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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. He currently serves as co-principal investigator in the NIDDK Symptoms of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction Research Network (LURN) (U01DK097780-05) where he is involved in studies using unsupervised learning approaches such as clustering of lower urinary tract phenotypes. He also serves as a mentor in the NIDDK Duke KURe Program (K12DK100024) and NICHD AUGS/DUKE UrogynCREST program (R25HD094667). As an investigator in the NICHD Pelvic Floor Disorders Network, he was principle investigator on the CAPABLe trial (PMID: 31320277), one of the largest multi-center trials for fecal incontinence in the Pelvic Floor Disorders Network studying anal exercises with biofeedback and loperamide for the treatment of fecal incontinence. He was also the principle investigator of the E-OPTIMAL study (PMID: 29677302), describing the long-term follow up sacrospinous ligament fixation compared to uterosacral ligament suspension for apical vaginal prolapse.

Education and Training

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

Publications

Colombo, Jose R., Georges-Pascal Haber, John-Eric Jelovsek, Brian Lane, Monish Aron, Osamu Ukimura, Kay Tucker, Victor Richardson, Andrew Novick, and Inderbir Gill. “Seven years after laparoscopic radical nephrectomy: Oncologic and renal functional outcomes.” In Journal of Endourology, 20:A205–A205. MARY ANN LIEBERT INC, 2006.

Scholars@Duke

Peterson, J., N. Johnson, K. Deakins, D. Wilson-Costello, J. E. Jelovsek, and R. Chatburn. “Accuracy of the 7-8-9 Rule for endotracheal tube placement in the neonate.” J Perinatol 26, no. 6 (June 2006): 333–36. https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.jp.7211503.

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Gustilo-Ashby, A Marcus, J Eric Jelovsek, Matthew D. Barber, Eun-Hee Yoo, Marie Fidela R. Paraiso, and Mark D. Walters. “The incidence of ureteral obstruction and the value of intraoperative cystoscopy during vaginal surgery for pelvic organ prolapse.” Am J Obstet Gynecol 194, no. 5 (May 2006): 1478–85. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2006.01.064.

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Jelovsek, J Eric, and Matthew D. Barber. “Women seeking treatment for advanced pelvic organ prolapse have decreased body image and quality of life.” Am J Obstet Gynecol 194, no. 5 (May 2006): 1455–61. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2006.01.060.

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Jelovsek, John E., Andrew I. Sokol, Matthew D. Barber, Marie Fidela R. Paraiso, and Mark D. Walters. “Anatomic relationships of infracoccygeal sacropexy (posterior intravaginal slingplasty) trocar insertion.” Am J Obstet Gynecol 193, no. 6 (December 2005): 2099–2104. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2005.07.017.

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Jelovsek, John E., Matthew D. Barber, Marie Fidela R. Paraiso, and Mark D. Walters. “Functional bowel and anorectal disorders in patients with pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence.” Am J Obstet Gynecol 193, no. 6 (December 2005): 2105–11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2005.07.016.

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Sokol, Andrew I., John E. Jelovsek, Mark D. Walters, Marie Fidela R. Paraiso, and Matthew D. Barber. “Incidence and predictors of prolonged urinary retention after TVT with and without concurrent prolapse surgery.” Am J Obstet Gynecol 192, no. 5 (May 2005): 1537–43. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2004.10.623.

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Gustilo-Ashby, A. M., J. E. Jelovsek, M. Barber, E. Yoo, M. Paraiso, and M. Walters. “The incidence of ureteral obstruction and the value of intraoperative cystoscopy during vaginal surgery for pelvic organ prolapse (POP).” In Neurourology and Urodynamics, 24:435–435. WILEY-LISS, 2005.

Scholars@Duke

Jelovsek, John E., Charles Winans, Jennifer Brainard, and Tommaso Falcone. “Endometriosis of the liver containing mullerian adenosarcoma: case report.” Am J Obstet Gynecol 191, no. 5 (November 2004): 1725–27. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2004.05.031.

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