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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

Bedaiwy, MA, Farghaly, T, Hurd, W, Liu, J, Mansour, G, Fader, AN, and Escobar, P. "Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery for management of ovarian endometriomas." JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons 18, no. 2 (April 2014): 191-196.

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Johnson, MD, Williams, SL, Seager, CK, Liu, JH, Barker, NM, and Hurd, WW. "Relationship between human chorionic gonadotropin serum levels and the risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome." Gynecological endocrinology : the official journal of the International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology 30, no. 4 (April 2014): 294-297.

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Hurd, WW. "What is new in intrauterine devices? best articles from the past year." Obstetrics and Gynecology 122, no. 4 (October 1, 2013): 902-903.

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Hurd, WW. "Conflicts of interest and medical publishing." Obstetrics and gynecology 122, no. 3 (September 2013): 511-512.

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Barker, NM, Prinz, D, Hurd, WW, Mahajan, ST, and Bedaiwy, MA. "Hypoplastic Vagina, Partial Vaginal Septum, and Coexisting Hypogonadotropic Hypogonadism: An Unusual Case of Primary Amenorrhea." Journal of Gynecologic Surgery 29, no. 1 (February 2013): 19-22.

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Bedaiwy, MA, Rahman, MYA, Chapman, M, Frasure, H, Mahajan, S, von Gruenigen, VE, Hurd, W, and Zanotti, K. "Robotic-assisted hysterectomy for the management of severe endometriosis: a retrospective review of short-term surgical outcomes." JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons 17, no. 1 (January 2013): 95-99.

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Bedaiwy, MA, Pope, R, Henry, D, Zanotti, K, Mahajan, S, Hurd, W, Falcone, T, and Liu, J. "Standardization of Laparoscopic Pelvic Examination: A Proposal of a Novel System." Minimally Invasive Surgery 2013 (2013): 1-4.

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Armstrong, AJ, Hurd, WW, Elguero, S, Barker, NM, and Zanotti, KM. "Diagnosis and management of endometrial hyperplasia." Journal of minimally invasive gynecology 19, no. 5 (September 2012): 562-571. (Review)

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Abdel-Rahman, MY, Jackson, LW, Rodewald, KJ, Abdellah, MA, Ismail, SA, and Hurd, WW. "Polycystic ovary syndrome and diabetes screening: a survey of gynecologists and reproductive endocrinologists." European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology 162, no. 2 (June 2012): 178-181.

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Tan, H, Yi, L, Rote, NS, Hurd, WW, and Mesiano, S. "Progesterone receptor-A and -B have opposite effects on proinflammatory gene expression in human myometrial cells: implications for progesterone actions in human pregnancy and parturition." The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 97, no. 5 (May 2012): E719-E730.

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