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Ingrid Lizarraga, MBBS, FACS

Assistant Fellowship Director, Multidisciplinary Breast Fellowship
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery - Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery

Contact Information

Primary Office
4636 JCP
Iowa City, IA 52242


MBBS, University of the West Indies
Resident, General Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Department of Surgery
Fellow, Multidisciplinary Breast Surgical Oncology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Department of Surgery

Licensure and Certifications

Certified, Advanced Cardiac Life Support - American College of Surgeons
Board Certified in General Surgery - American Board of Surgery
Iowa Medical License - State of Iowa Board of Medicine

Center, Program and Institute Affiliations

Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center


Lee, C., Seering, M. S., Erdahl, L. M., Sugg, S. L., Weigel, R. J. & Lizarraga, I. (In Press). A feasibility study of intraoperative surgeon-performed PEC I/II blocks for bilateral mastectomies with immediate reconstruction. Annals of Surgical Oncology as part of the American Society of Breast Surgeons Official Proceedings, April 29, 2020..

Rao, R., Jackson, R. S., Rosen, B., Brenin, D., Cornett, W., Fayanju, O. M., Chen, S. L., Golesorkhi, N., Ludwig, K., Ma, A., Mautner, S. K., Sowden, M., Wilke, L., Wexelman, B., Blair, S., Gary, M., Grobmyer, S., Hwang, E. S., James, T., Kapoor, N. S., Lewis, J., Lizarraga, I., Miller, M., Neuman, H., Showalter, S., Smith, L. & Froman, J. (2020). Pain Control in Breast Surgery: Survey of Current Practice and Recommendations for Optimizing Management-American Society of Breast Surgeons Opioid/Pain Control Workgroup. Annals of Surgical Oncology. PMID: 31965373.

Charlton, M., Kahl, A., Gao, X., Schroeder, M., Kapadia, M. & Lizarraga, I. (2020). Commentary and Complementary Data to Add to "Compliance with Cancer Quality Measures Over Time and Their Association with Survival Outcomes: The Commission on Cancer's Experience with the Quality Measure Requiring at Least 12 Regional Lymph Nodes to be Removed and Analyzed with Colon Cancer Resections". Annals of surgical oncology. PMID: 31898095.

Beck, A. C., Yuan, H., Liao, J., Imperiale, P., Shipley, K., Erdahl, L. M., Sugg, S. L., Weigel, R. J. & Lizarraga, I. M. (2020). Rate of BRCA mutation in patients tested under NCCN genetic testing criteria. American journal of surgery, 219(1), 145-149. PMID: 31255259.

Wilke (Chair), L., Blair, S., Brennen, D., Gary, M., Grobmeyer, S., Hwang, S., Jackson, R., James, T., Jatoi, I., Kapoor, N., Lewis, J., Lizarraga, I., Miller, M., Montgomery, L., Neuman, H., Rao, R., Showalter, S. & Smith, L. (2019). Consensus Guideline on the Management of the Axilla in Patients With Invasive/In-Situ Breast Cancer. American Society of Breast Surgeons Website.

Scott-Conner, C. E., Lizarraga, I. M. (2019). "The first women elected to College Fellowship". Chicago, IL: Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons.

Chrischilles, E. A., Riley, D., Letuchy, E., Koehler, L., Neuner, J., Jernigan, C., Gryzlak, B., Segal, N., McDowell, B., Smith, B., Sugg, S. L., Armer, J. M. & Lizarraga, I. M. (2019). Upper extremity disability and quality of life after breast cancer treatment in the Greater Plains Collaborative clinical research network. Breast cancer research and treatment, 175(3), 675-689. PMID: 30852760.

Neuner, J. M., Kong, A., Blaes, A., Riley, D., Chrischilles, E., Smallwood, A., Lizarraga, I. & Schroeder, M. (2019). The association of socioeconomic status with receipt of neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Breast cancer research and treatment, 173(1), 179-188. PMID: 30232683.

Albright, E. L., Lizarraga, I. M. (2018). ASO Author Reflections: Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy and Treatment Delay. Annals of surgical oncology, 25(Suppl 3), 673-674. PMID: 30465219.

Lorenzen, A. W., Kiriazov, B., De Andrade, J. P., Lizarraga, I. M., Scott-Conner, C. E., Sugg, S. L., Erdahl, L. M., Sun, W. & Weigel, R. J. (2018). Intraoperative Radiotherapy for Breast Cancer Treatment in a Rural Community. Annals of surgical oncology, 25(10), 3004-3010. PMID: 30030731.

Albright, E. L., Schroeder, M. C., Foster, K., Sugg, S. L., Erdahl, L. M., Weigel, R. J. & Lizarraga, I. M. (2018). Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy is Not Associated with a Delay of Adjuvant Treatment. Annals of surgical oncology. PMID: 29671138.

Lizarraga, I. M., Weigel, R. J. (2015). Axillary lymph node dissection for breast cancer: Primum non nocere. (Vols. 41). (8), pp. 955-7. European journal of surgical oncology : the journal of the European Society of Surgical Oncology and the British Association of Surgical Oncology. PMID: 26071786.

Lizarraga, I., Schroeder, M. C., Weigel, R. J. & Thomas, A. (2015). Surgical Management of Breast Cancer: Breast Conserving Surgery or Mastectomy in the 2010 SEER Registries by Hormone Receptor and HER2 status. Ann Surg Oncol.. DOI: 10.1245/s10434-015-4591-3.

Plichta, K. A., Waldron, T. J., Lizarraga, I. M., Scott-Conner, C. E., Sugg, S. L., Weigel, R. J. & Sun, W. (2015). Early Experience in Partial Breast Intraoperative Radiation Therapy. Brachytherapy..

Lizarraga, I., Nau, P., Mezhir, J. & Weigel, R. (In Press). History of Modern Surgical Oncology. In S. Morita , C. Balsch (Eds.) Textbook of Complex General Surgical Oncology. McGraw-Hill.

Lizarraga, I. M., Sugg, S. L., Weigel, R. J. & Scott-Conner, C. E. (2013). Review of risk factors for the development of contralateral breast cancer. American journal of surgery, 206(5), 704-8. PMID: 24016706.

Lizarraga, I. M., Scott-Conner, C. E., Muzahir, S., Weigel, R. J., Graham, M. M. & Sugg, S. L. (2013). Management of Contralateral Axillary Sentinel Lymph Nodes Detected on Lymphoscintigraphy for Breast Cancer. Ann Surg Oncol, DOI 10.1245/s10434-013-3151-y.

(2012). “For women with breast cancer considering contralateral mastectomy.”. Iowa City, Iowa: Holden Comprehensive Cancer.