For Immediate Release December 14, 2021


Tiffani Washington:

Kristie Snedeker headshot

Kristie Snedeker, DPT, has been promoted to Vice President of the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC). In her new role, Snedeker will be accountable for the operational, clinical and financial components of the center, having accountability for 120 inpatient trauma and critical care beds 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.

Snedeker is stepping into this integral leadership position previously held by Karen Doyle, who was recently promoted to Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at UMMC.

Snedeker has held a number of progressive leadership roles at UMMC, most recently serving as the Senior Director of Clinical Operations for the Shock Trauma Center and Care Management since 2018. She has also played a significant role in the medical center's pandemic response, serving as an Operations Sections Chief of the Hospital Incident Command System and leading efforts to establish the hospital's Modular Care Unit, initially designed as a supplemental intensive care unit for COVID-19 patients.

A native of Catonsville, Md., Snedeker began her career at the University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopedic Institute, formerly the James L. Kernan Hospital, where she served as a physical therapist.

"Kristie is a strong leader who is highly regarded among her team members and colleagues inside and outside of UMMC," said Doyle. "She is skilled at cultivating our collaborative relationships with Emergency Medical Services, law enforcement and our state legislators, which is key to our designation as the Primary Adult Resource Center and Neurotrauma Center for Maryland. We are delighted to have her experience and insight at the helm as we take on the challenges and opportunities ahead."

Snedeker holds a doctorate in physical therapy from Widener University and is a graduate of the Women's Leadership Program at Towson University. She earned her bachelor's degree in health and exercise science from Gettysburg College. A member of the State Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council, Snedeker is a national thought leader in the delivery of trauma care, care management and physical therapy.

About the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center

The R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland was the first fully integrated trauma center in the world and remains at the epicenter for trauma research, patient care and teaching, both nationally and internationally today. Shock Trauma is where the "golden hour" concept of trauma was born and where many lifesaving practices in modern trauma medicine were pioneered. Shock Trauma is also at the heart of the Maryland's unparalleled Emergency Medical Service System. Learn more about Shock Trauma.

About the University of Maryland Medical Center

The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) is comprised of two hospital campuses in Baltimore: the 800-bed flagship institution of the 13-hospital University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) — and the 200-bed UMMC Midtown Campus, both academic medical centers training physicians and health professionals and pursuing research and innovation to improve health. UMMC's downtown campus is a national and regional referral center for trauma, cancer care, neurosciences, advanced cardiovascular care, women's and children's health, and has one of the largest solid organ transplant programs in the country. All physicians on staff at the downtown campus are clinical faculty physicians of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. The UMMC Midtown Campus medical staff is predominately faculty physicians specializing in diabetes, chronic diseases, behavioral health, long-term acute care and an array of outpatient primary care and specially services. UMMC Midtown has been a teaching hospital for 140 years and is located one mile away from the downtown campus. For more information, visit