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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 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

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.

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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 Symptoms for Women and Men: LURN SI-10..” J Urol, July 31, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1097/JU.0000000000000465.

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Dunivan, G. C., A. L. Sussman, J. E. Jelovsek, V. Sung, U. U. Andy, A. Ballard, S. Jakus-Waldman, et al. “Gaining the Patient Perspective on Pelvic Floor Disorders' Surgical Adverse Events.” Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey 74, no. 6 (June 1, 2019): 336–37. https://doi.org/10.1097/OGX.0000000000000689.

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Harris, Benjamin S., R Phillips Heine, Jinyoung Park, Keturah R. Faurot, Maeve K. Hopkins, Andrew J. Rivara, Hanna R. Kemeny, Chad A. Grotegut, and J Eric Jelovsek. “Are prediction models for vaginal birth after cesarean accurate?.” Am J Obstet Gynecol 220, no. 5 (May 2019): 492.e1-492.e7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2019.01.232.

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Holthaus, Emily A., Cecile A. Ferrando, J Eric Jelovsek, and Matthew D. Barber. “Reliability of Symptoms and Dipstick for Postoperative Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections..” Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg, April 30, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1097/SPV.0000000000000739.

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Amundsen, Cindy L., Margaret E. Helmuth, Abigail R. Smith, John O. L. DeLancey, Catherine S. Bradley, Kathryn E. Flynn, Kimberly S. Kenton, et al. “LONGITUDINAL CHANGES IN SYMPTOM-BASED FEMALE AND MALE LUTS CLUSTER CHARACTERISTICS AND FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH CHANGE.” In Journal of Urology, 201:E568–69. LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, 2019.

Scholars@Duke

Jelovsek, J Eric, J Marinus van der Ploeg, Jan-Paul Roovers, and Matthew D. Barber. “Validation of a Model Predicting De Novo Stress Urinary Incontinence in Women Undergoing Pelvic Organ Prolapse Surgery..” Obstet Gynecol 133, no. 4 (April 2019): 683–90. https://doi.org/10.1097/AOG.0000000000003158.

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Sutkin, G., H. Zyczynski, A. Sridhar, J. Jelovsek, C. Rardin, D. Mazloomdoost, D. D. Rahn, et al. “03: Posterior repair does not affect the success of transvaginal repair of apical prolapse.” In American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 220:S688–89. Elsevier BV, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2019.01.013.

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Dunivan, Gena C., Andrew L. Sussman, J Eric Jelovsek, Vivian Sung, Uduak U. Andy, Alicia Ballard, Sharon Jakus-Waldman, et al. “Gaining the patient perspective on pelvic floor disorders' surgical adverse events..” Am J Obstet Gynecol 220, no. 2 (February 2019): 185.e1-185.e10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2018.10.033.

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Amundsen, Cindy L., Margaret E. Helmuth, Abigail R. Smith, John O. L. DeLancey, Catherine S. Bradley, Kathryn E. Flynn, Kimberly S. Kenton, et al. “Longitudinal changes in symptom-based female and male luts cluster characteristics and factors associated with change.” In Neurourology and Urodynamics, 38:S85–86. WILEY, 2019.

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