2015 Resident/Fellow of the Year Excels in Clinical and Research SettingsMar 23, 2015
ASRA has announced that Mark C. Bicket, MD, has been named the 2015 Resident/Fellow of the Year. Dr. Bicket is a fellow in the department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. The award is given annually to a resident or fellow member of ASRA who has demonstrated outstanding contributions to regional anesthesia or pain medicine; has contributed to the advancement of the profession, welfare of residents, or quality of residency education; serves as a role model and mentor to his or her peers; and embodies the values of ASRA.
Dr. Bicket was nominated by Steven P. Cohen, MD, a professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where Dr. Bicket served as chief resident. In his nomination, Dr. Cohen described Dr. Bicket as “compassionate,” saying that he “displays superb judgment and astute observational skills, is empathetic, and epitomizes the consummate team player.”
Dr. Bicket served as president of the American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA) Resident Component and was a member of the ASA Board of Directors. During his residency, he participated in developing a number of research studies that have been published in journals including Regional Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology. His meta-analysis on epidural steroid injections received attention in lay press outlets including the New York Times, NBC News, Daily Mail, and multiple other international venues. He also published four abstracts and six peer-reviewed papers, and taught research techniques to another resident.
A graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, Dr. Bicket completed an internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Maryland. A native of Oklahoma, he holds undergraduate degrees in mathematics and economics from the University of Oklahoma.