McFarland Clinic

Shane Hopkins, MD, FACRO

Accepting New Patients



Medical Interests

Dr. Hopkins has a particular interest in recent technologies allowing radiation treatments to be more precise and faster. Stereotactic radiosurgery and stereotactic body radiation therapy are examples of growing technologies that bring cancer control with less toxicity to normal body tissues. Dr. Hopkins also emphasizes that radiation can be avoided in a growing number of common cancer cases such as prostate and breast cancer, and he particularly enjoys discussing the pros and cons with patients to empower them to make the best decision for themselves.

Joined McFarland Clinic

August 2011

Education & Professional Certification


  • American Board of Radiology


Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

  • BA, 1995-1999 - Magna Cum Laude with Honors

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

  • MD, 2001-2006


Akron General Medical Center-Dept of Internal Medicine, Akron, OH

  • 2006-2007 - Research Award Winner


Roswell Park Center Institute-Dept of Radiation Medicine, Buffalo, NY

  • 2007-2011 - Certificate of Research Distinction


University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

  • Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship, 2003-2004

Professional Societies

  • Iowa Medical Society
  • Story County Medical Society
  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Radiation Oncology
  • American Society for Radiation Oncology

Professional & Personal Interests

Leadership Roles

Dr. Hopkins serves as a delegate to the American Medical Association House of Delegates representing radiation oncology for the American Society of Radiation Oncology. He has completed multiple terms as a chancellor on the Board of Chancellors for the American College of Radiation Oncology as well as multiple terms on the AMA's Council on Science and Public Health. Dr. Hopkins is currently on the McFarland Clinic Clinical Standards Committee.


A Patient's Story: TrueBeam Radiation

A Patients Story TrueBeam Radiation

Learn how TrueBeam radiotherapy technology is treating cancers throughout the body, while minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissue.

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Pink Glove Dance

Pink Glove Dance

Dr. Hopkins danced in a music video that placed 3rd in a national competition to support breast cancer patients and survivors.

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