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William Ward Hurd, MD

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Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Email: william.hurd@duke.edu

Dr. William W. Hurd is Professor and Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Duke University Medical Center, and Clinical Director of the Duke Fertility Center.  His practice encompasses both reproductive endocrinology and general gynecology, with special emphasis on reproductive surgery, infertility, polycystic ovary syndrome, endometriosis, leiomyomas and recurrent pregnancy loss.

Dr. Hurd has been actively involved in basic, clinical and translational research throughout his academic career.  For more than two decades, he maintained a funded laboratory and is a recognized expert in the physiology and molecular biology of uterine smooth muscle and leiomyomas. His primary clinical research focus is gynecologic surgical anatomy, techniques and safety and infertility practice.  

He has also been involved in a number of clinical trials examining hormonal therapy. He has authored over 200 articles and chapters, and is the co-editor with Dr. Tommaso Falcone of the textbook entitled Clinical Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, 2nd addition, published by Springer. Since 2013, he has been Associate Editor for Gynecology for Obstetrics & Gynecology, the official journal of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.   

Education and Training

  • M.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1979

Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, general and subspecialty in REI

Research

Dr. Hurd has been actively involved in basic, clinical and translational research throughout his academic career.  For more than two decades, he maintained a funded laboratory and is a recognized expert in the physiology and molecular biology of uterine smooth muscle and leiomyomas. His primary clinical research focus is gynecologic surgical anatomy, techniques and safety and infertility practice. 

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Publications

Hurd, WW. "On the Road to Safer Morcellation." Obstetrics & Gynecology 129, no. 6 (June 2017): 976-978.

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Hurd, WW. "What is new in minimally invasive surgery? best articles from the past year." Obstetrics and Gynecology 129, no. 3 (January 1, 2017): 575-577.

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Provost, MP, Thomas, SM, Yeh, JS, Hurd, WW, and Eaton, JL. "State Insurance Mandates and Multiple Birth Rates After In Vitro Fertilization." Obstetrics and gynecology 128, no. 6 (December 2016): 1205-1214.

Scholars@Duke

Pryor, KP, and Hurd, WW. "Modified Open Laparoscopy Using a 5-mm Laparoscope." Obstetrics and gynecology 127, no. 3 (March 2016): 535-538.

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Barker, NM, Carrino, DA, Caplan, AI, Hurd, WW, Liu, JH, Tan, H, and Mesiano, S. "Proteoglycans in Leiomyoma and Normal Myometrium: Abundance, Steroid Hormone Control, and Implications for Pathophysiology." Reproductive sciences (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) 23, no. 3 (March 2016): 302-309.

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Hurd, WW. "Waiting to Conceive After an Early Pregnancy Loss." Obstetrics and gynecology 127, no. 2 (February 2016): 197-198.

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Bedaiwy, MA, Dahoud, W, Skomorovska-Prokvolit, Y, Yi, L, Liu, JH, Falcone, T, Hurd, WW, and Mesiano, S. "Abundance and Localization of Progesterone Receptor Isoforms in Endometrium in Women With and Without Endometriosis and in Peritoneal and Ovarian Endometriotic Implants." Reproductive sciences (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) 22, no. 9 (September 2015): 1153-1161.

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Elguero, S, Wyman, A, Hurd, WW, Barker, N, Patel, B, and Liu, JH. "Does progesterone supplementation improve pregnancy rates in clomiphene citrate and intrauterine insemination treatment cycles?." Gynecological endocrinology : the official journal of the International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology 31, no. 3 (March 2015): 229-232.

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Hurd, WW, and Redwine, DB. "Endometriosis." In Clinical Gynecology, Second Edition, 203-222. January 1, 2015.

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Hurd, WW. "Case reports in the era of evidence-based medicine." Obstetrics and gynecology 124, no. 2 Pt 2 Suppl 1 (August 2014): 409-410.

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