McFarland Clinic

David Sneller, MD

Accepting New Patients


4.73 out of 5
  • 1181 Patient Ratings

Primary Clinic

1215 Duff Avenue Office

1215 Duff Ave
Ames, IA 50010

Location Details on 1215 Duff Avenue Office

Patient Testimonials


Medical Interests

Dr. Sneller finds fulfillment in helping his patients recover from a wide range of acute and chronic injuries and assisting them to reach their fullest potential post-injury/surgery.

Surgical Interests:

  • Sports Medicine
  • Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Total Knee Replacement

Joined McFarland Clinic

August 2000

Education & Professional Certification


American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

  • Re-certified in 2012 - Scored in the top 5% nationally


Central College, Pella, IA

  • B.A.; 1987-1991
    • Summa Cum Laude
    • Pre-Med Student of the Year Award
    • Biology Student of the Year Award
    • Member of Central College Basketball Team

University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA

  • M.D.; 1991-1995
    • Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society
    • Graduated in top 2 percent of class
    • 1995 Recipient of the McClintock Award in Medical Physiology
    • Superior Achievement Award in Medical Histology
    • Recipient of the Medical Pathology Award


University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency; 1995-2000
    • Invited to and presented original research at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and at the Iowa Orthopedic Society

Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Iowa Medical Society
  • Iowa Orthopedic Society
  • Story County Medical Society

Professional & Personal Interests

Leadership Roles

  • Iowa Games Medical Coordinator
  • Previous Orthopedic Department Head
  • Served as reviewer for senior orthopedic residents

Hobbies and Personal Interests

  • Biking, Basketball, Hunting, Boating, Traveling and Landscaping
  • Spending time with his wife and three children

Community Involvement

  • Coaching youth sports: AAU, Upward and Ames Parks and Recreation
  • Active member of Ascension Lutheran Church, Ames


A Patient's Story: ACL Tear

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Learn about two athletes who returned back to sports an ACL tear.

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