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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

Schemmel, M, Haefner, HK, Selvaggi, SM, Warren, JS, Termin, CS, and Hurd, WW. "Comparison of the ultrasonic scalpel to CO2 laser and electrosurgery in terms of tissue injury and adhesion formation in a rabbit model." Fertility and sterility 67, no. 2 (February 1997): 382-386.

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Hurd, WW, and Diamond, MP. "There's a hole in my bucket: the cost of disposable instruments." Fertility and sterility 67, no. 1 (January 1997): 13-15.

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Wang, FL, Dombrowski, MP, and Hurd, WW. "Cocaine and beta-adrenergic receptor function in pregnant myometrium." American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 175, no. 6 (December 1996): 1651-1653.

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Hurd, WW, Randolph, JF, Christman, GM, Ansbacher, R, Menge, AC, and Gell, JS. "Luteal support with both estradiol and progesterone after clomiphene citrate stimulation for in vitro fertilization." Fertility and sterility 66, no. 4 (October 1996): 587-592.

Scholars@Duke

Quint, EH, Wang, FL, and Hurd, WW. "Laparoscopic transillumination for the location of anterior abdominal wall blood vessels." Journal of laparoendoscopic surgery 6, no. 3 (June 1996): 167-169.

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Wang, FL, Gauvin, JM, Dombrowski, MP, Smith, YR, Christopher, KA, and Hurd, WW. "Cocaine downregulates beta-adrenergic receptors in pregnant sheep myometrium." Reproductive toxicology (Elmsford, N.Y.) 10, no. 2 (March 1996): 119-123.

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Hurd, WW, Wang, L, and Schemmel, MT. "A comparison of the relative risk of vessel injury with conical versus pyramidal laparoscopic trocars in a rabbit model." American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 173, no. 6 (December 1995): 1731-1733.

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Hurd, WW, Bude, RO, DeLancy, J, and Newman, JS. "The location of abdominal wall blood vessels in relationship to abdominal landmarks apparent at laparoscopy." ACOG Current Journal Review 8, no. 2 (December 1, 1995): 7-.

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Hurd, WW, Bude, RO, DeLancey, JO, and Newman, JS. "Reply." American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 172, no. 6 (June 1995): 1945-1946.

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Jóźwik, M, Lotocki, W, and Jóźwik, M. "Vascular anatomy of the anterior abdominal wall in gynecology and obstetrics." American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 172, no. 6 (June 1995): 1944-1945. (Letter)

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