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Scott A. Snyder, MD

Boise, Idaho Area

I serve as the System Medical Director for St. Luke’s Neonatology, a part of St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital and St. Luke’s Health System. We cover 3 NICUs in Boise, Meridian, and Twin Falls. I am a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics, and President of the Idaho Chapter. I serve as the AAP District VIII Chair for the Section on Perinatal Pediatrics, a subset of practitioners focused on complex neonatal issues. The AAP roles allow me the opportunity to perform pediatric advocacy on local, state, and national levels.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Neonatology

    As a practicing Neonatologist for nearly 10 years, I have knowledge and expertise in caring for the tiniest and most critically ill patients in healthcare. Alongside a multidisciplinary team of experts, we achieve top tier clinical outcomes and have achieved >98% survival for the last 3 years, with nearly 1300 infants per year cared for in our three Neonatal Intensive Care Units.

    • Healthcare Delivery
    • Inpatient care
    • Healthcare
    • Pediatrics
    • Newborn
    • Neonatology
    • Intensive care
  • Medical Directorship

    I've been fortunate to lead a highly skilled and effective team of 10 Neonatologists and 9 Neonatal Nurse Practitioners since 2007. Despite the clinical demands of our field, this dedicated group also diligently reviews the latest literature and has for the last 4 years developed multiple standardized care pathways, order sets, clinical guidelines, and protocols.

    • Healthcare Delivery
    • Administration
    • Medical director
  • Pediatric advocacy

    I presently serve as the President of the Idaho Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and as the Chair of the AAP District VIII Section on Perinatal Pediatrics. Both of these roles have provided the rewarding opportunity to work with legislators and policy makers to improve neonatal health outcomes.

    • Healthcare Delivery
    • Patient engagement and advocacy
    • Advocacy

Investing Profile

Investor Overview
1-3 investments
Invests $5,000 per company
Other Investments
Whitecloud analytics, Healthfundr, Naia Health

My Interests

Health Sectors
Medical Devices, Biotech, Health IT, Healthcare Delivery, Diagnostics
  • Boise, Idaho Area
  • United States


  • Neonatologist

    St. Luke's Children's Hospital | August 2005 - Current

    Dr. Snyder is a Board Certified Neonatologist and provides medical services to premature and critically ill newborns.

  • Medical Director for St. Luke's Neonatology

    St. Luke's Children's Hospital | August 2007 - Current

    Dr. Snyder serves as the System Medical Director for all three of St. Luke's Newborn Intensive Care units in southwestern Idaho. This employed provider practice is comprised of 10 Neonatologists and 8 Neonatal Nurse Practitioners. Home to the largest and most comprehensive NICU in the state, St. Luke's Children's Hospital in Boise can care for up to 61 critically ill newborns, some of whom weigh less than one pound. It maintains an average daily census of 40, and receives over 850 admissions per year. The St. Luke's Magic Valley NICU in Twin Falls has beds for up to 18 infants, and the St. Luke's Meridian NICU has an additional 12 beds. As Medical Director, Dr. Snyder is responsible for recruitment of new providers, strategic planning for Neonatal services, assisting with staff education, ensuring continuous quality improvement, tracking patient outcomes, holding providers accountable, improving family satisfaction, and furthering the mission and vision of St. Luke's Children's Hospital.

  • Assistant Medical Director for St. Luke's Neonatology

    St. Luke's Children's Hospital | December 2006 - August 2007

    Dr. Snyder provided support to the Medical Director by assuming physician scheduling responsibilities, committee attendance, and backup administrative coverage in the Director's absence.

  • Neonatal Hospitalist

    University of New Mexico Neonatal Intensive Care Unit | July 2001 - June 2002

    Prior to completing Neonatology Fellowship training, Dr. Snyder served for one year performing direct patient care and night call duties, as well as teaching and supervision of resident physicians.

  • Medical assistant

    Richard Young Mental Health Center | January 1997 - December 1997

    Performed psychiatric history and physical exams for children up to age twelve.

  • Medical assistant

    Surgery West | January 1996 - December 1996

    Performed surgical history and physical exams for a 5 surgeon partnership.

  • Laboratory Technician

    University of Nebraska Plant Pathology Department | December 1992 - June 1993

    Performed PCR amplification and gel electrophoresis for a university professor studying DNA-K heat shock proteins.


  • St. Luke's Health System

    Leadership Academy | 2009 - 2010

  • University of New Mexico Children's Hospital

    Subspecialty Fellowship | Neonatology | 2003 - 2005

  • University of New Mexico Children's Hospital

    Internship and Residency | General Pediatrics | 1998 - 2001

  • University of Nebraska Medical Center

    Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) | 1993 - 1998

  • Nebraska Wesleyan University

    Bachelor of Science (B.S.) | Biopsychology major, English minor | 1988 - 1992

  • Waverly High School

    1985 - 1988