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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

Richter, Holly E., Charles W. Nager, Kathryn L. Burgio, Ryan Whitworth, Alison C. Weidner, Joseph Schaffer, Halina M. Zyczynski, et al. “Incidence and Predictors of Anal Incontinence After Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injury in Primiparous Women.” Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 21, no. 4 (July 2015): 182–89. https://doi.org/10.1097/SPV.0000000000000160.

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Tunitsky-Bitton, Elena, Alana Murphy, Matthew D. Barber, Howard B. Goldman, Sandip Vasavada, and J Eric Jelovsek. “Assessment of voiding after sling: a randomized trial of 2 methods of postoperative catheter management after midurethral sling surgery for stress urinary incontinence in women.” In Am J Obstet Gynecol, 212:597.e1-597.e9, 2015. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2014.11.033.

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Unger, Cecile A., Mark D. Walters, Beri Ridgeway, J Eric Jelovsek, Matthew D. Barber, and Marie Fidela R. Paraiso. “Incidence of adverse events after uterosacral colpopexy for uterovaginal and posthysterectomy vault prolapse.” Am J Obstet Gynecol 212, no. 5 (May 2015): 603.e1-603.e7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2014.11.034.

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Tunitsky-Bitton, E., A. Murphy, M. D. Barber, H. B. Goldman, S. Vasavada, and J. E. Jelovsek. “Assessment of Voiding After Sling: A Randomized Trial of 2 Methods of Postoperative Catheter Management After Midurethral Sling Surgery for Stress Urinary Incontinence in Women.” Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey 70, no. 8 (January 1, 2015): 500–501. https://doi.org/10.1097/OGX.0000000000000222.

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Jelovsek, J. E., A. Piccorelli, M. D. Barber, E. Tunitsky-Bitton, and M. W. Kattan. “Erratum: Prediction models for postpartum urinary and fecal incontinence in primiparous women (Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (2013) 19:2 (110-118)).” Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery 21, no. 1 (January 1, 2015): 38.

Scholars@Duke

Solomon, Ellen R., and J Eric Jelovsek. “Removing a misplaced retropubic midurethral sling from the urethra and bladder neck using ear, nose, and throat instruments.” In Obstet Gynecol, 125:58–61, 2015. https://doi.org/10.1097/AOG.0000000000000568.

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Markland, Alayne, Lu Wang, J Eric Jelovsek, Linda Brubaker, Ashook Tuteja, Alison C. Weidner, Andelka LoSavio, Marlene Corton, Susan Meikle, and Holly E. Richter. “Symptom improvement in women after fecal incontinence treatments: a multicenter cohort study of the pelvic floor disorders network.” Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 21, no. 1 (January 2015): 46–52. https://doi.org/10.1097/SPV.0000000000000099.

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Jelovsek, John Eric, Zhen Chen, Alayne D. Markland, Linda Brubaker, Keisha Y. Dyer, Susie Meikle, David D. Rahn, Nazeema Y. Siddiqui, Ashok Tuteja, and Matthew D. Barber. “Minimum important differences for scales assessing symptom severity and quality of life in patients with fecal incontinence.” Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 20, no. 6 (November 2014): 342–48. https://doi.org/10.1097/SPV.0000000000000078.

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Unger, Cecile A., Marie Fidela R. Paraiso, John E. Jelovsek, Matthew D. Barber, and Beri Ridgeway. “Perioperative adverse events after minimally invasive abdominal sacrocolpopexy.” In Am J Obstet Gynecol, 211:547.e1-547.e8, 2014. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2014.07.054.

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