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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

Richter, HE, Nager, CW, Burgio, KL, Whitworth, R, Weidner, AC, Schaffer, J, Zyczynski, HM, Norton, P, Jelovsek, JE, Meikle, SF, Spino, C, Gantz, M, Graziano, S, Brubaker, L, and NICHD Pelvic Floor Disorders Network, . "Incidence and Predictors of Anal Incontinence After Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injury in Primiparous Women." Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery 21, no. 4 (July 2015): 182-189.

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Jelovsek, JE. "Value in workplace-based assessment rater training: psychometrics or edumetrics?." Medical education 49, no. 7 (July 2015): 650-652.

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Tunitsky-Bitton, E, Murphy, A, Barber, MD, Goldman, HB, Vasavada, S, and Jelovsek, JE. "Assessment of voiding after sling: a randomized trial of 2 methods of postoperative catheter management after midurethral sling surgery for stress urinary incontinence in women." May 2015.

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Unger, CA, Walters, MD, Ridgeway, B, Jelovsek, JE, Barber, MD, and Paraiso, MFR. "Incidence of adverse events after uterosacral colpopexy for uterovaginal and posthysterectomy vault prolapse." American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 212, no. 5 (May 2015): 603.e1-603.e7.

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Tunitsky-Bitton, E, Murphy, A, Barber, MD, Goldman, HB, Vasavada, S, and Jelovsek, JE. "Assessment of Voiding After Sling: A Randomized Trial of 2 Methods of Postoperative Catheter Management After Midurethral Sling Surgery for Stress Urinary Incontinence in Women." Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey 70, no. 8 (January 1, 2015): 500-501.

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Jelovsek, JE, Piccorelli, A, Barber, MD, Tunitsky-Bitton, E, and Kattan, MW. "Erratum: Prediction models for postpartum urinary and fecal incontinence in primiparous women (Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (2013) 19:2 (110-118))." Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery 21, no. 1 (January 1, 2015): 38-.

Scholars@Duke

Solomon, ER, and Jelovsek, JE. "Removing a misplaced retropubic midurethral sling from the urethra and bladder neck using ear, nose, and throat instruments." January 2015.

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Markland, A, Wang, L, Jelovsek, JE, Brubaker, L, Tuteja, A, Weidner, AC, LoSavio, A, Corton, M, Meikle, S, and Richter, HE. "Symptom improvement in women after fecal incontinence treatments: a multicenter cohort study of the pelvic floor disorders network." Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery 21, no. 1 (January 2015): 46-52.

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Jelovsek, JE, Chen, Z, Markland, AD, Brubaker, L, Dyer, KY, Meikle, S, Rahn, DD, Siddiqui, NY, Tuteja, A, and Barber, MD. "Minimum important differences for scales assessing symptom severity and quality of life in patients with fecal incontinence." Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery 20, no. 6 (November 2014): 342-348.

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Unger, CA, Paraiso, MFR, Jelovsek, JE, Barber, MD, and Ridgeway, B. "Perioperative adverse events after minimally invasive abdominal sacrocolpopexy." November 2014.

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