May 19, 2018
Richard W. Snyder, MD, a
Dallas cardiologist in practice for 25 years, was reelected to serve
the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Board of
the association's governing body. Physicians
elected Dr. Snyder today at TexMed, the association's annual conference, in San
vision of a doctor advocating for our patients must be more than words," Dr.
Snyder said. "As physicians, we can have as much impact on the care our
patients receive through our work in legislative chambers, board rooms, and
regulators’ offices, as in exam rooms and operating rooms."
Snyder served as Dallas County Medical Society (DCMS) president in 2012, leading the
physician community’s response to the city’s West Nile virus epidemic. He has
also chaired the county society’s Legislative Affairs Committee and served on
the board of HealthPAC, the society’s political action committee. He has been a
DCMS delegate to TMA since 2005 and serves on the county society’s Community
Emergency Response Committee. Due to his longtime leadership, he was appointed
to the Dallas County Public Health Advisory Committee by Dallas County Judge
1996, Dr. Snyder has practiced at Medical City Dallas Hospital, where he has chaired
the Department of Medicine, was medical staff president, and served on the Board
of Trustees. He formerly was a member of the Board of Directors for the UT
Southwestern Medical Foundation. He is vice president of HeartPlace, the oldest and largest cardiovascular
group in North Texas.
Snyder is board certified in cardiovascular disease, interventional cardiology,
advanced heart failure, and transplant cardiology. He received his
undergraduate degree in pre-professional studies and French from the University
of Notre Dame, graduating with honors.
Snyder is a medical school graduate of the The University of Texas Southwestern
Medical School (UT
Southwestern). He completed his internal medicine and cardiology fellowship at Parkland
Memorial Hospital in Dallas.
TMA is the largest state
medical society in the nation, representing more than 51,000 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.
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