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John E Jelovsek, MD

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Instructor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Campus Mail: Box 3616 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 681-3864

Dr. Jelovsek is the Vice Chair of Education and the Director of Data Science for Women’s Health in Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology (OBGYN) at Duke University. He is Board Certified in OBGYN by the American Board of OBGYN and Board Certified in Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery by the American Board of OBGYN and American Board of Urology. He currently practices Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS). He has expertise in the development and validation of “individualized” patient-centered prediction tools to improve patient and clinician decision-making around development and possible prevention of pelvic floor disorders after childbirth, predicting the risk of de novo stress urinary incontinence after surgery for pelvic organ prolapse, wound infection after Cesarean delivery, transfusion during gynecologic surgery and efficacy and risk of undergoing pelvic organ prolapse surgery. These tools, although established in other fields, are innovative in the field of FPMRS and part of efforts to “individualize” medicine to patients with pelvic floor disorders by providing estimates of their risk for the conditions. He spends a significant proportion of time devoted to one on one mentoring of learners who are interested in learning how to build, code and test prediction models. He has significant clinical research experience as an investigator in the NICHD Pelvic Floor Disorders Network and most recently as part of the NIDDK Symptoms of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction Research Network (LURN). 

Education and Training

  • M.D., East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine, 1999
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Publications

Jelovsek, JE, Barber, MD, Brubaker, L, Norton, P, Gantz, M, Richter, HE, Weidner, A, Menefee, S, Schaffer, J, Pugh, N, Meikle, S, and NICHD Pelvic Floor Disorders Network, . "Effect of Uterosacral Ligament Suspension vs Sacrospinous Ligament Fixation With or Without Perioperative Behavioral Therapy for Pelvic Organ Vaginal Prolapse on Surgical Outcomes and Prolapse Symptoms at 5 Years in the OPTIMAL Randomized Clinical Trial." JAMA 319, no. 15 (April 2018): 1554-1565.

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Rogers, RG, Nolen, TL, Weidner, AC, Richter, HE, Jelovsek, JE, Shepherd, JP, Harvie, HS, Brubaker, L, Menefee, SA, Myers, D, Hsu, Y, Schaffer, JI, Wallace, D, Meikle, SF, and Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Pelvic Floor Disorders Network, . "Surgical Outcomes After Apical Repair for Vault Compared With Uterovaginal Prolapse." Obstetrics and gynecology 131, no. 3 (March 2018): 475-483.

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Arya, LA, Richter, HE, Jelovsek, E, Gantz, M, Cichowski, S, Zyczynski, H, Dyer, K, Siddiqui, N, Carberry, C, Broeckling, C, Morrow, C, Kashyap, P, and Meikle, S. "Metabolites and microbial composition of stool of women with fecal incontinence: Study design and methods." Neurourology and urodynamics 37, no. 2 (February 2018): 634-641.

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Jelovsek, JE, Chagin, K, Gyhagen, M, Hagen, S, Wilson, D, Kattan, MW, Elders, A, Barber, MD, Areskoug, B, MacArthur, C, and Milsom, I. "Predicting risk of pelvic floor disorders 12 and 20 years after delivery." American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 218, no. 2 (February 2018): 222.e1-222.e19.

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Richter, HE, Amundsen, CL, Erickson, SW, Jelovsek, JE, Komesu, Y, Chermansky, C, Harvie, HS, Albo, M, Myers, D, Gregory, WT, and Wallace, D. "Characteristics Associated with Treatment Response and Satisfaction in Women Undergoing OnabotulinumtoxinA and Sacral Neuromodulation for Refractory Urgency Urinary Incontinence." Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey 72, no. 12 (December 1, 2017): 709-711.

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Wohlrab, K, Jelovsek, JE, and Myers, D. "Incorporating simulation into gynecologic surgical training." American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 217, no. 5 (November 2017): 522-526. (Review)

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Weidner, AC, Barber, MD, Markland, A, Rahn, DD, Hsu, Y, Mueller, ER, Jakus-Waldman, S, Dyer, KY, Warren, LK, Gantz, MG, and Meikle, S. "Perioperative Behavioral Therapy and Pelvic Muscle Strengthening Do Not Enhance Quality of Life After Pelvic Surgery: Secondary Report of a Randomized Controlled Trial." Physical therapy 97, no. 11 (November 2017): 1075-1083.

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Richter, HE, Amundsen, CL, Erickson, SW, Jelovsek, JE, Komesu, Y, Chermansky, C, Harvie, HS, Albo, M, Myers, D, Gregory, WT, Wallace, D, and NICHD Pelvic Floor Disorders Network, . "Characteristics Associated with Treatment Response and Satisfaction in Women Undergoing OnabotulinumtoxinA and Sacral Neuromodulation for Refractory Urgency Urinary Incontinence." The Journal of urology 198, no. 4 (October 2017): 890-896.

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Connor, E, Newlin, E, Jelovsek, J, and AlHilli, M. "Predicting Non-Home Discharge in Epithelial Ovarian Cancer Patients: External Validation of a Predictive Model." October 2017.

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Thomas, TN, Siff, LN, Jelovsek, JE, and Barber, M. "Surgical Pain After Transobturator and Retropubic Midurethral Sling Placement EDITORIAL COMMENT." OBSTETRICAL & GYNECOLOGICAL SURVEY 72, no. 10 (October 2017): 594-595.

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