Dr. Michael J. Snyder, MD, FACS is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the UT Health McGovern Medical School in Houston, Texas. He is also the Program Director of the Colon and Rectal Surgery Residency training program. Dr. Snyder is a Past President of the Texas Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and currently serves on the Residency Review Committee for Colon and Rectal Surgery. He is board certified in both general surgery and colon and rectal surgery, has edited two books, authored or coauthored multiple book chapters, contributed numerous peer review publications and made presentations at local and national meetings.

Dr. Snyder received his undergraduate education at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge with bachelor degrees in microbiology and chemistry and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He attended Louisiana State University Medical School in Shreveport and graduated with a degree in Medicine and also inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha. He began his residency in general surgery at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas and was then deployed with the 3rd Army Cavalry Regiment to Saudi Arabia and Iraq in Operation Desert Shield/Storm. After the war he returned to complete his residency in general surgery at Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii. After practicing in the army at Fort Stewart, Georgia, Dr. Snyder completed his residency in colon and rectal surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. Dr. Snyder lives with his wife, Dr. Elizabeth Snyder and daughter, Helene. His current research and clinical interests include colorectal cancer, fecal incontinence, complex fistula repairs and residency training.


University of Kansas, 1978-1979
Louisiana State University, 1979-1982
MD, Louisiana State University, 1982-1986
General Surgery, William Beaumont AMC, 1986-1991
General Surgery, Tripler AMC, 1992-1995
Colon and Rectal Surgery, University of Texas Medical School, 1997-1998

Clinic Locations

UT Physicians Colon and Rectal Clinic – Texas Medical Center
6550 Fannin Street, Suite 2307
Houston, TX 77030