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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

Jeppson, PC, Paraiso, MFR, Jelovsek, JE, and Barber, MD. "Accuracy of the digital anal examination in women with fecal incontinence." International urogynecology journal 23, no. 6 (June 2012): 765-768.

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Muffly, TM, Barber, MD, Karafa, MT, Kattan, MW, Shniter, A, and Jelovsek, JE. "Nomogram to predict successful placement in surgical subspecialty fellowships using applicant characteristics." Journal of surgical education 69, no. 3 (May 2012): 364-370.

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Barber, MD, Weidner, AC, Sokol, AI, Amundsen, CL, Jelovsek, JE, Karram, MM, Ellerkmann, M, Rardin, CR, Iglesia, CB, Toglia, M, and Foundation for Female Health Awareness Research Network, . "Single-incision mini-sling compared with tension-free vaginal tape for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence: a randomized controlled trial." Obstet Gynecol 119, no. 2 Pt 1 (February 2012): 328-337.

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Tunitsky, E, Barber, MD, Jeppson, PC, Nutter, B, Jelovsek, JE, and Ridgeway, B. "Bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis in twin sisters." The Journal of urology 187, no. 1 (January 2012): 148-152.

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Reddy, J, and Jelovsek, JE. "Reply." American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 206, no. 1 (January 2012): e20-e20.

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Diwadkar, GB, Hunter, C, Barber, MD, and Jelovsek, JE. "Understanding the Critical Components of Performing Vaginal Hysterectomy with Cognitive Task Analysis." JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE 57, no. 11-12 (2012): 463-469.

Scholars@Duke

Paraiso, MFR, Jelovsek, JE, Frick, A, Chen, CCG, and Barber, MD. "Laparoscopic compared with robotic sacrocolpopexy for vaginal prolapse: a randomized controlled trial." Obstetrics and gynecology 118, no. 5 (November 2011): 1005-1013.

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Ridgeway, B, Barber, MD, Walters, MD, Paraiso, MFR, and Jelovsek, JE. "Perioperative Gastrointestinal Complications After Abdominal and Intraperitoneal Vaginal Surgery for Pelvic Organ Prolapse." Journal of Gynecologic Surgery 27, no. 3 (September 2011): 123-127.

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Reddy, J, Barber, MD, Walters, MD, Paraiso, MFR, and Jelovsek, JE. "Lower abdominal and pelvic pain with advanced pelvic organ prolapse: a case-control study." June 2011.

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Markland, AD, Wang, L, Jelovsek, JE, Brubaker, L, Tuteja, AK, Wei, JT, Weidner, AC, LoSavio, A, Corton, M, Meikle, S, and Richter, HE. "Long-Term Symptom Improvement in Women After Fecal Incontinence Treatments: A Multicenter Cohort Study of the Pelvic Floor Disorders Network." May 2011.

Scholars@Duke

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