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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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Education

Publications

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

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.

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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.

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