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. 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
Selected Grants and Awards
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.
Grimes, C. L., E. S. Lukacz, M. G. Gantz, L. K. Warren, L. Brubaker, H. M. Zyczynski, H. E. Richter, et al. “What happens to the posterior compartment and bowel symptoms after sacrocolpopexy?: Evaluation of 5-year outcomes from E-CARE.” Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey 69, no. 12 (January 1, 2014): 734–35. https://doi.org/10.1097/OGX.0000000000000131.
Paraiso, M. F. R., B. Ridgeway, A. J. Park, J. E. Jelovsek, M. D. Barber, T. Falcone, and J. I. Einarsson. “Reply..” American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 209, no. 6 (December 1, 2013): 594–95.
Tunitsky, Elena, Alana Murphy, Matthew D. Barber, Matthew Simmons, and J Eric Jelovsek. “Development and validation of a ureteral anastomosis simulation model for surgical training..” Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 19, no. 6 (November 2013): 346–51. https://doi.org/10.1097/SPV.0b013e3182a331bf.
Jelovsek, J. E. “A MODEL FOR PREDICTING THE RISK OF DE NOVO STRESS URINARY INCONTINENCE IN WOMEN UNDERGOING PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE SURGERY.” In Neurourology and Urodynamics, 32:808–9. WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2013.
Borello-France, Diane, Kathryn L. Burgio, Patricia S. Goode, Wen Ye, Alison C. Weidner, Emily S. Lukacz, John-Eric Jelovsek, et al. “Adherence to behavioral interventions for stress incontinence: rates, barriers, and predictors..” Phys Ther 93, no. 6 (June 2013): 757–73. https://doi.org/10.2522/ptj.20120072.
Paraiso, Marie Fidela R., Beri Ridgeway, Amy J. Park, J Eric Jelovsek, Matthew D. Barber, Tommaso Falcone, and Jon I. Einarsson. “A randomized trial comparing conventional and robotically assisted total laparoscopic hysterectomy..” Am J Obstet Gynecol 208, no. 5 (May 2013): 368.e1-368.e7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2013.02.008.