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Dr. Rick Snyder

Rick W Snyder, MD, FACC

Board-Certified Interventional / Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiologist

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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  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology


  • English
  • French



  • Fellowship, Cardiology: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
  • Residency, Internal Medicine: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
  • Internship, Internal Medicine: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
  • Medical School, MD Degree: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
  • Undergraduate, BA Pre-professional Studies/French: University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN
  • Undergraduate: L'Universite Catholique de L'Ouest, Angers, France



          Texas Medicine: “Best Interests At Heart”, May 2023

  • US NEWS: Top MDs – 2012



  • Member PAC Committee, Society of Cardiac Angiography and Intervention, 2019-Present
  • President, HeartPlace PA, 2018-Present
  • Vice President, Cardiovascular Provider Resources, 2013-Present
  • North Texas Mass Casualty Critical Task Force, 2013-Present
  • Board of Directors, Cardiovascular Provider Resources, 2007-Present
  • Board of Directors, HeartPlace PA, 2000-Present
  • Board of Directors, Texas Medical Association Specialty Services, LLC, 2017-21
  • Vice President, HeartPlace, 2013-2018
  • Chair, Legislative Committee, Texas Transplantation Society, 2015-2017
  • Board of Directors, North Texas Accountable Health Care Partnership, 2011-2016
  • Council of Legislation, Texas Medical Association, 2013-2015


  • Here & Now: A Conversation With TMA President-Elect Richard Snyder 

  • HeartPlace - Dr. Rick Snyder’s Physician Biography 

  • Rick Snyder speaks on behalf of the Dallas County Medical Society about West Nile virus & aerial spraying. WFAA-TV (Channel 8) - August 7, 2012.

  • Rick Snyder speaks on behalf of the Dallas County Medical Society about West Nile virus & aerial spraying. FOX4-TV (Channel 4) - August 7, 2012. 

  • Rick Snyder speaks on behalf of the Dallas County Medical Society about West Nile virus & aerial spraying. NBC5-TV (Channel 5) - August 16, 2012. 


Peer Reviewed Publications​

  • Review Committee for 2011 ACC/AHA Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Guidelines, 2011
  • Negus BH, Willard JE, Glamann DB, Landau C, Snyder II RW, Lange RA. Utility of Routine Cardiac Catheterization in Young, Asymptomatic Survivors of Myocardial Infarction. Circulation 88, No. 4, pI-60, 1993.​
  • Jacobsen TN, Snyder II RW, Grayburn PA, Llange RA, Lyson T, Victor RG. Intranasal Cocaine Decreases Sympathetic Nerve Activity in Humans. Circulation 88, No. 4, p I-85, 1993.​
  • Bowden DM, Dubach MF, Snyder II RW, Askaris, German DC. Three-Dimensional Computer Analysis of MPTP-Induced Dopaminergic Cell Loss in the Monkey. Neuroscience Abstracts 9:166, 1985

Other Publications​

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