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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

Dombrowski, MP, Bottoms, SF, Saleh, AA, Hurd, WW, and Romero, R. "Third stage of labor: analysis of duration and clinical practice." American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 172, no. 4 Pt 1 (April 1995): 1279-1284.

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Smith, YR, Dombrowski, MP, Leach, KC, and Hurd, WW. "Decrease in myometrial beta-adrenergic receptors with prenatal cocaine use." Obstetrics and gynecology 85, no. 3 (March 1995): 357-360.

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Saraf, HA, Dombrowski, MP, Leach, KC, and Hurd, WW. "Characterization of the effect of cocaine on catecholamine uptake by pregnant myometrium." Obstetrics and gynecology 85, no. 1 (January 1995): 93-96.

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Cofer, KF, Himebaugh, KS, Gauvin, JM, and Hurd, WW. "Inhibition of adhesion reformation in the rabbit model by meclofenamate: an inhibitor of both prostaglandin and leukotriene production." Fertility and sterility 62, no. 6 (December 1994): 1262-1265.

Scholars@Duke

Smith, AJ, LeMire, WA, Hurd, WW, and Pearlman, M. "Repair of the traumatically ruptured gravid uterus. A report of two cases resulting in viable pregnancies." The Journal of reproductive medicine 39, no. 10 (October 1994): 825-828.

Scholars@Duke

Hurd, WW, Bude, RO, DeLancey, JO, and Newman, JS. "The location of abdominal wall blood vessels in relationship to abdominal landmarks apparent at laparoscopy." American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 171, no. 3 (September 1994): 642-646.

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Hurd, WW, and Ohl, DA. "Blunt trocar laparoscopy." Fertility and sterility 61, no. 6 (June 1994): 1177-1180.

Scholars@Duke

Ohl, DA, Faerber, GJ, and Hurd, WW. "Urologic laparoscopy with a new blunt-tipped trocar: safe, rapid access without the use of fascial sutures." Urology 43, no. 6 (June 1994): 861-864.

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Hurd, WW, Randolph, JF, Holmberg, RA, Pearl, ML, and Hubbell, GP. "Open laparoscopy without special instruments or sutures. Comparison with a closed technique." The Journal of reproductive medicine 39, no. 5 (May 1994): 393-397.

Scholars@Duke

Dombrowski, MP, Berry, SM, Hurd, WW, Saleh, AA, Chik, L, and Sokol, RJ. "A gestational-age-independent model of birth weight based on placental size." Biology of the neonate 66, no. 1 (January 1994): 56-64.

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