Snyder Rick

After graduating with honors from the University of Notre Dame and the L’Universite Catholique de L’Ouest in France, Dr. Snyder earned his medical degree from the UT Southwestern Medical School, where he also completed his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in cardiology.

He is board certified in cardiovascular disease, interventional cardiology, advanced heart failure, and transplant cardiology. Dr. Snyder has since 1996 practiced at Medical City Dallas Hospital, where he previously served as department of medicine chair, medical staff president and on the board of trustees.

In addition to his full-time clinical practice, Dr. Snyder serves as president of HeartPlace, a 55-physician independent  cardiology practice with more than 25 offices in Dallas-Fort Worth. He currently is also on the Board of  Directors for US Heart and Vascular LLC, and a board member for Specialty Physician Assurance Company, Ltd. Dr. Snyder also represents HeartPlace as chair of the board of ASPEN Physician Network, PLLC, a clinically integrated network of 18 independent specialty groups encompassing more than 400 physicians.  

Dr. Snyder previously served as president (2012) and chair of the board (2013) of Dallas County Medical Society. While president he led the physician response to the West Nile virus epidemic. Dr. Snyder’s leadership resulted in his appointment to the Dallas County Health and Human Services Public Health Advisory Committee by County Judge Clay Jenkins. He continues his volunteerism as a member of the DCMS Community Emergency Response Committee and the North Texas Mass Critical Care Task Force.  

As an American College of Cardiology representative, he was a member of the Board of Governors and the ACC Political Action Committee board in Washington, D.C., and has served as president of the Texas chapter. for three years.  Dr. Snyder additionally was vice chair of the National Physicians’ Council for Health Care Policy. He currently serves as chair of the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Intervention Political Action Committe, SCAI PAC.  

A member of the Texas Medical Association Board of Trustees since 2015, Dr. Snyder formally served as Chairman of the Board in 2021 and is currently President. He has held leadership positions as a member of the TMA House of Delegates, TEXPAC Board of Directors, Committee on Physician and Hospital Issues, and the TMA Specialty Services, LLC Board. 

Dr. Snyder has been honored by D Magazine 16 times as a Best Doctor and a Super Doc by Texas Monthly Magazine 20 consecutive years.

In 2018 he was named Most Outstanding Practitioner by D CEO magazine for Dallas-Ft Worth. He is married to Dr Shelley Hall, also a HeartPlace physician and together they have 5 children.