Gentle Giant Award
Peter Snyder, M.D.
Professor of Medicine University Of Pennsylvania, PA
2003 Award Recipient
The Second Annual Gentle Giant Award Dinner was held Friday, June 20, 2003, at the University of Pennsylvania's Museum of Archeology and Anthropology amid treasures befitting this year's award recipient Dr. Peter J. Snyder.
For nearly 40 years, Dr. Snyder has been a leader in male reproductive endocrinology. Having obtained his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and his board certification in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Dr. Snyder is Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and a member of the Division of Endocrinology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. A distinguished lecturer and extensively published author, Dr. Snyder is one of the world's leaders in pituitary endocrine research. His interests include the effects of testosterone and growth hormone on bone and muscle and the pathogenesis of pituitary tumors, especially gonadotroph (non-functional) adenomas.
Never will you find a more modest human being than Dr. Peter J. Snyder. His brilliance has filled volumes of books and journals yet he remains shy and soft-spoken, allowing his work to be driven by compassion and tenacity not accolades. For this, The Pituitary Network Association is very proud to have chosen Dr. Peter J. Snyder as the recipient of the 2003 Gentle Giant Award in honor of his longstanding advocacy of improved treatment for patients, and his outstanding contribution and dedication to pituitary patient care, education, and the field of pituitary endocrine medicine.