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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, Smith, YR, Curran, DS, and Ansbacher, R. "Transcervical tubal cannulation: a comparison of two techniques." Fertility and sterility 58, no. 5 (November 1992): 1068-1070.

Scholars@Duke

Smith, YR, Hurd, WW, Menge, AC, Sanders, GM, Ansbacher, R, and Randolph, JF. "Allergic reactions to penicillin during in vitro fertilization and intrauterine insemination." Fertility and sterility 58, no. 4 (October 1992): 847-849.

Scholars@Duke

Denil, J, Ohl, DA, Hurd, WW, Menge, AC, and Hiner, MR. "Motility longevity of sperm samples processed for intrauterine insemination." Fertility and sterility 58, no. 2 (August 1992): 436-438.

Scholars@Duke

Hurd, WW, Bude, RO, DeLancey, JO, and Pearl, ML. "The relationship of the umbilicus to the aortic bifurcation: implications for laparoscopic technique." Obstetrics and gynecology 80, no. 1 (July 1992): 48-51.

Scholars@Duke

Hurd, WW, Kelly, MS, Ohl, DA, Gauvin, JM, Smith, AJ, and Cummins, CA. "The effect of cocaine on sperm motility characteristics and bovine cervical mucus penetration." Fertility and sterility 57, no. 1 (January 1992): 178-182.

Scholars@Duke

Hurd, WW, Riemer, RK, Goldfien, A, and Roberts, JM. "Prostaglandins modulate hormonal effects on rabbit myometrial alpha 1-adrenergic responses." Endocrinology 129, no. 3 (September 1991): 1436-1442.

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Hurd, WW, Smith, AJ, Gauvin, JM, and Hayashi, RH. "Cocaine blocks extraneuronal uptake of norepinephrine by the pregnant human uterus." Obstetrics and gynecology 78, no. 2 (August 1991): 249-253.

Scholars@Duke

Hurd, WH, Bude, RO, DeLancey, JO, Gauvin, JM, and Aisen, AM. "Abdominal wall characterization with magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography. The effect of obesity on the laparoscopic approach." The Journal of reproductive medicine 36, no. 7 (July 1991): 473-476.

Scholars@Duke

Hurd, WW, Robertson, PA, Riemer, RK, Goldfien, A, and Roberts, JM. "Cocaine directly augments the alpha-adrenergic contractile response of the pregnant rabbit uterus." American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 164, no. 1 Pt 1 (January 1991): 182-187.

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Miodovnik, M, Hurd, WW, Lobel, JS, and Siddiqi, TA. "Pregnancy associated with both insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus and sickle cell disease. A report of two cases." The Journal of reproductive medicine 32, no. 4 (April 1987): 317-319.

Scholars@Duke

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