SAN FRANCISCO, April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Andrew Snyder, M.D., is joining Brown & Toland Physicians as chief medical officer beginning April 23.
A board-certified pediatrician providing primary care and specializing in children with special healthcare needs and chronic disease, Dr. Snyder has a very broad background in healthcare. Most recently he was the founder, president and chief executive officer of Stamford Health Integrated Practices (SHIP), of Stamford, Conn., where he managed the clinical and corporate operations. He also was vice president of Ambulatory Physician Network Development at Stamford, served as the physician officer at Lifespan and Rhode Island Hospital, and was the senior medical director at Lifespan/Physicians Physician Service Organization.
Dr. Snyder also served as medical director of Outpatient Services and vice chairman at Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence, R.I.
In addition to his professional experience, Dr. Snyder has held faculty positions with Brown Medical School. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut Medical School.
"The healthcare industry is quickly evolving," said Richard Fish, Brown & Toland Chief Executive Officer. "Our goal as an organization is to remain industry leaders and to find creative solutions to problems or issues that affect independent physicians. We are excited to have Dr. Snyder join us at Brown & Toland, and look forward to his many contributions to our organization."
Added Dr. Snyder, "Brown & Toland has a national reputation, a strong physician network, and an innovative company culture. I am excited to join the Brown & Toland team and look forward to working with its physician network."
Dr. Snyder is replacing Stan Padilla, M.D., who is stepping down after serving 12 years as Brown & Toland's chief medical officer.
Brown & Toland Physicians, based in San Francisco, is an independent practice association (IPA) of 1,500 physicians serving more than 300,000 HMO and PPO patients. The group has earned numerous awards for quality and innovation over the years, has been named a California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG) "Elite" group for five consecutive years and has been selected to participate in the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) model, a transformative new initiative sponsored by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center.
SOURCE Brown & Toland Physicians