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John E Jelovsek, MD

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Associate Professor 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 the NIDDK Symptoms of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction Research Network (LURN). 

Education and Training

  • M.S.D.S., Northwestern University, 2019
  • M.M.Ed., University of Dundee (Scotland), 2012
  • M.D., East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine, 1999
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Publications

Venkatesh, Kartik K., Robert A. Strauss, Chad A. Grotegut, R Philip Heine, Nancy C. Chescheir, Jeffrey S. A. Stringer, David M. Stamilio, Katherine M. Menard, and J Eric Jelovsek. “Machine Learning and Statistical Models to Predict Postpartum Hemorrhage.” Obstetrics and Gynecology, March 10, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1097/aog.0000000000003759.

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Meyer, Isuzu, Ryan E. Whitworth, Emily S. Lukacz, Ariana L. Smith, Vivian W. Sung, Anthony G. Visco, Mary F. Ackenbom, et al. “Outcomes of native tissue transvaginal apical approaches in women with advanced pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence.” Int Urogynecol J, March 7, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00192-020-04271-y.

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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 222, no. 2 (February 2020): 161.e1-161.e8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2019.08.024.

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Schimmoeller, Tyler, Erica E. Neumann, Tammy M. Owings, Tara F. Nagle, Robb W. Colbrunn, Benjamin Landis, J Eric Jelovsek, Tod Hing, Joy P. Ku, and Ahmet Erdemir. “Reference data on in vitro anatomy and indentation response of tissue layers of musculoskeletal extremities.” Sci Data 7, no. 1 (January 15, 2020): 20. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-020-0358-1.

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Venkatesh, Kartik K., Robert Strauss, Chad Grotegut, Phillips Heine, David M. Stamilio, Kathryn Menard, and Eric Jelovsek. “256: Machine learning-based prediction models for postpartum hemorrhage.” In American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 222:S175–76. Elsevier BV, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2019.11.272.

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Cella, David, Abigail R. Smith, James W. Griffith, Ziya Kirkali, Kathryn E. Flynn, Catherine S. Bradley, J Eric Jelovsek, et al. “A New Brief Clinical Assessment of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms for Women and Men: LURN SI-10.” J Urol 203, no. 1 (January 2020): 164–70. https://doi.org/10.1097/JU.0000000000000465.

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Richter, Holly E., J. E. Jelovsek, P. Iyer, R. G. Rogers, I. Meyer, D. K. Newman, M. S. Bradley, et al. “Characteristics Associated With Clinically Important Treatment Responses in Women Undergoing Nonsurgical Therapy for Fecal Incontinence.” Am J Gastroenterol 115, no. 1 (January 2020): 115–27. https://doi.org/10.14309/ajg.0000000000000482.

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Jelovsek, J Eric, and J Eric CAPABLe investigators. “Biofeedback or loperamide for faecal incontinence in women - Author's reply.” Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol 4, no. 12 (December 2019): 904–5. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2468-1253(19)30334-6.

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Andy, Uduak U., J Eric Jelovsek, Benjamin Carper, Isuzu Meyer, Keisha Y. Dyer, Rebecca G. Rogers, Donna Mazloomdoost, et al. “Impact of treatment for Fecal Incontinence on Constipation Symptoms.” Am J Obstet Gynecol, November 22, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2019.11.1256.

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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.

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