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John E Jelovsek, MD

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Instructor in the Department 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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Education

Publications

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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Barber, MD, Dyer, K, Gantz, MG, Jelovsek, JE, Markland, AD, Meikle, S, Network, P, Newman, D, Rogers, R, Sung, V, Sutkin, G, Visco, AG, and Whitehead, W. "Controlling anal incontinence in women by performing anal exercises with biofeedback or loperamide (CAPABLe) trial: Design and methods." (September 2015).

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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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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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