Dallas Cardiologist Reelected to TMA Board of Trustees

May 19, 2018

Richard W. Snyder, MD, a Dallas cardiologist in practice for 25 years, was reelected to serve on the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Board of Trustees, the association's governing body. Physicians elected Dr. Snyder today at TexMed, the association's annual conference, in San Antonio.

"The classic 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."

Dr. 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 Clay Jenkins. 

Since 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.

Dr. 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.

Dr. 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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May 17, 2018