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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

Tunitsky-Bitton, E, Murphy, AM, Barber, MD, Goldman, HB, Vasavada, S, and Jelovsek, J. "ASSESSMENT OF VOIDING AFTER SLING (AVAS): A RANDOMIZED TRIAL OF TWO METHODS OF POST-OPERATIVE CATHETER MANAGEMENT AFTER MIDURETHRAL SLING SURGERY FOR STRESS URINARY INCONTINENCE IN WOMEN.": SPRINGER LONDON LTD, July 1, 2014.

Scholars@Duke

Tunitsky-Bitton, E, King, CR, Ridgeway, B, Barber, MD, Lee, T, Muffly, T, Paraiso, MF, and Jelovsek, JE. "Development and validation of a laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy simulation model for surgical training." Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology 21, no. 4 (July 2014): 612-618.

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Jelovsek, J. "MODELS FOR PREDICTING RECURRENCE AND ADVERSE EVENTS AFTER PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE SURGERY." July 2014.

Scholars@Duke

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

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