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Curriculum Vitae

Frederick Robert Jelovsek, M.D., M.S.

University of Michigan, M.D., 1965
University of Southern California, M.S., 1974
Residency: University Hospital, Ann Arbor, 1975

Primary academic appointment:


Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
East Tennessee State University
James H. Quillen College of Medicine
P.O. Box 70,569
Johnson City, Tennessee 37614-0569

Medical Licensure:

North Carolina - 200l9
Tennesssee - 021405
Virginia - 47659

Specialty Certification:

Diplomate - American Board of OB/GYN - 11-11-77 Recertified - 6/91

Date of Birth:

June 1, 1944 Waukegan, Illinois





High School Waukegan, IL l958-62 yes  
College Johns Hopkins Univ. Baltimore, Maryland 1962-65 -
Graduate or Professional School Univ. of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan 1965-69 M.D.
  University of S. Calif. Ft. Riley, Kansas 1972-74 M.S.


Professional training and academic career:

University Hospital
Ann Arbor, Michigan
l969-l972 Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology
U. S. Army
Ft. Riley, Kansas
1972-1974 Physician, Obstetrics and Gynecology
University Hospital
Ann Arbor, Michigan
1974-1975 Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, N.C.
1975-1981 Assistant Professor Obstetrics and Gynecology
Duke University Medical Center 1981-1984 Associate Professor Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 1984-1990 Associate Professor
  1990-1991 Professor with Tenure
Director, Division of Gynecology
Director, Residency Education
East Tennessee State University, James H. Quillen College of Medicine 1991-1994 Professor and Chairman Obstetrics and Gynecology
East Tennesse State University, James H. Quillen College of Medicine 1994-Present Professor Obstetrics and Gynecology

Organizations and participation

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Associate Examiner for oral examinations 1994-present  

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Fellow 1978-present
Learning Resources Audio-Visual Committee 1995-present
Representative to the Society for Computer Medicine Committee on Standards 1976-198l
Computer Task Force 1984-1992
IAIMS National Advisory Committee 1986-1992


Southern Medical Association Advisory Committee on Multi-Media 1995-present

American Association for Medical Systems and Informatics

Board of Directors l981-1983
General Program Chairman Annual Conference 1982
Secretary 1983
Vice President 1984
President Elect 1985-1986
President 1986-1988

Society for Computer Medicine

Board of Directors 1978-198l
General Program Chairman Annual Conference 198l

American College of Medical Informatics, Founding Fellow: l984 to 1993
American Association of Professors of Obstetrics and Gynecology: 1989 to 1994
Bayard Carter Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: Member, 1976 to present
North Carolina Obstetrical and Gynecological Society: Member, 1983 to 1991

Arkansas Medical Society: 1985 - 1991
Little Rock Gynecologic Society: 1985 - 1991

Duke University Faculty Club:
President Elect, President - 198l to l983

Editorial Participation

Editorial Board: Southern Medical Association, Dial Access Program 1994-present
Editorial Board: MD Computing, Springer-Verlag, New York 1983-present
Editorial Board: The American Journal of Gynecologic Health, Macor Publishing, New York - 1987-1994
Editorial Board: ACOG Interactions: Programs in Clinical Decision Making, Decker Electronic Publishing, Inc., Philadelphia, PA 1987 - 1996
Editor-in-Chief: Computers in Patient Care Survey - Quarterly News Journal for the Special Interest Group, Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Neonatology l982-1986
Editorial Board: National Board of Medical Examiners Association of Professors of Obstetrics and Gynecology - NBME/APGO
Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on CBX 1989

Publications - Peer review

  1. Stead, W.W., Brame, R.G., Hammond, W.E., Jelovsek, F.R., Estes, E.H., Parker, R.T.: A computerized obstetric medical record. Obstet Gynecol, 1977;49:502-509.
  2. Jelovsek, F.R., Smith, R., Blackmon, L., Hammond, W.E: Computerized nursery discharge summary. Methods Inf Med, l977;l6:l99-204.
  3. Jelovsek, F.R., Hammond, W.E.: Formal error rate in a computerized obstetric medical record. Methods Inf Med, 1978;17:151-157.
  4. Jelovsek, F.R., Bolinger, R.E., Davis, R.E., Long, J.M., Oberst, B.B., Reid, R.A, Zimmerman, J.: Guidelines for user access to computerized medical records. J Med Systems, 1978;24l-248.
  5. Hammond, C.B., Jelovsek, F.R., Lee, K.L., Creasman, W.T., Parker,R.T.: Effects of long term estrogen replacement therapy I- Metabolic Effects. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 1979;133:525-536.
  6. Hammond, C.B., Jelovsek, F.R., Lee, K.L., Creasman, W.T., Parker, R.T.: Effects of long term estrogen replacement therapy: II-Neoplasia. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 1979; 133: 537-547.
  7. Surwit, E.A., Fowler, W.C. Jr., Rogoff, E.E., Jelovsek, F.R., Parker, R.T., Creasman, W.T.: State II carcinoma of the endometrium. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys, 1979; 5:323-326.
  8. Soules, M.R., Jelovsek, F.R., Wiebe, R.H., Tyrey, L., Paulson, D.F., Hammond, C.B.: Amenorrhea: Observations based on multiple factor analysis of LHRF tests. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 1979; 135: 651-662.
  9. Jelovsek, F.R., Hammond, C.B., Woodard, B.H., Draffin, R., Lee, K.L., Creasman, W.T., Parker, R.T.: Risk of exogenous estrogen therapy and endometrial cancer. Am J Obstet Gynecol, l980; l37: 85-9l.
  10. Hammond, W.E., Stead, W.W., Straube, M.J., Jelovsek, F.R.: Functional characteristics of a computerized medical record. Methods Inf Med, 1980;l9:l57-162.
  11. Miller, J.M., Jr., Brazy, J.E., Lee, K.L. Crenshaw, M.C. Jr., Jelovsek, F.R.: Premature rupture of membranes: Maternal and neonatal infectious morbidity related to betamethasone and antibiotic therapy. J Reprod Med, 1980;25:173-177.
  12. Hammond, W.E., Stead, W.W., Straube, M.J., Jelovsek, F.R.: A clinical data base management system. International Journal on Policy and Information, l980;4:79-86.
  13. Clarke-Pearson, D., Jelovsek, F.R.: Alterations of occlusive cuff impedance plethysmography in the obstetric patient. Surgery 1981; 89:594-598.
  14. Welt, S.I., Dorminy, J.H. III, Jelovsek, F.R., Crenshaw, M.C. Jr., S.A.: The effect of prophylactic management and therapeutics on hypertension disease in pregnancy: Preliminary studies. Obstet Gynecol, 1981; 57: 557-565.
  15. Steege, J.F., Jelovsek, F.R.: Sexual behavior during pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol, 1981; 60:163-168.
  16. Hammond, W.E., Stead, W.W., Straube, M.J., Jelovsek, F.R.: A perinatal database management system for ambulatory care. ACTA Obstet Gynecol Scand (Suppl), 1982; 109: 40-41.
  17. Clarke-Pearson, D., Jelovsek, F.R., Creasman, W.T.: Thromboembolism complicating surgery for cervical and uterine malignancy:Incidence, riskfactors, and prophylaxis. Obstet Gynecol, 1983; 61: 87-94.
  18. Weed, J.C., Jelovsek, F.R., Tyrey, L.: Intensive inpatient therapy and survival in gestational trophoblastic disease. Gynecol Oncol, 1983; 15: 363-369.
  19. Eden, R.D., Jelovsek, F.R., Kodack, L.D., Killam, A.P., Gall, S.A.: Accuracy of ultrasonic fetal weight prediction in preterm infants. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 1983; 147: 43-48.
  20. Jelovsek, F.R.: Computers in the examining room, the delivery room, and the nursery. MD Computing, 1984; 1: 52-58. (Also reprinted in MD Computing Bench Mark Papers: Buying equipment and programs for home or office. C.J. McDonald (Ed.), Springer- Verlag, 1987).
  21. Jelovsek, F.R.: Dial-up computer networks and perinatal medicine. Am J Perinatol. 1985; 2: 156-157.
  22. Chestnut, D.H., Lumb, P.D., Jelovsek, F.R., Killam, A.P: Nonbacterial thrombic endocarditis associated with severe preeclampsia and pulmonary artery catheterization; A case report. J Reprod Med, 1985; 30: 497-500.
  23. Jelovsek, F.R.: Sizing your office computer. MD Computing 1985; 2: 18-21. (Also reprinted in MD Computing Bench Mark Papers: Buying equipment and programs for home or office. C.J. McDonald (Ed.), Springer-Verlag, 1987).
  24. Jelovsek, F.R.: Learning resources for medical computing. Western J Med, 186;145: 869-871.
  25. Wyatt, R.A., Jelovsek, F.R., Miller, F.C.: Maternal and Fetal response to the intrapartum use of butophanol. J Arkansas Med Soc, 1986; 83: 286-289.
  26. Piscitelli, J., Eden, R.D., Jelovsek, F.R.: Family History of diabetes mellitus and oral glucose tolerance testing criteria, ACTA Obstet Gynecol Scand, 1987; 66(6): 489-92.
  27. Catanzarite, V.A., Jelvosek, F.R.: Computer applications in obstetrics. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 1987; 156: 1049-1053.
  28. Long, C.A., Jelovsek, F.R., Quirk, J.G.: Abruptio placenta. J Arkansas Med Soc, 1987; 83: 475-478.
  29. Thomford, P.J., Jelovsek F.R., Mattison D.M.: Effect of occyte number and rate of atresia on the age of menopause. Reprod Toxicol, 1987; 1: 45-51.
  30. Shifman, M., Jelovsek, F.R., Prolog: A language for programming medical logic. MD Computing, 1988; 5(2): 36- 40,43.
  31. Mattison, D.M., Jelovsek, F.R.: Pharmacokinetics and expert systems as an aid for risk assessment in reproductive toxicology. Environ Health Perspect, 1988; 76: 107-119.
  32. Jelovsek, F.R., Microcomputer-Aided Instruction for OB/GYN Education: J Perinat Med, 1988; 16: 339-344.
  33. Jelovsek, F.R.: Assessing your billing policies and practices. M.D. Computing, 1988; 5: 33-36.
  34. Jelovsek, F.R., Rittwage, J., Pearse, W.H., Visscher, H.C.: Information Management Needs of the Obstetrician- Gynecologist-A Survey: Obstet Gynecol, 1989; 73:395-398.
  35. Jelovsek, F.R., Mattison, D.R. and Chen, J.J.: Prediction of Risk for Human Developmental Toxicity: How Important Are Animal Studies for Hazard Identification? Obstet Gynecol 1989; 74(4): 624-636.
  36. Jelovsek, F.R., Catanzarite, V.A., Stull, R., Price, R.: Teaching and Learning Principles Applied to Computer-Aided Instruction (CAI) Design. MD Computing 1989; 6 (5): 267-273.
  37. Jelovsek, F.R., Catanzarite, V.A., Price, R.D., Stull, R.E.: Learning Theory and Knowledge Structures in Computer- Aided-Instruction. M.D. Computing, 1990; 7(2): 98-103.
  38. Jelovsek, F.R., Mattison, D.R., and Young, J.F.: Eliciting Principles of Hazard Identification from Experts. Teratology, 1990; 42: 521-533.
  39. Clark, K.H., Jelovsek, F.R.: Grades and NBME scores versus timing in OB/GYN junior clerkships. Academic Medicine, 1992;67:865.
  40. Welt, S.I., Cole, J.S., Myers, M.S., Sholes, D.M., Jelovsek, F.R.: Feasibility of postpartum rapid hospital discharge: a study from a community hospital population. Amer J Perinatology, Sept. 1993;10:384-387.
  41. Hashemi, R.R., Jelovsek, F.R., Razzaghi, M.: Developmental Toxicity Risk Assessment: A Rough Sets Approach. Methods of Information in Medicine, 1993;32:47-54.
  42. Jelovsek, F.R., Adebonojo, L.G.: Learning principles as applied to computer-assisted instruction. MD Computing. 1993;10:165-172.
  43. Iliev, V.N., Jelovsek, F.R.: Urodynamics in Female Incontinence: Basic Testing. Journal of the Tennessee Medical Association, 1993;86:487-90.
  44. Jelovsek, F.R.: Teaching basic principles of surgical technique using a placental model. J Repro Med 1994;39:521-24.

Full Papers in Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings

  1. Jelovsek, F.R., Nolan, G.H.: Factors influencing perinatal mortality rates. Univ. Mich. Med. Center J. 1976; 42: 169-173.
  2. Jelovsek, F.R., Hammond, W.E.: Experience in computerization of perinatal medical records. Univ. Mich. Med. Center J. 1977; 43: 5-8.
  3. Hammond, W.E., Stead, W.W., Straube, M.J., Jelovsek, F.R.: Operating characteristics of a computerized medical record. Proceedings of the Ninth Annual Conference of the Society for Computer Medicine. November, 1979.
  4. Jelovsek, F.R., Hammond, W.E., Stead, W.W., Deason, B.P., Straube, M.J.: Computer based reports for ambulatory care administrative management. Proceedings AMIA Congress 82. San Francisco, CA. 1982; 10-13.
  5. Jelovsek, F.R., Stead, W.W., Hammond, W.E.: Financial accounting from the computerized patient care record. Second International Symposium on Computers in Perinatal Medicine 1982; 162-163.
  6. Jelovsek, F.R.: Outpatient coding for patient care versus that needed for reimbursement. Proceedings First Annual Conference of the American Association for Medical Systems and Informatics. AAMSI, Washington, D.C. 1982; 153-157.
  7. Jelovsek, F.R., Hammond, W.E. Deason, B.P.: Use of TMR in a Woman's Clinic. Proceedings MEDINFO 83. Van Bemmel, JHV, Ball, MJ, Wigertz, O. (Eds). Amsterdam, 1983; 828-831.
  8. Jelovsek, F.R., Burkett, E., Deason, B.P., Hammond, W.E.: A regional, maternal-child health telecommunications network. Proceedings MEDINFO 83. Van Bemmel, JHV, Ball, MJ, Wigertz, O, (Eds). Amsterdam, 1983; 1155-1158.
  9. Jelovsek, F.R.: Computerizing the obstetric medical record. Proceedings XIth World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics Ludwig, H., Thomsen,K. (Eds).Springer Verlag, Berlin. 1985; 233-38.
  10. Jelovsek, F.R.: PC-CAI: Microcomputer-aided instruction for medical education. Proceedings AAMSI Congress 1987, American Association Medical Informatics, Publishers, Washington, D.C. 1987; 267-271.
  11. Hashemi-Nassab, R.R., Jelovsek, F.R.: Performance metrics of a toxicology database using the Oracle database management system. Proceedings AAMSI Congress 1988, American Association Medical Informatics, Publishers, Washington, D.C., 1988; 217-221.
  12. Jelovsek, F.R., Mattison, D.R.: Application of artificial intelligence to clinical practice. In Maeda, K., Hogaki, M., Nakano, H. (Eds). Computers and Perinatal Medicine. Excerpta Medica, Amsterdam. 1990; 47-53.
  13. Hashemi, R.R., Jelovsek, F.R.: A look-ahead learning algorithm for inductive learning through examples. Proceedings of "The 1992 ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Applied Computing", eds.: Berghel, H., Deaton, E., Hedrick, G., Roach, D. and Wainwright, R. 1992: 603-607.
  14. Hashemi, R.R., Razzaghi, M., Jelovsek, F.R., Talburt, J.: Conflict resolution in inductive learning through examples. Proceedings of "The 1992 ICM/IEEE International Symposium on Applied Computing", eds.: Berghel, H., Deaton, E., Hedrick, G., Roach, D. and Wainwright, R. 1992: 598-602.
  15. Jelovsek, F.R., Hashemi, R.R.: Rough sets application to reduce cobinatorial explosion of expert's rules, Computer Science Conference Workshop on Routh Sets and Database Mining, March 2, 1995.

Publications Non-peer Review

  1. Jelovsek, F.R., Straube, M.J., Deason, B.P., Burkett, E., Stead, W.W., Hammond, W.E.: Implementation of an ambulatory medical information system on an LSI-11 based PDP 11/23 microcomputer. Conference Proceedings of the 7th West Coast Computer Faire. San Francisco, California, pp 174-179, March, 1982.
  2. Jelovsek, F.R.: Maturing trend emerges at Eleventh SCAMC. Comp. News for Physicians, 6(5), 1988; p C-11-16.
  3. Catanzarite, V.A., Jelovsek, F.R.: How to Choose Software for Your IBM-PC or Compatible. Contemp Obstet Gynecol, 1988; 32: 51-68.
  4. Jelovsek, F.R., Jelovsek, S.B: Hysterectomy and informed consent. Am J Gynecol Health 1989; 3(2): 37-8.
  5. Jelovsek, F.R.: Application of computer technology to reproductive endocrinology. Clin Obstet Gynecol, 1989; 32(3): 605-13.

Chapter in Book

  1. Jelovsek, F.R.: Computer applications in perinatology at Duke University. The Use of Computers in Perinatal Medicine. Chapter 7. (eds). T. Harris and J. Bahr. Praeger Scientific Publishing Co., 1982; 141-162.
  2. Jelovsek, F.R., Deason, B.P., Richard, H.: Impact of an online information system in the medical office. Information Systems for Patient Care. B Blum (Ed) Springer-Verlag, NY, 1984; 322-329.
  3. Jelovsek, F.R., Stead, W.W.: Computerized medical records. Chapter in Computers in Medicine, Applications and Possibilities, J. Javitt (Ed). WB Saunders, Philadelphia. 1986; 234-252.
  4. Mattison, D.R., Kozlowski, K., Quirk, J.G., Jelovsek, F.R.: Effects of drugs and chemicals on the fetus. Chapter 2 in Perinatal Pharmacology, Roy H. Petrie, (ed), Oradell, NJ, Medical Economics Company Inc., 1989; 13-43.
  5. Jelovsek, F.R.: Software Applications. Dalton, K.J., Chard, T., (eds), Computers in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1990; 9-19.
  6. Jelovsek, F.R., Maeda, K., Dalton, K., and Chard, T.: Future Directions. Computers in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1990; 341-350.
  7. Jelovsek, F.R.: Office Financial and Administrative Applications, Computers in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1990; 237-248.
  8. Mattison, D.R., Jelovsek, F.R.: Environmental and Occupational Exposures. Chapter 6, Reproductive Risks, Appleton, June 1991.
  9. Mattison, D.R., Jelovsek, F.R.: Risk Assessment for Developmental Toxicity: Effects of Drugs and Chemicals on the Fetus. Chapter in: Medicine of the Fetus and its Mother. Reece, E.A., et.al., (eds). J.B. Lippincott, 1992.

Editorials, Position and Background Papers

  1. Jelovsek, F.R.: Teaching Basic Surgical Skills in OB-GYN, Obsterical and Gynecological Survey, 1995; 50(9)
  2. Jelovsek, F.R., Abdella, T., Sokol, R., Stoneburner, L: Review of ACOG workshop on computing. Proceedings Second International Symposium on Computers in Perinatal Medicine, 1982; 42-43.
  3. Jelovsek, F.R.: The medical record session overview. Proceedings Seventh Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care. R.E. Dayhoff (Ed) Baltimore, Maryland,pp: 99-100, 1983.
  4. Mattison, D.R., Thomford, P.J., Jelovsek, F.R.: Disposition of oocytes and age at menopause. Letter to the Editor, NEJM 1988; 318: 644.


  1. Jelovsek, F.R.: Doctor's office computer prep-kit. Springer- Verlag, New York, 1985.

Selected Abstracts

  1. Jelovsek, F.R.: Systems approach to medical information storage. Proceedings of the Association for Advancement of Medical Instrumentation Meeting, March 1973, Washington, D.C. (Abstract)
  2. Jelovsek, F.R.: A maternal-perinatal data system. Presented at the Armed Forces District Meeting-ACOG, Sept. 1973, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  3. Mattison, D.R., Olive, D.L., Thomford, P.J., Jelovsek, F.R.: Fertility modeling using Lotus 1-2-3. Forty-Second Annual Meeting of The American Fertility Society and The Eighteenth Annual Meeting of The Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society, Toronto, Canada, September 27-October 2, 1986.
  4. Jelovsek, F.R., Quirk, J.G., Miller, F.C.: Modeling neonatal mortality by gestational age and birthweight. Society for Perinatal Obstetricians, Orlando, Florida, February 1987.
  5. Jelovsek, F.R., Quirk, J.G., Miller, F.C.: Computer model of neonatal mortality: Parameter adjustment for probability of fetal distress. First World Symposium on "Computers in the Care of the Mother, Fetus and Newborn", Vienna, Austria, March 8-12, 1987.
  6. Jelovsek, F.R.: Delimited ASCII files used as database records. First Annual Bioscience Computer and Database Symposium, Little Rock, Arkansas, May 2, 1987.
  7. Jelovsek, F.R., Quirk, J.G., Miller, F.C.: Preterm delivery management: decision criteria. The Society of Perinatal Obstetricians Eighth Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 3-6, 1988.

Scientific Exhibits

  1. Jelovsek, F.R., Hammond, W.E., Straube, M.J., Parker, R.T.: Computerized Medical Information System for Ambulatory OB-GYN. Annual Clinical Meeting ACOG, April 2-4, 1979, New York. Scientific Exhibit received prize award as outstanding exhibit.
  2. Jelovsek, F.R., Kaufmann, L.A., Brame, G.R., Parker, R.T.: Computerized Program Learning Modules for Medical Students in OB-GYN Clerkship. Annual Meeting, APGO, February 24-26, 1980, New Orleans, LA.
  3. Abdella, T.N., Jelovsek, F.R.: Special Interest Group on Computers in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Neonatology. ACOG Meeting, May 2-4, 1983, Atlanta, Georgia. Scientific Exhibit.
  4. Jelovsek, F.R., Doyle, L., Miller, F.C.: Educational Software for OB-GYN Teaching. Annual Meeting, Association of Professors of Obstetrics and Gynecology, February 22-23, 1985, New Orleans, LA.
  5. Ling, F.R., Evans, S.E., Jelovsek, F.R., Abdella, T.N.: OB Match II. Annual Meeting, Association of Professors of Obstetrics and Gynecology, February 27-28, 1987, New Orleans, LA.


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