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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

Grimes, Cara L., Emily S. Lukacz, Marie G. Gantz, Lauren Klein Warren, Linda Brubaker, Halina M. Zyczynski, Holly E. Richter, et al. “What happens to the posterior compartment and bowel symptoms after sacrocolpopexy? evaluation of 5-year outcomes from E-CARE.” Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 20, no. 5 (September 2014): 261–66. https://doi.org/10.1097/SPV.0000000000000085.

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Unger, C. A., B. Ridgeway, J. E. Jelovsek, M. D. Barber, M. D. Walters, and M. F. Paraiso. “ADVERSE EVENTS ASSOCIATED WITH VAGINAL HYSTERECTOMY WITH HIGH UTEROSACRAL COLPOPEXY FOR UTEROVAGINAL PROLAPSE.” In Neurourology and Urodynamics, 33:816–17. WILEY, 2014.

Scholars@Duke

Kow, Nathan, Mark D. Walters, Mickey M. Karram, Carlos J. Sarsotti, and J Eric Jelovsek. “Assessing intraoperative judgment using script concordance testing through the gynecology continuum of practice.” Med Teach 36, no. 8 (August 2014): 724–29. https://doi.org/10.3109/0142159X.2014.910297.

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Unger, C. A., M. D. Barber, M. F. Paraiso, B. Ridgeway, M. D. Walters, and J. E. Jelovsek. “COMPARATIVE ESTIMATES OF LONG-TERM EFFECTIVENESS OF TRANSVAGINAL UTEROSACRAL COLPOPEXY VERSUS MINIMALLY INVASIVE SACRAL COLPOPEXY FOR THE TREATMENT OF PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE.” In Neurourology and Urodynamics, 33:822–23. WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2014.

Scholars@Duke

Tunitsky-Bitton, E., A. M. Murphy, M. D. Barber, H. B. Goldman, S. Vasavada, and J. Jelovsek. “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.” In International Urogynecology Journal, 25:S2–3. SPRINGER LONDON LTD, 2014.

Scholars@Duke

Tunitsky-Bitton, Elena, Cara R. King, Beri Ridgeway, Matthew D. Barber, Ted Lee, Tyler Muffly, Marie F. Paraiso, and J Eric Jelovsek. “Development and validation of a laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy simulation model for surgical training.” J Minim Invasive Gynecol 21, no. 4 (July 2014): 612–18. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmig.2013.12.124.

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Jelovsek, J. “MODELS FOR PREDICTING RECURRENCE AND ADVERSE EVENTS AFTER PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE SURGERY.” In International Urogynecology Journal, 25:S58–59. SPRINGER LONDON LTD, 2014.

Scholars@Duke

Jelovsek, J Eric, Kevin Chagin, Linda Brubaker, Rebecca G. Rogers, Holly E. Richter, Lily Arya, Matthew D. Barber, et al. “A model for predicting the risk of de novo stress urinary incontinence in women undergoing pelvic organ prolapse surgery.” Obstet Gynecol 123, no. 2 Pt 1 (February 2014): 279–87. https://doi.org/10.1097/AOG.0000000000000094.

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