Title: Medical Director, Emergency Department
Company: Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center
Location: Encino, CA, United States
Eric W. Snyder, MD, FACEP, medical director of the emergency department at Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in emergency medicine.
Dr. Snyder celebrates more than 15 years of distinction as an assistant clinical professor of medicine at the University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine-Olive View Medical Center and the medical director at Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center. One of the busiest emergency medicine departments in the region, Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center treats more than 50,000 critical care patients annually, many of them seeking treatment for complex stroke and heart attack complications or challenging pediatric medicine interventions. In addition to his administrative responsibilities, Dr. Snyder has been an emergency medicine provider at the Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center since 2011 and the hospital’s director of stroke services since 2020.
Prior to beginning his work at Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center, Dr. Snyder established himself as a savvy leader while serving as the director of risk management for Emergent Medical Associates from 2012 until 2020, and as the agency’s director of staffing between 2013 and 2016. He was an emergency medicine physician at the Antelope Valley Hospital from 2008 until 2010, and spent four years as an assistant clinical professor of emergency medicine at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, departing in 2012 to join Emergent Medical Associates. Constantly building his career and looking for opportunities to pair his background and expertise with clinical and business settings capable of making a difference in the lives of patients, Dr. Snyder became the chief risk officer for Pacific Healthworks, LLC, in early 2020, in addition to his ongoing roles.
Dr. Snyder was exposed to the medical field at a young age by his father, an orthopedic surgeon, and developed a passion for emergency care while working as an EMT during college. He holds a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry and cell biology, and attended the Rosalind Franklin University Chicago Medical School, earning a Master of Science in applied physiology in 2000 and a Doctor of Medicine degree in 2004. Dr. Snyder returned to California to complete his internship and residencies through the University of California Los Angeles system, rising to become the program’s chief resident during the 2007-2008 academic year. A celebrated professor, Dr. Snyder was been presented with the UCLA Chairman’s Golden Olive Teaching Award each year between 2009-2012, two UCLA Emergency Medicine Residents’ Choice Awards, an American Red Cross Teacher’s Award, and numerous Patients’ Choice Awards, among other accolades.
He is the author of “Tip of the Tongue Emergency Medicine,” 2006 and has contributed extensively to professional journals and book chapters throughout his career. In 2020, Dr. Snyder joined the American Board of Emergency Medicine Examiners, adding to his prior work as an expert reviewer for the California Medical Board and a student mentor in the University of California Los Angeles Acute Care College. Since 2010, Dr. Snyder has been a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and he remains passionate about providing critical patient care and helping to equip the next generation of emergency physicians. In his personal time, Dr. Snyder is passionate about the outdoors and enjoys fly fishing, baseball, and skiing.
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