Ralph Snyderman, MD

Professor of Medicine
James B. Duke Professor of Medicine
Chancellor Emeritus of Duke University
Campus mail 2424 Erwin Road, Suite 1101, Durham, NC 27705
Phone (919) 684-6637
Email address ralph.snyderman@duke.edu

Dr. Snyderman served as Chancellor for Health Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine at Duke University from 1989 to July 2004.  During this time, he oversaw the development of the Duke University Health System and served as its first president and CEO.  Dr. Snyderman’s current focus is personalized health care and he continues to lead these efforts nationally from his position as Director of the Duke Center for Research on Personalized Health Care.

Areas of expertise and national recognition: Personalized Health Care,  Immunology, Inflammation, Rheumatology and Medical Center Administration.

Education and Training

  • M.D., State University of New York at Brooklyn, 1965


Drake, Connor, Caroline Meade, Sharon K. Hull, Ashley Price, and Ralph Snyderman. “Integration of Personalized Health Planning and Shared Medical Appointments for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus..” South Med J 111, no. 11 (November 2018): 674–82. https://doi.org/10.14423/SMJ.0000000000000892.

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Snyderman, R. A Chancellor's Tale: Transforming Academic Medicine. Duke University Press, 2016.


Simmons, Leigh Ann, Connor D. Drake, Tracy W. Gaudet, and Ralph Snyderman. “Personalized Health Planning in Primary Care Settings..” Fed Pract 33, no. 1 (January 2016): 27–34.


Simmons, L. A., R. Q. Wolever, E. M. Bechard, and R. Snyderman. “Patient engagement as a risk factor in personalized health care: A systematic review of the literature on chronic disease.” Genome Medicine 6, no. 2 (February 26, 2014). https://doi.org/10.1186/gm533.

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Simmons, Leigh Ann, Ruth Q. Wolever, Elizabeth M. Bechard, and Ralph Snyderman. “Patient engagement as a risk factor in personalized health care: a systematic review of the literature on chronic disease..” Genome Med 6, no. 2 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1186/gm533.

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