Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

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

Office: 3471 Fifth Avenue
Kaufmann Medical Building, Suite 500
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-692-2364
Fax: 412-692-2370

BS, Yale University, 1972
MD, Stanford University Medical School, 1977

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

Area of Specialization/Research Interest  
Voiding dysfunction and incontinence.
Geriatric syndromes with multifactorial nature.
Influence of diseases and drugs.
Difficulties in recruiting and studying subjects
and controls.

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.

Recent Grants
Title: Further Enhancing Non-Pharmacologic Therapy for Incontinence
Role: PI
Funding Agency: NIH/NIA
Start Year: 2008
End Year: 2013
Title: National Center of Excellance in Geriatrics at University of Pittsburgh
Role: PI
Funding Agency: John A. Hartford Foundation
Start Year: 2001
End Year: 2013

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