About the Elizabeth Institute
The Elizabeth Institute was founded by reconstructive and cosmetic surgeon Margo Herron and her husband Eric. The institute was named in tribute to Dr. Herron's mother, Mary Elizabeth, a caring and compassionate woman who was deeply involved in philanthropy and community involvement. The Herron's wish for their practice to be representative of those same characteristics.
When not assisting patients Eric and Margo enjoy spending time outdoors with their son Max and daughter Eve. In particular they love to cycle, hike and take Max on runs through the park and the communities of Ashland.
Dr. Margo Herron: Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgeon
Board Certified American Board of Plastic Surgery
Margo's professional training took her to Indiana University for Medical School and then she attended Southern Illinois University in Springfield, Illinois for her six year residency in plastic surgery training.
Her desire is to help patients feel whole again through offering cosmetic, hand and reconstructive procedures that enhance the way her patients feel about themselves and improve their quality of life.
Eric Herron, Business Manager
Eric's desire is to create a welcoming office for patients, where they feel truly cared for. In building their practice he has taken every measure possible to create a convenient process for patients.
In addition, in building the practice it has been important to him to give back to the community. He has worked solely with local business owners and he also plans to head up an effort to sponsor community runs for cancer cure fundraising.
Heidi Filson, Patient Coordinator
Heidi’s commitment to helping patients through the process of surgery and recovery is second to none. She greets everyone with a smiling face and is very helpful in making sure all the details surrounding a patients treatment are taken care of timely and completely. When Heidi isn’t helping patients, you may also find her hiking with her dogs on the many single track trails above Ashland.
Haley Newell, Receptionist
Haley’s commitment to our busy schedule is beyond compare. She is dedicated to providing quality service with a personal touch to all our patients by ensuring they are seen in a timely manner. She welcomes every patient with a vibrant smile and is always ready to provide assistance as needed. When Haley is away from the office, you can find her playing basketball at the local university where she played collegiately. She also enjoys spending time at the beach and soaking up the sun (with her sunscreen on, of course).
Erica Ramirez, Medical Assistant
Providing nurturing, compassionate, and exceptional care are a few excellent ways to describe the care Erica gives our patients. Her desire is to help patients during these exciting moments of surgery and recovery, feel well taken care of and important. Providing patient education about surgeries, and office procedures is just as important to her in order for patients to have the best experience and best results.
Erica loves cheering on her children’s sports teams and her favorite professional teams with her family. Away from the office you may alsofind her spending time in Oregon’s beautiful outdoors.