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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

Bedaiwy, MA, Escobar, PF, Pinkerton, J, and Hurd, W. "Laparoendoscopic single-site salpingectomy in isthmic and ampullary ectopic pregnancy: preliminary report and technique." Journal of minimally invasive gynecology 18, no. 2 (March 2011): 230-233.

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Sandadi, S, Johannigman, JA, Wong, VL, Blebea, J, Altose, MD, and Hurd, WW. "Recognition and management of major vessel injury during laparoscopy." Journal of minimally invasive gynecology 17, no. 6 (November 2010): 692-702. (Review)

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Pickett, SD, Rodewald, KJ, Billow, MR, Giannios, NM, and Hurd, WW. "Avoiding major vessel injury during laparoscopic instrument insertion." Obstetrics and gynecology clinics of North America 37, no. 3 (September 2010): 387-397. (Review)

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A. Bedaiwy, M, Zanotti, K, Y. Shahin, A, Yahya Abdel Rahman, M, and W. Hurd, W. "Surgical Strategies for Fertility Preservation in Women with Cancer." Current Women's Health Reviews 6, no. 2 (May 1, 2010): 167-176.

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Moawad, NS, Mahajan, ST, Moniz, MH, Taylor, SE, and Hurd, WW. "Current diagnosis and treatment of interstitial pregnancy." American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 202, no. 1 (January 2010): 15-29. (Review)

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Giannios, NM, Gulani, V, Rohlck, K, Flyckt, RL, Weil, SJ, and Hurd, WW. "Left upper quadrant laparoscopic placement: effects of insertion angle and body mass index on distance to posterior peritoneum by magnetic resonance imaging." American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 201, no. 5 (November 2009): 522.e1-522.e5.

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Ehrenberg-Buchner, S, Sandadi, S, Moawad, NS, Pinkerton, JS, and Hurd, WW. "Ectopic pregnancy: role of laparoscopic treatment." Clinical obstetrics and gynecology 52, no. 3 (September 2009): 372-379. (Review)

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von Gruenigen, VE, and Hurd, WW. "Robotic gynecologic surgery." Obstetrics and gynecology 114, no. 1 (July 2009): 168-. (Letter)

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von Gruenigen, VE, Sawyer, MD, Ponsky, LE, and Hurd, WW. "Recent Innovations in Minimally Invasive Surgery and Implications for Gynecology." Journal of Gynecologic Surgery 25, no. 2 (May 2009): 67-72.

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Alvarado, CS, Gandara, A, Flores, C, Perez, HR, Green, CF, Hurd, WW, and Gibbs, SG. "Seasonal changes in airborne fungi and bacteria at a dairy cattle concentrated animal feeding operation in the southwest United States." Journal of environmental health 71, no. 9 (May 2009): 40-44.

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