Peter Nau, MD, MS


Clinical Assistant Professor-Bariatric, Gastrointestinal, and Minimally-Invasive Surgeon
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery  - Gastrointestinal, Minimally-invasive and Bariatric Surgery

Contact Information

Primary Office: 4626 JCP
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-356-7675



BA, St. Olaf College
MD, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
MS, Ohio State University

Residency, General Surgery, Ohio State University Medical Center
Fellowship, Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital

Licensure and Certifications

Iowa Medical License, Iowa Board of Medicine
Board Certified, General Surgery, American Board of Surgery

Selected Publications

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Nau P, Liu J, Ellison E, Hazey J, Henn M, Muscarella P, Narula V, Melvin W.  Novel reconstruction of the extrahepatic biliary tree with a biosynthetic absorbable graft. .  HPB (Oxford). .  2011 August 27. 13(8):573-578.

Nau P, Ellison E, Muscarella P, Mikami D, Narula V, Needleman B, Melvin W, Hazey J.  A review of 130 humans enrolled in transgastric NOTES protocols at a single institution.  Surgical Endoscopy.  2011 April. 25(4):1004-1011.

Nau P, Anderson J, Happel  L, Yuh  B, Narula V, Needleman B, Ellison E, Melvin W, Hazey J.  Safe alternative transgastric peritoneal access in humans: NOTES. .  Surgery.  2011 January. 149(1):147-152.

Nau P, Demyttenaere S, Narula V, Muscarella P, Hazey J, Ellison E, Melvin W.  Pheochromocytoma does not increase risk in laparoscopic adrenalectomy.  Surgical Endoscopy.  2010 November. 24(11):2760-2764.

Nau P, Yuh B, Muscarella P, Ellison E, Anderson J, Happel L, Melvin W, Hazey J.  Diagnostic Transgastric Endoscopic Peritoneoscopy: Extension of Initial Human Trial for Staging of Pancreatic Head Masses.  Surgical Endoscopy.  2010 June. 24(6):1440-1446.

Nau P, Anderson J, Needleman B, Ellison  , Melvin W, Hazey J.  Endoscopic peritoneal access and insufflation: natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery.  Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.  2010 March. 71(3):485-489.

Nau P, Melvin W, Narula V, Bloomston P, Ellison E, Muscarella P.  Laparoscopic Distal Pancreatectomy with Splenic Conservation: An Operation without Increased Morbidity.  Gastroenterology Research and Practice;  2009.  Available from:

Demyttenaere  S, Nau P, Henn M, Beck C, Zaruby J, Primavera M, Kirsch D, Miller J, Liu J, Bellizzi A, Melvin W.  Barbed suture for gastrointestinal closure: a randomized control trial..  Surgical Innovation.  2009 September. 16(3):237-242.

Nau P, Yuh B, Anderson J, Happel L, Ellison E, Melvin W, Hazey J.  Transgastric Endoscopic Peritoneoscopy for Evaluation of the Abdominal Wall, Adhesiolysis and Direction of Trocar Placement in the Morbidly Obese. .  Surgical Endoscopy.  2009. 23.

Nau P, Van Natta T, Ralphe  , TenEye C, Bedell K, Calderone C, Segar J, Scholz T.  Metabolic adaptation of the fetal and post-natal ovine heart: Regulatory role of hypoxia-inducible factor-1 and nuclear respiratory factor-1.  Pediatric Research.  2002 March. 

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