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Samuel Robert Snodgrass, M.D.

Samuel Robert Snodgrass, M.D.

Samuel Robert Snodgrass, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology
Division of Neurology


I went to Harvard College and Harvard Medical School, then to the Mass. General Hospital as intern and 1st year Medical resident. I was drafted into the Vietnam War. I returned to Boston, and did 3 years of neurology at the Longwood Avenue program centered on Boston Children’s Hospital.

Residents then spent 18 months each in pediatric and adult neurology. I finished my neurology residency in 1970, went to Cambridge, England as a postdoctoral fellow from 1971-73, and returned to work at Children’s Hospital where I had a lab and was attending physician in pediatric and adult (Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, across the street) neurology until the end of 1979 when I moved to Childrens Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) as head of pediatric neurology. I moved to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS and was there from 1992-2000.

I returned to CHLA 2000-2003.
I moved to Harbor UCLA in 2003.

I am interested in and have written about blood brain barrier, spinal fluid physiology, neurotransmitters, primarily GABA and serotonin, epilepsy and anticonvulsant levels, neurological complications of Varicella and neurological complications of immunization.