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Seth A. Resnick, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry


Dr. Resnick is board-certified and maintains clinical practice and expertise in general psychiatry as well as pain medicine and palliative medicine, and in addiction medicine. He is the only physician in the country with this combined specialization.  He has pursued scientific investigation, written journal articles, and contributed to texts in these fields.  Dr. Resnick attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine where he received a Distinction in Research and participated in the Humanities and Medicine Program.  He was selected to this early in his undergraduate education at best nationally-ranked Williams College where he graduated Cum Laude with a BA in English.  He underwent training here at NYU School of Medicine in the psychiatry residency program through which he also worked at Bellevue Hospital Center, as well as at the New York Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center, as part of his residency in psychiatry there.  He pursued a fellowship in pain and palliative care at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center where he is one of the few psychiatrists to have completed the program in its history.

Dr. Resnick is currently Chair of Psychiatry at Advantage Care Physicians, the largest multisite ambulatory primary and multispecialty care center in the New York metro area with over 35 clinics where he is responsible for establishing and overseeing the implementation and expansion of the behavioral health program through development of established collaborative care practice models.  He also serves in consultancy as Medical Director to Therapix Biosciences Ltd., a specialty biopharmaceutical company focused on cannabinoid-based therapies for central nervous system and pain disorders, for which he provides clinical input into innovating a patient-centered management technology platform as well as expertise in guiding the company's enterprises in pioneering and diversifying treatment in the field of chronic pain.  He has served as the Chief of General Medical Psychiatric Services at Lenox Hill Hospital, and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Hofstra University School of Medicine.  He was previously Service Chief of the Chronic Pain and Recovery Center at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Connecticut, where he served patients with a condition that is complex and multifactorial, requiring the interdisciplinary approach provided at this unique and innovative program, addressing a major issue in contemporary medicine in an area of high clinical need with no other such intensive comprehensive treatment available in the region.  Prior to that, Dr. Resnick served as Director of Supportive Services at Continuum Cancer Centers of New York, staffing the Departments of Psychiatry as an Attending Physician at both St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center and Beth Israel Medical Center where he was jointly appointed and maintained an affiliation in the Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care as he continued to pursue clinical study in this area.  His unique background, including specialty training in an oncology setting, served his vision to provide interdisciplinary care in supporting individuals with cancer through all stages of their disease in managing and coping with associated physical symptoms, psychosocial issues, and spiritual distress.  

Dr. Resnick has an interest in brain stimulation therapies, including transcranial magnetic stimulation and direct current stimulation, as well as electroconvulsive therapy, for mood disorders and other psychiatric conditions as well as various pain syndromes, and is affiliated with the Institute for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation of New York within the Beth Israel Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care, contributing to research conducted there. He has also formulated a study on the Psychological Aspects of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, also speculating about contrasting effects of facial deformity and reconstructive surgery in patients with breast and head and neck cancer.   

Dr. Resnick has experience training in other modalities of psychotherapy including intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy, dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive-behavior therapy, and acceptance commitment therapy.  He is also a proponent of adjuvant approaches to achieving health and wellness, including acupuncture and other mind-body therapies.

In his private practice, Dr. Resnick specializes in psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychopharmacology for adults, focusing on young professionals, dealing with issues related to loss, phase-of-life and role change, and associated anxiety and emotional disturbances. He completed the training program in psychodynamic psychotherapy at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, and a fellowship in psychopharmacology at the Neuroscience Education Institute. His experience in pain medicine and palliative care subsumes a unique background that informs his capacity to help those suffering symptoms that are both physically and psychologically bound.  From this perspective, he approaches various internal and interpersonal conflicts from the recognition that they derive from anxiety and distress related to underlying fear associated with deep loss.

He has additional training in hypnotherapy from New York Milton H. Erickson Society for Psychotherapy and Hypnosis (NYSEPH).  He has conducted research and authored papers in peer-reviewed publications and book chapters on an array of psychiatric disturbances, from schizophrenia to personality disorders.





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MD from Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

Fellowship, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Pain and Palliative Care

Residency, New York University School of Medicine, Psychiatry

Interdisciplinary symptom management

Serra, D; Bennett, B; Carper, E; Fox, A; Resnick, Seth A

Head and neck cancer : a multidisciplinary approach. Philadelphia PA : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2014. 4th ed. p.?-?. (3129882)

Allodynia and neuronal plasticity

Cruciani, RA; Stacy, CB; Resnick, Seth A; Knotkova, H

Neural plasticity in chronic pain. Hauppauge, N.Y. : Nova Science, 2012. p.33-47. (Disability studies series) (3069152)

Allodynia and neuronal plasticity

Cruciani, Ricardo A; Stacy, Charles B; Resnick, Seth A; Knotkova, Helena;

Journal of pain management. 2011; 4(3):150-154

Buckley, Peter F; Wirshing, Donna A; Bhushan, Prameet; Pierre, Joseph M; Resnick, Seth A; Wirshing, William C

CNS drugs. 2007 Jan; 21(2):129-41

The biology of borderline personality disorder: recent findings and future approaches to the study of impulsive aggression and affective instability

Resnick, Seth; Goodman, Marianne; New, Antonia; Siever, IJ

Personality disorders : current research and treatments. New York : Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2005. p.43-73. (3069142)

Resnick, Seth; Morrison, R Sean

Journal of palliative medicine. 2004 Oct; 7(5):646-51