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September 2009

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​​​​​​​​​​​Profess​ional Background

D​r. Ned Snyder is Chief of Gastroenterology at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic.

After earning his Bachelor of Arts from Yale University in 1966, Dr. Snyder went to The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) to earn his degree in medicine, which he completed in 1970. He attended The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor to complete his internship, and returned to UTMB for his residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Gastroenterology. 
Dr. Snyder returned to Yale in 1974 as a post-doctoral fellow in Internal Medicine at the university’s medical school and served in a Hepatology fellowship. 
​He is also a fellow in the American College of Physicians and the American Gastroenterological Association. 

Pr​of​​​essional Associations 

Dr. Snyder is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association, American College of Physicians, American Medical Association, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Alpha Omega Alpha, American Federation of Clinical Research, William Beaumont Society of Gastroenterologists, Texas Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Texas Club of Internists, Texas Medical Association and American College of Gastroenterology. He also serves as Associate Editor of the World Journal of Gastroenterology.

Academic Appointments

Clinical Professor at Baylor College of Medicine, Adjunct Professor at UTMB, and Adjunct Professor at Texas A&M School of Medicine.

Hobbies and Interests

When he's not caring for patients, Dr. Snyder enjoys playing golf, reading and ranching.​​

​I believe in being an advocate for my patients, and in the process, bringing them the latest knowledge and technology that will help them manage their gastrointestinal problems.


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Awards & Recognitions

In 2012 Dr. Snyder received the highest honor from the American College of Physicians when he was named a Master. Only 10 physicians from Houston had previously received that honor dating to 1917. From 2007-2017, Dr. Snyder has been named to the annual Texas Monthly "Super Doctors" list. He also has been named to “Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014 and 2015-2016.” In 2006, he received the Laureate Award, the highest honor from the Texas Chapter of the American College of Physicians. In 2017, he was a recipient of the Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Texas Medical Branch.


  • Dr. Snyder is the on the editorial board of 5 medical journals in the field of Gastroenterology and liver disease.
  • Since 2008 he has authored the continually updated chapter on Irritable Bowel Syndrome in the e-medical textbook Epocrates.
Dr. Snyder has contributed to numerous articles and publications, including the following recent publications: 
  • Snyder N, Chandra S, Cotton C et al. The risk of colonoscopic perforation may be increased in patients receiving propofol. Amer Journal of Gastroenterology 2012;107: A1507
  • Petersen JR, , Kasturi K, Naniwadekar A, Sampson E, Parkes J, Cross R, Rosenburg W., Snyder N. Evaluation of the APRI (AST,platelet ratio index) and ELF (Enhanced Liver Fibrosis) tests to detect significant fibrosis due to chronic hepatitis C. In press J Clinical Gastroenterology 2013
  • Tarcin O, Basaranoglu M, Tahan V, Tahan G, Sucullu I, Hilman G, Sood G, Snyder,N, Yilmaz N, Celikel C, Tozun N. Time course of collagen peak in bile duct ligated rats. BMC Gastroenterology 2011, 11:45 (28 April 2011
  • Snyder, N., Gajula, L., Grady, J., Luxon, B., Xiao, S., Lau, D.T., Soloway, R., Petersen, J.: The APRI is a Good Predictor of Hepatic Fibrosis in Chronic Hepatitis C: A Retrospective and Prospective Study. J Clin Gastro. 2006; 40: 535-5   
  • Liang, Y., Shilagard, T, Lau, D., Xiao, S., Snyder, N ,Cicalese, L, Vargas G, Lemon S.: Visualizing Hepatitis C Virus Infections in Human Liver by Two Photon Microscopy. Gastroenterol 2009; 1148-1458.
  • Hussein, M., Sharkawi, I., El Barbary, A., Beltagy D, Snyder, N.,.: Non-invasive Index of Liver Fibrosis Generated by Alcohol, Thiocetamide, and Schistosomal Infection in Mice.  BMC  Gastroenterology 2010; 10:53
  • Mummadi R, Xiao S-Y, Petersen J, Snyder N. Role of simple biomarkers in predicting fibrosis progression in HCV infection. World J Gastroenterol 2010; 16:5710-5715
  • Snyder N, Nguyen A, Gajula L, Soloway R, Xiao S-Y, Lau D, Petersen J. The APRI May Be Enhanced By the Use of the FIBROSpect II in the Estimation of Fibrosis in Chronic.  Clinica Chimica Acta 2007; 381: 119-121. 
  • Snyder,N, Martinez J, Xiao. Chronic Hepatitis C is the Most Common Cause of Hepatic Granulomas.  World Journal of Gastroenterology 2008; 14:6366-6369 
  • Fan, X, Snyder N. Prevalence of Barrett's esophagus, dysplasia, and adenocarcinoma in Patients With and without GERD. Dig Dis and Sciences 2009; 59:572-577.
  • Trang T, Petersen J, Snyder N. Hepatic Fibrosis Markers in Patients Co-Infected with HIV and HCV: The APRI versus the FIB-4. Clinica Chemica Acta. 2008; 397:51-54.
  • Snyder N and Petersen J. The APRI and the RVR. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2009;43:500-501.
  • Bailargeon J, Snyder N, Soloway R, Paar D et al. Hepatocellular carcinoma prevalence and mortality in a state prison population. Public Health Reports.2009; 120-126.
  • Liang Y, Shilagard T, Xiao S-Y, Snyder N et al. Visualizing hepatitis C virus infections in human liver by two photon microscopy. Gastroenterology 2009. e-published July 24.​