Dr. Schneider is Professor and Chairman of the department of Family and Community Medicine at UTSW, the Perry E. Gross, MD, Distinguished Chair of Family Medicine, and serves as Chief of Family Medicine at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Dallas. He has been in academic family medicine for over 30 years and has run academic programs and federally funded training grants throughout his career. He has researched and taught about domestic violence and toxic stress, and its impact on health, and more recently conducted research on non-malignant chronic pain and how to safely care for patients with chronic pain. Prior to joining UT Southwestern, he was professor and chair of Family and Community Medicine at Saint Louis University where he greatly expanded the department, established an NIH-ranked research program in the department, and established a new residency focused on care of the urban underserved in St. Louis, Missouri. Early in his career, while at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio he served as Family Medicine Clerkship Director, Residency Director and Vice Chair for Education. He was also Co-Director of the Center for Violence Prevention, a CDC funded center. Dr. Schneider is currently President of the Association of Departments of Family Medicine. He is a past president of the Texas Academy of Family Physicians, was the founding president of the Academy on Violence and Abuse, and was chair of the National Health Collaborative on Violence and Abuse.


Medical School
Boston University School of Medicine (1987)
Duke University/FAHEC Family Medicine Residency (1990), Family Medicine
Other Post Graduate Training
University of Missouri (1992)
Graduate School
University of Missouri (1992), Public Health
University of Missouri School of Medicine (1992), Academic Family Medicine

Research Interest

  • Cervical cancer and human papilloma virus screening and prevention
  • Non-malignant chronic pain management
  • Toxic stress and violence and its impact on health


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Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Academy on Violence and Abuse (2005)
  • American Academy of Family Physicians (1985)
  • Association of Departments of Family Medicine (2008)
  • National Health Collaborative on Violence and Abuse (2001)
  • North American Primary Care Research Group (1991)
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (1989)
  • Texas Academy of Family Physicians (1992)