J. Eric Jelovsek, MD MMEd is currently an Associate Professor at Duke University School of Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Durham, North Carolina where he currently serves as Vice Chair for Education and Director of the Women’s Health Data Science Program. Dr. Jelovsek received his MD degree from East Tennessee State University, completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke University and fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at Cleveland Clinic. He holds a Master’s degree in Medical Education with Distinction (MMEd) from the University of Dundee.
Dr. Jelovsek’s unique combination of experiences as a practicing surgeon, clinician-scientist and training in the development of predictive algorithms is what sets him apart. His expertise lies in the development and validation of “individualized,” patient-centered prediction tools to improve patient and clinician decision-making around the time of childbirth, predicting recurrence, complications and health status after pelvic organ prolapse surgery, predicting the risk of de novo stress urinary incontinence after surgery for pelvic organ prolapse, transfusion during gynecologic surgery and efficacy and risk of undergoing pelvic organ prolapse surgery. Dr. Jelovsek has significant clinical research experience as an investigator in the NICHD Pelvic Floor Disorders Network where he is the principle investigator on CAPABLe (Clinical trials.gov Identifier NCT02008565), one of the largest multi-center trials for fecal incontinence in the United States and was the principle investigator of E-OPTIMAL trial, describing the long-term follow up sacrospinous ligament fixation compared to uterosacral ligament suspension for apical vaginal prolapse. Dr. Jelovsek also currently serves as an investigator in the NIDDK Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction Research Network and is involved in projects using computational clustering to gain a better understanding of lower urinary tract phenotypes.
Dr John Eric Jelovsek declared on the Friday 6th August 2010 that they did not have any existing or known future financial relationships or affiliations to disclose (NONE).