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James W. (J.W.) Snider, MD

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:

Radiation Oncology

Location:

Ground Floor - Department of Radiation Oncology

Phone (Primary):

410-328-6080

Education and Training

University of Maryland Medical Center; Baltimore, MD
Resident Physician
Chief Resident
Department of Radiation Oncology
Maryland Proton Treatment Center
Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center

Paul Scherrer Institute; Villigen, Canton of Aargau, Switzerland
Research/Clinical Fellow
Section 1710, Center for Proton Therapy

MedStar Georgetown University / INOVA Fairfax Hospitals; Washington, DC
Resident Physician, Transitional Year
Executive Committee Member
Department of Medicine

Georgetown University School of Medicine; Washington, DC
Doctor of Medicine

The University of Alabama; Tuscaloosa, AL
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Blount Undergraduate Initiative
College of Arts and Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Medicine and the Mind (New College), Classics
College of Arts and Sciences

Biosketch

Dr. J.W. Snider is an Assistant Professor radiation oncologist at the University of Maryland specializing in the management of patients with Head/Neck Cancer and Sarcomas. Dr. Snider also specializes in cutting edge technologies including Proton Therapy and Hyperthermia.

Dr. Snider completed two bachelors degrees at the University of Alabama before attending the Georgetown University School of Medicine. Following graduation, he performed his transitional year internship also at Georgetown/INOVA Fairfax Hospital. Dr. Snider completed his residency training in Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland Medical Center, serving as Chief Resident. Dr. Snider was also selected for and completed a Clinical/Research Proton Fellowship at the world-renowned Paul Scherrer Institute Center for Proton Therapy in Villigen, Switzerland - the birthplace of the pencil beam scanning technology utilized at the Maryland Proton Treatment Center.

Dr. Snider's research focus at the University of Maryland centers on Head/Neck tumors, Sarcomas, Concurrent Thermoradiotherapy, Spine Tumors, Pencil Beam Scanning Proton Therapy, Stereotactic Radiotherapy, and unique treatment/device-development for increasing therapy efficacy with reduced side-effect profiles. Dr. Snider has numerous peer-reviewed publications in these arenas, and he has given many national/international presentations of this work. He has also received several awards for the presentations and content of his research including those from The Radiosurgery Society, International Congress for Hyperthermic Oncology, and the Radiological Society of North America Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award.

Dr. Snider has received research grant funding in the form of The Radiosurgery Society BEST Medical Fellowship Grant and funding for device development through the UM Ventures group. On a national level, Dr. Snider is an active member of the American Society for Radiation Oncology and the Society for Thermal Medicine.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Proton Therapy, Head and Neck Cancer, Sarcoma, Spinal Tumors, Hyperthermia, Brachytherapy, GRID Spatially Fractionated Radiotherapy

Highlighted Publications

Remick J, Regine W, Malyapa R, Ng V, Vyfhuis M, Diwanji T, Shyu S, Snider JW. Excellent Pathologic Response and Atypical Clinical Course of High-Grade Extremity Sarcoma to Neoadjuvant Pencil Beam Scanning Proton Therapy. Cureus 2017;9(9):e1687.

Stieb S, Snider JW, Placidi L, Kliebsch U, Lomax AJ, Schneider RA, Weber DC. Long-Term Clinical Safety of High-Dose Proton Radiation Therapy Delivered With Pencil Beam Scanning Technique for Extracranial Chordomas and Chondrosarcomas in Adult Patients: Clinical Evidence of Spinal Cord Tolerance. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2017: S0360-3016(17)33834-8.

Murray FR, Snider JW, Bolsi A, Lomax AJ, Walser M, Kliebsch U, Schneider RA, Weber DC. Long-Term Clinical Outcomes of Pencil Beam Scanning Proton Therapy for Benign and Non-benign Intracranial Meningiomas. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2017;99(5):1190-1198.

Snider JW, Mutaf Y, Nichols EM, Hall A, Vadnais P, Regine WF, Feigenberg SJ. Dosimetric Improvements with a Novel Breast Stereotactic Radiotherapy Device for Delivery of Neoadjuvant Partial-Breast Irradiation. Oncology 2017;92:21-30.

Snider JW, Datta N, Vujaskovic Z. Hyperthermia and radiotherapy in bladder cancer. Int J Hyperthermia – Special Issue on Bladder Cancer 2016;20:1-9.

Additional Publication Citations

Behnaz AS, Snider JW, Eneh C, Esposito G, Wilson E, Yaniv Z, Cohen E, Cleary K. Quantitative CT for Volumetric Analysis of Medical Images: Initial Results for Liver Tumors. SPIE Medical Imaging: Image Processing 2010; 7623.

Snider JW, Collins SP, Suy S, Yu X, Banovac F, Anderson E, Collins BT. CyberKnife with Tumor Tracking: An Effective Treatment for High – Risk Surgical Patients with Single Peripheral Pulmonary Metastases. Front Oncol 2012; 2: 63.

Karam SD, Snider JW, Wang H, Wooster M, Lominska C, Deeken J, Newkirk K, Davidson B, Harter KW. Reirradiation of recurrent salivary gland malignancies with fractionated stereotactic body radiation therapy. J Radiat Oncol 2012; 1(2): 147-153.

Karam SD, Snider JW, Wang H, Wooster M, Lominska C, Deeken J, Newkirk K, Davidson B, Harter KW. Survival outcomes of patients treated with hypofractionated stereotactic body radiation therapy for parotid gland tumors: a retrospective analysis. Front Oncol 2012; 2: 55.

Horne ZD, Karam SD, Rashid A, Snider JW, Lax A, Ozdemirli M, Harter KW. The Use of Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Local Control of Glomangiomatosis: A Case Report. Front Oncol 2013; 3: 26.

Karam SD, Rashid A, Snider JW, Wooster M, Bhatia S, Jay AK, Newkirk K, Davidson B, Harter KW. IMRT with Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy Boost for High Risk Salivary Gland Malignancies: A Case Series. Front Oncol 2014; 4: 268.

Karam SD, Tai A, Snider JW, Bhatia S, Rashid A, Jay A, Kalhorn C, Nair N, Harter KW, Collins S, Jean W. Refractory Trigeminal Neuralgia Treatment Outcomes Following CyberKnife Radiosurgery. Radiat Oncol 2014; 9(1): 257.

Snider JW, Gondi V, Brown PD, Tome W, Mehta MP. Prophylactic cranial irradiation: recent outcomes and innovations. CNS Oncol 2014; 3(3): 219-230.

Snider JW, Diwanji T, Amin P, Feigenberg SJ. Chemoradiotherapy-induced toxicity with high-dose three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy for lung cancer: Challenges with modern techniques. Applied Rad Oncol. 2016: 5(2): 28-31.

Lin JY, Diwanji T, Snider JW, Knight N, Regine WF. Cancer Screening Patterns and Concerns in Caregivers of Patients Undergoing Radiation Therapy. J Oncol Pract. 2016; 12(4): 405-412.

Snider JW, Mehta MP. Gliomas: Principles of radiation therapy. Handb Clin Neurol – Special Issue on Gliomas. 2016; 134: 131-147.

Katz D, Snider JW, Patel K, Bentzen S, Nichols EM, Rosenblatt PY, Tkaczuk K, Feigenberg SJ.  Radiotherapy, including internal mammary nodal irradiation, and heart failure in patients receiving concurrent treatment with treatment with trastuzumab. Appl Rad Oncol. 2016; 5: 20-25.

Research Interests

Dr. Snider's research focus at the University of Maryland centers on Head/Neck tumors, Sarcomas, Concurrent Thermoradiotherapy, Spine Tumors, Pencil Beam Scanning Proton Therapy, Stereotactic Radiotherapy, and unique treatment/device-development for increasing therapy efficacy with reduced side-effect profiles. Dr. Snider has numerous peer-reviewed publications in these arenas, and he has given many national/international presentations of this work. He has also received several awards for the presentations and content of his research including those from The Radiosurgery Society, International Congress for Hyperthermic Oncology, and the Radiological Society of North America Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award.

Awards and Affiliations

Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Research Award

University of Maryland Medical Center

 

H.E.R.O. Healthcare Excellence in Radiation Oncology Award Nominee

Department of Radiation Oncology

University of Maryland Medical Center

 

Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Symposium

Scholar Award

 

Chief Resident, Department of Radiation Oncology

University of Maryland Medical Center

 

Paul Scherrer Institute Research/Clinical Fellowship

Clinical Case Review Presenter, Paul Scherrer Institute, invited lecturer

 

International Congress for Hyperthermic Oncology

New Investigator Award

 

The Radiosurgery Society BEST Medical Fellowship Grant – Grand Prize

“Preoperative Partial Breast Irradiation with a Novel Breast-Specific Stereotactic Radiotherapy (BSRT) Device: Projected Improvements in Cosmetic Outcomes over Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT).”

 

Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award

Radiological Society of North America

 

Professional Activity

Associate Residency Director

Department of Radiation Oncology

University of Maryland Medical Center