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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

Jelovsek, JE, Kow, N, and Diwadkar, GB. "Tools for the direct observation and assessment of psychomotor skills in medical trainees: a systematic review." Medical education 47, no. 7 (July 2013): 650-673. (Review)

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Borello-France, D, Burgio, KL, Goode, PS, Ye, W, Weidner, AC, Lukacz, ES, Jelovsek, J-E, Bradley, CS, Schaffer, J, Hsu, Y, Kenton, K, Spino, C, and Pelvic Floor Disorders Network, . "Adherence to behavioral interventions for stress incontinence: rates, barriers, and predictors." Physical therapy 93, no. 6 (June 2013): 757-773.

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Paraiso, MFR, Ridgeway, B, Park, AJ, Jelovsek, JE, Barber, MD, Falcone, T, and Einarsson, JI. "A randomized trial comparing conventional and robotically assisted total laparoscopic hysterectomy." American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 208, no. 5 (May 2013): 368.e1-368.e7.

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Frick, AC, Barber, MD, Paraiso, MFR, Ridgeway, B, Jelovsek, JE, and Walters, MD. "Attitudes toward hysterectomy in women undergoing evaluation for uterovaginal prolapse." Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery 19, no. 2 (March 2013): 103-109.

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Jelovsek, JE, Piccorelli, A, Barber, MD, Tunitsky-Bitton, E, and Kattan, MW. "Prediction models for postpartum urinary and fecal incontinence in primiparous women." Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery 19, no. 2 (March 2013): 110-118.

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Catenacci, M, Bedient, C, Jelovsek, J, Nutter, B, and Falcone, T. "Assessment of long term bowel symptoms after segmental resection for deeply infiltrating endometriosis." September 2012.

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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." Obstetrics and gynecology 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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