September 23, 2002

Robert Resnik, M.D., Elected Honorary Fellow of British Royal College

Robert Resnik,M.D.

Robert Resnik, M.D., a University of California, San Diego (UCSD) professor of Reproductive Medicine and associate dean for Admissions for the UCSD School of Medicine has been inducted as an honorary Fellow of the prestigious Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in London, England.

The Royal College said the honorary fellowship acknowledges the major contributions Resnik has made to the specialty of obstetrics and gynecology and the well-being of women. Resnik traveled to London to participate in a formal ceremony and dinner for honorary fellows. The Royal College elected ten honorary fellows this year from around the world; Resnik is one of only three Americans chosen.

The College's stated mission is to encourage the study and advancement of the science and practice of obstetrics and gynecology. Founded in 1929, the College was granted the title "Royal" in 1938 by King George VI. The present-day building in London's Regent's Park was completed in 1960 and formally opened by Queen Elizabeth, Patron of the College.

Resnik's career in academic medicine began more than 30 years ago when he became a clinical instructor in obstetrics and gynecology at the Yale University School of Medicine. He was a National Institutes of Health Research Fellow in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of Colorado Medical Center in Denver before joining the UCSD School of Medicine faculty in 1974. In addition to teaching reproductive medicine at UCSD, Resnik was Director of the Division of Obstetrics from 1974 until 1982. He became chair of the Department of Reproductive Medicine in 1983 and held the position until 1995; during that time he also served as Dean for Clinical Affairs.

Resnik is co-editor of the textbook Maternal-Fetal Medicine, one of the most widely-used textbooks in the OB-GYN field (now going into its 5th edition). The textbook is published in English, Spanish, and Italian and is referenced worldwide by OB-GYN practitioners, medical students and interns.

Currently serving as president-elect of the American Gynecological Club, Resnik is also a council member of the American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society and a former president of the Perinatal Research Society, an international organization. He is on the Best Doctors in America list published by Woodward White, and has been listed in Who's Who in Medicine and Health Care for the past six years.


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