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Hopkins, Shane, MD, FACRO

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Hopkins, Shane
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Primary Clinic
Mary Greeley Medical Center
1111 Duff Ave
Ames, IA 50010
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Dr. Shane Hopkins - Practice Information

Joined McFarland Clinic

August 2011

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.

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
  • Young Physician Section
  • American College of Radiation Oncology
  • American Society for Radiation Oncology

Professional & Personal Interests

Leadership Roles

Dr. Hopkins currently serves as a Chancellor on the Board of Chancellors for his specialty society, the American College of Radiation Oncology. He also represents the specialty of radiation oncology in the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association and has served in the AMA in various capacities for over a decade, including multiple terms on the Council on Science and Public Health. Dr. Hopkins serves on numerous national and local committees including Workforce, Constitution and Bylaws, Strategic Planning, Electronic Medical Record Steering and New Practitioner committees. He is the Department Chair of McFarland Clinic/Mary Greeley Medical Center Radiation Oncology.

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