Dr. Hicks completed her undergraduate training at Northwestern University and her medical school training at New Jersey Medical School. She completed her residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at UMDNJ and the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. She has conducted research in pain management education techniques and has presented at national sports medicine as well as physical medicine and rehabilitation conferences. Her areas of interest include stroke rehabilitation, spasticity management, brain injury, osteoporosis, and sports medicine. She is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.