Ralph Snyderman, MD

Professor of Medicine, with Tenure
James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Chancellor Emeritus of Duke University
Campus mail 2424 Erwin Road, Suite 1101, Durham, NC 27705
Phone (919) 684-2345
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 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, Brooklyn, 1965


Sadovsky, Yoel, Sam Mesiano, Graham J. Burton, Michelle Lampl, Jeffrey C. Murray, Rachel M. Freathy, Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, et al. “Advancing human health in the decade ahead: pregnancy as a key window for discovery: A Burroughs Wellcome Fund Pregnancy Think Tank.” Am J Obstet Gynecol 223, no. 3 (September 2020): 312–21. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2020.06.031.

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Drake, Connor, Meagan Cannady, Kathryn Howley, Christopher Shea, and Ralph Snyderman. “An evaluation of mHealth adoption and health self-management in emerging adulthood.” Amia Annu Symp Proc 2019 (2019): 1021–30.


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.