Dr. Snyder oversees efforts to prevent infection, as well as detect and stop outbreaks of infectious diseases at UPMC hospitals systemwide. He leads, champions and advises hospital-based campaigns to raise awareness of the importance of adhering to UPMC policies proven to prevent infection transmission, such as universal influenza vaccination, impeccable hand hygiene and contact precautions. Through academic partnerships, he’s also leading UPMC in innovative pilot programs to track new drug-resistant pathogens and halt their spread.
In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Snyder is involved in ongoing research projects. His scientific focus revolves around device-associated infections, including the transmission of multidrug-resistant organisms through gastrointestinal endoscopes and catheter-associated urinary tract infections.
Following his Internal Medicine residency training at the University of Maryland, Dr. Snyder completed Infectious Diseases and Infection Control fellowships at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and earned a Master of Science in Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. With this training, he has pursued a career in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology first as an Associate Hospital Epidemiologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and now at UPMC.