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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

Jelovsek, JE. "Predicting urinary incontinence after surgery for pelvic organ prolapse." Current opinion in obstetrics & gynecology 28, no. 5 (October 2016): 399-406.

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Siff, LN, Jelovsek, JE, and Barber, MD. "The effect of major depression on quality of life after surgery for stress urinary incontinence: a secondary analysis of the Trial of Midurethral Slings." October 2016.

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Siff, LN, Unger, CA, Jelovsek, JE, Paraiso, MFR, Ridgeway, BM, and Barber, MD. "Assessing ureteral patency using 10% dextrose cystoscopy fluid: evaluation of urinary tract infection rates." American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 215, no. 1 (July 2016): 74.e1-74.e6.

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Soto, E, Catenacci, M, Bedient, C, Jelovsek, JE, and Falcone, T. "Assessment of Long-Term Bowel Symptoms After Segmental Resection of Deeply Infiltrating Endometriosis: A Matched Cohort Study." Journal of minimally invasive gynecology 23, no. 5 (July 2016): 753-759.

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Moulton, LJ, Jelovsek, JE, Lachiewicz, M, Chagin, K, and Goje, O. "A Model to Predict Risk of Infection After Cesarean Delivery [16J]." May 2016.

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Mehta, N, Jelovsek, JE, Tebo, J, Devarakonda, M, Liang, J, Tsou, C-H, Steiner, C, and Nowacki, AS. "A WATSON GENERATED PROBLEM LIST: RESTORING ORDER TO THE EMR ENTROPY?." May 2016.

Scholars@Duke

Jelovsek, JE, Hill, AJ, Chagin, KM, Kattan, MW, and Barber, MD. "Predicting Risk of Urinary Incontinence and Adverse Events After Midurethral Sling Surgery in Women." Obstetrics and gynecology 127, no. 2 (February 2016): 330-340.

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Visco, AG, Brubaker, L, Jelovsek, JE, Wilson, TS, Norton, P, Zyczynski, HM, Spino, C, Sirls, L, Nguyen, JN, Rahn, DD, Meikle, SF, Nolen, TL, and Pelvic Floor Disorders Network, . "Adherence to Oral Therapy for Urgency Urinary Incontinence: Results from the Anticholinergic Versus Botox Comparison (ABC) Trial." Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery 22, no. 1 (January 2016): 24-28.

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Jelovsek, JE, Markland, AD, Whitehead, WE, Barber, MD, Newman, DK, Rogers, RG, Dyer, K, Visco, A, Sung, VW, Sutkin, G, Meikle, SF, Gantz, MG, and Network, PFD. "Controlling anal incontinence in women by performing anal exercises with biofeedback or loperamide (CAPABLe) trial: Design and methods." CONTEMPORARY CLINICAL TRIALS 44 (September 2015): 164-174.

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Eric Jelovsek, J, Markland, AD, Whitehead, WE, Barber, MD, Newman, DK, Rogers, RG, Dyer, K, Visco, A, Sung, VW, Sutkin, G, Meikle, SF, Gantz, MG, and Pelvic Floor Disorders Network, . "Controlling anal incontinence in women by performing anal exercises with biofeedback or loperamide (CAPABLe) trial: Design and methods." Contemporary clinical trials 44 (September 2015): 164-174.

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