Department of Otolaryngology

Vusala Snyder, MD, MS

Dr. Vusala Snyder, a native of Baku, Azerbaijan, joined the University of Pittsburgh Otolaryngology- Head and Neck surgery residency program in June of 2019 after receiving her medical degree from the University of Kansas and her Masters of Biomedical sciences from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. While in medical school, Dr. Snyder was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha and Gold Humanism Honor society. During her time at KU, Dr. Snyder was recognized multiple times for her commitment to community service and her leadership initiatives both on campus and in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area.

Dr. Snyder's research interests include basic and translational research pertaining to the head and neck oncology at large and in particular, molecular targeting of head and neck cancer stem cells. Her research was funded by KU Cancer Center student research training program and led to the First-place winner award at Association of Women Surgeons Starr contest.

She chose Pitt, because of its amazing legacy, high personal and professional standards, as well as phenomenal mentors for all stages of the training.

Dr. Snyder continues active involvement in teaching and mentoring medical students interested in pursuing Otolaryngology- Head and Neck surgery. In addition, she is committed to diversity and inclusion and advocating for the underrepresented in medicine.

Education & Training

  • University of Kansas School of Medicine