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.

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.

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.

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

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., 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.