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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Daniel K. Resnick, MD, is a Professor of Neurological Surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He completed his undergraduate education at Princeton University, followed by medical school at the University of Pennsylvania. He has been practicing at UW Hospital and Clinics since completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Resnick specializes in disorders of the spine and has particular expertise in minimally-incisional surgery, spinal tumors and degenerative disorders of the spine.



Spine Medicine

UW Health Clinics

UW Hospital and Clinics
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East Clinic
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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (primary)

Languages Spoken

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Neurological Surgery

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Neurological Surgery
Residency University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Internship Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia
Medical School University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 1991


Best Doctors® in America 2014

Best Doctors® in America 2013

Best Doctors® in America 2011

PubMed Articles
Resnick DK Watters WC 3rd Mummaneni PV Dailey AT Choudhri TF Eck JC Sharan A Groff MW Wang JC Ghogawala Z Dhall SS Kaiser MG . Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 10: lumbar fusion for stenosis without spondylolisthesis. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jul;21(1):62-6
[PubMed ID: 24980587]
Resnick DK Watters WC 3rd Sharan A Mummaneni PV Dailey AT Wang JC Choudhri TF Eck J Ghogawala Z Groff MW Dhall SS Kaiser MG . Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 9: lumbar fusion for stenosis with spondylolisthesis. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jul;21(1):54-61
[PubMed ID: 24980586]
El Ahmadieh TY Harrop J Batjer HH Resnick DK Bendok BR . Blinded peer assessment of surgical skill is feasible and can predict complication rates: a step toward measuring surgical quality. Neurosurgery. 2014 Jun;74(6):N12-4
[PubMed ID: 24836100]
Kim HT Kim T Novotny B Khan N Aksamit J Siegel S Miranpuri GS Resnick DK . Thermal hyperalgesia assessment for rats after spinal cord injury: developing a valid and useful pain index. Spine J. 2014 Jun 1;14(6):984-9
[PubMed ID: 24361359]
Li Y Fredrickson V Resnick DK . How Should We Grade Lumbar Disc Herniation and Nerve Root Compression? A Systematic Review. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 May 14;
[PubMed ID: 24825130]
Lee HK Ahmed MM King KC Miranpuri GS Kahle KT Resnick DK Sun D . Persistent phosphorylation of NKCC1 and WNK1 in the epicenter of the spinal cord following contusion injury. Spine J. 2014 May 1;14(5):777-81
[PubMed ID: 24239489]
Kreiner DS Hwang SW Easa JE Resnick DK Baisden JL Bess S Cho CH DePalma MJ Dougherty P 2nd Fernand R Ghiselli G Hanna AS Lamer T Lisi AJ Mazanec DJ Meagher RJ Nucci RC Patel RD Sembrano JN Sharma AK Summers JT Taleghani CK Tontz WL Jr Toton JF . An evidence-based clinical guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of lumbar disc herniation with radiculopathy. Spine J. 2014 Jan;14(1):180-91
[PubMed ID: 24239490]
Hartjen CA Resnick DK Hsu KY Zucherman JF Hsu EH Skidmore GA . Two-Year Evaluation of the X-STOP Interspinous Spacer in Different Primary Patient Populations With Neurogenic Intermittent Claudication due to Lumbar Spinal Stenosis. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2013 Nov 8;
[PubMed ID: 23168396]
Resnick DK . Long-term kinematic analysis of cervical spine after single-level implantation of Bryan cervical disc prosthesis: a review. Spine J. 2013 Jun;13(6):635-6
[PubMed ID: 23747195]
Resnick DK . Updated Guidelines for the Management of Acute Cervical Spine and Spinal Cord Injury. Neurosurgery. 2013 Mar;72 Suppl 2:1
[PubMed ID: 23417171]
Lake WB Brooks NP Resnick DK . Comparative effectiveness research in spine surgery. J Comp Eff Res. 2013 Jan;2(1):45-51
[PubMed ID: 24236520]
Ahmed MM Lake WB Resnick DK . Progressive severe kyphosis as a complication of multilevel cervical percutaneous facet neurotomy: a case report. Spine J. 2012 Oct;12(10):e5-8
[PubMed ID: 23063423]
Resnick DK . Commentary: Dysphagia after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. Spine J. 2012 Aug;12(8):645
[PubMed ID: 23021027]
Agrawal BM Brooks NP Resnick DK . Wisconsin Spine Outcome Study-Pilot: preliminary data. Neurosurg Focus. 2012 Jul;33(1):E15
[PubMed ID: 22746232]
Ahmed MM King KC Pearce SM Ramsey MA Miranpuri GS Resnick DK . Novel target for Spinal Cord Injury Neuropathic Pain. Mini Rev Med Chem. 2012 Feb 1;
[PubMed ID: 22303943]
Ahmed MM Rajpal S Sweeney C Gerovac TA Allcock B McChesney S Patel AU Tilghman JI Miranpuri GS Resnick DK . Cannabinoid subtype-2 receptors modulate the antihyperalgesic effect of WIN 55,212-2 in rats with neuropathic spinal cord injury pain. Spine J. 2010 Dec;10(12):1049-54
[PubMed ID: 20920894]
Lall R Patel NJ Resnick DK . A review of complications associated with craniocervical fusion surgery. Neurosurgery. 2010 Nov;67(5):1396-402; discussion 1402-3
[PubMed ID: 20871441]
Hasbargen T Ahmed MM Miranpuri G Li L Kahle KT Resnick D Sun D . Role of NKCC1 and KCC2 in the development of chronic neuropathic pain following spinal cord injury. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2010 Jun;1198:168-72
[PubMed ID: 20536931]
Resnick DK . Magnetic resonance imaging signal change patterns and prognosis for myelopathy. Spine J. 2010 Jun;10(6):510-1
[PubMed ID: 20494812]
Rajpal S Gordon DB Pellino TA Strayer AL Brost D Trost GR Zdeblick TA Resnick DK . Comparison of perioperative oral multimodal analgesia versus IV PCA for spine surgery. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2010 Apr;23(2):139-45
[PubMed ID: 20375829]