William J. Lipham, MD, FACS is an ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgeon who performs reconstructive surgery on the eyelids, tear drainage system, and orbit. In addition to managing complex medical and surgical cases, he also provides a broad array of facial rejuvenation services, including cosmetic eyelid surgery, laser skin resurfacing, and small incision endoscopic forehead lifts, as well as botulinum toxin and dermal filler injections for wrinkle reduction.
Dr. Lipham received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and performed his transitional internship at the University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, where he met his wife, Azura. He then completed a 3-year ophthalmology residency at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami, Florida, and went on to perform an additional 2-year American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) fellowship with Jonathan J. Dutton, MD, PhD at Duke University Eye Center in Durham, North Carolina. Upon completion of his fellowship, Dr. Lipham was selected by the residents and faculty of Duke University Eye Center to receive the Hornaday Fellow Award for demonstrating excellence in clinical care, resident education, ethics, and research. He was also the recipient of the Marvin H. Quickert Award, which is given for the most outstanding thesis from those submitted by candidates seeking membership in the ASOPRS.
Dr. Lipham is a Fellow of the American Board of Ophthalmology and American College of Surgeons (FACS). He is an active member of the ASOPRS, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American Medical Association. He served as the secretary of the Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology and is a past president of the Minneapolis Ophthalmological Society. In addition to these activities, he is a surgical consultant for a number of medical device companies, is a frequent lecturer at scientific meetings, and has published numerous articles and chapters in the fields of ophthalmology and oculoplastic surgery.
Jill S. Melicher, MD specializes in ophthalmic plastics and orbit and reconstructive surgery with Minnesota Eye Consultants, PA, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Dr. Melicher attended Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, for undergraduate training 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. Dr. Melicher completed her fellowship training under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey Nerad and Dr. Keith Carter at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa, and Cincinnati Eye Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Dr. Melicher is Board Certified in Ophthalmology and a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. She is a member of 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 numerous medical scholarships at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She has authored numerous publications and textbook chapters. Dr. Melicher enjoys teaching and collaborating across multiple specialties to care for her patients.
Although originally from Fargo, North Dakota, Dr. Melicher, her husband, and her 3 beautiful children call Minnesota home.