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   Division of Geriatric Medicine

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photo Neil Resnick, MD

Thomas Detre Professor of Medicine

Chief, Division of Geriatric Medicine

Associate Director, Aging Institute of UPMC Senior Services and University of Pittsburgh

Director, Hartford Center of Excellence in Geriatrics

Email: nam60@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-692-2364

Contact
Office: 3471 Fifth Avenue
Kaufmann Medical Building, Suite 500
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 
Phone: 412-692-2364
Fax: 412-692-2370
E-mail: nam60@pitt.edu
Administrative Assistant:
Nicole Chinn
Address: 3471 Fifth Ave, Suite 500
Kaufmann Medical Building
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Email: Chinnna@upmc.edu
Phone: 412-692-2361
Fax: 412-692-2370
Education and Training
Education
BS, Yale University, 1972
MD, Stanford University Medical School, 1977
Training
Resident in Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, 1977
Fellow in Gerontology and Geriatrics, Harvard Medical School, 1980
Fellow in General Internal Medicine, Harvard Medical School, 1980
Urodynamics training, Harvard Medical School, 1982
Research Interest
A Professor of Medicine and Division Chief, Dr. Resnick continues to pursue NIH-funded multidisciplinary studies of urinary incontinence. These studies incorporate physiologic, neuroimaging, clinical, pharmacological and behavioral research aims. He also serves as co-investigator in Dr. Greenspan’s research in geriatric osteoporosis, including her R01-funded studies in the nursing home and a new PCORI-funded study. Finally, he has been recently funded by two foundations to develop system–based approaches to prevent, detect, and treat delirium in hospitalized patients.
Clinical Interest
Dr. Resnick has devoted his career to caring for older adults and to studying the causes of incontinence and osteoporosis in this group. At Harvard, he founded and directed the nation's first Continence Center. While treating his patients, he also conducted reasearch into their problems. He used these findings to help his own patients and to devise ways to help other doctors care for theirs. His research led to guidelines that have been adopted by the United States government for all incontinent adults, including those in nursing homes. More recently he was asked to help the World Health Organization adapt the guidelines for more widespread dissemination. His work has been continuously funded by NIH and he has published more that 150 articles and chapters. His work has been honored by awards from the American Geriatrics Society, the American Urological Association, the International Continence Society, and the National Institutes of Health.
Publications
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Selected Publications:
Resnick, N.M., Yalla S.V., Laurino, E. The pathophysiology of urinary incontinence among institutionalized elderly persons. New England Journal of Medicine. 1989; 320: 1-7.
Resnick N.M., Ouslander J.G. (eds.). NIH Consensus Development Conference on Urinary Incontinence. Journal of the American Geriatric Society. 1990; 38(3): 263-387.
Urinary Incontinence Guideline Panel, Invited Chair- Resnick, N.M. Urinary Incontinence in Adults: Clinical Practice Guideline. Agency for Health Care Policy and Res, Public Health Service, US Dept. of Health and Human Services. 1992; AHCPR Pub. No. 92-0038.
Resnick, N.M., Brandeis, G.H., Baumann, M.M., Morris, J.N. Evaluation of a national assessment strategy for urinary incontinence in nursing home residents: Reliability and validity of the Minimum Data Set and Resident Assessment Protocol. Neurological Urodynamics. 1996; 15: 583-598.
Marcantonio, E.R., Flacker, J.M., Wright, R.J., Resnick, N.M. Reducing delirium after hip fracture: A randomized trial. Journal of the American Geriatric Society. 2001; 49: 516-522.
Resnick, N.M., Yalla, S.V. Detrusor hyperactivity with impaired contractility: An unrecognized but common cause of incontinence in elderly patients. Journal of the American Medical Association. 1987; 257: 3076-81.
Griffiths, D., Clarkson, B., Tadic, S., Resnick, N.M. Brain mechanisms underlying urge incontinence and its response to pelvic floor muscle training. Journal of Urology. 2015; 194: 708-715.
Resnick, N., Marcantonio, E. How should clinical care of the aged differ?. Lancet. 1997; 350: 1157-58.
Resnick, N.M., Perera, S., Tadic, S., Organist, L., Riley, M.A., Schaefer, W., Griffiths, D. What predicts and what mediates response of urge urinary incontinence to biofeedback. Neurological Urodynamics. 2013; 32: 408-15.
Greenspan S.L., Perera, S., Ferchak, M.A., Nace, D.A., Resnick, N.M. Efficacy and safety of single-dose zoledronic acid for osteoporosis in frail elderly women: a randomized clinical trial. Journal of the American Medical Association: Internal Medicine. 2015; 175 (6): 913-21.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: Sustaining Skeletal Health in Frail Elderly
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Aging
Grant Number: R01 AG052123
Start Year: 2016
End Year: 2021
Title: Pittsburgh Older Americans Independence Center
Role: Work Group Leader
Funding Agency: National Institute of Aging
Grant Number: P30 AG024827
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2020
Title: Maintenance of Skeletal Integrity in Frail Elders - Phase 2
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Aging
Grant Number: R01 AG050302
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2020
Title: Effect of Aging on Urothelial Function
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Aging
Grant Number: R56 AG050408
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2016
Title: Further Enhancing Non-Pharmacological Therapy for Incontinence
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Aging
Grant Number: R56 AG020629
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2016
Title: Randomized Trial of a Multifactorial Fall Injury Prevention Strategy
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc./National Institute of Aging
Grant Number: U01 AG048270
Start Year: 2014
End Year: 2019
Title: John A. Hartford Center of Excellence
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: American Federation for Aging Research
Start Year: 2014
End Year: 2016
Title: The Delirium Project
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: Campbell Foundation
Start Year: 2014
End Year: 2016
Title: To Develop a Systems-Based Approach to Delirium (Delirium Project)
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: Pittsburgh Foundation
Start Year: 2014
End Year: 2015
Title: Acute Care and Transitions Program
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: Campbell Foundation
Start Year: 2012
End Year: 2013
Title: John A. Hartford Center of Excellence
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: American Federation for Aging Research
Start Year: 2011
End Year: 2014
Title: Pittsburgh Pelvic Floor Research Program
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
Grant Number: U01 HD069006
Start Year: 2011
End Year: 2012
Title: Acute Care and Transitions Program
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: Campbell Foundation
Start Year: 2011
End Year: 2012
Title: Interprofessional Modeling and Caring for the Elderly (IP-MACY): Educating a Health Care Workforce to Meet the Needs of a Changing Health Care System
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: Jewish Healthcare Foundation
Start Year: 2009
End Year: 2013
Title: MACY Interprofessional Modeling and Caring for the Elderly (IP-MACY) Educating a Health Care Workforce to Meet the Needs of a Changing Health Care System
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: J. Macy Foundation
Start Year: 2009
End Year: 2012
Title: Further Enhancing Non-Pharmacologic Therapy for Incontinence
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Aging
Grant Number: R01 AG020629
Start Year: 2008
End Year: 2014
Title: Maintenance of Skeletal Integrity in Frail Elders
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Aging
Grant Number: R01 AG028086
Start Year: 2007
End Year: 2014
Notable Achievements
Advisor, CMS/Medicare Innovation Advisors Program (one of 70 in U.S.), 2014-present
“Top Doctors in America,” Castle Connolly’s Guide to America’s Top Physicians, 2000-2016
“Best Doctors in America,” Best Doctors, Inc., 1992-2016
Pittsburgh Magazine, “Best Doctors”, 2016
"State of the Art" Lecturer, American Urological Association Centennial Scientific Meeting, 2002
"State of the Art" Lecturer, International Continence Society Annual Meeting: Aging Bladder, 2005