Diane SnyderM.D. Request An Appointment
- Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology
I’m Dr. Diane Snyder, Board Certified Ob/Gyn with a Focused Practice in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology.
During medical school, I was debating between pediatrics and Ob/Gyn and for a variety of reasons chose Ob/Gyn. During my residency training, I was introduced to the sub-specialty of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (PAG) by one of my attending physicians and knew it was an area I wanted to pursue. During my last year of residency, I did an elective rotation at Boston Children’s Hospital which really introduced me to the field. I ended up not doing a fellowship and started to slowly incorporate younger patients into my practice.
Once I stopped practicing Obstetrics in 2002, I was able to focus more on this age group. I started giving lectures to pediatric groups as well as in middle and high schools.
Joining the North American Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (NASPAG) has been most helpful with monthly journals, international listserve, and annual National conferences. This is a group of many specialties that focuses on delivering medical care to pediatric and adolescent females.
PAG covers many medical and gynecologic conditions and some diagnoses that can be devastating to a young patient (Premature ovarian insufficiency or Mullerian anomalies) and I find it extremely gratifying to be a part of the care journey for these patients.
Helping young women manage their contraceptive choices, feel positive about their sexuality, and improve their menstrual disorders are but a few of the things I love about pediatric and adolescent gynecology.
Education & Training
- Undergraduate, University of Florida
- Medical School University of Florida College of Medicine, 1986
- Internship & Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1990
- Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology with a Focused Practice in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Practice website: www.whspecialists.com