Susan M. Swetter, MD

Dermatologist, Dermatologic oncologist, Cutaneous oncology specialist

4.9 out of 5
57 Patient Ratings
7 Patient Comments

Cancer Center

  • 875 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6000
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Skin Cancer Program

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6000
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Professional Education

  • Internship: UCSF Medical Center (1991) CA
  • Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine (1994) CA
  • Board Certification: Dermatology, American Board of Dermatology (1994)
  • Medical Education: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (1990) PA
  • BA, University of Virginia, Interdisciplinary Studies (1986)
  • MD, University of Pennsylvania, Medicine (1990)
  • Internship, Univ. of California, San Francisco, Internal Medicine (1991)
  • Dermatology Residency, Stanford University, Dermatology (1994)
  • Chief Residency, Stanford University, Dermatology (1994)

Honors & Awards

  • Humanitarian Award Recipient, Melanoma Research Foundation (2012)
  • Elected Member, American Dermatological Association (2011)
  • Leadership Award, Melanoma Care Coalition (2007)
  • President’s Volunteer Service Award, President’s Council on Service & Civic Participation, Corporation for National & Community Service (2007)
  • Recognition for Excellence in Teaching, Stanford University School of Medicine (2004, 2009)
  • Nominated, Franklin G. Ebaugh, Jr. Award (outstanding dedication to advising medical students), Stanford University School of Medicine (1999, 2001, 2004, 2009)
  • Nominated, Kaiser Award for Clinical Teaching, Stanford University School of Medicine (2003, 2004, 2005)

Administrative Appointments

  • Director, Pigmented Lesion and Melanoma Program, Stanford Cancer Institute (1995 - Present)
  • Physician Leader, Cancer Care Program in Cutaneous Oncology, Stanford Cancer Institute (2012 - Present)
  • Advisory Board, Stanford Women and Sex Differences in Medicine (WSDM) Center (2014 - Present)
  • Medical Advisory Panel, Melanoma Research Alliance (2013 - Present)
  • President, Board of Directors, American Cancer Society, Santa Clara County Unit (2009 - 2011)
  • Member, Melanoma Panel, National Comprehensive Cancer Network (2007 - Present)
  • Member, Board of Directors, American Cancer Society, Santa Clara County Unit (2007 - Present)
  • Member, Melanoma Clinical Guidelines Task Force, American Academy of Dermatology (2006 - 2012)
  • Member, Scientific Programs Committee, Melanoma Section, American Society of Clinical Oncology (2006 - 2008)
  • Member, Melanoma/Skin Cancer Committee, American Academy of Dermatology (1999 - 2009)

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Patient Ratings and Comments

4.9

Friendliness

4.9

Recommended to others

4.9

Explanations

4.8

Listens

4.9

Includes you in decisions

4.9

Clear Communication

4.9

Confidence in your doctor

4.4

Wait times

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Dr. Susan Swetter is an outstanding doctor. Very kind and very professional -

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Stanford is the best I tell everyone about you.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

I'm happy.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Gave excellent summary of what the care would be & issues involved - TWICE.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Dr. Swetter is an excellent physician. I don't think she is taking new patients, so its not like I can recommend her to others.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Dr. Swetter, Larry Morris, Dr. Rogen are all extremely reassuring, knowledgeable, kind, caring.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Dr. Swetter and the resident were very thorough and informative and kind. I felt confident of their care.

4.9 out of 5
57 Patient Ratings
7 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Dr. Susan Swetter is an outstanding doctor. Very kind and very professional -

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Stanford is the best I tell everyone about you.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

I'm happy.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Gave excellent summary of what the care would be & issues involved - TWICE.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Dr. Swetter is an excellent physician. I don't think she is taking new patients, so its not like I can recommend her to others.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Dr. Swetter, Larry Morris, Dr. Rogen are all extremely reassuring, knowledgeable, kind, caring.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Dr. Swetter and the resident were very thorough and informative and kind. I felt confident of their care.