Skip to main content

John E Jelovsek, MD

Property title
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
Vice Chair Discipline: 
Education

Publications

Markland, A. D., J. E. Jelovsek, W. E. Whitehead, D. K. Newman, U. U. Andy, K. Dyer, I. Harm-Ernandes, et al. “Improving biofeedback for the treatment of fecal incontinence in women: implementation of a standardized multi-site manometric biofeedback protocol..” Neurogastroenterol Motil 29, no. 1 (January 2017). https://doi.org/10.1111/nmo.12906.

Full Text

Sung, Vivian W., Diane Borello-France, Gena Dunivan, Marie Gantz, Emily S. Lukacz, Pamela Moalli, Diane K. Newman, et al. “Methods for a multicenter randomized trial for mixed urinary incontinence: rationale and patient-centeredness of the ESTEEM trial..” Int Urogynecol J 27, no. 10 (October 2016): 1479–90. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00192-016-3031-7.

Full Text

Siff, Lauren N., J Eric Jelovsek, and Matthew D. Barber. “The effect of major depression on quality of life after surgery for stress urinary incontinence: a secondary analysis of the Trial of Midurethral Slings..” In Am J Obstet Gynecol, 215:455.e1-455.e9, 2016. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2016.04.039.

Full Text

Siff, Lauren N., Cecile A. Unger, J Eric Jelovsek, Marie Fidela R. Paraiso, Beri M. Ridgeway, and Matthew D. Barber. “Assessing ureteral patency using 10% dextrose cystoscopy fluid: evaluation of urinary tract infection rates..” Am J Obstet Gynecol 215, no. 1 (July 2016): 74.e1-74.e6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2016.02.006.

Full Text

Soto, Enrique, Michelle Catenacci, Carrie Bedient, J Eric Jelovsek, and Tommaso Falcone. “Assessment of Long-Term Bowel Symptoms After Segmental Resection of Deeply Infiltrating Endometriosis: A Matched Cohort Study..” J Minim Invasive Gynecol 23, no. 5 (July 2016): 753–59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmig.2016.03.004.

Full Text

Moulton, Laura J., John E. Jelovsek, Mark Lachiewicz, Kevin Chagin, and Oluwatosin Goje. “A Model to Predict Risk of Infection After Cesarean Delivery [16J].” In Obstetrics & Gynecology, 127:85S-85S. Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health), 2016. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.aog.0000483785.85498.7b.

Full Text

Mehta, Neil, John E. Jelovsek, Julie Tebo, Murthy Devarakonda, Jennifer Liang, Ching-huei Tsou, Charles Steiner, and Amy S. Nowacki. “A WATSON GENERATED PROBLEM LIST: RESTORING ORDER TO THE EMR ENTROPY?.” In Journal of General Internal Medicine, 31:S109–10. SPRINGER, 2016.

Scholars@Duke

Jelovsek, J Eric, Audra Jolyn Hill, Kevin M. Chagin, Michael W. Kattan, and Matthew D. Barber. “Predicting Risk of Urinary Incontinence and Adverse Events After Midurethral Sling Surgery in Women..” Obstet Gynecol 127, no. 2 (February 2016): 330–40. https://doi.org/10.1097/AOG.0000000000001269.

Full Text

Visco, Anthony G., Linda Brubaker, J Eric Jelovsek, Tracey S. Wilson, Peggy Norton, Halina M. Zyczynski, Cathie Spino, et al. “Adherence to Oral Therapy for Urgency Urinary Incontinence: Results from the Anticholinergic Versus Botox Comparison (ABC) Trial..” Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 22, no. 1 (January 2016): 24–28. https://doi.org/10.1097/SPV.0000000000000215.

Full Text

Pages