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Amanda Xi is currently an Anesthesia Resident at Massachusetts General Hospital. She completed her Transitional Year at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI. She graduated with her MD in 2015 from Oakland University William Beaumont (OUWB) School of Medicine in Rochester, MI. She was an Acceleration to Excellence Program Scholar at Bard College at Simon’s Rock and after transferring to the University of Michigan (Go Blue!), graduated with a BSE and MSE in Biomedical Engineering. While at Michigan, she was active in the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and ran the Engineering Club at a local underserved middle school. In medical school, Amanda developed a passion for social media (especially blogging: http://blog.amandaxi.com) and graphic design (http://mddet.etsy.com). Amanda previously served in numerous roles in the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA). Currently she serves on the Board of Directors and as a Program Committee Co-Director.
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.
His research and work has been published in BMJ, Anesthesiology, 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).