John E Jelovsek, MD
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
Selected Grants and Awards
- Advancing the Measurement and Classification of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction
- AUGS/DUKE Urogynecology Clinical Research Educational Scientist Training (UrogynCREST) Program
- Duke KURe Program
- Predicting Urinary Continence Status with Sacral Neuromodulation and Botulinum Toxin Treatments
- A Prediction Model and Electronic Calculator for Risk of Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injuries
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Barber, Matthew Don, K. Dyer, Marie G. Gantz, John E. Jelovsek, Alayne D. Markland, Susan Meikle, P. F. D. Network, et al. “Controlling anal incontinence in women by performing anal exercises with biofeedback or loperamide (CAPABLe) trial: Design and methods,” September 2015. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct2015.08.009.
Eric Jelovsek, J., Alayne D. Markland, William E. Whitehead, Matthew D. Barber, Diane K. Newman, Rebecca G. Rogers, Keisha Dyer, et al. “Controlling anal incontinence in women by performing anal exercises with biofeedback or loperamide (CAPABLe) trial: Design and methods.” Contemp Clin Trials 44 (September 2015): 164–74. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2015.08.009.