K. Joseph Hurt, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Ob/Gyn-Maternal Fetal Medicine

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Medical School:
  • MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2005)
Graduate School :
  • PhD, Johns Hopkins University (2010)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Whitman College (WA)
Residency:
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Program, Obstetrics and Gynecology (2009)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Maternal and Fetal Medicine (2015)
Languages: English
Department: Ob/Gyn-Maternal Fetal Medicine

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor

Research Interests

I direct the Preterm Labor Research Laboratory, a basic science group dedicated to finding new treatments to prevent preterm birth and the complications of prematurity.

Publications

  • Guerra DD, Bok R, Breen K, Vyas V, Jiang H, MacLean KN, Hurt KJ. Estrogen Regulates Local Cysteine Metabolism in Mouse Myometrium. Reprod Sci. 2020 Aug 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32820455
  • Wakefield B, Diko S, Gilmer R, Connell KA, DeWitt PE, Hurt KJ. Accuracy of obstetric laceration diagnoses in the electronic medical record. Int Urogynecol J. 2020 Aug 13. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32789812
  • Diko S, Sheeder J, Guiahi M, Nacht A, Reeves S, Connell KA, Hurt KJ. Identification of obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIs) and other lacerations: a national survey of nurse-midwives. Int Urogynecol J. 2020 May 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32399907
  • Ozemek C, Hildreth KL, Blatchford PJ, Hurt KJ, Bok R, Seals DR, Kohrt WM, Moreau KL. Effects of resveratrol or estradiol on postexercise endothelial function in estrogen-deficient postmenopausal women. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2020 Apr 1;128(4):739-747. PubMed PMID: 32134713
  • Porter AC, Gumina DL, Armstrong M, Maclean KN, Reisdorph N, Galan HL, Stabler SP, Bailey BA, Hobbins JC, Hurt KJ. Maternal Amino Acid Profiles to Distinguish Constitutionally Small versus Growth-Restricted Fetuses Defined by Doppler Ultrasound: A Pilot Study. Am J Perinatol. 2020 Sep;37(11):1084-1093. PubMed PMID: 32120425
  • Guerra DD, Bok R, Cari EL, Nicholas C, Orlicky DJ, Johnson J, Hurt KJ. Effect of neuronal nitric oxide synthase serine-1412 phosphorylation on hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian function and leptin response. Biol Reprod. 2020 May 26;102(6):1281-1289. PubMed PMID: 32101284
  • Murgia F, Corda V, Serrenti M, Usai V, Santoru ML, Hurt KJ, Passaretti M, Monni MC, Atzori L, Monni G. Seminal Fluid Metabolomic Markers of Oligozoospermic Infertility in Humans. Metabolites. 2020 Feb 11;10(2). PubMed PMID: 32053951
  • Guerra DD, Bok R, Lorca RA, Hurt KJ. Protein kinase A facilitates relaxation of mouse ileum via phosphorylation of neuronal nitric oxide synthase. Br J Pharmacol. 2020 Jun;177(12):2765-2778. PubMed PMID: 31975425
  • Fore MS, Allshouse AA, Carlson NS, Hurt KJ. Outcomes of trial of labor after cesarean birth by provider type in low-risk women. Birth. 2020 Mar;47(1):123-134. PubMed PMID: 31823421
  • Diko S, Guiahi M, Nacht A, Connell KA, Reeves S, Bailey BA, Hurt KJ. Prevention and Management of Severe Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injuries (OASIs): a National Survey of Nurse- Midwives. Int Urogynecol J. 2020 Mar;31(3):591-604. PubMed PMID: 30877353
  • Fore MS, Allshouse AA, Carlson NS, Hurt KJ. Outcomes of trial of labor after cesarean birth by provider type in low-risk women. Birth. 2019 Dec 10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31823421
  • Vyas V, Guerra DD, Bok R, Powell T, Jansson T, Hurt KJ. Adiponectin links maternal metabolism to uterine contractility. FASEB J. 2019 Dec;33(12):14588-14601. PubMed PMID: 31665924
  • Guerra DD, Bok R, Vyas V, Orlicky DJ, Lorca RA, Hurt KJ. Akt phosphorylation of neuronal nitric oxide synthase regulates gastrointestinal motility in mouse ileum. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 Aug 27;116(35):17541-17546. PubMed PMID: 31405982
  • Diko S, Guiahi M, Nacht A, Connell KA, Reeves S, Bailey BA, Hurt KJ. Prevention and Management of Severe Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injuries (OASIs): a National Survey of Nurse- Midwives. Int Urogynecol J. 2019 Mar 15. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30877353
  • Guerra DD, Hurt KJ. Gasotransmitters in pregnancy: from conception to uterine involution†. Biol Reprod. 2019 Jul 1;101(1):4-25. PubMed PMID: 30848786
  • Maclean KN, Jiang H, Phinney WN, Keating AK, Hurt KJ, Stabler SP. Taurine alleviates repression of betaine-homocysteine S -methyltransferase and significantly improves the efficacy of long-term betaine treatment in a mouse model of cystathionine ß-synthase-deficient homocystinuria. FASEB J. 2019 May;33(5):6339-6353. PubMed PMID: 30768359
  • Carlson NS, Corwin EJ, Hernandez TL, Holt E, Lowe NK, Hurt KJ. Association between provider type and cesarean birth in healthy nulliparous laboring women: A retrospective cohort study. Birth. 2018 Jan 31. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29388247
  • Reinl EL, Zhao P, Wu W, Ma X, Amazu C, Bok R, Hurt KJ, Wang Y, England SK. Na -Leak Channel, Non-Selective (NALCN) Regulates Myometrial Excitability and Facilitates Successful Parturition. Cell Physiol Biochem. 2018;48(2):503-515. PubMed PMID: 30021195
  • Wakefield BW, Masterson CMC, Borges MT, Hurt KJ. Pancreatic Cancer in Pregnancy Presenting with Thromboembolic Events: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Gynecol Obstet Invest. 2018;83(4):404-409. PubMed PMID: 29886492
  • Carlson NS, Corwin EJ, Hernandez TL, Holt E, Lowe NK, Hurt KJ. Association between provider type and cesarean birth in healthy nulliparous laboring women: A retrospective cohort study. Birth. 2018 Jun;45(2):159-168. PubMed PMID: 29388247
  • Carlson NS, Hernandez TL, Hurt KJ. Parturition dysfunction in obesity: time to target the pathobiology. Reprod Biol Endocrinol. 2015 Dec 18;13(1):135. PubMed PMID: 26684329
  • Jiang H, Hurt KJ, Breen K, Stabler SP, Allen RH, Orlicky DJ, Maclean KN. Sex-specific dysregulation of cysteine oxidation and the methionine and folate cycles in female cystathionine gamma-lyase null mice: a serendipitous model of the methylfolate trap. Biol Open. 2015 Aug 14;4(9):1154-62. PubMed PMID: 26276101
  • Lagoda G, Sezen SF, Hurt KJ, Cabrini MR, Mohanty DK, Burnett AL. Sustained nitric oxide (NO)-releasing compound reverses dysregulated NO signal transduction in priapism. FASEB J. 2013 Sep 27. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24076963
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Professional Memberships

  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Fellow
  • The Kelly Society for Hopkins Gyn/OB, Member
  • Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, Member
  • Society for Reproductive Investigation, Member

Practice Locations

UCHealth Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic - Anschutz
1635 Aurora Ct
Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion, 3rd Fl
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-2960

UCHealth Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic - Lone Tree
9548 Park Meadows Drive
2nd Floor, Suite 100
Lone Tree, CO 80124
720-848-2960

CU Maternal-Fetal Medicine - Parker
9397 Crown Crest Blvd
Suite 310
Parker, CO 80138
303-315-6100 option 2

CU John C. Hobbins Perinatal Center
1875 Lawrence Street
Suite 350
Denver, CO 80202
303-315-6100

CU Littleton Perinatal Center
7720 South Broadway
Suite 190
Littleton, CO 80122
303-615-6100 option 3

CU Maternal-Fetal Medicine - Fort Collins
1107 S Lemay Ave
Suite 410
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970-294-4464

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology, Board Certification (2012)
  • Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Board Certification (2019)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Pregnancy and Reproduction - High-Risk Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy and Reproduction - Maternal and Fetal Health
  • Pregnancy and Reproduction - Prenatal Testing
  • Pregnancy and Reproduction - Prenatal Care
  • Pregnancy and Reproduction
Care Philosophy
I believe in education and partnership to achieve the best care and outcomes for my patients. I strive to listen carefully and address your concerns, while providing the care and commitment that I would want for my own family.

Public Speaking
Yes
I speak on pregnancy care, complicated medical issues for mom and fetus, and on the latest developments in preterm labor and perinatal research.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2005)
Graduate Schools:
  • PhD, Johns Hopkins University (2010)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Whitman College (WA) (0001)
Residency Programs:
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Program, Obstetrics and Gynecology (2009)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Maternal and Fetal Medicine (2015)
Languages: English
Department: Ob/Gyn-Maternal Fetal Medicine
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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