John Lake, MD

John Lake, MD

Gastroenterologist, Hepatologist

Specialties and Services

Health Networks

  • University of Minnesota Physicians

Languages I Speak

  • English

Hospital Privileges

  • Fairview Lakes Medical Center
  • University of Minnesota Medical Center

Care Philosophy

John R. Lake, MD, is a Professor of Surgery and 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 SRTR. 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 post-transplant hepatitis C, predictors of outcomes following liver transplantation and the development of new immunosuppressive agents. He has authored more than 190 articles and 27 reviews in peer-reviewed journals and more than 25 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 United Network for Organ Sharing. He is also the past-chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine Test and Policy Committee on Transplant Hepatology.

Education, Training and Certifications

Medical Schools

  • University of Minnesota


  • University of California, San Francisco (Gastroenterology)


  • University of California, San Francisco (Gastroenterology)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Gastroenterology
  • Transplant Hepatology

Recognition and Leadership


  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor" (2003-2019)
  • Minnesota Monthly Magazine “Top Doctors” (2002-2019)


  • Chief of Hepatology, University of Minnesota
  • Executive Medical Director, Solid Organ Transplant Program

Academic Information


View Academic Biography View Academic Publications


We accept many insurance plans, providing access to providers across a wide range of specialties. Go here to learn more.

Before scheduling an appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your health plan to verify that the location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your health plan will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility.