections

Selected Publications

Bicket MC, Hurley RW, Moon JY, Brummett CM, Hanling S, Huntoon MA, van Zundert J, Cohen SP. The Development and Validation of a Quality Assessment and Rating of Technique for Injections of the Spine (AQUARIUS). Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2016 Jan-Feb;41(1):80-5. doi: 10.1097/AAP.0000000000000337.

Bicket MC, Horowitz JM, Benzon HT, Cohen SP. Epidural injections in prevention of surgery for spinal pain: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Spine J. 2015 Feb 1;15(2):348-62. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2014.10.011. Epub 2014 Oct 13.

Bicket MC, Gupta A, Brown CH 4th, Cohen SP. Epidural injections for spinal pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis evaluating the "control" injections in randomized controlled trials. Anesthesiology. 2013 Oct;119(4):907-31. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0b013e31829c2ddd.

Bicket MC, Mao J. Chronic Pain in Older Adults. Anesthesiol Clin. 2015 Sep;33(3):577-90. doi: 10.1016/j.anclin.2015.05.011.

Bicket MC, Chakravarthy K, Chang D, Cohen SP. Epidural steroid injections: an updated review on recent trends in safety and complications. Pain Manag. 2015;5(2):129-46. doi: 10.2217/pmt.14.53.

Activities & Honors


  • Fellow of the Year, American Society of Regional Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine (ASRA)


  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • American Society of Regional Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • American Pain Society
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