October 2016

Donald L. Resnick is Professor of Radiology and Chief of Musculoskeletal Imaging at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

Born in Mt. Vernon, New York, in 1941, he graduated at Cornell University, Medical College, New York City, in 1966. He completed his residency in radiology at the New York Hospital, Cornell University in 1972. He then became Assistant Professor of Radiology in Residence at UCSD, and in 1979 he was appointed Professor of Radiology.

In the following 30 years, Professor Resnick graduated nearly 200 clinical bone fellows from the United States and Canada, and about 500 research fellows, many from Europe, Asia and South America, especially Brazil. Most of these fellows have assumed an academic position since then. He was also chief of the osteoradiology section of the Veterans Administration Medical Center in San Diego from 1977 to 1990.

Professor Resnick has given more than 1,200 presentations and has made outstanding scientific contributions as an author of 861 articles, 25 books and chapters, and 59 invited articles and chapters. His work has been recognised by several publication awards and book grants, such as the American Society of Indexers Award for excellence in indexing for 'Diagnosis of Bone and Joint Disorders' (Resnick D, Niwayama G).

He has delivered many national and international named lectures, undertaken over 150 visiting professorships and won numerous honours and awards, including the Gold Medal of the American Roentgen Ray Society. He has also twice given the Annual Oration at the meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

Professor Resnick has held numerous professional positions and sat on the Executive Committee of the International Skeletal Society (ISS) for over 20 years. He was a member of the RSNA Public Information Advisory Committee and American Roentgen Ray Society Program Committee. He has received sponsored post-doctoral fellowships on osteoradiology, and has been a member of editorial boards of several scientific journals, such as Skeletal Radiology, AJR, Arthritis Rheumatism andSeminars in Musculoskeletal Imaging.

He has been awarded honorary membership by various prestigious societies, including the French Canadian Society of Radiology, the Swedish Society of Medical Radiology and the Austrian Radiological Society.

He is married to Pauline Chu, M.D., radiologist and Professor of Radiology at UCSD.

In recognition of his outstanding scientific and educational contribution to diagnostic radiology and medical imaging, especially in the field of musculoskeletal radiology, Professor Resnick will be presented with Honorary Membership of the European Society of Radiology at ECR 2010.