May 2, 2015
Richard W. Snyder
MD, FACC, a Dallas cardiologist, was elected to serve on the Texas Medical
Association (TMA) Board of Trustees, the
association’s governing body. Dr. Snyder was
elected at TexMed, the association’s annual conference in Austin.
“I am honored to
serve on the TMA Board of Trustees,” said Dr. Snyder. “As clinicians, we treat
one patient at a time, but as physician advocates, we can help treat everyone
all at once. And I want to help everyone all at once.”
Dr. Snyderhas a long history of leadership in organized medicine. He serves on TMA’s Council on Legislation and is a board member of TEXPAC,
TMA’s political action committee.
He is past
president of the American College of Cardiology, Texas Chapter, currently
chairs its Legislative Committee, and served at the national level on its Board
of Governors. Locally, Dr. Snyder served as president of the Dallas County
Medical Society in 2012, during which he led the physician community’s response
to the city’s West Nile virus epidemic. Due to his leadership, he was appointed
to the Dallas County Public Health Advisory Committee by Dallas County Judge
Dr. Snyder graduated from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical
School and has been a cardiologist for more than 20 years. He is vice president
at HeartPlace in Dallas and has cared for patients at Medical City Dallas
Hospital since 1996, where he has served as the Department of Medicine chair,
medical staff president, and Board of Trustees member.
TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing
more than 48,000 physician and medical student members. It is located in Austin
and has 110 component county medical societies around the state. TMA's key
objective since 1853 is to improve the health of all Texans.
Contact: Steve Levine,
Office (512) 370-1380, Cell (512) 750-0971, steve.levine[at]texmed[dot]org
Brent Annear, Office
(512) 370-1381, Cell (512) 656-7320, brent.annear[at]texmed[dot]org
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