At the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Carl Snyderman is Professor in the Departments of Otolaryngology and of Neurological Surgery. In the Department of Otolaryngology, he also serves as the Vice Chair for Quality and Safety. Dr. Snyderman is on Active Staff for UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in the Department of Otolaryngology, and is on Active Staff in the Department of Surgery at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. He is Co-Director of the Center for Cranial Base Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Dr. Snyderman completed his undergraduate studies with a BA in Biology at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. He received his MD from University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois. At the University of Pittsburgh, he completed his MBA at Katz Graduate School of Business, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Snyderman and his colleagues, Drs. Amin Kassam and Ricardo Carrau, were involved with the development of the Expanded Endonasal Transplanum Approach (EEA), which represents an entirely new paradigm to remove complex lesions of the skull base and brain without incisions. His other clinical interests include cranial base surgery, oncologic head and neck surgery, endoscopic sinus surgery and outcomes research in cranial base surgery, and the role of nutrition in head and neck cancer.
Dr. Snyderman is a member in these professional and scientific societies: American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the American College of Surgeons, the American Head and Neck Society, the International Head and Neck Scientific Group (IHNSG), the North American Skull Base Society, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. His most recent 2017 awards include: Guest Professor, Beijing Neurosurgical Institute, Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Capital Medical University and China-USA-Italy Endoscopic Neurosurgery Training Center, Top Doctors in Pittsburgh, and Best Doctors in America. He is a past recipient of the Clinical Oncology Career Development Award from the American Cancer Society for his study of tumor immunology and a FIRST Award from the National Institutes of Health for his study of the role of prostaglandins in head and neck cancer.
Dr. Snyderman’s Editorial Board Activities include work with the American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy, the Journal of Neurological Surgery – Part B: Skull Base (previously known as “Skull Base”), and Skull Base: Operative Videos. He is on the Advisory Board of Turkiye Klinikleri Journal of Medical Sciences. He serves as an Ad-Hoc Reviewer for the Annals of Medicine & Surgery, European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head & Neck, JAMA Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Journal of Neurological Surgery – Part B: Skull Base, The Laryngoscope, Operative Neurosurgery, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and World Neurosurgery.
View a list of Dr. Snyderman’s publications here.