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Ali Jabbari, MD, PhD, FAAD

Associate Professor of Dermatology

Contact Information

40025 Pomerantz Family Pavilion (PFP)
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242

Primary Office
2110A Medical Laboratories (ML)
500 Newton Road
Iowa City, IA 52242

2110 Medical Laboratories (ML)
500 Newton Road
Iowa City, IA 52242


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

Licensure and Certifications

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


Borcherding, N., Crotts, S. B., Ortolan, L. S., Henderson, N., Bormann, N. L. & Jabbari, A. (2020). A transcriptomic map of murine and human alopecia areata. JCI insight, 5(13). PMID: 32453712.

Thompson, H. J., Vavra, T. & Jabbari, A. (2020). Factors associated with insurance coverage of tofacitinib for alopecia areata: A retrospective review from an academic institution. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. PMID: 32553634.

Richey, P., Holt, M., Crotts, S. & Jabbari, A. (2019). Pretibial dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa associated with aberrant exon splicing of type VII collagen. (Vols. 5). (9), pp. 779-781. JAAD case reports. PMID: 31516996.

Ortolan, L. S., Kim, S. R., Crotts, S., Liu, L. Y., Craiglow, B. G., Wambier, C., Paschoal, R. S., King, B. A. & Jabbari, A. (2019). IL-12/IL-23 neutralization is ineffective for alopecia areata in mice and humans. The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology. PMID: 31470035.

Petukhova, L., Patel, A. V., Rigo, R. K., Bian, L., Verbitsky, M., Sanna-Cherchi, S., Erjavec, S. O., Abdelaziz, A. R., Cerise, J. E., Jabbari, A. & Christiano, A. M. (2019). Integrative analysis of rare copy number variants and gene expression data in alopecia areata implicates an aetiological role for autophagy. Experimental dermatology. PMID: 31169925.

Borcherding, N., Voigt, A. P., Liu, V., Link, B. K., Zhang, W. & Jabbari, A. (2019). Single-Cell Profiling of Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma Reveals Underlying Heterogeneity Associated with Disease Progression. Clinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, 25(10), 2996-3005. PMID: 30718356.

Concha JSS,, Patsatsi, A., Marshak-Rothstein, A., Liu, M. L., Sinha, A. A., Lee, L. A., Merola, J. F., Jabbari, A., Gudjonsson, J. E., Chasset, F., Jarrett, P., Chong, B., Arkin, L., Fernandez, A. P., Caproni, M., Greenberg, S. A., Kim, H. J., Pearson, D. R., Femia, A., Vleugels, R. A., Fiorentino, D., Fujimoto, M., Wenzel, J. & Werth, V. P. (2019). Advances in Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus and Dermatomyositis: A Report from the 4th International Conference on Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus-An Ongoing Need for International Consensus and Collaborations. The Journal of investigative dermatology, 139(2), 270-276. PMID: 30243657.

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, 138, 1539. 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, 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, 1, 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., Nguyen, 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. PLoS One, 7(9), e44274. 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. JAAD, 66(2), e31-32. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaad.2011.02.027.

Jabbari, A., Suarez-Farinas, M., Dewell, S. & Krueger, J. G. (2012). Transcriptional profiling of psoriasis using RNA-seq reveals previously unidentified differentially expressed genes. J Invest Dermatol, 131(1), 246-249. 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. G Ital Dermatol Venereol, 146(1), 17-30. PMID: 21317854.

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

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

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

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

Badovinac, V. P., Messingham, K. A., Jabbari, A., Haring, J. S. & Harty, J. T. (2005). Accelerated CD8+ T-cell memory and prime-boost response after dendritic-cell vaccination. Nat Med, 11(7), 748-56. PMID: 15951824.