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Andrew S. Resnick, MD, MBA, FACS
Gastrointestinal Surgery

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Administrative Office:
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
4 Silverstein Pavilion
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Administrative Assistant:
Administrative Telephone: 215-662-6118
Administrative Fax: 215-349-5906
Patient Appointments:

Clinical Office:
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
GI Surgery
West Pavilion, 4th Floor
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Clinical Telephone: 215-662-6118
Clinical Fax: 215-349-5906

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Dr. Resnick’s principal clinical interest is gastrointestinal surgery. In particular, he is interested in minimally invasive surgery, performing laparoscopic surgery for benign and malignant processes including the entire GI tract, hernias, and splenic disorders. He also performs complex open procedures for many disease processes, including tumors of the stomach, pancreas, small and large bowel, and large recurrent abdominal wall hernias.

Dr. Resnick serves as Director of the Penn Clinical Simulation Center, where he oversees the new 22,000 sq ft facility which is dedicated to improving the training of all healthcare workers in order to maximize medical education and patient safety. In addition, he serves on the Peri-operative Executive Committee and has an interest in operational management.

Dr. Resnick graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1995 with High Honors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He then enrolled at the Yale University School of Medicine, graduating in 2000 after taking an extra year to complete the Howard Hughes/National Institutes of Health Research Scholars Program from 1997-1998. Dr. Resnick has always been very interested in administration and operational management in the hospital and has completed an M.B.A. at The Wharton School, majoring in healthcare management. His research activities focus primarily on the interaction between operational efficiency, education, and patient safety.

Faculty Appointments
2000- 2006 Assistant Instructor in Surgery
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Faculty Appointments
2006 - 2007 Instructor in Surgery
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2007 - present Assistant Professor of Surgery at HUP
Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Hospital and Administrative Appointments
2007 - present Assistant Professor of Surgery
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2007 - present Assistant Professor of Surgery
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Other Appointments
2007 - present Co-Director
Gastrointestinal Surgery Educational Conference
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2007 - present Executive Director
PENN Medicine Clinical Simulation Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2008 - present Co-Chair, Peri-operative Quality Council
2009 - present Physician leader, Unit-Based Clinical Leadership
1991 - 1995 A.B. Dartmouth College
Hanover, New Hampshire
1995 - 2000

M.D. Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut

2003 - 2005 M.B.A. The Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments
2000 - 2007 Categorical Surgical Resident
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
National/International Societies
  • American College of Surgeons
    • Associate Fellow (2007-2010)
    • Fellow (2010-present)
  • Association of Program Directors in Surgery (APDS)
    • Resident Member (2005-2007)
    • Board Member (2006-2007)
    • Associate Member (2007-present)
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
    • Candidate Member (2002-2007)
    • Member (2007-present)
    • FLS Committee (2010-present)
  • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (2008-present)
  • Society for Simulation in Healthcare (2007-present)
  • Foundation for Surgical Fellowships
    • Founding Board Member (2010-present)
  • Association for Academic Surgery (2010-present)
  • Society of Surgical Oncology (2011- present)
Local/Regional Societies
  • American College of Surgeons – Metropolitan Philadelphia Chapter (2010-present)
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Surgery, Division of Surgery Education 2003-present
  • Ongoing research to examine interaction of education, efficiency, and patient safety. In separate projects, studied operating room data, faculty teaching scores, hospital finance data, patient satisfaction data, resident education and incident report data. Determined relationships between teaching scores and Relative Value Units (RVUs), department and hospital margin for different specialties, patient satisfaction and surgical house staff, and looked at patterns associated with resident incident reports.
Howard Hughes Medical Insitute-National Institutes of Health Research Scholars Program - 1 year fellowship in Bethesda, MD from 8/97-6/98.
  • Worked in Dr. Warren Strober's laboratory in the Mucosal Immunity Section, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease. Studied Th1 cell development and the effects of TGF- on naive CD4+ T cells and differentiated CD4+ Th1 cells and Th2 cells. Demonstrated that TGF- acts to suppress Th1 cell proliferation and IFN-gamma production by inhibiting the phosphorylation of an intracellular signal transduction protein, STAT4.
Yale University, Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology - Summer, 1996.
  • Analyzed blood samples from patients with non-Zollinger Ellison Syndrome hyper gastric acid secretion. Extracted DNA and used PCR to look for mutations in the endocytosis signalling region of the subunit of gastric H,K-ATPase.
Beth Israel Hospital, Department of Surgery - Summers, 1994, 1995.
  • Conducted research on intestinal epithelial cell ion transport in the laboratory of Jeffrey Matthews, M.D. at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. Techniques included electrophysiological and fluoroscopic analyses.
Presidential Scholar and Honors Thesis in laboratory of C.R. McClung, Ph.D. - 1992-1995.
  • Research in molecular genetics to quantify the photic and non-photic gene regulatory elements in the plant Arabidopsis. Ran genetic tests to determine the circadian expression of different kinds of mRNA. Mutated plants through the addition of noxious gases to isolate mutants in circadian regulation.
Research Publications, Peer Reviewed
  1. Prasad M, Smith JA, Resnick A, Awtrey CS, Hrnjez BJ, Matthews JB. Ammonia inhibits cAMP-regulated intestinal Cl- transport. Asymmetric effects of apical and basolateral exposure and implications for epithelial barrier function. Journal of Clinical Investigation 96(5):2142-2151, Nov. 1995.
  2. Zhong HH, Resnick AS, Straume M, Robertson McClung C. Effects of synergistic signaling by phytochrome A and cryptochrome1 on circadian clock-regulated catalase expression. The Plant Cell 9(6):947-955, June 1997.
  3. Ludviksson BR, Seegers D, Resnick AS, Strober W. The effect of TGF-beta1 on immune responses of naive versus memory CD4+ Th1/Th2 T cells. European Journal of Immunology 30(7):2101-11, July 2000.
  4. Todd BA, Resnick A, Stuhlemmer R, Morris JB, Mullen J. Challenges of the 80-hour resident work rules: Collaboration between surgeons and nonphysician practitioners. Surgical Clinics of North America 84(6):1573-1586, Dec. 2004.
  5. Resnick AS, Corrigan D, Mullen JL, Kaiser LR. Surgeon contribution to hospital bottom line: Not all are created equal. Annals of Surgery 242(4):530-539, Oct. 2005.
  6. Resnick AS, Todd BA, Mullen JL, Morris JB. How do surgical residents and non-physician practitioners play together in the sandbox? Current Surgery 63(2):155-164, Mar./Apr. 2006.
  7. Resnick AS, Mullen JL, Kaiser LR, Morris JB. Patterns and predictions of resident misbehavior: A 10-year retrospective look. Current Surgery 63(6):418-425, Nov./Dec. 2006.
  8. Page MP, Ricca RL, Resnick AS, Puder M, Fishman SJ. Newborn and toddler intestinal obstruction owing to congenital mesenteric defects. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 43(4):755-758, Apr. 2008.
  9. Resnick AS, Disbot M, Wurster A, Mullen JL, Kaiser LR, Morris JB. Contributions of surgical residents to patient satisfaction: Impact of residents beyond clinical care. Journal of Surgical Education 65(3):243-252, May/June 2008.
  10. Foley PJ, Roses RE, Kelz RR, Resnick AS, Williams NN, Mullen JL, Kaiser LR, Morris JB. The state of general surgery training: A different perspective. Journal of Surgical Education 65(6):494-498, Nov./Dec. 2008.
Reviews in Peer Reviewed Research Publications
  1. Rhodes RS, Resnick A. Towards optimal surgical outcomes. Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research 5(6):741-749, Dec. 2005.
Abstracts (Past 3 Years)
  1. Mittal MK, Hashimoto DA, Olugbenga O, McCombs PR, Resnick AS, Williams NN, Dumon KD. Harnessing simulation technology to teach abdominal aortic aneurysm in the team setting. SAGES Annual meeting, Apr. 2009, Phoenix, AZ.
  2. Mittal MK, Cowan SW, Dumon KD, Hashimoto DA, Olugbenga O, Resnick AS, Williams NN. Bronchoscopy guided tracheostomy: A hybrid model providing airway training for residents? SAGES Annual meeting, Apr. 2009, Phoenix, AZ.
  3. Mittal MK, Williams NN, Kreitz KA, Olugbenga O, Hashimoto DA, Resnick AS, Dumon KD. Low fidelity simulation model for percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube placement. SAGES Annual Meeting, Apr. 2009, Phoenix, AZ.
  4. Selvan B, Dumon KD, Morris JB, Resnick AR, Williams NN. A retrospective study challenges the construct validity of colonoscopic virtual training. SAGES Annual Meeting, Apr. 2010, Washington, D.C.
  5. Selvan B, Dumon KD, Morris JB, Resnick AR, Williams NN. Does a laparoscopic skills training curriculum on a virtual trainer in a busy surgical residency program need to be optimized? SAGES Annual Meeting, Apr. 2010, Washington, D.C.
  6. Hashimoto, D; Selvan, B; McCombs, P; Dumon, K; Palmieri, J; Luba, J; Resnick, A; Williams, N. Simulating open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair: high fidelity team training and evaluation for residents. In: 12th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery; 2010 Apr 14-17; National Harbor, MD. Abstract ETP09.
Editorials, Chapters & Participation in Committee Reports
  1. Resnick AS, Drebin JA. Distal pancreatectomy. In Lowy AM, Leach SD, Philip PA, eds. Pancreatic Cancer. New York: Springer Science, 2008, 341-350.
  2. Abdullah I, Frederick JR, Resnick AS, Morris JB. Hernias. In: The Surgical Review: An Integrated Basic and Clinical Science Study Guide, 3rd ed. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; 2009: 85-97.
  3. Bleier J, Resnick AS. Complications of incisional hernia repair. In Seminars in Colon and Rectal Surgery. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier, 2009, 20(3): 125-130.
  4. Wang G, Resnick AS. Chronic Mesenteric Ischemia. In: Cameron JL. Current Surgical Therapy, 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; (in press). Online version now in print, actual textbook in the fall.

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