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Jill Melicher, M.D.

“The way I approach my patients is the way I take care of my family members, so I want my patients to feel like they are part of my family. I’ll see them through any problem that they may have until I’m no longer needed in their care. At that point, they get one less doctor but they gain a friend.”

About

Dr. Jill Melicher is an ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery specialist at Minnesota Eye Consultants. She specializes in surgery of the upper and lower eyelids, the tear drainage system, and the orbit. Dr. Melicher also provides an array of facial rejuvenation services, including cosmetic upper and lower eyelid surgery, small incision endoscopic forehead lifts, filler, and Botulinum toxin injections for wrinkle reduction.

Dr. Melicher’s surgical philosophy is that the best result is one that makes patients look and feel better, not different.  Her conservative approach to surgery will help patients achieve a well-rested, natural look.

Dr. Melicher attended Concordia College in Moorhead, MN for an undergraduate degree and went on to medical school at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She finished residency training at the University of Minnesota Medical School where she rotated with the Minnesota Eye Consultants physicians. Dr. Melicher completed her fellowship training under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey Nerad at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, IA, and Cincinnati Eye Institute in Cincinnati, OH.

Dr. Jill Melicher is an ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery specialist at Minnesota Eye Consultants. She specializes in surgery of the upper and lower eyelids, the tear drainage system, and the orbit. Dr. Melicher also provides an array of facial rejuvenation services, including cosmetic upper and lower eyelid surgery, small incision endoscopic forehead lifts, filler, and Botulinum toxin injections for wrinkle reduction.

Dr. Melicher’s surgical philosophy is that the best result is one that makes patients look and feel better, not different.  Her conservative approach to surgery will help patients achieve a well-rested, natural look.

Dr. Melicher attended Concordia College in Moorhead, MN for an undergraduate degree and went on to medical school at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She finished residency training at the University of Minnesota Medical School where she rotated with the Minnesota Eye Consultants physicians. Dr. Melicher completed her fellowship training under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey Nerad at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, IA, and Cincinnati Eye Institute in Cincinnati, OH.

Dr. Melicher is Board Certified in Ophthalmology, a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. She has completed a two-year, Ophthalmic Plastic, Orbit, and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship training through the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. She was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society and was awarded the Harry Plotke Award at the University of Minnesota Medical School, as well as medical scholarships at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She has authored numerous publications and textbook chapters.  She has a passion for training the next generation of Ophthalmologists by teaching upper and lower eyelid surgery at national conferences every year.  She has served as the President of the Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology and on multiple committees through the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Melicher feels like her patients are a part of her extended family.  From a patient’s first consult to their final postop appointment, Dr. Melicher works hard to provide the best experience for her patients.

Originally from Fargo, North Dakota, Dr. Melicher, her husband and their three daughters call Minnesota home.  Outside of work, Dr. Melicher spends her time driving her kids around to their many activities.  And after a long hiatus from the sport, she is back to working on her backhand and the rest of her tennis game.

To learn more about Dr. Melicher and to see some of her before and after surgical photos, visit her bio site