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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

20 S Park Neurology

Anterior Cervical Discectomy

Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors

Brain Tumor (Neurosurgery)

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Chiari Malformation

Degenerative Spine Disease

Foraminal Stenosis

General Neurosurgery

Hemifacial Spasms

Herniated Disc

Lateral Recess Stenosis

Microvascular Decompression (MVD)

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgery


Nerve Ulnar


Peripheral Nerve


Revision Spine Surgery

Spinal Fusion

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal Tumors

Spine (Neurosurgery)

Spine Fractures

Spine Trauma

Spine Tumor (Neurosurgery)


Trigeminal Neuralgia


Research Park Clinic
(608) 265-3207 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
UW Health at The American Center
(608) 265-3207 | (844) 607-4800 | Map
University Hospital
(608) 263-7502 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

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, Pittsburgh, PA
Internship Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Medical School University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.
PubMed Articles
Schmidt BT Pun CD Lake WB Resnick DK Computed Tomography Guidance for Percutaneous Glycerol Rhizotomy for Trigeminal Neuralgia. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown) . 2020 Aug 1;19(2):E117-E121
[PubMed ID: 31848621]
Kreiner DS Matz P Bono CM Cho CH Easa JE Ghiselli G Ghogawala Z Reitman CA Resnick DK Watters WC 3rd Annaswamy TM Baisden J Bartynski WS Bess S Brewer RP Cassidy RC Cheng DS Christie SD Chutkan NB Cohen BA Dagenais S Enix DE Dougherty P Golish SR Gulur P Hwang SW Kilincer C King JA Lipson AC Lisi AJ Meagher RJ O'Toole JE Park P Pekmezci M Perry DR Prasad R Provenzano DA Radcliff KE Rahmathulla G Reinsel TE Rich RL Jr Robbins DS Rosolowski KA Sembrano JN Sharma AK Stout AA Taleghani CK Tauzell RA Trammell T Vorobeychik Y Yahiro AM Guideline summary review: an evidence-based clinical guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of low back pain. Spine J . 2020 Jul;20(7):998-1024
[PubMed ID: 32333996]
Resnick DK Schmidt BT Momin E Hetzel SJ Ghogawala Z Interobserver variance and patient heterogeneity influencing the treatment of grade I spondylolisthesis. Spine J . 2020 Jun 10;
[PubMed ID: 32534135]
Schmidt BT Pun CD Caropreso B Hetzel SJ Lake W Resnick DK Use of a Laryngeal Mask Airway Decreases Radiation Exposure During Computed Tomography-Guided Percutaneous Glycerol Rhizotomy for Trigeminal Neuralgia. World Neurosurg . 2020 Mar;135:e230-e236
[PubMed ID: 31790838]
Vaziri S Resnick DK Ames CP Harrop JS Shaffrey CI Singh K Smith JS Hoh DJ Brief History of Spinal Neurosurgical Societies in the United States: Part 1. Neurospine . 2019 Dec;16(4):631-636
[PubMed ID: 31905449]
Miranpuri GS Nguyen J Moreno N Yutuc NA Kim J Buttar S Brown GR Sauer SE Singh CK Kumar S Resnick DK Folic Acid Modulates Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 Expression Following Spinal Cord Injury. Ann Neurosci . 2019 Apr;26(2):60-65
[PubMed ID: 31975775]
Resnick DK Show me the evidence: Dealing with bias in the medical literature: NASS 2018 presidential address. Spine J . 2019 Jan;19(1):2-7
[PubMed ID: 30579530]
Miranpuri GS Schomberg DT Stan P Chopra A Buttar S Wood A Radzin A Meudt JJ Resnick DK Shanmuganayagam D Comparative Morphometry of the Wisconsin Miniature Swine<sup>TM</sup> Thoracic Spine for Modeling Human Spine in Translational Spinal Cord Injury Research. Ann Neurosci . 2018 Dec;25(4):210-218
[PubMed ID: 31000959]
Lonser RR Resnick DK Current Controversies in Spinal and Cranial Surgery. Neurosurg Clin N Am . 2017 Jul;28(3):xiii-xiv
[PubMed ID: 28600018]
Wali AR Martin JR Rennert R Resnick DK Taylor W Warnke P Chen CC Vertebroplasty for vertebral compression fractures: Placebo or effective? Surg Neurol Int . 2017;8:81
[PubMed ID: 28607815]
Miranpuri GS Meethal SV Sampene E Chopra A Buttar S Nacht C Moreno N Patel K Liu L Singh A Singh CK Hariharan N Iskandar B Resnick DK Folic Acid Modulates Matrix Metalloproteinase-2 Expression, Alleviates Neuropathic Pain, and Improves Functional Recovery in Spinal Cord-Injured Rats. Ann Neurosci . 2017 May;24(2):74-81
[PubMed ID: 28588362]
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]
Pines AR Alghoul MS Hamade YJ Sattur MG Aoun RJN Halasa TK Krishna C Zammar SG El Tecle NE El Ahmadieh TY Aoun SG Byrne RW Harrop JS Ragel BT Resnick DK Lonser RR Selden NR Bendok BR Assessment of the Interrater Reliability of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Microanastomosis Assessment Scale. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown) . 2017 Feb 1;13(1):108-112
[PubMed ID: 28931262]
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]