Our Staff

When you visit the office, you will discover a friendly, competent staff that is dedicated to you and will ensure your quality of care. We are committed to excellence, thoughtfulness, compassion, and attention to detail for all of our patients. We understand that your experience begins when you enter the door and will continue after your appointment as we tend to you individual needs with medication refill, referrals and preauthorization of procedures and medicines.

About the Doctor

Dr. Susan Woods grew up in the San Francisco area and completed her undergraduate work at UC Berkeley graduating Summa cum Laude. She is a 1991 graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston Mass, where she was ranked in the top ten of her class and received the Zarren Family Award for clinical excellence. After graduation, she completed an internal medicine internship at Harbor UCLA.  Her training then took her to Cleveland, Ohio where she completed a three year dermatology residency at Case Western Reserve University in 1995  serving as chief resident.

During her dermatology residency at Case Western University, Dr. Woods  published journal articles, did bench research as well as externships in wound healing at the University of Pittsburgh , contact dermatitis at the University of Oregon, and sclerotherapy of leg veins at Johns Hopkins University.

After finishing her dermatology residency, she was recruited by Northside Medical Center to  practice general dermatology as well as start the first multidisciplinary wound care center in Northeast Ohio. As the director of the wound care center for five years, she was one of the first pioneers in the country to formulate platelet derived growth factor or PRP, using the hospital lab ,and to use it on successfully patients for wound healing. At the hospital, Dr. Woods also played an active role in resident teaching and gave more than 50 grand round lecture symposiums on dermatology for continuing medical to her colleges in medicine, surgery and pediatrics.

In 2005, Dr. Woods opened her own private practice in Austintown, Ohio. Through word of mouth, her practice has grown to be one of the most well respected and successful dermatology practices in the area.  Dr. Woods  is dedicated to bringing innovation as well as scientifically tested medical, cosmetic and surgical dermatologic care to our area. Her excellent results and compassionate care are second to none.

Dr. Woods is married  to Dr. Lawrence Schmetterer, a cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon and soon they will be celebrating their 25 wedding anniversary. They are very grateful to be able to raise their two sons in such a warm and family oriented community, where in their spare time, they enjoy can outdoor adventures such as hiking and biking. Dr. Woods is pleased to have provided continuous support to the advancement of the arts and education in her community.  She was proud to have served for five years as an executive board member of the PTA of as well as serve as PTA president while her children were attending high school.

Certification and Membership

  • Dr. Woods was certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners in 1992.
  • She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology and was certified in 1995.
  • She has passed American Board of Dermatology recertification exams 2005 and 2015.
  • She has a medical licensure from the Ohio State Medical Board (1994-present)
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology
  • Fellow of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • Member of Cleveland Dermatologic Society
  • Member Ohio Dermatologic Society 
  • Member of Ohio Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • Hospital Privileges
  • Dr. Woods is currently on staff of all three area hospitals including Forum Health-Northside Hospital , St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center and Salem Regional Medical Center.