John Lake, MD

Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

John Lake

Contact Info

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware ST SE
MMC 36
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Alyssa Gagni

Administrative Phone
612-624-9684

Administrative Email
gagni006@umn.edu

Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition


Hepatologist / Gastroenterologist; Chief of Hepatology; Director, Liver Transplant Program


Medical School, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Residency, University of California, San Francisco, CA

Fellowship, University of California, San Francisco, CA

Summary

Dr. John R. Lake is a Professor of Surgery and Medicine. He is the Section Head for Hepatology in the Department of Medicine. He is also the Executive Medical Director for Solid Organ Transplantation at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. He also serves as senior staff for liver at the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients. He received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School and completed his residency and fellowship training at the University of California, San Francisco. Prior to moving to the University of Minnesota in 1998, he helped start and was the Medical Director of the Liver Transplant Program at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Lake’s research interests include liver allocation, predictors of outcomes following liver transplantation and the development of new treatments for patients with liver disease. He has authored more than 258 articles and more than 27 book chapters. He is a past Editor for the journal Liver Transplantation and is on the Editorial Boards for several other scientific journals. In addition, Dr Lake is a past-president of the American Society of Transplantation. He is a past-president of the Organ Procurement and Transplant Network. He is also the past-chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine Test and Policy Committee on Transplant Hepatology.

Awards & Recognition

  • Best Doctors (2002 – 2021)
  • Top Doctors in Twin Cities, Minneapolis/St Paul Magazine (2003 – 2021)
  • Best Doctors, Minnesota, Minnesota Monthly Magazine (2014-2020)
  • Regional Top Doctors, Castle Connolly (2012-21)
  • American Society of Trnasplantation, Career Achievement Award in Clinical Research (2011)
  • Distinguished Service Award, International Liver Transplantation Society (2016)
  • Thomas Starzl Lecturer, American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (2017)
  • Academy of Clinical Excellence, University of Minnesota Medical Schoo (2019)

Research

Research Summary/Interests

  • Liver transplant allocation
  • Predictors of outcomes following liver transplantation
  • Development of new treatments for patients with liver disease

Clinical

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology

Clinics

Liver (Hepatology) Clinic;Transplant Center

Clinical Interests

Liver disease; Liver transplantation