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Phil Ecker, MD

Stanford and Mayo Trained Dermatologist

  • Board Certified in Dermatology - American Board of Physician Specialists
  • Dermatology Residency, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Minnesota
  • Internship, Transitional Year Residency Program, Gundersen Lutheran, Wisconsin
  • MD, Stanford University School of Medicine, California
  • BA in Biochemistry, summa cum laude, Valedictorian, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri

Dr. Ecker, a native of Minnesota, spent most of his training outside of the area, but is glad to have returned home near family and friends. Having trained at two top-tier dermatology institutions, Stanford University and the Mayo Clinic, he had the opportunity to see a wide-range of dermatologic conditions, from the most challenging and complex to everyday skin problems. During residency, he became well versed in clinical, surgical, and pathological dermatology, learning from many of the field's leaders.

Professionally, Dr. Ecker enjoys the variety of a general and cosmetic dermatology practice, but specializes in medical and surgical dermatology. This ranges from evaluating complex rashes, identifying and treating skin cancer including Mohs micrographic surgery, mole and lesion evaluation, treating psoriasis, eczema and other chronic inflammatory skin disorders, to acne and rosacea treatment plans.

In 2024, he was asked to join the Twins at their team dermatologist.  Dr. Ecker and his family are long-time Twins fans and he was honored to accept this position.  

Outside of dermatology, Dr. Ecker enjoys spending time with his wife, Megan, two children, Aiden and Riley, and dog Lucy. They reside in Orono. He enjoys alpine skiing, wake surfing, tennis, basketball, and running. He participated in the 25th, 29th, and 32nd Twin Cities Marathons.

Sheri Mealman, PA-C

  • Board Certified Physician Assistant – MN Board of Medical Practice
  • Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Trine University, Fort. Wayne, Indiana
  • Bachelor of Arts, Magna cum laude, Florida International University, Miami, Florida

Sheri discovered her passion for dermatology while working in this specialty as a medical assistant prior to PA school. During this time, she had hands-on experience that not only solidified her enthusiasm for dermatology but equipped her with invaluable insight into patient care and the complexities of dermatological conditions. Post-graduation, she honed her skills in aesthetics, becoming a skilled injector of neuromodulators and dermal fillers.  

Sheri provides compassionate, comprehensive care and stays up to date with the latest advancements in dermatology to deliver the highest quality treatments to her patients. Her commitment extends to educating her patients about their skin concerns, fostering a sense of empowerment and informed decision-making. 

Outside of her professional life, Sheri’s hobbies include skiing, boating and various water sports. She values quality time with her husband, Nate. Sheri’s love for travel often leads her to Florida, where she enjoys reconnecting with family.