John Snyder, MD Division Chief, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition

42 Patient/Family Ratings
About Our Patient Satisfaction Scores

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

4.6 out of 5 (Likelihood to recommend)
Awards and Recognition:


Languages Spoken

  • English


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics/Gastroenterology

National Provider ID: 1912093519



John Snyder, MD, is the chief of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at Children’s National Health System. He is considered an expert in a variety of GI disorders and has worked extensively in the fields of infant nutrition and international child health. His current research interests include H. pylori and celiac disease.

Dr. Snyder has done extensive work with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO), focusing on the use of culturally acceptable, simple, and inexpensive foods and fluids to treat diarrhea and malnutrition in community settings. Dr. Snyder has published extensively on topics related to pediatric gastroenterology.

Dr. Snyder also serves on the WHO's International Health Regulations Roster of Experts as an expert in Pediatrics and Maternal Health.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, 1984
    Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Residency Program, General Pediatrics, 1978
    Duke University Medical Center
  • Internship Program, General Pediatrics, 1976
    Duke University Medical Center
  • MD, 1975
    David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • BS, 1970
    University of California Santa Barbara
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: John Snyder

Children's National Health System

Maddie's Story

"Right now, you are probably dealing with lots of mixed emotions. I can tell you that the staff in the NICU is amazing, and that you should rely on them as often as possible."

Patient story

Monica's Story

"Tonight is the eve of my daughter's 35th birthday. I will forever be grateful to the doctors and nurses of Children's National."

Patient story

Dale's Story

"The staff at Children's National were phenomenal and very comforting to us as we sought to find out what was going on with our baby."

Evi before and after

Evi's Story

"Every child, every life matters, and Dr. Bear is working to save them all."

Children's National Health System

Jack's Story

I know exactly how you are feeling! Our baby boy was very sick and no one could figure out what was wrong.



Research & Publications

Research & Publications

American Journal of Nephrology

(2009) KDOQI Hypertension, Dyslipidemia, and Diabetes Care Guidelines and Current Care Patterns in the United States CKD Population: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2004

Cholelithiasis and Perforated Gallbaldder in an Infant

(2002) Journal of Pediatric Surgery

Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology

(2009) Cystatin C levels in U.S. adults, 1988-1994 versus 1999-2002: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

Directing diarrhoeal disease research towards diseaseburden reduction

(2009) Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition

Easy Rescues and Organ Transplantation

(2009) HEC Forum

Helicobacter Pylori and Peptic Ulcer Working Group Report of the Second World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition

(2004) Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology Nutrition

Intramolecular RhodiumCatalyzed 222 Cyclizations of Diynes with Enones

(2009) Journal of Organic Chemistry

Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology Nutrition

(2002) Antimicrobial Prophylaxis for Gastrointestinal Procedures: Current Practices in North American Academic Pediatric Programs

Pathologic Changes in Yearly Protocol Liver Biopsies from Healthy Pediatric Liver Recipients

(1997) Liver Transplant and Surgery

Setting research priorities to reduce global mortality from childhood diarrhea by 2015

(2009) Public Library of Science Medicine

The Serine Protease Plasmin Cleaves the Aminoterminal Domain of the NR2A Subunit to Relieve Zinc Inhibition of the N-Methyl-D-aspartate Receptors

(2009) Journal of Biological Chemistry

View publications on PubMed

Invest in future cures for some of life's most devastating diseases

See other ways to give

Share your birthday with a child. Celebrate your life, and give a chance to someone who desperately wants to have as many as you.

Share your birthday with a child. Celebrate your life, and give a chance to someone who desperately wants to have as many as you.Make it happen

Jack's Story

Patient story

"At Children's, we found the best care in doctors who have trained with leaders in the field and who are on top of the latest research and treatments for EE."

Read More of Jack's Story