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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, Randolph, JF, Holmberg, RA, Pearl, ML, and Hubbell, GP. "Open laparoscopy without special instruments or sutures: Comparison with a closed technique." Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey 49, no. 10 (January 1, 1994): 687-688.

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Pearl, ML, Roberts, JM, Laros, RK, and Hurd, WW. "Vaginal delivery from the persistent occiput posterior position: Influence on maternal and neonatal morbidity." Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey 49, no. 8 (January 1, 1994): 530-532.

Scholars@Duke

Hurd, WW, Toglia, MR, and Smith, YR. "Laparoscopic irrigation using a prewarmed pressurized system." Journal of laparoendoscopic surgery 3, no. 6 (December 1993): 573-575.

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Pearl, ML, Roberts, JM, Laros, RK, and Hurd, WW. "Vaginal delivery from the persistent occiput posterior position. Influence on maternal and neonatal morbidity." The Journal of reproductive medicine 38, no. 12 (December 1993): 955-961.

Scholars@Duke

Smith, YR, Ansbacher, R, Christman, GM, Hurd, WW, and Randolph, JF. "Kallmann's syndrome: pregnancy achieved through gamete intrafallopian transfer." Fertility and sterility 60, no. 4 (October 1993): 737-739.

Scholars@Duke

Hurd, WW, Pearl, ML, DeLancey, JO, Quint, EH, Garnett, B, and Bude, RO. "Laparoscopic injury of abdominal wall blood vessels: a report of three cases." Obstetrics and gynecology 82, no. 4 Pt 2 Suppl (October 1993): 673-676.

Scholars@Duke

Hurd, WW, Gauvin, JM, Dombrowski, MP, and Hayashi, RH. "Cocaine selectively inhibits beta-adrenergic receptor binding in pregnant human myometrium." American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 169, no. 3 (September 1993): 644-649.

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Karow, AM. "For sperm--is closer to the egg an advantage or liability?." Fertility and sterility 60, no. 2 (August 1993): 376-377. (Letter)

Scholars@Duke

Hurd, WW, Himebaugh, KS, Cofer, KF, Gauvin, J, and Elkins, TE. "Etiology of closure-related adhesion formation after wedge resection of the rabbit ovary." The Journal of reproductive medicine 38, no. 6 (June 1993): 465-468.

Scholars@Duke

Hurd, WW, Randolph, JF, Ansbacher, R, Menge, AC, Ohl, DA, and Brown, AN. "Comparison of intracervical, intrauterine, and intratubal techniques for donor insemination." Fertility and sterility 59, no. 2 (February 1993): 339-342.

Scholars@Duke

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