McFarland Clinic

Joseph Merchant, MD

Accepting New Patients


4.82 out of 5
  • 481 Patient Ratings

Also Sees Patients In

Jefferson Office

106 West Washington Street
Suite 2
Jefferson, IA 50129

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Marshalltown Office

312 East Main Street
Marshalltown, IA 50158

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Medical Interests

Joined McFarland Clinic

August 2002

Education & Professional Certification


  • Diplomate - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Certified as a Diplomate in Hematology
  • Certified as a Diplomate in Medical Oncology


University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN

  • BA, 1983-1987

University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA

  • MD, 1988-1992


University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA, 1993-1996

  • Internal Medicine


University of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center, Madison, WI

  • Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology, 1999-2002

Professional Societies

  • American College of Physicians
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Society of Hematology
  • Iowa Medical Society
  • Story County Medical Society

Professional & Personal Interests

Leadership Roles

  • Vice President - Iowa Oncology Society
  • Principal Investigator - Cooperative group trials, Bliss Cancer Center
  • Member, McFarland Clinic Board of Directors
  • Department Chair, McFarland Clinic Ames Oncology
  • Member, McFarland Clinic Quality Council
  • McFarland Clinic Cancer Committee, Mary Greeley Medical Center

Hobbies and Personal Interests

  • Youth soccer coaching/volunteering

Community Involvement

  • Past president, Ames Soccer Club
  • Iowa Oncology Society
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