Thomas Detre Professor of Medicine and Chief, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at the
University of Pittsburgh and UPMC
- Created one of America's first Continence Centers in 1982
- Helped to pioneer the field of geriatric continence. This effort involved studies of the lower urinary tract, its changes with age, and its changes among incontinent elderly. These studies employed epidemiological, clinical epi, physiological, pathophysiological, and clinical trial methods, and collaborations with experts in neuroimaging, ultrastructure, and molecular biology. One result was discovery and characterization of DHIC.
- Helped to craft clinical algorithms and guidelines for the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); CMS/Medicare; and NIH. Also participated in the first 3 ICI efforts to adapt these for broader use with the WHO, and worked with CMS/Medicare to devise the Minimum Data Set (MDS), which is now mandated for all US nursing homes and has been adopted/adapted by many other nations.
- Authored chapters on UI for Campbell-Wein's Urology and, on incontinence and on geriatrics, for major textbooks of medicine
- Presented State of the Art talks, keynote talks, and Meet the Professor sessions at ICS, AUA, AUGS, and NIH
- Former Editorial Board member for Neurourology and Urodynamics
- Former member of ICS' Executive Advisory Board, Steering Committee, and Standardization Committees
Prior to coming to Pittsburgh, Dr. Resnick served as Associate Professor at Harvard, with dual appointments in Medicine and Urology. As founding director of the Gerontology Division at Harvard's Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), he also helped to create the Gerontology Division at Massachusetts General Hospital when BWH and MGH merged to create Partners Healthcare. He has been included in Best Doctors in America for 25 years.