Ali Jabbari, MD, PhD, FAAD

Associate Professor of Dermatology

Contact Information

Primary Office
40025 Pomerantz Family Pavilion
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242


BA, Molecular & Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley
MD/PhD, Medicine, University of Iowa
Internship, Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern
Resident, Dermatology, New York University
Fellow, Immunodermatology, Rockefeller University

Licensure and Certifications

Iowa State Medical
Minnesota State Medical
Texas State Medical
Fellow - American Academy of Dermatology
Diplomat - American Board of Dermatology
New York State Medical


Jabbari, A., Sansaricq, F., Cerise, J., Chen, J. C., Bitterman, A., Ulerio, G., Borbon, J., Clynes, R., Christiano, A. M. & Mackay-Wiggan, J. (2018). An Open-Label Pilot Study to Evaluate the Efficacy of Tofacitinib in Moderate to Severe Patch-Type Alopecia Areata, Totalis, and Universalis. J Invest Dermatol. PMID: 29452121.

Kennedy, C. M., Ko, J. M., Craiglow, B. G., Li, S., Shankar, G., Urban, J. R., Chen, J. C., Cerise, J. E., Jabbari, A., Winge, M. C., Marinkovich, M. P., Christiano, A. M., Oro, A. E. & King, B. A. (2016). Safety and efficacy of the JAK inhibitor tofacitinib citrate in patients with alopecia areata. JCI Insight, 1(15), e89776. PMID: 27699252.

Mackay-Wiggan, J., Jabbari, A., Nguyen, N., Cerise, J. E., Clark, C., Ulerio, G., Furniss, M., Vaughn, R., Christiano, A. M. & Clynes, R. (2016). Oral ruxolitinib induces hair regrowth in patients with moderate-to-severe alopecia areata. JCI Insight, 2(15), e89790. PMID: 27699253.

Dai, Z., Xing, L., Cerise, J., Wang, E. H., Jabbari, A., de Jong, A., Petukhova, L., Christiano, A. M. & Clynes, R. (2016). CXCR3 Blockade Inhibits T Cell Migration into the Skin and Prevents Development of Alopecia Areata. J Immunol, 197(4), 1089-99. PMID: 27412416.

Jabbari, A., Nguyn, N., Cerise, J. E., Ulerio, G., de Jong, A., Clynes, R., Christiano, A. M. & Mackay-Wiggan, J. (2016). Treatment of an alopecia areata patient with tofacitinib results in regrowth of hair and changes in serum and skin biomarkers. Exp Dermatol, 25(8), 642-3. PMID: 27119625.

Jabbari, A., Cerise, J. E., Chen, J. C., Mackay-Wiggan, J., Duvic, M., Price, V., Hordinsky, M., Norris, D., Clynes, R. & Christiano, A. M. (2016). Molecular signatures define alopecia areata subtypes and transcriptional biomarkers. EBioMedicine,(7), 240-7. PMID: 27322477.

Harris, J. E., Rashighi, M., Nguyen, N., Jabbari, A., Ulerio, G., Clynes, R., Christiano, A. M. & Mackay-Wiggan, J. (2016). Rapid skin repigmentation on oral ruxolitinib in a patient with coexistent vitiligo and alopecia areata (AA). J Am Acad Dermatol, 74(2), 370-1. PMID: 26685721.

Chen, J. C., Cerise, J. E., Jabbari, A., Clynes, R. & Christiano, A. M. (2015). Master regulators of infiltrate recruitment in autoimmune disease identified through network-based molecular deconvolution. Cell Syst, 1(5), 326-337. PMID: 26665180.

Chan, E. S., Herlitz, L. C. & Jabbari, A. (2015). Ruxolitinib Attenuates Cutaneous Lupus Development in a Mouse Lupus Model. J invest Dermatol, 135(9), 2338-9. PMID: 26134782.

Jabbari, A., Dai, Z., Cerise, J. E., Ramot, Y., Berkun, Y., Sanchez, G. A., Goldbach-Mansky, R., Christiano, A. M., Clynes, R. & Zlotogorski, A. (2015). Reversal of Alopecia Areata Following Treatment With the JAK1/2 Inhibitor Baricitinib. EbioMedicine, 2(4), 351-5. PMID: 26137574.

Xing, L., Dai, Z., Jabbari, A., Cerise, J. E., Higgins, C. A., Gong, W., De Jong, A., Harel, S., DeStefano, G. M., Rothman, L., Singh, P., Petukhova, L., Mackay-Wiggan, J., Christiano, A. M. & Clynes, R. (2014). Alopecia areata is driven by cytotoxic T lymphocytes and is reversed by JAK inhibition. Nat Med, 20(9), 1043-9. PMID: 25129481.

Jabbari, A., Suarez-Farinas, M., Fuentes-Duculan, J., Gonzalez, J., Cueto, I., Franks Jr, A. G. & Krueger, J. G. (2014). Dominant Th1 and minimal Th17 skewing in discoid lupus revealed by transcriptomic comparison with psoriasis. J Invest Dermatol, 134(1), 87-95. PMID: 23771123.

Rothman, L. R., Levender, M. M., Scharf, M. D., Herman, S. P. & Jabbari, A. (2013). Iododerma following serial computed tomography scans in a lung cancer patient. J Drugs Dermatol, 12(5), 574-6. PMID: 23652954.

Jabbari, A., Petukhova, L., Cabral, R. M., Clynes, R. & Christiano, A. M. (2013). Genetic basis of alopecia areata: a roadmap for translational research. Dermatol Clin, 31(1), 109-17. PMID: 23159180.

Tian, S., Krueger, J. G., Li, K., Jabbari, A., Brodmerkel, C., Lowes, M. A. & Suarez-Farinas, M. (2012). Meta-analysis derived (MAD) transcriptome of psoriasis defines the "core" pathogenesis of disease. (Vols. 7). (9), pp. e44274. PLoS One. PMID: 22957057.

Mandell, J. A., Tlougan, B. E., Jabbari, A., Walters, R. F. & Kundu, R. V. (2012). Erosive plaques on the dorsal surfaces of the hands. (Vols. 66). (2), pp. e31-32. JAAD. DOI:

Jabbari, A., Suarez-Farinas, M., Dewell, S. & Krueger, J. G. (2012). Transcriptional profiling of psoriasis using RNA-seq reveals previously unidentified differentially expressed genes. (Vols. 131). (1), pp. 246-249. J Immunol. PMID: 21850022.

Jabbari, A., Levine, V. J. (2011). Ablative Resurfacing: Laser, Chemical Peels, and Dermabrasion. In M. Alam (Eds.) Evidence-Based Procedural Dermatology. pp. 257-270. New York, NY: Springer Science+Business Media LLC.

Jabbari, A., Johnson-Huang, L. M. & Krueger, J. G. (2011). Role of the immune system and immunological circuits in psoriasis. (Vols. 146). (1), pp. 17-30. G Ital Dermatol Venereol. PMID: 21317854.

Jabbari, A., Ralston, J. & Schaffer, J. V. (2010). Incontinentia pigmenti. (Vols. 16). (11), pp. 9. Dermatol Online. PMID: 21163160.

Gonzalez, M. E., Jabbari, A., Tlougan, B. E., Mandal, R. & Schaffer, J. V. (2010). Epidermal Nevus. (Vols. 16). (11), pp. 12. Dermatol Online. PMID: 21163163.

Jabbari, J. A., Gonzalez, M. E., Franks Jr, A. G. & Sanchez, M. (2010). Laugier Hunziker syndrome. (Vols. 16). (11), pp. 23. Dermatol Online J. PMID: 21163174.

Jabbari, A., Cheung, W., Kamino, H. & Soter, N. A. (2009). Interstitial granulomatous dermatitis with arthritis. (Vols. 15). (8), pp. 22. Dermatol Online. PMID: 19891930.

Messingham, K. A., Badovinac, V. P., Jabbari, A. & Harty, J. T. (2007). A role for IFN-gamma from antigen-specific CD8+ T cells in protective immunity to Listeria monocytogenes. J Immunol, 179(4), 2457-66. PMID: 17675507.

Jabbari, A., Legge, K. L. & Harty, J. T. (2006). T cell conditioning explains early disappearance of the memory CD8 T cell response to infection. J Immunol, 177(5), 3012-8. PMID: 16920937.

Jabbari, A., Harty, J. T. (2006). The generation and modulation of antigen-specific memory CD8 T cell responses. J Leukoc Biol, 80(1), 16-23. PMID: 16684891.

Jabbari, A., Harty, J. T. (2006). Simultaneous assessment of antigen-stimulated cytokine production and memory subset composition of memory CD8 T cells. J immunol Methods, 313(1-2), 161-8. PMID: 16762359.

Jabbari, A., Harty, J. T. (2006). Secondary memory CD8+ T cells are more protective but slower to acquire a central-memory phentype. J Exp Med, 203(4), 919-32. PMID: 16567385.

Jabbari, A., Harty, J. T. (2005). Cutting edge: differential self-peptide/MHC requirement for maintaining CD8 T cell function versus homeostatic proliferation. J Immunol, 175(8), 4829-33. PMID: 16210583.