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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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Publications

Feiner, B, Jelovsek, JE, and Maher, C. "Efficacy and safety of transvaginal mesh kits in the treatment of prolapse of the vaginal apex: a systematic review." BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology 116, no. 1 (January 2009): 15-24. (Review)

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Ridgeway, B, Walters, MD, Paraiso, MFR, Barber, MD, McAchran, SE, Goldman, HB, and Jelovsek, JE. "Early experience with mesh excision for adverse outcomes after transvaginal mesh placement using prolapse kits." December 2008.

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Park, AJ, Bohrer, JC, Bradley, LD, Diwadkar, GB, Moon, E, Newman, JS, and Jelovsek, JE. "Incidence and risk factors for surgical intervention after uterine artery embolization." December 2008.

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Feiner, B, Jelovsek, J, Baessler, K, and Maher, C. "Efficacy and safety of transvaginal mesh kits in the treatment of upper vaginal prolapse: A systematic review." September 2008.

Scholars@Duke

Philipson, EH, Callahan, M, and Jelovsek, JE. "First-trimester and second-trimester screening at a community hospital: experience from the first year of implementation." August 2008.

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Colombo, JR, Haber, G-P, Jelovsek, JE, Lane, B, Novick, AC, and Gill, IS. "Seven years after laparoscopic radical nephrectomy: oncologic and renal functional outcomes." Urology 71, no. 6 (June 2008): 1149-1154.

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Jelovsek, JE, Barber, MD, Karram, MM, Walters, MD, and Paraiso, MFR. "Randomized Trial of Laparoscopic Burch Colposuspension Versus Tension-Free Vaginal Tape: Long-Term Follow Up." Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey 63, no. 4 (April 2008): 221-222.

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Jelovsek, JE, Walters, MD, and Barber, MD. "Psychosocial impact of chronic vulvovagina conditions." The Journal of Reproductive Medicine 53, no. 2 (February 2008): 75-82.

Scholars@Duke

Jelovsek, JE, Barber, MD, Karram, MM, Walters, MD, and Paraiso, MF. "Randomised trial of laparoscopic Burch colposuspension versus tension-free vaginal tape: long-term follow up." Bjog : an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 115, no. 2 (January 2008): 219-225.

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Chen, CCG, Gustilo-Ashby, AM, Jelovsek, JE, and Paraiso, MFR. "Anatomic relationships of the tension-free vaginal mesh trocars." American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 197, no. 6 (December 2007): 666.e1-666.e6.

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