Caitlin W. Hicks MD, MS is an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Hicks completed her surgical residency and vascular surgery fellowship at Johns Hopkins, where she was the first person to participate in the Early Specialization Program, completing her training in 6 years. She was recently promoted to Associate Professor after only 2.5 years on faculty. Dr. Hicks is the Associate Fellowship Director for the Johns Hopkins Vascular Surgery Fellowship and the Director of Research for the Johns Hopkins Diabetic Foot and Wound Clinic. Her clinical practice focuses on complex limb salvage, carotid disease, and open aortic surgery. Her research interests the epidemiology of lower extremity disease and value-based care in vascular surgery. The overarching goal of her work is to better define patients who will benefit from vascular interventions, and to optimize patient care and improve overall patient outcomes. Dr. Hicks has received a K23 research award from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. In addition, she has received career development grants from the American College of Surgery and the Society for Vascular Surgery. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Seminars in Vascular Surgery, Associate Editor of Surgery, and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Vascular Surgery and Annals of Vascular Surgery. She has published more than 200 peer-reviewed publications to date, and recently published a book on Vascular Disease in Women in July 2021.