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Charles S. Resnik, MD

Academic Title:


Primary Appointment:

Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine

Secondary Appointment(s):


Administrative Title:

Associate Vice Chair, Education



Education and Training

1971-1975--BS, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

1973-1977--MD, Honors Program in Medical Education, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL

1977-1981--Resident, Diagnostic Radiology (Chief Resident, 1980-1981), Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

1981-1982--Fellow, Skeletal Radiology, University of California and Veterans Administration Medical Center, San Diego, California


Charles S. Resnik, M.D. is a Professor of Radiology and Orthopaedics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is the Associate Vice Chairman of Education in the Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine and the Section Chief of Musculoskeletal Radiology at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC). He has been the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program Director at UMMC for 29 years.   

Dr. Resnik is a long time member of the International Skeletal Society, and he is a past president of the Society of Skeletal Radiology (SSR) and of the Association of Program Directors in Radiology (APDR). He has served on and chaired many committees in these and other national organizations. Dr. Resnik has received the APDR Achievement Award and a Lifetime Service Award from the American Board of Radiology. He has been a long time faculty advisor for the American Alliance of Academic Chief Residents in Radiology, and he is a recognized mentor for the Association of University Radiologists, APDR, and SSR. He has served on the editorial board of two major radiology journals and is a manuscript reviewer for many other journals.

Dr. Resnik has more than 115 publications in peer reviewed journals and has made more than 260 presentations as an invited speaker all over the world. His areas of expertise include imaging of musculoskeletal trauma, imaging of arthritis, and residency program administration. He has received an Excellence in Teaching Award from the UMMC Department of Diagnostic Radiology.

Dr. Resnik is also a Founding Director and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Challenger Center for Space Science Education (, an internationally acclaimed organization designed by the families of the last crew of the space shuttle Challenger to carry on the mission of the crew to educate children in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Imaging of musculoskeletal trauma, Imaging of arthritis, Residency program administration

Highlighted Publications

Resnik CS, Resnick D. Radiology of disorders of the sacroiliac joints. JAMA 1985; 253: 2863-2866.

Young JWR, Resnik CS. Fracture of the pelvis: Current concepts of classification. Am J Roentgenol 1990; 155:1169-1175.

Resnik CS. Crystal deposition diseases and neuropathic osteoarthropathy, In: Radiologic Pathology, 3rd Edition, Reston, VA: American Institute for Radiologic Pathology, 2013, pp 1157-1162

Lewis PJ, Probyn L, McGuinness G, Nguyen J, Mullins ME, Resnik C, Oldham S. Developing a job description for a vice chair of education in radiology. Academic Radiology 2015; 22(7):933-938.

Resnik CS, Bohndorf K. Arthritis, In: Hodler J, Kubik-Huch RA, von Schulthess GK (eds). Musculoskeletal Diseases 2017-2020, Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing AG, 2017, pp 33-37

Clinical Specialty Details

Musculoskeletal Imaging

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