Rick Snyder, MD, FACC, is a board-certified interventional cardiologist at HeartPlace, serving adults and teens in and around Dallas, Texas. He holds three board certifications: interventional cardiology, advanced heart failure and transplantation, and cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Snyder was raised in the Dallas area. As a teen, he attended Jesuit College Preparatory and developed an interest in health care while working as an anesthesia technician in the operating room during his high school and college summers.
Dr. Snyder joined the team at HeartPlace in 1996 and opened the satellite office at Medical City that same year. Though he’s trained as an interventionist, Dr. Snyder prides himself on providing the highest quality preventive care. He believes that risk factor modification through diet and exercise can significantly reduce the risk of potentially serious issues like a heart attack or a stroke.
As a cardiologist, Dr. Snyder serves as an advocate for his patients. That advocacy extends to his work with legislative leaders at both the state and national levels. His work as a physician advocate allows Dr. Snyder to help a larger number of people.
Currently, Dr. Snyder serves as the president of HeartPlace. He enjoys leading the organization and has plenty of past experience — he’s served as staff president at Medical City Dallas Hospital as well as president of the Dallas County Medical Society.
In addition, Dr. Snyder serves as chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Texas Medical Association and chairman of the Aspen Specialty Physician Network. He’s also a member of the Dallas County Health and Human Services Public Health Advisory Committee.
Dr. Snyder is fluent in French and English. In his free time, he enjoys relaxing with his wife Shelly (who is also a cardiologist at HeartPlace) and their five children. Dr. Snyder is an avid Notre Dame football fan and enjoys resistance training, soccer, snowboarding, and medical advocacy.
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