Samuel K. Snyder, MD, FACS

Baylor Scott & White Health

Vice-Chairman, Department of Surgery
Chief, Section of Endocrine Surgery

Endocrine Surgery, General Surgery, Endocrinology, Surgical Oncology

Patient Care Emphasis
Adrenal Tumors, Endocrine Surgery, Endocrine Cancer, Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery, Thyroid Gland Removal, Thyroid Nodule, Thyroid Nodule - FNA Biopsy, Thyroid Cancer, Goiter - Simple, Graves Disease, Minimally Invasive Endoscopic-Assisted or Robotic-Assisted Thyroid Surgery, Intraoperative Laryngeal Nerve Monitoring During Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery, Outpatient Ultrasound Applications for Thyroid Cancer, Outpatient Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery, Parathyroid & Adrenal Diseases, Hyperparathyroidism, Parathyroid Disease, Parathyroid Surgery - Minimally Invasive, Minimally Invasive Radio-Guided Parathyroidectomy w/Intra-operative Parathyroid Hormone Level Monitoring, Laparoscopic and Retroperitoneoscopic Adrenal Surgery, Hyperaldosteronism - Primary and Secondary, Cushing Syndrome due to Adrenal Tumor, Pheochromocytoma

Board Certification
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery

  • Baylor Scott & White Appointment
    July 1, 1980

  • Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, MD, 1974, cum laude
  • Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, BA, 1970, cum laude

  • Specialty Training
  • General Surgery Residency, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

  • Faculty Rank - Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
    Professor of Surgery

    Awards and Honors
  • "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2006-2007, 2011-2015
  • Randall W. Smith Chief/Resident Faculty Mentor Award, Scott and White Clinic, 2005-2006
  • J. Bradley Aust Award, Best clinical paper by a new member, Western Surgical Association, 2004
  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Texas A&M University Chapter, 2000
  • Annual Award for Distinguished Teaching from the Texas A&M UniversitySystem Health Science Center, College of Medicine, 1999
  • Annual distinguished Teaching Award, Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University College of Medicine, 1999
  • Outstanding Surgeon/Teacher, Texas A&M University Medical Students, Class of 1997, 1995, 1994, 1989
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, 1973

  • Professional Memberships
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Texas Surgical Society
  • American Association of Endocrine Surgeons
  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologist
  • International Association of Endocrine Surgeons
  • International Society of Surgery
  • Western Surgical Association
  • Southern Surgical Association
  • Society of Southern Clinical Surgeons
  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
  • International Nerve Monitoring Study Group
  • Outpatient Thryoidectomy Study Group
  • Central Surgical Association

  • Languages Spoken

    Piano, Music Composition

    Patient Ratings

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    Friendliness/Courtesy of Provider

    4.9 out of 5
    Provider Concern for Questions/Worries

    4.8 out of 5
    Provider Efforts to Include in Decisions

    4.8 out of 5
    Time Provider Spent with Patient

    4.9 out of 5
    Likelihood of Recommending Provider

    4.9 out of 5
    Wait Time at Clinic

    4.6 out of 5

    Patient Comments



    Scott & White Clinic - Temple
    2401 S. 31st St.
    Temple, TX 76508