About the Elizabeth Institute

Meet Co-Founders, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. Margo Herron and her husband Eric Herron, and the Elizabeth Institute team. 

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

Dr. Herron’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 cosmetic 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.

Erica Ramirez

Erica Campos,
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 also find her spending time in Oregon’s beautiful outdoors.

Jasmine Gerling,
Patient Coordinator

Jasmine is undeniably passionate assisting patients with their surgery planning. She is integral in making sure all details surrounding a patient’s treatment are taken care of timely and completely. Compassionate and upbeat, Jasmine works tirelessly to meet patients needs throughout their experience at the Elizabeth Institute.

Born and raised in Southern Oregon, Jasmine’s taste for adventure fuels her passion for hiking the great outdoors. She’s added Mt. Theilsen–measuring in at 9,183 ft. tall–to her list of mountain summits, as she continues to search for the next big climb.

Rachel Hughes,
NP, Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner, Injector

Rachel enjoys her dynamic role within this small family; connecting with patients throughout their journey from start to finish. She sees patients before their surgery day, completes a full medical history and assessment before/after with them and on surgery day, she works as surgical assistant for all breast and body procedures. In addition, she is experienced in cosmetic injectables and most skin excisions. Her work at the Elizabeth Institute allows her to expand upon her nursing background, to provide empathy and understanding to all surgical patients, answer any questions and listening to all of their concerns.

Originally a traveling nurse, from Hot Springs, Arkansas, Rachel, who has lived in 9 states and traveled to 12 countries, was captivated by the beauty and culture of the area and decided to make Ashland her new home. 

Valerie Schuenemann,
Front Office Specialist

Valerie has spent her career immersed in the field of aesthetics, bodywork and holistic wellness. A lover of breath and yoga, her intention is always to help and heal others. Her depth of knowledge extends beyond the holistic realm into the clinical spectrum, where she is an exceptional asset to the Elizabeth Institute. From skin analysis to regimen development, helping patients achieve their skincare goals is her top priority!

When she isn’t helping clients with their skincare needs, you can find her as the friendly face welcoming you into the office at the Elizabeth Institute.

Dr. Margo Herron Featured in Plastic Surgery News

Dr. Margo Herron, was featured in the national publication, Plastic Surgery News, July/August edition. This is a story of inspiration chronicling her journey in becoming a professional, overcoming tragedy and using sports as a vehicle to become a surgeon in one of the most competitive specialties. It will inspire to girls, young women and anyone facing tragedy who wonders if anything positive will ever happen to them.

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