Faculty Profile

Mark Christopher Bicket, MD, PhD

Mark Christopher Bicket, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor,
  • Department of Anesthesiology
  • Assistant Professor,
  • Health Management and Policy
  • IH247 University Hospital
  • Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Mark C. Bicket, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan School of Medicine. He has a joint appointment at the University of Michigan School of Public Health in Health Management & Policy. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, summa cum laude, from the University of Oklahoma and an M.D. and a Ph.D. in Clinical Investigation from the Johns Hopkins University. He completed anesthesiology residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he served as Chief Resident and pain medicine fellowship training at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

In 2015, he joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he led institutional efforts in creating a new system-wide pain management policy, impacting millions of patients receiving care there every year. There he also directed the Pain Medicine Fellowship Program and Pain Medicine Quality and Safety at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he trained and mentored fellows, residents, and medical students while treating patients in East Baltimore. He also served as a core member of the Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. He also was awarded the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research Mentored Research Training Grant.

Dr. Bicket is the Co-Director of the Michigan Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network (OPEN). Dr. Bicket has served on committees for the National Academy of Medicine, state public health agencies, and numerous professional organizations.

  • BA in Mathematics, summa cum laude, University of Oklahoma
  • BA, Economics, summa cum laude, University of Oklahoma
  • MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • PhD, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health

His research interests focus on improving the evidence base, safety, and quality of treatments for acute and chronic pain. In particular, his work has focused on patient, health system, and policy interventions related to prescription opioids and reducing patient harms from opioid prescribing and opioid misuse.

1. Bicket MC, Park JN, Torrie A, Allen ST, Weir BW, Sherman SG: Factors associated with chronic pain and non-medical opioid use among people who inject drugs. Addict Behav 102: 106172, 2020.  PM31704433

2. Marrache M, Harris AB, Raad M, Puvanesarajah V, Pakpoor J, Bicket MC, Hassanzadeh H, Jain A: Preoperative and Postoperative Spending Among Working-Age Adults Undergoing Posterior Spinal Fusion Surgery for Degenerative Disease. World Neurosurg 138: e930-e939, 2020. PM32251816

3. Ardeljan LD, Waldfogel JM, Bicket MC, Hunsberger JB, Vecchione TM, Arwood N, Eid A, Hatfield LA, McNamara L, Duncan R, Nesbit T, Smith J, Tran J, Nesbit SA: Current state of opioid stewardship. Am J Health Syst Pharm 77(8): 636-643, 2020. PM32236455

4. Bicket MC, McGinty EE: Cannabis Use Disorder and Surgery: A Budding Problem? Anesthesiology 132 (4): 612-613, 2020. PM32053558/PMC7071976

5. Jeffery MM, Chaisson CE, Hane C, Rumanes L, Tucker J, Hang L, McCoy R, Chen CL, Bicket MC, Hooten WM, Larochelle M, Becker WC, Kornegay C, Racoosin JA, Sanghavi D: Assessment of Potentially Inappropriate Prescribing of Opioid Analgesics Requiring Prior Opioid Tolerance. JAMA Netw Open 3(4): e202875, 2020. PM32293684/PMC7160686

6. Stone EM, Rutkow L, Bicket MC, Barry CL, Alexander GC, McGinty EE: Implementation and enforcement of state opioid prescribing laws. Drug Alcohol Depend 213: 108107, 2020. PM32554171/PMC7371528

7. Marrache M, Harris AB, Puvanesarajah V, Raad M, Hassanzadeh H, Riley LH, Skolasky RL, Bicket M, Jain A: Health Care Resource Utilization in Commercially Insured Patients Undergoing Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion for Degenerative Cervical Pathology. Global Spine J #: 2192568219899340,2020. PM32875850

8. Bicket MC, Grant MC, Scott MJ, Terman GW, Wick EC, Wu CL: AAAPT Diagnostic Criteria for Acute Abdominal and Peritoneal Pain After Surgery. J Pain epub: ahead of print, 2020. PM32006701

  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
  • Health Volunteers Overseas
  • International Association for the Study of Pain
  • American Academy of Pain Medicine