David J. Eilers was born in Minneapolis, and grew up in the Macalester/Groveland area of Saint Paul.
He earned a B.A. in English from Saint Olaf College, as well as a B.S. in Biology from the University of Minnesota. After attaining his M.D. at the University of South Dakota, he completed a four year ophthalmology residency program at The University of Minnesota specializing in medical and surgical eye care.
Dr. Eilers’ interest in medicine is broad. He has participated in several international medical missions and helped establish a non-profit organization to continue this work. He has worked in health care policy in Washington D.C. with members of the U.S. Senate. He is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Minnesota, where he assists in clinical and surgical instruction.
Dr. Eilers is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, the International Society of Refractive Surgeons, and he is a Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology.
He greatly enjoys the practice of ophthalmology, and considers himself fortunate to be able to share in the experience of improving the vision of those with whom he works. Some of his other interests include outdoor activities, skiing, snowboarding, biking, piano, and writing.