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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

Rogers, Rebecca G., Tracy L. Nolen, Alison C. Weidner, Holly E. Richter, J Eric Jelovsek, Jonathan P. Shepherd, Heidi S. Harvie, et al. “Surgical Outcomes After Apical Repair for Vault Compared With Uterovaginal Prolapse.” Obstet Gynecol 131, no. 3 (March 2018): 475–83. https://doi.org/10.1097/AOG.0000000000002492.

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Arya, Lily A., Holly E. Richter, Eric Jelovsek, Marie Gantz, Sara Cichowski, Halina Zyczynski, Keisha Dyer, et al. “Metabolites and microbial composition of stool of women with fecal incontinence: Study design and methods.” Neurourol Urodyn 37, no. 2 (February 2018): 634–41. https://doi.org/10.1002/nau.23360.

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Jelovsek, J Eric, Kevin Chagin, Maria Gyhagen, Suzanne Hagen, Don Wilson, Michael W. Kattan, Andrew Elders, et al. “Predicting risk of pelvic floor disorders 12 and 20 years after delivery.” Am J Obstet Gynecol 218, no. 2 (February 2018): 222.e1-222.e19. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2017.10.014.

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Bretschneider, C. E., C. Unger, and J. Jelovsek. “Prediction model for conversion of minimally invasive hysterectomy to laparotomy for large uteri.” In American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 218:S930–S930. MOSBY-ELSEVIER, 2018.

Scholars@Duke

Richter, H. 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.” Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey 72, no. 12 (December 1, 2017): 709–11. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.ogx.0000527551.60666.74.

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Weidner, Alison C., Matthew D. Barber, Alayne Markland, David D. Rahn, Yvonne Hsu, Elizabeth R. Mueller, Sharon Jakus-Waldman, et al. “Perioperative Behavioral Therapy and Pelvic Muscle Strengthening Do Not Enhance Quality of Life After Pelvic Surgery: Secondary Report of a Randomized Controlled Trial.” Phys Ther 97, no. 11 (November 1, 2017): 1075–83. https://doi.org/10.1093/ptj/pzx077.

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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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