John Snyder, M.D. is a practicing pediatrician at Amherst Pediatrics in Amherst, MA. Much of Dr. Snyder’s career has been devoted to the training of young pediatricians, focusing on the critical, science-based approach to the practice of pediatric medicine. He has a strong interest in medical myth and the ways parents utilize information to make medical decisions for their children. Dr. Snyder was director of the pediatric resident training clinic at Saint Vincent’s Hospital in New York City for 16 years. He then held the same position at Baystate Children’s Hospital in Springfield, MA from 2010 to 2013. Dr. Snyder received his undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and completed his residency training in pediatrics at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. He is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is a contributor to the Science-Based Medicine blog and can be found on Twitter as @SciPeds. Dr. Snyder has no conflicts of interest to disclose and no ties to the pharmaceutical industry.