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New Leader for Trauma Program at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
St. Petersburg, Fla. – January 24, 2019 – Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital named pediatric surgeon Christopher Snyder, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, as medical director of the pediatric trauma program, which is part of the state-approved pediatric trauma referral center operated jointly since July 1999 by Johns Hopkins All Children’s and Bayfront Health. Dr. Snyder brings experience as a civilian and United States Air Force Medical Service trauma surgeon. His clinical and research interests include neonatal thoracic and gastrointestinal surgery, comparative outcomes research, pediatric trauma systems, minimally invasive surgical techniques as well as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)—an advanced form of heart and lung life support.
“We are fortunate to have Dr. Snyder bring his trauma experience to help enhance coordination and delivery of clinical care as well as expand trauma education and research initiatives,” said Paul Danielson, M.D., chief of the pediatric surgery division and interim chair of the surgery department at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.
After earning his medical degree from the University of Florida, Dr. Snyder completed a research fellowship, Master of Science in Public Health degree, and residency in general surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He completed his clinical fellowship in pediatric surgery at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. Dr. Snyder previously served as a staff surgeon in the U.S. Air Force, performing general, trauma and acute care surgery for adults and children. In conjunction with his military service, he has held adjunct clinical faculty positions with the University of Washington, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, and the University of South Florida.
About Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg is a leader in children’s health care, combining a legacy of compassionate care focused solely on children since 1926 with the innovation and experience of one of the world’s leading health care systems. The 259-bed teaching hospital, ranked as a U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospital, stands at the forefront of discovery, leading innovative research to cure and prevent childhood diseases while training the next generation of pediatric experts. With a network of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care centers and collaborative care provided by All Children’s Specialty Physicians at regional hospitals, Johns Hopkins All Children’s brings care closer to home. Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital consistently keeps the patient and family at the center of care while continuing to expand its mission in treatment, research, education and advocacy. For more information, visit HopkinsAllChildrens.org.