John E Jelovsek, MD
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
Selected Grants and Awards
Brubaker, Linda, J Eric Jelovsek, Emily S. Lukacz, Sunil Balgobin, Alicia Ballard, Alison C. Weidner, Marie G. Gantz, Ryan Whitworth, Donna Mazloomdoost, and Donna Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Pelvic Floor Disorders Network. “Recruitment and retention: A randomized controlled trial of video-enhanced versus standard consent processes within the E-OPTIMAL study..” Clin Trials 16, no. 5 (October 2019): 481–89. https://doi.org/10.1177/1740774519865541.
Bretschneider, C. E., X. Ji, and J. E. Jelovsek. “A MODEL TO PREDICT POSTOPERATIVE URINARY RETENTION AFTER UROGYNECOLOGIC SURGERY.” In International Urogynecology Journal, 30:S126–S126. SPRINGER LONDON LTD, 2019.
Jelovsek, J Eric, Alayne D. Markland, William E. Whitehead, Matthew D. Barber, Diane K. Newman, Rebecca G. Rogers, Keisha Dyer, et al. “Controlling faecal incontinence in women by performing anal exercises with biofeedback or loperamide: a randomised clinical trial..” Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol 4, no. 9 (September 2019): 698–710. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2468-1253(19)30193-1.
Markland, A. D., M. F. Ackenbom, B. Carper, J. E. Jelovsek, S. Menefee, R. G. Rogers, V. W. Sung, et al. “FURTHER VALIDATION OF DIGITAL RECTAL EXAMINATION AND ANORECTAL MANOMETRY MEASURES TO PATIENT-REPORTED OUTCOMES AMONG WOMEN WITH FECAL INCONTINENCE.” In International Urogynecology Journal, 30:S140–41. SPRINGER LONDON LTD, 2019.
Liu, Alice B., Qian Liu, Claire C. Yang, James W. Griffith, Abigail R. Smith, Margaret E. Helmuth, H Henry Lai, et al. “Patient Characteristics Associated with More Bother from Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms..” J Urol 202, no. 3 (September 2019): 585–91. https://doi.org/10.1097/JU.0000000000000324.
Jakus-Waldman, S., L. Brubaker, D. Mazloomdoost, J. Schaffer, J. E. Jelovsek, D. R. Ellington, R. Whitworth, and M. G. Gantz. “RISK FACTORS FOR WORSENING OUTCOMES 5 YEARS AFTER VAGINAL PROLAPSE REPAIR.” In International Urogynecology Journal, 30:S34–35. SPRINGER LONDON LTD, 2019.
Sutkin, Gary, Halina M. Zyczynski, Amaanti Sridhar, J Eric Jelovsek, Charles R. Rardin, Donna Mazloomdoost, David D. Rahn, et al. “Association between adjuvant posterior repair and success of native tissue apical suspension..” Am J Obstet Gynecol, August 23, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2019.08.024.
Cella, David, Abigail R. Smith, James W. Griffith, Kathryn E. Flynn, Catherine S. Bradley, Brenda W. Gillespie, Ziya Kirkali, et al. “A new outcome measure for LUTS: Symptoms of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction Research Network Symptom Index-29 (LURN SI-29) questionnaire..” Neurourol Urodyn 38, no. 6 (August 2019): 1751–59. https://doi.org/10.1002/nau.24067.