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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. 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

Richter, Holly E., C. L. Amundsen, S. W. Erickson, J. E. Jelovsek, Y. Komesu, C. Chermansky, H. S. Harvie, et al. “Characteristics Associated with Treatment Response and Satisfaction in Women Undergoing OnabotulinumtoxinA and Sacral Neuromodulation for Refractory Urgency Urinary Incontinence..” J Urol 198, no. 4 (October 2017): 890–96. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.juro.2017.04.103.

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Connor, E., E. Newlin, J. Jelovsek, and M. AlHilli. “Predicting Non-Home Discharge in Epithelial Ovarian Cancer Patients: External Validation of a Predictive Model.” In Gynecologic Oncology, 147:215–16. Elsevier BV, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ygyno.2017.07.070.

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Thomas, Tonya N., Lauren N. Siff, J Eric Jelovsek, and Matthew Barber. “Surgical Pain After Transobturator and Retropubic Midurethral Sling Placement EDITORIAL COMMENT.” Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey 72, no. 10 (October 1, 2017): 594–95.

Scholars@Duke

Devarakonda, Murthy V., Neil Mehta, Ching-Huei Tsou, Jennifer J. Liang, Amy S. Nowacki, and John Eric Jelovsek. “Automated problem list generation and physicians perspective from a pilot study..” Int J Med Inform 105 (September 2017): 121–29. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2017.05.015.

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Wei, John T., Rodney Dunn, Ingrid Nygaard, Kathryn Burgio, Emily S. Lukacz, Alayne Markland, Patricia A. Wren, et al. “Development and Validation of a Quantitative Measure of Adaptive Behaviors in Women With Pelvic Floor Disorders..” Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg, July 20, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1097/SPV.0000000000000431.

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Jelovsek, J. E., L. Brubaker, M. Gantz, N. Pugh, A. C. Weidner, H. E. Richter, S. Menefee, et al. “FIVE-YEAR OUTCOMES OF UTEROSACRAL LIGAMENT SUSPENSION OR SACROSPINOUS LIGAMENT FIXATION FOR APICAL PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE: A RANDOMIZED TRIAL.” In International Urogynecology Journal, 28:S1–2. SPRINGER LONDON LTD, 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Richter, Holly E., Cindy Amundsen, Eric Jelovsek, Stephen Erickson, Yuko Komesu, Christopher Chermansky, Norbert Kadima, et al. “PD54-05 DEMOGRAPHIC AND CLINICAL VARIABLES ASSOCIATED WITH TREATMENT RESPONSE IN WOMEN UNDERGOING ONABOTULINUMTOXINA AND SACRAL NEUROMODULATION.” In Journal of Urology, Vol. 197. Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health), 2017. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.juro.2017.02.2415.

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Jelovsek, J Eric. “A randomized trial of uterosacral ligament suspension or sacrospinous ligament fixation for apical pelvic organ prolapse: Five-year outcomes.” In American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 216:S566–S566. MOSBY-ELSEVIER, 2017.

Scholars@Duke

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