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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

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.

Scholars@Duke

Andreev, Victor P., Gang Liu, John O. L. DeLancey, J Quentin Clemens, Claire C. Yang, H Henry Lai, Anne P. Cameron, et al. “Refinement of symptom-based female LUTS clusters by using the three-day bladder diary data.” In Neurourology and Urodynamics, 38:S95–96. WILEY, 2019.

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Schimmoeller, Tyler, Robb Colbrunn, Tara Nagle, Mark Lobosky, Erica E. Neumann, Tammy M. Owings, Benjamin Landis, J Eric Jelovsek, and Ahmet Erdemir. “Instrumentation of off-the-shelf ultrasound system for measurement of probe forces during freehand imaging.” J Biomech 83 (January 23, 2019): 117–24. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2018.11.032.

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