Department + Services
Joint Replacement Center
Programs + Specialties
Hip & Knee Replacement Surgery
Training + Education
BS in Mechanical Engineering | Penn State University | State College, PA
MS in Bioengineering | Penn State University | State College, PA
MPH | The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice | Hanover, NH
MD | The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth | Hanover, NH
Residency in Orthopedic Surgery | University of Massachusetts Medical School | Worcester, MA
Research Fellowship in Orthopedic Surgery | University of Massachusetts Medical School | Worcester, MA
Fellowship in Joint Replacement Surgery | Stanford University School of Medicine | Stanford, CA
Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons
My goal is to understand each patient’s unique story, and use my knowledge and experience to guide them through the treatment choices that will optimize their health and well-being.
Dr. Ben Snyder, who is originally from Pennsylvania, graduated from Penn State University in 2004 earning a BS in Mechanical Engineering and MS in Bioengineering, where he focused on biomechanics. He then worked shortly as a biomedical engineer, but desired to use his engineering background to directly impact and improve patients’ lives. This desire drew him into medical school at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, where he graduated in 2010 with an MD and MPH focusing on clinical research, quality improvement, and shared decision making.
While in medical school, Dr. Snyder found his calling in Orthopedic Surgery, which perfectly combined his background in biomechanics with restoring patients’ function and quality of life. He completed his Internship and Residency in Orthopedic Surgery at UMass Medical School in Worcester, MA between 2010 and 2016. During that time, he pursued a one-year Orthopedic Surgery Research Fellowship which focused on hip and knee replacement surgery. Following Residency, he completed the Joint Replacement/Adult Reconstruction Fellowship at Stanford University in CA working as a Clinical Instructor both at the Stanford Hospital and the Palo Alto VA. Prior to joining Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Dr. Snyder has worked as an Orthopedic Surgeon in both academic medicine and private practice.
Dr. Snyder is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, and the Massachusetts Medical Society.
Outside of work, Dr. Snyder enjoys spending time with his wife and family, and most outdoor activities. His particular interests include hiking, biking, skiing, fishing, and gardening. He is excited to explore these opportunities in and around the great Pioneer Valley.