John D. Markman, M.D.

John D. Markman, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 670
Rochester, NY 14642

Fax: (585) 473-1691

Professional Bio

Dr. John Markman directs the Translational Pain Research Program in the Department of Neurosurgery and is a Professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Markman leads the Department of Neurosurgery's Neuromedicine Pain Management Center, a multi-specialty pain practice with a focus on patients with chronic pain associated with nerve injury. His practice and center offerings includes the gamut of medical, interventional, and behavioral therapies for chronic pain. His clinical research on chronic pain and low back pain have recently appeared in Journal of Pain, Pain, Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Rheumatology, Neurology, Anesthesiology Clinics of North America, Medical Clinics of North America, and Geriatric Clinics of North America in addition to numerous book chapters and non peer-reviewed publications.

Dr. Markman is Chairman-elect of the Pain and Palliative Care Section of the American Academy of Neurology, the guest editor of the recent Continuum Edition of Neuropathic Pain, a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Pain and an examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He also serves as a special government employee of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and a member of the Anesthetic and LIfe Support Drug Advisory Committee. He lectures internationally and nationally on lumbar stenosis, chronic low back pain, opioid therapy, and neuropathic pain. Dr. Markman is board certified in Neuroolgy and has subspecialty board certification in Pain Management. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology.
Dr. Markman trained in Neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Brigham and Women's Hospital. His training in Pain Management was completed in the Department of Anesthesiology at Harvard's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He completed his medical degree at the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry where he was awared the Rudolph Angell Prize, the Robert J. Joynt Prize for Excellence in Clinical Neurology, and a member of AOA.

Awards & Honors (National)

American Pain Society Clinical Centers of Excellence in Pain Management: Neuromedicine Pain Management Center 2013 - 2013
American Association for Clinical Chemistry Outstanding Speaker Award | Washington, DC 2010 - 2010
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry | Rochester, NY 1996

Awards & Honors (Local)

Rudolph Angell Award | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry | Rochester, NY 1996
Robert J. Joynt Neurology Prize | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry | Rochester, NY 1996

Recent Journal Articles

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Sadosky, A; Dubrava, S; Parsons, B; Hopps, M.; Markman, JD. "Using Random Forest Models to Identify Correlates of a Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Diagnosis from Electronic Health Record Data". Pain Medicine. 2016; .
Sadosky, A; Li, C; Parsons, B; Behar, R; Jensen, TS; Markman, JD. "Effects of pregabalin in patients with neuropathic pain previously treated with gabapentin: a pooled analysis of parallel-group, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trials." Pain Practice. 2016; .
Markman, J.D., W. Barbosa, J. Gewandter, M. Frazer, S. Rast, M. Dugan, K. Nandigam, A. Villarreal, T. Kwong. "Interpretation of Urine Drug Testing Results in Patients Using Transdermal Buprenorphine Preparations for the Treatment of Chronic Non-Cancer Pain". Pain Medicine. 2015; .
Markman, J. D., M. Frazer, S. Rast, M. McDermott, J. Gewandter, A. Chowdhry, K. Czerniecka, W. Pilcher, L.Simon, R. Dworkin. "A double-blind, randomized, controlled crossover trial of pregabalin for neurogenic claudication". Neurology. 2015; .
Markman, J.D., J.S. Gewandter, M. E. Frazer, N. M. Murray, S.A. Rast, M. P. McDermott, A.K. Chowdhry, E. Tompkinson, W.H. Pilcher, K. A. Walter, R. H. Dworkin. "A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Cross-over Trial of Oxymorphone Hydrochloride and Propoxyphene/acetaminophen combination for the Treatment of Neurogenic Claudication Associated with Lumbar Spinal Stenosis". Spine. 2015; .

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Neurosurgery (SMD) - Primary
Professor - Department of Neurology (SMD)


Pain Medicine - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


MD | Medicine | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry1996
BA | Philosophy | Haverford College1989

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Anesthesiology at Beth Israel Hospital07/01/2001 - 06/30/2002
Residency in Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital07/01/1997 - 06/30/2000
Internship in Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Hospital06/23/1996 - 06/30/1997