McFarland Clinic

Douglas Lake, MD


Primary Clinic

1215 Duff Avenue Office

1215 Duff Ave
Ames, IA 50010

Location Details on 1215 Duff Avenue Office


Medical Interests

Dr. Lake is a multispecialty radiologist and received subspecialty training during a clinical MRI fellowship at Stanford emphasizing body MRI, breast MRI, and musculoskeletal MRI. He performs minimally invasive procedures with small needles and catheters.

He teaches by informing patients about their procedure, training fellows and residents, and works collaboratively with other McFarland providers.

He has spoken about radiology throughout his career at national conferences, state-level conferences and locally at physician and technologist in-services.

Dr. Lake embraces process improvement and improving clinical outcomes through check-list style interpretive reporting, applying RECIST criteria to oncologic interpretation and working toward best practice within the realm of radiology.

Joined McFarland Clinic

June 2015

Education & Professional Certification


  • American Board of Radiology


Loyola University Chicago

  • B.S., Biology; 1998
    • Honors
    • Magna Cum Laude
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Loyola Scholar-Athlete of the Year, 1998

University of Kansas School of Medicine

  • M.D., Medicine; 2002


Medical University of South Carolina

  • Diagnostic Radiology; 2007
    • Chief Resident 2006
    • Roentgen Research Award 2005


Stanford Hospital & Clinics

  • Clinical MRI Fellow, Division of Abdominal Imaging; 2008
    • Stanford Radiology Fellow Teaching Award, 2008

Professional Societies

  • Radiological Society of North America
  • American Roentgen Ray Society
  • American College of Radiology

Professional & Personal Interests

Leadership Roles

  • National Cancer Institute Clinical Imaging Steering Committee Member, September 2019 - present
  • Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, Stanford Health Care; January 2008-present
  • Stanford Radiology Adjunct Clinical Faculty of the Year; 2011
  • Mary Greeley Quality and Patient Safety Committee member, June 2015-present
  • McFarland Clinic Radiation Safety Officer, June 2015-present
  • McFarland Clinic Magnetic Resource Medical Director, June 2016-present
  • Member, McFarland Clinic Credentialing Committee
  • Member, McFarland Clinic Finance Committee
  • Member, McFarland Clinic Ownership Committee

Hobbies and Personal Interests

Keeping up with his daughters and enjoying all that Ames and central Iowa has to offer. 

Author, Esophagus Attack! The 3-Step Method to Enjoy Eating Again. 

Learn more at Dr. Lake's website and Esophagus Attack Facebook page.


Demystifying Breast Cancer Screening in 12 Minutes

Are breast cancer screening guidelines confusing? Dr. Lake sorts them out in this 12-minute presentation.

Breast Imaging Information

Why You Should Consider a Multispecialty Practice

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In this article written for the Journal of the American College of Radiology, Dr. Lake discusses the advantages radiologists can find at a multispecialty practice and why it might become your "forever job."

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