After graduating from medical school, Dr. Snell dedicated the first decade of her career to the United States military service. In addition to serving as a staff physician for Navy hospitals in Japan and Virginia, she served as the medical coordinator for the 2001 Armed Forces Inaugural Committee, and as the assistant director and emergency medicine educational director for the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda. Board certified in emergency medicine, Dr. Snell now brings to the patients of Fauquier Health the same sense of duty, honor and compassion that she once provided to the brave men and women serving our country.
Education and Training
After earning her Doctor of Medicine degree from the Penn State University College of Medicine in 1993, Dr. Snell completed the Naval Medical Center San Diego Obstetrics and Gynecology Internship Program, and the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Emergency Medicine Residency Program, where she also served as Chief Resident.
Honors and Awards
Dr. Snell is a member of several professional organizations, including the American College of Emergency Physicians.
Dr. Snell has conducted research on a variety of topics, including life-threatening skin infections, aminophylline as an adjunctive therapy to advanced cardiac life support in pre-hospital cardiac arrest, and the reliability of self-reported blood types in emergency department patients with first trimester vaginal bleeding. Her findings have appeared in Academic Emergency Medicine and the Journal of Clinical Practice and Sexuality. Her findings were also presented at a variety of lectures, including the national and regional meetings for the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Snell joined Fauquier Health as a private practice physician with Virginia Emergency Medicine Associates in 2003. Prior to that, she was a private practice emergency medicine physician for hospitals in Northern Virginia and Newport News, and an emergency medicine staff physician for the Department of Defense.
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