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John E Jelovsek, MD

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Instructor, Temporary in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Campus Mail: Box 3616 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 684-8111

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. He is the principle investigator on CAPABLe (Clinical trials.gov Identifier NCT02008565), one of the largest multi-center trials for fecal incontinence in the Pelvic Floor Disorders Network (PFDN)(U10 HD054215) studying anal exercises with biofeedback and loperamide for the treatment of fecal incontinence, and the principle investigator of E-OPTIMAL (Clinical trials.gov Identifier NCT01166373), describing the long-term follow up sacrospinous ligament fixation compared to uterosacral ligament suspension for apical vaginal prolapse. 

Education and Training

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

Publications

Moulton, LJ, Eric Jelovsek, J, Lachiewicz, M, Chagin, K, and Goje, O. "A model to predict risk of postpartum infection after Caesarean delivery." The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine (July 19, 2017): 1-9.

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Wei, JT, Dunn, R, Nygaard, I, Burgio, K, Lukacz, ES, Markland, A, Wren, PA, Brubaker, L, Barber, MD, Jelovsek, JE, Spino, C, Meikle, S, Janz, N, and PFDN, . "Development and Validation of a Quantitative Measure of Adaptive Behaviors in Women With Pelvic Floor Disorders." Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery 23, no. 4 (July 2017): 232-237.

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Thomas, TN, Siff, LN, Jelovsek, JE, and Barber, M. "Surgical Pain After Transobturator and Retropubic Midurethral Sling Placement." July 2017.

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Stanhiser, J, Chagin, K, and Jelovsek, JE. "A model to predict risk of blood transfusion after gynecologic surgery." American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 216, no. 5 (May 2017): 506.e1-506.e14.

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Markland, AD, Jelovsek, JE, Rahn, DD, Wang, L, Merrin, L, Tuteja, A, Richter, HE, Meikle, S, and Pelvic Floor Disorders Network, . "Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Quality of Life in Women With Fecal Incontinence." Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery 23, no. 3 (May 2017): 179-183.

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Unger, CA, Barber, MD, Walters, MD, Paraiso, MFR, Ridgeway, B, and Jelovsek, JE. "Long-Term Effectiveness of Uterosacral Colpopexy and Minimally Invasive Sacral Colpopexy for Treatment of Pelvic Organ Prolapse." Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery 23, no. 3 (May 2017): 188-194.

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Richter, HE, Amundsen, C, Jelovsek, E, Erickson, S, Komesu, Y, Chermansky, C, Kadima, N, Myers, D, Harvie, H, Albo, M, and Wallace, D. "PD54-05 DEMOGRAPHIC AND CLINICAL VARIABLES ASSOCIATED WITH TREATMENT RESPONSE IN WOMEN UNDERGOING ONABOTULINUMTOXINA AND SACRAL NEUROMODULATION." April 2017.

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Jelovsek, JE. "A randomized trial of uterosacral ligament suspension or sacrospinous ligament fixation for apical pelvic organ prolapse: Five-year outcomes." March 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Markland, AD, Jelovsek, JE, Whitehead, WE, Newman, DK, Andy, UU, Dyer, K, Harm-Ernandes, I, Cichowski, S, McCormick, J, Rardin, C, Sutkin, G, Shaffer, A, Meikle, S, and Pelvic Floor Disorders Network, . "Improving biofeedback for the treatment of fecal incontinence in women: implementation of a standardized multi-site manometric biofeedback protocol." Neurogastroenterology and motility : the official journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society 29, no. 1 (January 2017).

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Sung, VW, Borello-France, D, Dunivan, G, Gantz, M, Lukacz, ES, Moalli, P, Newman, DK, Richter, HE, Ridgeway, B, Smith, AL, Weidner, AC, Meikle, S, and Pelvic Floor Disorders Network, . "Methods for a multicenter randomized trial for mixed urinary incontinence: rationale and patient-centeredness of the ESTEEM trial." International urogynecology journal 27, no. 10 (October 2016): 1479-1490.

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