Board certified in Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, Dr. Snyder has practiced with HeartPlace Dallas since 1996, for which he also serves as President.
Dr Snyder received his medical degree from UT Southwestern Medical School where he also completed his residency and fellowship. At Medical City Dallas, he has served as Chairman of the Department of Medicine, President of the Medical Staff and on the Board of Trustees.
Dr Snyder is also a leader in his professional societies. On the national level, at the American College of Cardiology in Washington D.C., he was a member of the Board of Governors and the Quality Strategic Directions Committee. More locally he was President of the Texas chapter of the American College of Cardiology in Austin for three years. Most recently, in 2012, as President of the Dallas County Medical Society, he helped lead Dallas County’s response to the West Nile epidemic. Quoting Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins: “Few leaders affect public health in their lives as much as Dr. Snyder did the year he served as President of the Dallas County Medical Society…Based largely on the advocacy of a physician leader I’d never met before the afternoon of my decision, I declared a State of Emergency and ordered aerial spraying in Dallas County for the first time since 1966.”
Dr. Snyder continues to serve Dallas as a member of the North Texas Mass Casualty Critical Task Force, and as a member of the Dallas County Health and Human Services Public Health Advisory Committee. Both of these committees are playing an important role in the North Texas response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In Austin he currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Texas Medical Association and its’ 52,000 members. Finally, Dr. Snyder is also a member of the Contractor Advisory Committee for Novitas, the local Medicare administrator for the Texas region.
Dr. Snyder is additionally an innovative healthcare leader serving as chairman of the board of Directors of Aspen Physcian Network, PLLC. Aspen is a network of over 400 independent specialty physicians serving North Texas whose goal is to achieve better patient care and outcomes at a lower cost to employers, payers, and patients.
Dr. Snyder is particularly active in medical advocacy and serves on the board of directors for the political action committees for both the American College of Cardiology and Texas Medical Association, ACCPAC and TexPAC. He furthermore is legislative chairman for the Texas Chapter American College of Cardiology, “The classic vision of a doctor as an advocate for our patients has to be much more than just words. We physicians will have almost as much impact on the care our patients receive in legislative chambers and regulators’ offices as exam rooms and operating rooms,” he says. “As clinicians, we treat one patient at a time, but as physician advocates, we can help everyone.”
This marks the fifteenth time that Dr. Snyder has been honored by D Magazine as one of the Best Doctors in Dallas (appearing on the cover in 2009). Dr. Snyder also has been recognized as a Super Doctor® in Texas Monthly for sixteen consecutive years.
Raised in Dallas, he attended Jesuit College Prep. Dr. Snyder subsequently graduated from Notre Dame majoring in French and continues to be an ardent fan of the Fighting Irish. He and his wife, Dr. Shelley Hall, have five children.
Follow Dr. Snyder on Twitter @RickSnyderMD
Follow Dr Snyder on LinkedIn
Follow Dr. Snyder on Facebook
Follow HeartPlace on Facebook
Email: [email protected]
Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX
Residency Training: Parkland Memorial Hospital, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX
Fellowship: Parkland Memorial Hospital, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX
Specialties: Cardiovascular Diseases, Preventive and interventional Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure, Transplant Cardiology, Ventricular Assist Devices
Board Certifications: Cardiovascular Diseases, Interventional Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
Professional Societies: American College of Cardiology, Heart Failure Society of America, International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation America Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, Dallas County Medical Society