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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, Miodovnik, M, Hertzberg, V, and Lavin, JP. "Selective management of abruptio placentae: a prospective study." Obstetrics and gynecology 61, no. 4 (April 1983): 467-473.

Scholars@Duke

Hurd, WW, Miodovnik, M, and Stys, SJ. "Pregnancy associated with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria." Obstetrics and gynecology 60, no. 6 (December 1982): 742-746.

Scholars@Duke

Hurd, WW, Miller, JB, and Katholi, RE. "Pericardial effusion in sickle cell anemia: a rare problem." Virginia medical 108, no. 8 (August 1981): 553-556.

Scholars@Duke

Hurd, WW, Reich, MI, and Barnes, AE. "Microsurgical reversal of female sterilization." Fertility and sterility 36, no. 1 (July 1981): 122-123. (Letter)

Scholars@Duke

Hurd, WW. "Acquired functional asplenia. Association with spontaneous rupture of the spleen and fatal spontaneous rupture of the liver in amyloidosis." Archives of Internal Medicine 140, no. 6 (June 1, 1980): 844-845.

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Hurd, WW, and Katholi, RE. "Acquired functional asplenia. Association with spontaneous rupture of the spleen and fatal spontaneous rupture of the liver in amyloidosis." Archives of internal medicine 140, no. 6 (June 1980): 844-845.

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Hurd, WW, Pegram, V, and Nepomuceno, C. "Comparison of actual and simulated EMG biofeedback in the treatment of hemiplegic patients." American journal of physical medicine 59, no. 2 (April 1980): 73-82.

Scholars@Duke

Ludwin, A, Martins, WP, Nastri, CO, Ludwin, I, Coelho Neto, MA, Leitão, VM, Acién, M, Alcazar, JL, Benacerraf, B, Condous, G, De Wilde, R-L, Emanuel, MH, Gibbons, W, Guerriero, S, Hurd, WW, Levine, D, Lindheim, S, Pellicer, A, Petraglia, F, and Saridogan, E. "Congenital Uterine Malformation by Experts (CUME): better criteria for distinguishing between normal/arcuate and septate uterus (Published online)." Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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