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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. "Criteria that indicate endometriosis is the cause of chronic pelvic pain." Obstetrics and gynecology 92, no. 6 (December 1998): 1029-1032. (Review)

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Hurd, WW, and Shepard, MK. "When to measure serum estrogen in women taking HRT?." Consultant 38, no. 2 (December 1, 1998): 245-.

Scholars@Duke

Chee, SS, Godfrey, CD, Hurteau, JA, Schilder, JM, Rothenberg, JM, and Hurd, WW. "Location of the transverse colon in relationship to the umbilicus: implications for laparoscopic techniques." The Journal of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists 5, no. 4 (November 1998): 385-388.

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Smith, YR, Randolph, JF, Christman, GM, Ansbacher, R, Howe, DM, and Hurd, WW. "Comparison of low-technology and high-technology monitoring of clomiphene citrate ovulation induction." Fertility and sterility 70, no. 1 (July 1998): 165-168.

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Hurd, WW, Betz, AL, Dombrowski, MP, and Fomin, VP. "Cocaine augments contractility of the pregnant human uterus by both adrenergic and nonadrenergic mechanisms." American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 178, no. 5 (May 1998): 1077-1081.

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Delancey, JO, and Hurd, WW. "Size of the urogenital hiatus in the levator ani muscles in normal women and women with pelvic organ prolapse." Obstetrics and gynecology 91, no. 3 (March 1998): 364-368.

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Fomin, VP, Natarajan, V, Singh, D, Brown, HL, and Hurd, WW. "Effect of cocaine on cytoplasmic calcium and IP3 production in human myometrial cells." FASEB Journal 12, no. 5 (1998): A702-.

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Hurd, WW, Whitfield, RR, Randolph, JF, and Kercher, ML. "Expectant management versus elective curettage for the treatment of spontaneous abortion." Fertility and sterility 68, no. 4 (October 1997): 601-606.

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Bornstein, MS. "Instrument cleaning services: a patch or another hole in the bucket?." Fertility and sterility 68, no. 3 (September 1997): 566-567. (Letter)

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Moore, SS, Green, CR, Wang, FL, Pandit, SK, and Hurd, WW. "The role of irrigation in the development of hypothermia during laparoscopic surgery." American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 176, no. 3 (March 1997): 598-602.

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