William W. Hurd, M.D., has been appointed the Nicholas J. Thompson Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Wright State University School of Medicine, effective August 1. He succeeds John J. Halki, M.D., Ph.D.
Hurd comes to the position from Indiana University School of Medicine where he served as professor of obstetrics and gynecology and as director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology.
A native of Minnesota, Hurd received a B.S. degree in chemistry from the University of Alabama at Huntsville. He holds a M.D./M.Sc. combined degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham. He completed an obstetrics and gynecology residency at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco. Hurd is certified in obstetrics and gynecology, and in reproductive endocrinology and infertility by the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Hurd is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and received the Munsick-Ragan Ob/GYN Resident Teaching Award at Indiana University in 1999. He serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Managed Care and as a reviewer for several other national publications in his field. He is also a principal investigator on a National Institute on Child Health and Human Development grant.