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John E Jelovsek, MD

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Instructor, Temporary in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Campus Mail: Box 3616 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 684-8111

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
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Education

Publications

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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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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Frick, AC, Barber, MD, Paraiso, MFR, Ridgeway, B, Jelovsek, JE, and Walters, MD. "Attitudes toward hysterectomy in women undergoing evaluation for uterovaginal prolapse." Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery 19, no. 2 (March 2013): 103-109.

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Jelovsek, JE, Piccorelli, A, Barber, MD, Tunitsky-Bitton, E, and Kattan, MW. "Prediction models for postpartum urinary and fecal incontinence in primiparous women." Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery 19, no. 2 (March 2013): 110-118.

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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, and Spino, C. "Adherence to behavioral interventions for stress incontinence: Rates, barriers, and predictors." Physical Therapy 93, no. 6 (2013): 757-770.

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Catenacci, M, Bedient, C, Jelovsek, J, Nutter, B, and Falcone, T. "Assessment of long term bowel symptoms after segmental resection for deeply infiltrating endometriosis." September 2012.

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