Dr. Snyder is currently the Director of Microbiology and Infectious Disease Molecular Diagnostics at the University of Louisville Hospital, Louisville, KY. He holds the academic title of Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. He is board certified in Medical Microbiology and Public Health by the American Academy of Microbiology and was elected to Fellowship in the Academy in 1989.
Prior to joining the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Dr. Snyder served as the Director of Microbiology at the Norton-Kosair Children’s Hospital (1977-1986) and the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center in Louisville (1973-1977).
Dr. Snyder has over 35 years of experience in the field of clinical microbiology and has authored or co-authored over 70 papers in the peer reviewed literature, has 10 book chapters to his credit, and has presented numerous research posters in addition to being a frequent invited speaker. He holds professional memberships in the American Society for Microbiology, South Central Association for Clinical Microbiology, and the Infectious Disease Society of America. He currently serves on several editorial boards including the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Journal of Surgical Infections, and Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.
Dr. Snyder led the development of the ASM Sentinel Level Laboratory Guidelines for BioThreat Agents. His most recent contribution was as the Senior Author of a Systematic Review and Meta Analysis for the Laboratory Detection of Clostrioides difficile. Dr. Snyder served 43 years in the Army Reserves, and commanded the Medical Task Force in Iraq in 2011; and retired, at the rank of Colonel, in September 2012.