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photo Graham Michael Snyder, MD, MS

Infectious Diseases

Associate Professor of Medicine

Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Hospital Epidemiology


Phone: 412-647-6718

Office: Falk Medical Building, Suite 150
3601 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-647-6718
Fax: 412-692-2768
Administrative Assistant:
Julie Slaughter
Address: Falk Medical Building, Suite 150
3601 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-657-6592
Fax: 412-692-2768
Education and Training
BS, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2000
MD, Boston University School of Medicine, 2005
SM, Harvard University School of Public Health, 2013
Internship, University of Maryland Medical Center, 2006
Residency, University of Maryland Medical Center, 2008
Infectious Diseases Fellowship, Clinical, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 2013
Research Interest
Dr. Snyder's research in the field of infection prevention has addressed a diverse array of pragmatic challenges. He has a particular interest and expertise in endoscopic device-related infections including endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) duodenoscopes, which have been associated with outbreaks of infections due to highly resistant bacteria. With colleagues in Gastroenterology and Infection Control/Hospital Epidemiology, as well as trainees under his mentorship, Dr. Snyder conducted a clinical trial randomizing ERCP duodenoscopes to three arms of disinfection/sterilization. Related investigations have included the role for non-microbiologic sampling in duodenoscope contamination surveillance, maximum “hang time” for duodenoscopes prior to reprocessing, frequency and anatomic site of patient carriage of antimicrobial-resistant pathogens among this high-risk patient population, and the development of methods for sampling duodenoscopes. Other areas of research interest have included COVID-19 related research, the role of whole genome sequencing in cluster investigation, infection transmission in behavioral health settings, and the role of ultraviolet disinfection in reducing transmission of pathogens.
Clinical Interest
Dr. Snyder practices as a general Infectious Diseases consultant, and attends on the inpatient general Infectious Diseases consultation service at UPMC-Presbyterian Hospital.
Educational Interest
As Medical Director of Infection Control at UPMC, Dr. Snyder's educational focus relates to Infection Prevention. In addition, he provides advice and mentorship related to study design and analysis.