Loki Skylizard MD FCCP, born in Puerto Rico and raised in South Florida, completed medical school at the University of Michigan and general surgery residency at Tufts University School of Medicine western campus, Baystate Medical Center. He then completed Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery residency at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. Skylizard continued his training by completing an additional, twelve month fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Advanced Robotic Thoracic Surgery under the Mentorship of Professor Robert J. Cerfolio, MD, MBA, FCCP at the University of Alabama.

Dr. Skylizard is board certified by both the American Board of Surgery (2008) and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery (2013). He has additional training and/or experience in single incision laparoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS), electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy, and CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery treatment.

Dr. Skylizard limits his practice to thoracic surgical oncology and non-cardiac thoracic surgery, with special interests in early lung cancer screening, lung nodules, lung cancer, pneumothorax (collapsed lung), pleural effusions, mediastinal tumors, endoscopy, interventional and advanced bronchoscopy, laparoscopy, Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS), advanced robotic surgery, and CyberKnife treatment. In addition to his experience with minimally invasive and robotic assisted resections of lung and mediastinal tumors, he is trained and experienced in endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) and electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy (InReach/Super Dimension System) which may allow minimally invasive access to small or difficult to reach lymph nodes and tumors previously inaccessible without major surgery.

Dr. Skylizard has collaborated in research and coauthored several professional papers on the topics of thoracic and robotic thoracic surgery. His professional talks and publications emphasize thoracic surgical oncology and systematic team approach to the use and implementation of new technology..


Dr. Skylizard is a member of: AAS, ACCP, SSO, ASCO, IASLC, STS, STSA, ECTSS, NYGTSC, ISMICS, SOS, AGS, SIS, HealthTap.

Dr. Loki Sylizard

Current Positions and Affiliations

  • 2016 Thoracic Surgeon
    Cardiac, Thoracic, & Vascular Surgery
    Mercy Clinic - Whiteside
    Springfield, Missouri

Previous Positions

  • 2015 Thoracic Surgeon
    Frederick Memorial Hospital (FMH)
  • 2014Director
    Thoracic Surgical Oncology
    Barnabas Health Medical Group
    Monmouth Medical Center
  • 2014Director
    Minimally Invasive & Robotic Thoracic Surgery
    Barnabas Health Medical Group
    Monmouth Medical Center
  • 2014Division Chief
    Thoracic Surgery
    Barnabas Health Medical Group
    Monmouth Medical Center