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photo Graham Michael Snyder, MD, MS

Medical Director, Infection Prevention

Email: snydergm3@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-647-6718

Contact
Office: Falk Medical Building, Suite 150
3601 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 
Phone: 412-647-6718
Fax: 412-692-2768
E-mail: snydergm3@upmc.edu
Administrative Assistant:
Debra Oklota
Address: Falk Medical Building, Suite 150
3601 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Email: debra.oklota@upmc.edu
Phone: 412-692-2566
Fax: 412-692-2768
Education and Training
Education
BS, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2000
MD, Boston University School of Medicine, 2005
SM, Harvard University School of Public Health, 2013
Training
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 focused on innovation in preventing device-associated nosocomial infections. He has developed content and implementation expertise in reduction of catheter-associated urinary tract infections, an important healthcare-associated infection.
A second major area of expertise in device-related infections focuses on 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.
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.
His clinical interests include management of infections due to antibiotic-resistant organisms and C. difficile, fever of unknown origin, complex urinary tract infections, and diabetic foot infections.
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.