Carl H. Snyderman, MD, MBA

Dr. Carl Snyderman is Professor of Otolaryngology and Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine with a secondary appointment in Bioengineering at the Swanson School of Engineering.  He is Otolaryngology Director of the Center for Cranial Base Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and is recognized internationally as a pioneer and leader in the development of the endoscopic endonasal approach, a minimally invasive surgical approach to the cranial base. Dr. Snyderman also has a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Pittsburgh and is Vice Chair for Quality and Safety of the Department of Otolaryngology.

He received his Medical Degree from the University of Chicago, and completed his residency in otolaryngology and fellowship training in skull base surgery at the UPMC. He is past recipient of a Clinical Oncology Career Development Award from the American Cancer Society and a FIRST Award from the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Snyderman is Past President of the North American Skull Base Society, he has received Presidential Citations from the American Head and Neck Society and The Triological Society, and is a two-time recipient of a Distinguished Service Award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Foundation. He is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and in addition to the North American Skull Base Society and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, is a member of the American Head and Neck Society, the American Rhinologic Society, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American College of Surgeons Academy of Master Surgeon Educators.

Dr. Snyderman is co-editor of the book Skull Base Surgery, part of the Master Techniques in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery series published by Wolters Kluwer, and co-editor of Operative Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 3rd Edition.  He has also published numerous peer-reviewed articles and presents frequently at local, national, and international scientific meetings and courses.  Dr. Snyderman is regularly recognized in Castle Connelly’s Best Doctors in America and Pittsburgh Magazine’s “Top Doctors.”

Dr. Snyderman has additional training in entrepreneurship through the Coulter Translational Research Partnership Program and is past recipient of multiple Coulter grants from the University of Pittsburgh Center for Medical Innovation and Pitt Innovation Challenge (PinCh).  He regularly participates as a clinical mentor in the Medical Product Ideation Course at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering and has multiple medical devices under development.  He is cofounder and Chief Technology Officer of Respair, Inc, a medical device company specializing in solutions for airway problems.

Current research interests include surgical simulation, minimally invasive surgical instrumentation, and medical devices that enhance surgical safety.  Dr. Snyderman is on the Executive Board of Pittsburgh CREATES (Collaborative Research, Education and Technology Enhancement in Surgery), a collaborative partnership of UPMC surgeons, engineers, and surgical device companies devoted to the advancement of minimally invasive surgery.

View a list of Dr. Snyderman’s publications here.