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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

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-null.

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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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.

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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." 44th Annual Meeting of the International-Continence-Society (ICS). Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL. October 20, 2014 - October 24, 2014.: WILEY-BLACKWELL, August 1, 2014.

Scholars@Duke

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.

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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." 44th Annual Meeting of the International-Continence-Society (ICS). Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL. October 20, 2014 - October 24, 2014.: WILEY-BLACKWELL, August 1, 2014.

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