Dr. Thomas Snyder, Ph. D.


I am a Clinical Neuropsychologist with Alberta Health Services and a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Alberta. 

I was born and educated in the United States, including graduate studies at Columbia Presbyterian College of Physicians and Surgeons, Harvard Divinity School, and Virginia Commonwealth University, where I received a Ph.D. in 1979. 

I then did post-doctoral studies at the University of Nebraska, the University of Iowa, and the University of Northern Iowa before moving to Edmonton in 1987 for a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Alberta Developmental Disabilities Centre.  I have been part of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at the Stollery Children’s Hospital and University of Alberta Hospital since 1989, working with both pediatric and adult patients but now only children and adolescents.  In addition, I assess children/adolescents with complex medical, psychiatric, and neurological conditions other than epilepsy. 

I have taught at all levels of education and currently teach medical residents and do clinical research primarily involving children with epilepsy.  I am married to a clinical psychologist and have four adult children and four grandchildren who live in the Edmonton region.  Outside work, I enjoy music, cooking, gardening, and traveling throughout the world, including trekking in mountains in North and South America as well as Africa and Asia.