Grimes, CL, Lukacz, ES, Gantz, MG, Warren, LK, Brubaker, L, Zyczynski, HM, Richter, HE, Jelovsek, JE, Cundiff, G, Fine, P, Visco, AG, Zhang, M, Meikle, S, and NICHD Pelvic Floor Disorders Network, . "What happens to the posterior compartment and bowel symptoms after sacrocolpopexy? evaluation of 5-year outcomes from E-CARE." Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery 20, no. 5 (September 2014): 261-266.
John E Jelovsek, MD
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
Unger, CA, Ridgeway, B, Jelovsek, JE, Barber, MD, Walters, MD, and Paraiso, MF. "ADVERSE EVENTS ASSOCIATED WITH VAGINAL HYSTERECTOMY WITH HIGH UTEROSACRAL COLPOPEXY FOR UTEROVAGINAL PROLAPSE." August 2014.
Kow, N, Walters, MD, Karram, MM, Sarsotti, CJ, and Jelovsek, JE. "Assessing intraoperative judgment using script concordance testing through the gynecology continuum of practice." Medical teacher 36, no. 8 (August 2014): 724-729.
Unger, CA, Barber, MD, Paraiso, MF, Ridgeway, B, Walters, MD, and Jelovsek, JE. "COMPARATIVE ESTIMATES OF LONG-TERM EFFECTIVENESS OF TRANSVAGINAL UTEROSACRAL COLPOPEXY VERSUS MINIMALLY INVASIVE SACRAL COLPOPEXY FOR THE TREATMENT OF PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE." August 2014.
Tunitsky-Bitton, E, Murphy, AM, Barber, MD, Goldman, HB, Vasavada, S, and Jelovsek, J. "ASSESSMENT OF VOIDING AFTER SLING (AVAS): A RANDOMIZED TRIAL OF TWO METHODS OF POST-OPERATIVE CATHETER MANAGEMENT AFTER MIDURETHRAL SLING SURGERY FOR STRESS URINARY INCONTINENCE IN WOMEN." July 2014.
Tunitsky-Bitton, E, King, CR, Ridgeway, B, Barber, MD, Lee, T, Muffly, T, Paraiso, MF, and Jelovsek, JE. "Development and validation of a laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy simulation model for surgical training." Journal of minimally invasive gynecology 21, no. 4 (July 2014): 612-618.
Jelovsek, J. "MODELS FOR PREDICTING RECURRENCE AND ADVERSE EVENTS AFTER PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE SURGERY." July 2014.
Shaw, J, Tunitsky-Bitton, E, Barber, MD, and Jelovsek, JE. "Ureterovaginal fistula: a case series." International urogynecology journal 25, no. 5 (May 2014): 615-621.
Unger, CA, Goldman, HB, and Jelovsek, JE. "Fecal incontinence: the role of the urologist." Current urology reports 15, no. 3 (March 2014): 388-. (Review)
Jelovsek, JE, Chagin, K, Brubaker, L, Rogers, RG, Richter, HE, Arya, L, Barber, MD, Shepherd, JP, Nolen, TL, Norton, P, Sung, V, Menefee, S, Siddiqui, N, Meikle, SF, Kattan, MW, and Pelvic Floor Disorders Network, . "A model for predicting the risk of de novo stress urinary incontinence in women undergoing pelvic organ prolapse surgery." Obstetrics and gynecology 123, no. 2 Pt 1 (February 2014): 279-287.