Doctor of Medicine
These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.
Scott A. Snyder, MD serves as the system medical director for neonatology at St. Luke’s Children's four neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) in Boise, Meridian, Nampa, and Twin Falls. He believes that parents are the most important part of the neonatal care team and strives to make the NICU journey more understandable and less stressful for families. During his training, his research pursuits were in finding novel ways to detect infection early in vulnerable infants. He also has special interest in clinical standardization and guideline development within the NICU to simplify the lives of busy NICU providers and staff, and to create predictability wherever possible for families during what can be a stressful journey.
Dr. Snyder is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics and serves on the board of the Idaho Ronald McDonald House. He is also the past president of the Idaho Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and past chair of the Section on Perinatal Pediatrics for District VIII of the AAP, a subset of practitioners focused on complex neonatal issues that require NICU care.
Dr. Snyder is passionate about supporting neonatology colleagues across the country. He is the president and cofounder of Neonatology Solutions, LLC, a free web-based resource for neonatology fellows seeking information about career planning, job searches, neonatology conferences, and clinical guidelines. His goal is to ease the pathway into neonatology careers for the next generation of providers. This resource supports the dissemination of local clinical guidelines and pathways for neonatal care, including COVID-19 guidelines, in the spirit of openness and information sharing with colleagues around the globe.
Outside of work, Dr. Snyder is committed to civic involvement in Boise and the surrounding region. He is an advocate for sustainable local growth, vitality, strong education, and innovative options for transportation, entertainment, and business. He enjoys spending his free time with his wife at their cabin in Donnelly, cooking, skiing, hiking, fishing, backcountry camping, and hard cider homebrewing with local apples.
Dr. Snyder cares for babies in the NICU at St. Luke’s Boise, Magic Valley, Meridian, and Nampa.