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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

University Hospital
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Research Park Clinic
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UW Health at The American Center
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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital (primary)
Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial, UnityPoint Health - Meriter (secondary)

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 2015

Best Doctors® in America 2014

Best Doctors® in America 2013

Best Doctors® in America 2011

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


Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.

Programs & Conditions

PubMed Articles
Ghogawala Z Resnick DK Glassman SD Dziura J Shaffrey CI Mummaneni PV . Randomized controlled trials for degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis: which patients benefit from lumbar fusion? J Neurosurg Spine. 2017 Feb;26(2):260-266
[PubMed ID: 27661562]
Schomberg DT Miranpuri GS Chopra A Patel K Meudt JJ Tellez A Resnick DK Shanmuganayagam D . Translational Relevance of Swine Models of Spinal Cord Injury. J Neurotrauma. 2017 Feb;34(3):541-551
[PubMed ID: 27492951]
Crowell AD King K Deitermann A Miranpuri GS Resnick DK . Implication of Hypothalamus in Alleviating Spinal Cord Injury-Induced Neuropathic Pain. Ann Neurosci. 2016 Sep;23(3):171-175
[PubMed ID: 27721586]
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 Because of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis. Clin Spine Surg. 2016 Aug;29(7):305-11
[PubMed ID: 23168396]
Than KD Curran JN Resnick DK Shaffrey CI Ghogawala Z Mummaneni PV . How to predict return to work after lumbar discectomy: answers from the NeuroPoint-SD registry. J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 Aug;25(2):181-6
[PubMed ID: 26989977]
Abraham P Rennert RC Martin JR Ciacci J Taylor W Resnick D Kasper E Chen CC . The role of surgery for treatment of low back pain: insights from the randomized controlled Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trials. Surg Neurol Int. 2016;7:38
[PubMed ID: 27127703]
Miranpuri GS Schomberg DT Alrfaei B King KC Rynearson B Wesley VS Khan N Obiakor K Wesley UV Resnick DK . Role of Matrix Metalloproteinases 2 in Spinal Cord Injury-Induced Neuropathic Pain. Ann Neurosci. 2016 Mar;23(1):25-32
[PubMed ID: 27536019]
Whitmore RG Curran JN Ali ZS Mummaneni PV Shaffrey CI Heary RF Kaiser MG Asher AL Malhotra NR Cheng JS Hurlbert J Smith JS Magge SN Steinmetz MP Resnick DK Ghogawala Z . Predictive value of 3-month lumbar discectomy outcomes in the NeuroPoint-SD Registry. J Neurosurg Spine. 2015 Oct;23(4):459-66
[PubMed ID: 26140406]
Ghobrial GM Balsara K Maulucci CM Resnick DK Selden NR Sharan AD Harrop JS . Simulation Training Curricula for Neurosurgical Residents: Cervical Foraminotomy and Durotomy Repair Modules. World Neurosurg. 2015 Sep;84(3):751-5.e1-7
[PubMed ID: 25957725]
Hoh BL Curran J Rokicki J Ullman JS Bendok BR Rao G Selden NR Resnick DK Ghogawala Z . The Comparative Effectiveness of Specific Professional Educational Tools for Correcting Knowledge Gaps Among Practicing Neurosurgeons. Neurosurgery. 2015 Aug;62 Suppl 1:133-6
[PubMed ID: 26181932]
Resnick DK . A Question of Balance: Presidential Address of the 2014 CNS Annual Meeting. Neurosurgery. 2015 Aug;62 Suppl 1:66-72
[PubMed ID: 26181922]
Zammar SG El Tecle NE El Ahmadieh TY Adelson PD Veznedaroglu E Surdell DL Harrop JS Benes V Rezai AR Resnick DK Bendok BR . Impact of a Vascular Neurosurgery Simulation-Based Course on Cognitive Knowledge and Technical Skills in European Neurosurgical Trainees. World Neurosurg. 2015 Aug;84(2):197-201
[PubMed ID: 25498797]
Li Y Fredrickson V Resnick DK . How should we grade lumbar disc herniation and nerve root compression? A systematic review. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2015 Jun;473(6):1896-902
[PubMed ID: 24825130]
Schomberg D Miranpuri G Duellman T Crowell A Vemuganti R Resnick D . Spinal cord injury induced neuropathic pain: Molecular targets and therapeutic approaches. Metab Brain Dis. 2015 Jun;30(3):645-58
[PubMed ID: 25588751]
Zammar SG Hamade YJ Aoun RJ El Tecle NE El Ahmadieh TY Adelson PD Kurpad SN Harrop JS Hodge H Mishra RC Rajshekhar V Rezai AR Sahkla SK Sattur MG Selden NR Sharan AD Resnick DK Bendok BR . The cognitive and technical skills impact of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons simulation curriculum on neurosurgical trainees at the 2013 Neurological Society of India meeting. World Neurosurg. 2015 Apr;83(4):419-23
[PubMed ID: 25524066]
McGirt MJ Resnick D Edwards N Angevine P Mroz T Fehlings M . Background to understanding value-based surgical spine care. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Oct 15;39(22 Suppl 1):S51-2
[PubMed ID: 25299259]
Resnick DK Tosteson AN Groman RF Ghogawala Z . Setting the equation: establishing value in spine care. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Oct 15;39(22 Suppl 1):S43-50
[PubMed ID: 25299258]
Ahmed MM Lee H Clark Z Miranpuri GS Nacht C Patel K Liu L Joslin J Kintner D Resnick DK . Pathogenesis of spinal cord injury induced edema and neuropathic pain: expression of multiple isoforms of wnk1. Ann Neurosci. 2014 Jul;21(3):97-103
[PubMed ID: 25206073]
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]