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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

Carrino, DA, Mesiano, S, Barker, NM, Hurd, WW, and Caplan, AI. "Proteoglycans of uterine fibroids and keloid scars: similarity in their proteoglycan composition." Biochemical Journal 443, no. 2 (April 2012): 361-368.

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Alvarado, CS, Gibbs, SG, Gandara, A, Flores, C, Hurd, WW, and Green, CF. "The potential for community exposures to pathogens from an urban dairy." Journal of environmental health 74, no. 7 (March 2012): 22-28.

Scholars@Duke

Wyman, A, Hurd, W, and Lappen, J. "Cardiac Myxoma Presenting as Dyspnea after Cesarean Delivery." Case Reports in Medicine 2012 (2012): 1-3.

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Bedaiwy, MA, Starks, D, Hurd, W, and Escobar, PF. "Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery in patients with benign adnexal disease: a comparative study." Gynecologic and obstetric investigation 73, no. 4 (January 2012): 294-298.

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Bedaiwy, MA, Bareh, GM, Rodewald, KJ, and Hurd, WW. "Ovarian tissue cryopreservation and autotransplantation." In Fertility Preservation: Emerging Technologies and Clinical Applications, 107-119. January 1, 2012.

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Gunderson, CC, Knight, J, Ybanez-Morano, J, Ritter, C, Escobar, PF, Ibeanu, O, Grumbine, FC, Bedaiwy, MA, Hurd, WW, and Fader, AN. "The risk of umbilical hernia and other complications with laparoendoscopic single-site surgery." Journal of minimally invasive gynecology 19, no. 1 (January 2012): 40-45.

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Hurd, WW, Abdel-Rahman, MY, Ismail, SA, Abdellah, MA, Schmotzer, CL, and Sood, A. "Comparison of diabetes mellitus and insulin resistance screening methods for women with polycystic ovary syndrome." Fertility and sterility 96, no. 4 (October 2011): 1043-1047.

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Bedaiwy, MA, Hurd, W, Abou-Setta, AM, Desai, N, and Falcone, T. "Reply of the Authors." Fertility and Sterility 96, no. 4 (October 2011): e157-e157.

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Abdel-Rahman, MY, Abdellah, AH, Ahmad, SR, Ismail, SA, Frasure, H, and Hurd, WW. "Prevalence of abnormal glucose metabolism in a cohort of Arab women with polycystic ovary syndrome." International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics 114, no. 3 (September 2011): 288-289.

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Bedaiwy, MA, Abou-Setta, AM, Desai, N, Hurd, W, Starks, D, El-Nashar, SA, Al-Inany, HG, and Falcone, T. "Gonadotropin-releasing hormone analog cotreatment for preservation of ovarian function during gonadotoxic chemotherapy: a systematic review and meta-analysis." Fertility and sterility 95, no. 3 (March 2011): 906-14.e1-4-. (Review)

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