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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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Publications

Lai, H Henry, Margaret E. Helmuth, Abigail R. Smith, Jonathan B. Wiseman, Brenda W. Gillespie, Ziya Kirkali, and Ziya Symptoms of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction Research Network (LURN). “Relationship Between Central Obesity, General Obesity, Overactive Bladder Syndrome and Urinary Incontinence Among Male and Female Patients Seeking Care for Their Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms.” Urology 123 (January 2019): 34–43. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.urology.2018.09.012.

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Bretschneider, C Emi, Pamela Frazzini Padilla, Deepanjana Das, J Eric Jelovsek, and Cecile A. Unger. “The impact of surgeon volume on perioperative adverse events in women undergoing minimally invasive hysterectomy for the large uterus.” In Am J Obstet Gynecol, 219:490.e1-490.e8, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2018.09.003.

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Connor, Elizabeth V., Erica M. Newlin, J Eric Jelovsek, and Mariam M. AlHilli. “Predicting non-home discharge in epithelial ovarian cancer patients: External validation of a predictive model.” Gynecol Oncol 151, no. 1 (October 2018): 129–33. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ygyno.2018.08.011.

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Neumann, Erica E., Tammy M. Owings, Tyler Schimmoeller, Tara F. Nagle, Robb W. Colbrunn, Benjamin Landis, J Eric Jelovsek, Mike Wong, Joy P. Ku, and Ahmet Erdemir. “Reference data on thickness and mechanics of tissue layers and anthropometry of musculoskeletal extremities.” Sci Data 5 (September 25, 2018): 180193. https://doi.org/10.1038/sdata.2018.193.

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Moulton, Laura J., J. Eric Jelovsek, Mark Lachiewicz, Kevin Chagin, and Oluwatosin Goje. “A model to predict risk of postpartum infection after Caesarean delivery.” J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 31, no. 18 (September 2018): 2409–17. https://doi.org/10.1080/14767058.2017.1344632.

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Jelovsek, J Eric, Kevin Chagin, Emily S. Lukacz, Tracy L. Nolen, Jonathan P. Shepherd, Matthew D. Barber, Vivian Sung, et al. “Models for Predicting Recurrence, Complications, and Health Status in Women After Pelvic Organ Prolapse Surgery.” Obstet Gynecol 132, no. 2 (August 2018): 298–309. https://doi.org/10.1097/AOG.0000000000002750.

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Rogers, Rebecca G., Tracy L. Nolen, Alison C. Weidner, Holly E. Richter, J Eric Jelovsek, Jonathan P. Shepherd, Heidi S. Harvie, et al. “Open sacrocolpopexy and vaginal apical repair: retrospective comparison of success and serious complications.” Int Urogynecol J 29, no. 8 (August 2018): 1101–10. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00192-018-3666-7.

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Richter, H. E., E. Jelovsek, P. Iyer, R. G. Rogers, I. Meyer, D. K. Newman, M. Bradley, et al. “PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS ASSOCIATED WITH A CLINICALLY IMPORTANT TREATMENT RESPONSE IN WOMEN UNDER-GOING NON-SURGICAL THERAPY FOR FECAL INCONTINENCE.” In Neurourology and Urodynamics, 37:S410–S410. WILEY, 2018.

Scholars@Duke

Rogers, R. G., T. L. Nolen, A. C. Weidner, H. E. Richter, J. E. Jelovsek, J. P. Shepherd, H. S. Harvie, et al. “Surgical outcomes after apical repair for vault compared with uterovaginal prolapse.” Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey 73, no. 6 (June 1, 2018): 347–48. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.ogx.0000540074.90297.96.

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Jelovsek, J Eric, Matthew D. Barber, Linda Brubaker, Peggy Norton, Marie Gantz, Holly E. Richter, Alison Weidner, et al. “Effect of Uterosacral Ligament Suspension vs Sacrospinous Ligament Fixation With or Without Perioperative Behavioral Therapy for Pelvic Organ Vaginal Prolapse on Surgical Outcomes and Prolapse Symptoms at 5 Years in the OPTIMAL Randomized Clinical Trial.” Jama 319, no. 15 (April 17, 2018): 1554–65. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2018.2827.

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