Daniel K. Resnick

2014, Boston

A native of Philadelphia and a persistent Eagles fan, Dr. Resnick is a summa cum laude graduate of Princeton University and graduated as a member of AOA from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Following an internship at Pennsylvania Hospital, he completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh under the tutelage of Drs. Jannetta, Lunsford and Marion. During residency he earned a master’s degree in neuroscience based on spinal cord injury research and did an “infolded fellowship” at the University of New Mexico with Dr. Edward Benzel. Focusing his career in spinal surgery, Dan joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin where he is now Professor, Vice Chairman and Program Director. He has accrued numerous awards including the Dean’s teaching award for education of medical students.

Dr. Resnick has authored over 175 peer reviewed scientific papers, has contributed over 80 chapters, has edited five books and authored 130 other publications. His academic interest currently is in the use of comparative effectiveness research to inform and improve spine care and he has, as a consequence, become an advocate for spine surgeons and spine patients. He is past chairman of the spine section, past chair of the Washington Committee Quality Improvement Workgroup and currently Director of Research for the North American Spine Society. He joined the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Executive Committee in 2001 and has served in a variety of posts, including Vice President, Treasurer and Chair of the Education Committee.

Dr. Resnick is immensely proud of his 5 children, Leah, Sabrina, Eli, Talia and Zev. He and his wife, Rachel, enjoy music, cycling and traveling (preferably in pursuit of music and cycling!)