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Marsha Snyder


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Marsha W. Snyder, MD. MAPP. is a medical doctor, Board-certified psychiatrist, certified leader and practitioner of Appreciative Inquiry, with over 20 years experience in the care of physicians and other professionals who suffer from burnout or other forms of ill-being. Her expertise includes Positive Health and its application in the development of healthy, thriving, and compassionate doctors, ethical healthcare systems, and a healthy thriving population. Dr. Snyder has authored the book, "Positive Health: Thriving Population, Doctors, and Healthcare Economy". She has given many scholarly and educational presentations on physicians' health and positive health in the US and internationally. A former Chair of Psychiatry for a 4-hospital university healthcare network, Dr. Snyder currently provides expertise in the interface of medicine and positive health/positive psychology through consultation, education, program development, direct treatment, and coaching. She is currently studying the impact of positive health interventions during transcranial magnetic stimulation, a treatment for medication resistant depression which works due to its impact on neuroplasticity.

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Creating Positive Health; TMS Health Associates
Job title
Medical director/ psychiatrist
www.creatingpositivehealth.com/ TMSHealthassociates.com
Primary Focus
positive health

physicians' health

Research on positive health in the elderly and positive health in medicine and medical education

Bringing compassion and patient focus to healthcare through changes in medical educ. curriculum

Certified In Appreciative Inquiry

Consultations to healthcare orgs. and medical schools

Certified coach-physician coach

Transcranial magnetic brain stimulation
Professional Area
  • Medicine
  • Therapist (Licensed)
Active Professional Interests
  • Business
  • Consulting
  • Government & Policy
  • Health Care
  • Humanities
  • Large-scale policy
  • Media
  • Old age
  • Therapy
  • Wellness coaching
Professional Skills
  • Career Development
  • Consulting
  • Facilitating groups
  • Leadership development
  • Speaking
  • Teaching resilience
  • Writing
Fluent in Languages
  • English
Certified Coach

Board Certification, Psychiatry and Neurology

Board Certification, Geriatric Psychiatry

Certification in Appreciative Inquiry


Degrees After MAPP
Doctor of Medicine (MD)—University of Pennsylvania

Residency: Psychiatry and neurology

Board Certification: Psychiatry and neurology


Fellowship—AMerican Psychiatric Assn life fellow

Certification: Appreciative Inquiry, coaching

Licenses in Pa and Calif.
Degrees Before MAPP
Bachelor of science/ RN—Univ. of Penn.

Doctor of Medicine—Univ. of Penn.

Rotating internship—University of Utah

Residency, psychiatry

Fellowship, Hematology/Oncology-Univ. of Penn.

Speaking Experience

Interested in Speaking Referrals
Speaking Topics
Physicians' Health and preventing burnout using positive health
Experience speaking to large audiences


Book 1 Cover
Book 1 Title
Positive Health: Thriving Population, Doctors, and Healthcare Economy
Media: Radio, TV, or podcasts
TV Shows: 1) Talk With Your Doctor: WLTV

Regular guest on phone-in show dealing with health matters. 1995-2003.

2) NBC's Today Show: National/Intl.

Guest on segment dealing with cigarette smoking in child custody cases mid-1990's.
Journal Articles
Capstone: "Positive Health and the Creation of Thriving Doctors and Patients"
Capstone title and abstract
"Positive Health and the Creation of Thriving in Doctors and Patients"

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  • USA - California (Northern)

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