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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

Bermeo, ME, Fomin, VP, Ventolini, G, Gibbs, SG, McKenna, DS, and Hurd, WW. "Magnesium sulfate induces translocation of protein kinase C isoenzymes alpha and delta in myometrial cells from pregnant women." American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 190, no. 2 (February 2004): 522-527.

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Ventolini, G, Croom, CS, and Hurd, WW. "Keys to minimizing liability in obstetrics." Contemporary Ob/Gyn 48, no. 11 (December 1, 2003): 81-96.

Scholars@Duke

Sheikh, HH. "Patient rotation and resolution of unilateral cornual obstruction during hysterosalpingography." Obstetrics and gynecology 102, no. 5 Pt 1 (November 2003): 1088-. (Letter)

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Hurd, WW, Ventolini, G, and Stolfi, A. "Postpartum seizure prophylaxis: using maternal clinical parameters to guide therapy." Obstetrics and gynecology 102, no. 1 (July 2003): 196-197. (Letter)

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Hurd, WW, Amesse, LS, Gruber, JS, Horowitz, GM, Cha, GM, and Hurteau, JA. "Visualization of the epigastric vessels and bladder before laparoscopic trocar placement." Fertility and sterility 80, no. 1 (July 2003): 209-212.

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Hurd, WW, Wyckoff, ET, Reynolds, DB, Amesse, LS, Gruber, JS, and Horowitz, GM. "Patient rotation and resolution of unilateral cornual obstruction during hysterosalpingography." Obstetrics and gynecology 101, no. 6 (June 2003): 1275-1278.

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Diamond, MP, El-Hammady, E, Wang, R, and Saed, G. "Metabolic regulation of collagen I in fibroblasts isolated from normal peritoneum and adhesions by dichloroacetic acid." American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 187, no. 6 (December 2002): 1456-1460.

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Kaali, SG. "Complications associated with optical-access laparoscopic trocars." Obstetrics and gynecology 100, no. 3 (September 2002): 614-. (Letter)

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Hurd, WW, Natarajan, V, Fischer, JR, Singh, DM, Gibbs, SG, and Fomin, VP. "Magnesium sulfate inhibits the oxytocin-induced production of inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate in cultured human myometrial cells." American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 187, no. 2 (August 2002): 419-424.

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Sharp, HT, Dodson, MK, Draper, ML, Watts, DA, Doucette, RC, and Hurd, WW. "Complications associated with optical-access laparoscopic trocars." Obstetrics and gynecology 99, no. 4 (April 2002): 553-555. (Review)

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