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Iris Snider M.D. FAAP

In Memoriam

Our beloved Dr. Snider passed away in February. She was not only an excellent physician, but also the most kind and compassionate person one will ever meet. She was a strong patient advocate, political activist, and overall great lady. We will miss her. 
Dr. Snider was born in Maryville, Tennessee. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Tennessee and her medical education at the University of Tennessee in Memphis in 1967. Dr. Snider served her residency in Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee hospitals in Mempis and Knoxville. She began practice in Athens in 1975 and was the second pediatrician in McMinn County. She is a Board Certified Pediatrician and a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Snider has been pro active in the pursuit of excellence in children's healthcare on both the state and national level. Since the institution of the TennCare program, she has actively worked to improve how it delivers care to children.
Dr. Snider was honored with the Pediatrician of the Year award by the Tennessee Academy of Pediatrics in 1995 and served as President of the Tennessee Academy of Pediatrics from 1998-1999. She was honored by the American Academy of Pediatrics with a special achievement award for her activities to improve children's health. In 2011, she received the Etteldorf Pediatrics Alumni Award, this is the highest honor an UT- Memphis resident alum can receive. In 2012 she also received an award from the Tennessee House of Representatives honoring her for all her years of work to help the children of Tennessee.
She has served on various boards and committees at Athens Regional Medical Center, East Tennessee Children's Hospital, Tennessee Academy of Pediatrics, Tennessee Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Snider has committed herself to the belief that all of Tennessee's children should have access to quality healthcare.
A mother of four boys, she and her husband, Dr. James Slowey, raise Dachshunds and farm in their spare time.