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John Douglas Markman, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 276-3616

Fax: (585) 473-1691

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Professional Background

Dr. John Markman
Vice Chair for Clinical Research
Director, Translational Pain Research Program I Neuromedicine Pain Management Division

Dr. John Markman founded and 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 Division, a regional 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. Dr. Markman is an NIH-funded researcher who as has served as Principal Investigator on more than 50 analgesic clinical trials. He is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and lectures globally on chronic neuropathic pain, chronic low back pain syndromes, and analgesic clinical trial design and interpretation.

Dr. Markman has served as Chair of the Pain and Palliative Care Section of the American Academy of Neurology and held leadership roles in the American Pain Society and International Association for the Study of Pain. He has served as a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Pain and Pain Medicine and an examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He also served as a special government employee of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and a member of the Anesthetic and Life Support Drug Advisory Committee. Dr. Markman is board certified in Neurology and has subspecialty board certification in Pain Management. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology.



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


MD | University of Rochester Medical Center

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2001 - 06/30/2002
Fellowship in Anesthesiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

07/01/1997 - 06/30/2000
Residency in Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital

06/23/1996 - 06/30/1997
Internship in Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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American Academy of Neurology Mitchel Max Scientific Award for Neuropathic Pain Research 2022

2013 - 2013
American Pain Society Clinical Centers of Excellence in Pain Management: Neuromedicine Pain Management Center

2010 - 2010
American Association for Clinical Chemistry Outstanding Speaker Award
Location: Washington, DC

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Location: Rochester, NY

Rudolph Angell Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Location: Rochester, NY

Robert J. Joynt Neurology Prize
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Location: Rochester, NY

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Journal Articles

Gewandter JS, Sohn MB, De Guzman R, Frazer ME, Chiodo V, Sharma S, Geha P, Markman JD. "Predicting treatment response with sensory phenotyping in post-traumatic neuropathic pain." Pain medicine : the official journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine.. 2022 Mar 21; Epub 2022 Mar 21.

Mauer J, Bullok K, Watt S, Whalen E, Russo L, Junor R, Markman J, Hauber B, Tervonen T. "Multi-method quantitative benefit-risk assessment of treatments for moderate-to-severe osteoarthritis." British journal of clinical pharmacology.. 2022 Mar 12; Epub 2022 Mar 12.

Koreckij, T.; Kreiner, S.; Khalil, J.; Smuch, M.; Markman, J.; Garfin, S; on behalf of the INTRACEPT Trial Investigators. "Prospective, randomized, multicenter study of intraosseous basivertebral nerve ablation for the treatment of chronic low back pain: 24-Month treatment arm results". North American Spine Society Journal. 2021; 8.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Pain- Antidepressants, Anticonvulsants.
Book Title: Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences 2E edited
Author List: Markman JD and S. Noria.
Published By: Elsevier 2014

Chapter Title: Interdisciplinary Pain Medicine: A Case Approach
Book Title: Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Author List: Markman, JD and Kiran Nandigam
Published By: Oxford University Press 2014

Book Title: The Netter Collection Of Medical Illustrations: Volume 7, Part 2 Spinal Cord and
Author List: Markman JD.
Published By: Elsevier 2013