Jennifer Hrabe, MD

Clinical Associate Staff
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery - Gastrointestinal, Minimally invasive and Bariatric Surgery

Contact Information

Primary Office
4602 JCP
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA 52242


BA, English, Northwestern University
MD, University of Minnesota
Resident, Surgery, University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics
Fellow, Radiation Oncology and Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Chief Resident, Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Fellow, Colorectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Licensure and Certifications

Board Certified in Colon and Rectal Surgery - American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgeons


Hrabe, J. E., Hull, T. L. (2018). Anal Conditions: Rectovaginal Fistula. In S. R. Steele , J. A. Maykel , S. D. Wexner (Eds.) Clinical Decision Making in Colon and Rectal Surgery. (2nd) London: Springer Science.

Benlice, C., Delaney, C. P., Liska, D., Hrabe, J., Steele, S. & Gorgun, E. (2017). Individual surgeon practice is the most important factor influencing diverting loop ileostomy creation for patients undergoing sigmoid colectomy for diverticulitis. American journal of surgery. PMID: 29153979.

Hrabe, J., Gurland, B. (2016). Optimizing Treatment for Rectal Prolapse. Clinics in colon and rectal surgery, 29(3), 271-6. PMID: 27582654.

Zhou, P., Hrabe, J. & Byrn, J. (2016). A Retrospective, Single-institution Review of Loop Ileostomy Reversal Outcomes. Ostomy/wound management, 62(8), 22-33. PMID: 27564436.

Byrn, J. C., Hrabe, J. E., Armstrong, J. G., Anthony, C. A. & Charlton, M. E. (2016). Single-incision robotic colectomy: are costs prohibitive?. The international journal of medical robotics + computer assisted surgery : MRCAS, 12(2), 303-8. PMID: 25903546.

Charlton, M. E., Hrabe, J. E., Wright, K. B., Schlichting, J. A., McDowell, B. D., Halfdanarson, T. R., Lin, C., Stitzenberg, K. B. & Cromwell, J. W. (2016). Hospital Characteristics Associated with Stage II/III Rectal Cancer Guideline Concordant Care: Analysis of Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results-Medicare Data. Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, 20(5), 1002-11. PMID: 26658793.

Hrabe, J. E., Gurland, B. & Hull, T. (2016). A Review of Sacral Nerve Stimulation in Fecal Incontinence. Obstetrics and Gynecology Cases-Reviews.

Hrabe, J. E., O'Leary, B. R., Fath, M. A., Rodman, S. N., Button, A. M., Domann, F. E., Spitz, D. R. & Mezhir, J. J. (2015). Disruption of thioredoxin metabolism enhances the toxicity of transforming growth factor ß-activated kinase 1 (TAK1) inhibition in KRAS-mutated colon cancer cells. Redox biology, 5, 319-27. PMID: 26114584.

O'Leary, B. R., Fath, M. A., Bellizzi, A. M., Hrabe, J. E., Button, A. M., Allen, B. G., Case, A. J., Altekruse, S., Wagner, B. A., Buettner, G. R., Lynch, C. F., Hernandez, B. Y., Cozen, W., Beardsley, R. A., Keene, J., Henry, M. D., Domann, F. E., Spitz, D. R. & Mezhir, J. J. (2015). Loss of SOD3 (EcSOD) Expression Promotes an Aggressive Phenotype in Human Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma. Clinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, 21(7), 1741-51. PMID: 25634994.

Byrn, J. C., Hrabe, J. E. & Charlton, M. E. (2014). An initial experience with 85 consecutive robotic-assisted rectal dissections: improved operating times and lower costs with experience. Surgical endoscopy, 28(11), 3101-7. PMID: 24928229.

Sherman, S. K., Hrabe, J. E., Charlton, M. E., Cromwell, J. W. & Byrn, J. C. (2014). Development of an improved risk calculator for complications in proctectomy. Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, 18(5), 986-94. PMID: 24395071.

Hrabe, J. E., Sherman, S. K., Charlton, M. E., Cromwell, J. W. & Byrn, J. C. (2014). Effect of BMI on outcomes in proctectomy. Diseases of the colon and rectum, 57(5), 608-15. PMID: 24819101.

Hrabe, J. E., Byrn, J. C., Button, A. M., Zamba, G. K., Kapadia, M. R. & Mezhir, J. J. (2014). A matched case-control study of IBD-associated colorectal cancer: IBD portends worse outcome. Journal of surgical oncology, 109(2), 117-21. PMID: 24132737.

Case, A. J., Mezhir, J. J., O'Leary, B. R., Hrabe, J. E. & Domann, F. E. (2012). Rational design of a secreted enzymatically inactive mutant of extracellular superoxide dismutase. Redox report : communications in free radical research, 17(6), 239-45. PMID: 23339859.