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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, Rothenberg, JM, Schilder, JM, Hurteau, JA, and Rogers, RE. "Chronic pelvic pain and endometriosis." Contemporary Reviews in Obstetrics and Gynaecology 11, no. 4 (December 1, 1999): 289-295. (Review)

Scholars@Duke

Trajkovski, S, Singh, D, and Hurd, WW. "Effects of hypoxia on cells of the human uterus: Implications for the use of Tourniquets during myomectomy." Journal of Gynecologic Techniques 5, no. 3 (November 17, 1999): 101-104.

Scholars@Duke

Rothenberg, JM, Weirermiller, B, Dirig, K, Hurd, WW, Schilder, J, and Golichowski, A. "Is a third-trimester antibody screen in Rh+ women necessary?." The American journal of managed care 5, no. 9 (September 1999): 1145-1150.

Scholars@Duke

Godfrey, C, Wahle, GR, Schilder, JM, Rothenberg, JM, and Hurd, WW. "Occult bladder injury during laparoscopy: report of two cases." Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A 9, no. 4 (August 1999): 341-345.

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Fomin, VP, Singh, DM, Brown, HL, Natarajan, V, and Hurd, WW. "Effect of cocaine on intracellular calcium regulation in myometrium from pregnant women." J Soc Gynecol Investig 6, no. 3 (May 1999): 147-152.

Scholars@Duke

Schilder, JM, Hurd, WW, Roth, LM, and Sutton, GP. "Hormonal treatment of an endometrial stromal nodule followed by local excision." Obstetrics and gynecology 93, no. 5 Pt 2 (May 1999): 805-807.

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Hurteau, JA, Allison, B, Sutton, GP, Moore, DH, Look, KY, Hurd, W, and Bigsby, RM. "Transforming growth factor-? differentially inhibits epithelial ovarian carcinoma cells from primary and metastatic isolates without up-regulation of p21WAF1." Cancer 85, no. 8 (April 15, 1999): 1810-1815.

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Hurteau, JA, Allison, B, Sutton, GP, Moore, DH, Look, KY, Hurd, W, and Bigsby, RM. "Transforming growth factor-beta differentially inhibits epithelial ovarian carcinoma cells from primary and metastatic isolates without up-regulation of p21WAF1." Cancer 85, no. 8 (April 1999): 1810-1815.

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Perry, CP. "Criteria that indicate endometriosis is the cause of chronic pelvic pain." Obstetrics and gynecology 93, no. 3 (March 1999): 473-. (Letter)

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Schilder, JM, Hurd, WH, and Stehman, FB. "Bowel Considerations in Gynecologic Surgery." Primary Care Update for OB/GYNS 6, no. 2 (January 1999): 66-71.

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