Amanda Bicket, MD

Amanda Bicket, MD

Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Academic office: 734-615-2479

Biography

Dr. Bicket grew up in Baltimore, MD where she was first exposed to medical device design during high school, as an intern in the John Hopkins Hospital Department of Neurosurgery. After graduating magna cum laude from Harvard University with a degree in biology, she earned her M.D. from Duke University, where she carried out ophthalmic photography research aimed at the remote diagnosis of pediatric eye disease in underserved areas. During her ophthalmology residency at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute, she discovered a passion for the innovations changing surgical glaucoma care and a love of long-term patient relationships, education, and advocacy. Dr. Bicket briefly returned to Duke Eye Center for a glaucoma fellowship before joining the faculty at Johns Hopkins, where she practiced for 5 years while working on new glaucoma surgical devices and studying the treatment preferences and experiences of glaucoma patients. She is thrilled to be joining the team at Kellogg Eye Center and continuing her research at the University of Michigan.

Areas of Interest

Research Summary

With training in both biomedical engineering and outcomes research from the Johns Hopkins Schools of Engineering and Public Health, Dr. Bicket studies the development and use of new surgical techniques in glaucoma treatment, as well as the treatment preferences and surgical experiences of glaucoma patients. Her work on a novel glaucoma drainage device was recently published in Bioengineering & Translational Medicine, and her ongoing study of patient-centered outcomes in glaucoma treatment has been published in Ophthalmology Glaucoma. She is an appointed member of the American Glaucoma Society (AGS) Committee on Patient Preferences & Outcomes and is working closely with the FDA to assess patients’ priorities to inform clinical trial design.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Bicket specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma and cataract, with a focus on minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) techniques.

Subspecialty: Glaucoma

Honors & Awards

  • 2003 Harvard College Scholarship. (Top 10% of class)
  • 2010 William G. Anlyan Senior Merit Scholarship. (Merit based scholarship for 4th year medical student)
  • 2011 James P. Dunn Research Award. (Support for research on resident phacoemulsification outcomes)
  • 2012 William R. Green Research Award. (Support for research on predictors of visual field reliability)
  • 2014 Outstanding Senior Resident, Wilmer Eye Institute/Greater Baltimore Medical Center
  • 2015 Maumenee Scholar, Wilmer Eye Institute. (Awarded to new faculty hire after a competitive national search)

Credentials

  • Medical School -Duke University, 2010
  • Residency - Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins University, 2014
  • Fellowship - Glaucoma, Duke University Eye Center, 2015
  • Board Certification - American Board of Ophthalmology

Professional Organizations

  • 2009-present American Medical Association (AMA)
  • 2009-present Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  • 2015-present American Glaucoma Society (AGS)
  • 2012-present American Academic of Ophthalmology (AAO)

Published Articles or Reviews