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Dr. Sam Ecker - Minneapolis Dermatologist, Minnesota DermatologySam Ecker, DO

Miami Trained Dermatologist

  • Board Certified Dermatologist - American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology
  • B.A. in Neuroscience, University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado
  • D.O., Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Traditional Rotating Internship, Larkin Community Hospital, Miami, Florida
  • Dermatology Residency, Larkin Community Hospital, Miami, Florida
  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Osteopathic College of Dermatology
  • International Society of Dermatology
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

Dr. Sam Ecker was born and raised in the Minneapolis area and is proud to be returning home to join his brother at Minnesota Dermatology. Dr. Ecker completed his undergraduate education at the University of Colorado and went on to earn his medical degree from Midwestern University in Phoenix, Arizona. He completed his medical internship and dermatology residency at Larkin Community Hospital in Miami where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Ecker has received numerous awards throughout his training and has authored several scientific papers and book chapters.

As a resident, Dr. Ecker was fortunate to receive training from over twenty world-renowned dermatologists specializing in pediatric dermatology, skin of color, inpatient hospital-based dermatology, immunobullous disease, dermatopathology, dermoscopy, laser, Mohs and cosmetic surgery. His training was particularly exceptional for its admitting hospital service, where he gained experience treating patients with severe, life-threatening dermatologic conditions such as erythrodermic psoriasis, advanced stage cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, and Stevens-Johnson syndrome. Dr. Ecker also gained real-world experience working in multiple outpatient clinics where he treated more common dermatologic issues such as acne, eczema, rosacea as well as performed basic skin cancer screening, detection and treatment. This rich education helped Dr. Ecker develop a skilled eye for diagnosing and treating a wide variety of dermatologic conditions.

Dr. Ecker enjoys all aspects of dermatology and seeing patients of all ages. He has a special affinity for aesthetics and specializes in restoring his patients' youth and beauty through the subtle enhancement of their natural features. He is highly trained in the latest hyaluronic acid filler technologies, Botox, platelet-rich plasma, sclerotherapy, chemical peels, and a variety of laser devices. Dr. Ecker ensures that each cosmetic treatment is personalized and tailored to every patient in order to achieve a well-rested and refreshed appearance without distorting the unique facial qualities that help to define their identity as an individual.

In his free time, Dr. Ecker enjoys spending time with his family, kite surfing, wake surfing, sailing, fishing, camping, hiking, running and playing guitar. His wife, Rachel, is a pediatric dentist and works in St. Paul. They have two children, Abigail and Thomas.


Stanford University School of MedicineMayo Clinic DermatologyMinnesota Society of DermatologyAmerican Medical AssociationAmerican Academy of DermatologyInternational Society of DermatologyAmerican Society for Dermatologic SurgeryAmerican Society for Mohs Surgery