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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, Quillen College of Medicine, 1999
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Education

Publications

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.

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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.

Scholars@Duke

Paraiso, Marie Fidela R., Beri Ridgeway, Amy J. Park, J Eric Jelovsek, Matthew D. Barber, Tommaso Falcone, and Jon I. Einarsson. “Reply: To PMID 23395927.” Am J Obstet Gynecol 209, no. 6 (December 2013): 594–95. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2013.07.009.

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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.

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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.

Scholars@Duke

Jelovsek, J Eric, Nathan Kow, and Gouri B. Diwadkar. “Tools for the direct observation and assessment of psychomotor skills in medical trainees: a systematic review.” Med Educ 47, no. 7 (July 2013): 650–73. https://doi.org/10.1111/medu.12220.

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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.

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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.

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Frick, Anna C., Matthew D. Barber, Marie Fidela R. Paraiso, Beri Ridgeway, John Eric Jelovsek, and Mark D. Walters. “Attitudes toward hysterectomy in women undergoing evaluation for uterovaginal prolapse.” Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 19, no. 2 (March 2013): 103–9. https://doi.org/10.1097/SPV.0b013e31827d8667.

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Jelovsek, J Eric, Annalisa Piccorelli, Matthew D. Barber, Elena Tunitsky-Bitton, and Michael W. Kattan. “Prediction models for postpartum urinary and fecal incontinence in primiparous women.” Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 19, no. 2 (March 2013): 110–18. https://doi.org/10.1097/SPV.0b013e31828508f0.

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