The Village Doctor Newsletter – Week of May 13, 2024


Whew. What a busy few weeks! First, a very rainy Woodside May Day parade 2024. A big shout out to #TeamTVD (big AND little!) for showing up, umbrellas in hand, to help us celebrate our 20 years. Also a shout out to Tyler McNiven, the bedazzled parade emcee for an extra special announcement for us as we paraded by (check out the link, it is to a fantastic article in Punch Magazine).. Indeed we do hand out healthy clementines instead of candy. Although next year perhaps green gummy frogs Speaking of, did you see us on the cover of this quarter’s Bucks Restaurant menu? 


Speaking of throwbacks, please keep your eyes on these pages as we will be restarting our annual Stanford TVD Skin Screening event! Likely in October, this is a longstanding collaboration with our friends at Stanford Dermatology to provide complimentary “skin checks” at our offices. Where else can you have some wine and cheese, and show some skin after work? If you can’t wait to learn more about your skin, our friend and Derm partner, Dr. Susan Swetter will be presenting at the 4th annual Marvin A. Karasek Lecture in Dermatology on May 20th. Susan is respected the world over for her knowledge and expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of melanoma. Come learn more, details below.

In the meantime, eat more clementines, fewer gummy frogs, and wear your sunscreen.


Eric Weiss, MD, May 18, 2024

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As mentioned above let me give a shout out to Dr. Susan Swetter with Stanford Dermatology. Susan is a  Professor of Dermatology and Director of the Pigmented Lesion/Melanoma and Cutaneous Oncology Programs at Stanford University Medical Center and Cancer Institute. Dr. Swetter’s research focuses on precision public health as it relates to primary and secondary prevention strategies in melanoma. She is leading the War on MelanomaTM-California statewide efforts to target high-risk populations for early detection. In other words, Dr. Swetter is a rock star.

“There’s never been a more hopeful time for researchers and physicians dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of melanoma—or for the patients they’re committed to helping. Treatment options have improved dramatically from the days of interferon, which can cause significant side effects, to the targeted medications and immunotherapies available today. “

Please join Dr. Swetter for the 4th Annual Marvin A. Karasek Lecture in Dermatology:

Monday, May 20th from 5:00-7:00pm
Cardinal Hall Lecture Hall
505 Broadway | Redwood City

Please RSVP at this link, or contact:
Michela Pilo at 650.498.6295
[email protected].

See you there!


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Yours, in health and resilience,

Eric and the TVD MD team…