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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

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.

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Unger, CA, Goldman, HB, and Jelovsek, JE. "Fecal incontinence: the role of the urologist." Current urology reports 15, no. 3 (March 2014): 388-. (Review)

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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.

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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, and Meikle, S. "What happens to the posterior compartment and bowel symptoms after sacrocolpopexy?: Evaluation of 5-year outcomes from E-CARE." Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey 69, no. 12 (January 1, 2014): 734-735.

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Paraiso, MFR, Ridgeway, B, Park, AJ, Jelovsek, JE, Barber, MD, Falcone, T, and Einarsson, JI. "Reply: To PMID 23395927." American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 209, no. 6 (December 2013): 594-595. (Letter)

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Tunitsky, E, Murphy, A, Barber, MD, Simmons, M, and Jelovsek, JE. "Development and validation of a ureteral anastomosis simulation model for surgical training." Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery 19, no. 6 (November 2013): 346-351.

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Jelovsek, JE. "A MODEL FOR PREDICTING THE RISK OF DE NOVO STRESS URINARY INCONTINENCE IN WOMEN UNDERGOING PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE SURGERY." August 2013.

Scholars@Duke

Jelovsek, JE, Kow, N, and Diwadkar, GB. "Tools for the direct observation and assessment of psychomotor skills in medical trainees: a systematic review." Medical education 47, no. 7 (July 2013): 650-673. (Review)

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Borello-France, D, Burgio, KL, Goode, PS, Ye, W, Weidner, AC, Lukacz, ES, Jelovsek, J-E, Bradley, CS, Schaffer, J, Hsu, Y, Kenton, K, Spino, C, and Pelvic Floor Disorders Network, . "Adherence to behavioral interventions for stress incontinence: rates, barriers, and predictors." Physical therapy 93, no. 6 (June 2013): 757-773.

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Paraiso, MFR, Ridgeway, B, Park, AJ, Jelovsek, JE, Barber, MD, Falcone, T, and Einarsson, JI. "A randomized trial comparing conventional and robotically assisted total laparoscopic hysterectomy." American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 208, no. 5 (May 2013): 368.e1-368.e7.

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