Jennifer L. Hartwell, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Specialty: General Surgery

Medical School: Wright State University School of Medicine

Residency: The University of Illinois


Dr. Hartwell graduated from Miami University with a BA in Zoology in 1998. She then attended Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, OH, in 2005 and went on to complete her residency in General Surgery at The University of Illinois at Chicago in 2010. She finished her Trauma and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship training from University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis, TN, in 2011. 


She first practiced Trauma, Emergency General Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, OH, prior to joining the faculty at Indiana University School of Medicine and IU Health Methodist Hospital in 2016. 


Dr. Hartwell has a special interest in Surgical Nutrition and serves as the Director of Surgical Nutrition at IU Health Methodist hospital where she champions a multi-disciplinary collaborative approach to providing superior nutrition therapy to patients.


IU Health Physicians


IU Health Methodist/IU Health University
IU Health North
IU Health West

Location Information

IU Health Physicians General Surgery

1801 N. Senate Blvd., Ste 635

Indianapolis, IN 46202

Clinical Interests

Not Accepting New Patients

Schedule an Appointment  Clinical Trials

Clinical Research Interests: Concussion, Nutrition, Trauma Clinical Outcomes

  1. Fisichella PM, Hartwell JL, Brosnan J, Abcarian H. Richter’s Hernia through a Spigelian defect of the abdominal wall. American Journal of Surgery, 2007;193(1):69-70.
  2. Hartwell JL, Salzman S, Gangemi A. Image of the Month: Wii Related Post Traumatic Injury. Archives of Surgery, 2011;146:881-882.
  3. Hartwell JL, Spalding MC, Fletcher B, O’Mara MS, Karas C. You cannot go home: routine concussion evaluation is not enough. AmerSurg, 2015;81(4):395-403.
  4. Hartwell JL, Weyrauch E, Walliser G. Point of Care INR Testing is Rapid and Reliable: A Prospective Observational Cohort Study. Accepted for publication, International Journal of Academic Medicine, January 2016

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