Dr. Snider grew up in Ogden, Utah. He attended the University of Utah on an “honors at entrance” scholarship and received a B.S. in Biology. He went on to earn his M.D. with honors in 1982. He completed his general surgery training at St Joseph’s Hospital in Denver in 1988, and became board certified in general surgery. He traveled to Houston for his plastic surgery residency which he completed in 1990 at the University of Texas. He finished a microsurgery fellowship at Washington University and then traveled to France where he worked with Dr. Guy Foucher at the Strasbourg Clinic.