Mark C. Bicket, MD, PhD is a physician, investigator, and educator specializing in pain medicine and focusing on the opioid crisis. He analyzes and implements methods to address the opioid crisis, teaches the next generation of pain medicine leaders, and cares for patients with pain, all to transform individual and population pain care. His research has led to the growing appreciation that surgical prescribing contributes to the broader opioid crisis, work that has shaped clinical practice and influenced policy makers. He recently led Johns Hopkins in creating a new system-wide pain management policy, impacting millions of patients receiving care there every year. He also directs the nationally recognized Pain Medicine Fellowship Program and Pain Medicine Quality and Safety at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he trains and mentors fellows, residents, and medical students while treating patients in East Baltimore.
Dr. Bicket speaks with communities across the nation about the opioid crisis and serves on committees for the National Academy of Medicine, the Delaware Division of Public Health, and numerous professional organizations. His research and work has been published in Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), British Medical Journal, JAMA Surgery, Anesthesiology, Regional Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, and The Spine Journal, among others. He also attends in the operating rooms, with an emphasis on care under the enhanced recovery after surgery and obstetrical anesthesiology services. He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the American Academy of Pain Medicine, and the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine.
Dr. Bicket received a B.A. in Mathematics and a B.A. in Economics summa cum laude from the University of Oklahoma and an M.D. and a Ph.D. in Clinical Investigation from Johns Hopkins University. He also performed a pain management fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and maintains board certifications in both pain medicine and anesthesiology from the American Board of Anesthesiology.