Meet Dr. Snider
Dr. Chelsea Snider is an adult and pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgeon with a passion for helping people live their best lives. Her interests include cosmetic surgery of the face and body, reconstructive surgery for breast cancer, skin cancer and facial injuries, and craniofacial surgery for children with congenital or acquired anomalies.
Dr. Snider earned her doctor of medicine degree at New York Medical College and completed integrated plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at Southern Illinois University. She subsequently completed the prestigious pediatric craniofacial fellowship, treating a high volume of complex conditions, at The Craniofacial Center in Dallas with Dr. Jeffrey Fearon.
Dr. Snider has been selected as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, an exclusive medical honor society. She has received numerous awards for academic excellence in research including 1st place American Society of Plastic Surgery Outstanding Paper, 1st place American Society of Peripheral Nerve Best Paper, 1st place American Association of Hand Surgery/American Society of Peripheral Nerve/American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery Best Paper, and 1st place American Society of Plastic Surgery Resident Bowl Champion. She has given multiple podium presentations and published several peer-reviewed journal articles. She is actively involved in research projects related to breast, facial anatomy, cleft lip and palate, and craniofacial anomalies.
Dr. Snider’s extensive specialized training and experience allows her to provide advanced care in a uniquely personalized manner, to achieve the most aesthetic and functional result every time. She is passionate about her role as your surgeon, and is extremely detailed and meticulous in providing the best care to you and your loved ones. Dr. Snider is proud to walk with you through your journey of living your best life.
Dr. Snider is originally from Santa Barbara, California. She has three brothers and is married to Dr. Guilherme Barreiro. She loves the outdoors and spends as much time as she can traveling, hiking, surfing and skiing.
Dr. Snider is actively involved with cleft lip and palate mission work around the world. Her love of craniofacial surgery, children, and travel makes this passion a reality for her. On average, 1 in every 500-800 births worldwide result in a cleft lip and/or cleft palate. In many countries, children with facial abnormalities are often ostracized from their communities and they have little hope for a productive future. There is frequently limited medical care available and often no resources for surgical procedures that are required to correct such deformities. By providing free and accessible surgery, Dr. Snider brings her expertise to restore these children’s facial features and empower them to return to their communities as welcomed and participating members of society. Dr. Snider most recently provided cleft care in Malawi, Africa and Manila, Philippines, and is looking forward to many more missions to come.