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Medical School

SIU School of Medicine

B.S. – Illinois Wesleyan University



Mayo Clinic



Mayo Clinic



Board Certified, Pulmonary Disease

Board Certified, Internal Medicine

David M. Skillrud grew up in Central Illinois and attended Bloomington High School. After earning his M.D. at SIU School of Medicine, Dr. Skillrud spent 6 years completing Residency and Fellowship training at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Skillrud then returned to Central Illinois where he

became the first Pulmonologist to practice in the Bloomington/Normal area and also became the first Sleep Physician in town too. He has treated well over 33,000 patients in Central Illinois during his career. 

Dr. Skillrud serves on the Boards of the Mayo Clinic Alumni Association and the SIU School of Medicine Alumni Association. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) as well as a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP).

With Dr. Skillrud assisting Dr. Siri in our Respiratory program at MASA, rest assured you’ll receive the best care (no pun intended). 

Dr. Skillrud is an avid musician with a passion for entertainment. He enjoys spending time with his six kids while enjoying a wonderful Veal Marsala dish. You may even catch Dr. Skillrud sneaking in a cookie here or there, he’s a sucker for sweets!


  • Family, six children
  • Veal Marsala and the colors blue and yellow
  • Accompanying great singers on the piano


  • COPD
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Occupational Lung Disease
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Cough & Bronchitis
  • Insomnia
  • Asthma
  • Patient Safety
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Abnormal Chest X-Rays
  • Shortness of Breath