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Kristie Snedeker, DPT
Vice President, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center 


Kristie Snedeker, DPT, is the Vice President of the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Snedeker oversees the operational, clinical, and financial components of the Shock Trauma Center, responsible for 120 in-patient trauma and critical care areas at the Downtown Campus, in addition to the Trauma Resuscitation Unit, Critical Care Resuscitation Unit, the Shock Trauma Outpatient Pavilion, Hyperbaric Chamber, the Center for Injury Prevention and Policy, Training and Simulation and the Trauma Registry.

Dr. Snedeker began her career at the University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopedic Institute (formerly known as James L. Kernan Hospital) as a physical therapist. Throughout her career, she has fulfilled a variety of progressive leadership positions within our organization, most recently as the Senior Director of Clinical Operations for the Shock Trauma Center and Care Management. Dr. Snedeker has played a significant role with UMMC’s pandemic response, serving as an Operations Sections Chief of the Hospital Incident Command System and leading the efforts to establish the Modular Care Unit.

Dr. Snedeker collaborates with EMS, law enforcement, and our State legislators, to maintain our designation as the Primary Adult Resource Center and Neurotrauma Center for the State of Maryland. She also plays a key leadership role with the Shock Trauma Board of Visitors, advancing our philanthropic efforts among the community.

Dr. Snedeker received her doctorate in physical therapy from Widener University. She is a graduate of the Women’s Leadership Program at Towson University and certified advanced associate for Emergenetics. She is also a member of the State Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council and a nationally recognized leader in care management and physical therapy.