Gordon Ralph Corey, MD

Professor of Medicine
Gary Hock Professor in Global Health, in the School of Medicine
Vice-Chair for Education and Global Health in the Department of Medicine
Research Professor of Global Health
Professor of Pathology
Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute
Campus mail 310 Trent Drive Room 235 Trent, Box 90519, Durham, NC 27708
Phone (919) 668-7174
Email address corey001@mc.duke.edu

My research is based at the Duke Clinical Research Institute, a large academic clinical research organization designed to conduct clinical trials from small local studies to worldwide trials. The focus of my research is bacterial infections: complicated skin and skin structure infections; postoperative wound infections; hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated pneumonia; bacteremia; and endocarditis. Many of these trials are conducted in concert with the pharmaceutical industry in order to register new antibiotics. In addition, as director of infectious diseases at the DCRI I oversee the work of the mycology group, and tuberculosis trials. This work also includes work supported by NIH grants including sepsis trials, the Staph Aureus and Staph Epi Bacteremia Groups, and the International Collaboration of Endocarditis. The team of investigators with whom I work is highly experienced, amazingly productive and wonderfully collegial.

As a result of my longstanding interest in tropical medicine and the generosity of my patients as well as the Hubert Family we have been able to establish the Hubert-Yeargan Center for Global Health. As a result we have developed a medical center-wide fellowship in Global Health. I am presently the Director of the Center and the Gary Hock Distinguished Professor of Global Health.

Education and Training

  • Fellowship, Infectious Diseases, Duke University School of Medicine, 1978 - 1980
  • Chief Resident, General Internal Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, 1977 - 1978
  • Residency, General Internal Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, 1975 - 1977
  • Internship, General Internal Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, 1974 - 1975
  • M.D., Baylor University, 1973

Publications

Goswami, Neela D., J Jina Shah, G Ralph Corey, and Jason E. Stout. “Persistent eosinophilia and Strongyloides infection in Montagnard refugees after presumptive albendazole therapy..” Am J Trop Med Hyg 81, no. 2 (August 2009): 302–4.

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19635888
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Cosgrove, Sara E., and G Ralph Corey. “A balancing act: microbe versus muscle..” Clin Infect Dis 49, no. 2 (July 15, 2009): 181–83. https://doi.org/10.1086/600040.

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Naber, Christoph K., Larry M. Baddour, Evangelos J. Giamarellos-Bourboulis, Ian M. Gould, Mathias Herrmann, Bruno Hoen, Adolf W. Karchmer, et al. “Clinical consensus conference: survey on Gram-positive bloodstream infections with a focus on Staphylococcus aureus..” Clin Infect Dis 48 Suppl 4 (May 15, 2009): S260–70. https://doi.org/10.1086/598185.

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Corey, G Ralph. “Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections: definitions and treatment..” Clin Infect Dis 48 Suppl 4 (May 15, 2009): S254–59. https://doi.org/10.1086/598186.

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Eisen, Damon P., G Ralph Corey, Emma S. McBryde, Vance G. Fowler, Jose M. Miro, Chris H. Cabell, Alan C. Street, et al. “Reduced valve replacement surgery and complication rate in Staphylococcus aureus endocarditis patients receiving acetyl-salicylic acid..” J Infect 58, no. 5 (May 2009): 332–38. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jinf.2009.03.006.

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Chu, V. H., J. M. Miro, B. Hoen, C. H. Cabell, P. A. Pappas, P. Jones, M. E. Stryjewski, et al. “Coagulase-negative staphylococcal prosthetic valve endocarditis--a contemporary update based on the International Collaboration on Endocarditis: prospective cohort study..” Heart 95, no. 7 (April 2009): 570–76. https://doi.org/10.1136/hrt.2008.152975.

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Cosgrove, Sara E., Gloria A. Vigliani, Vance G. Fowler, Elias Abrutyn, G Ralph Corey, Donald P. Levine, Mark E. Rupp, Henry F. Chambers, Adolf W. Karchmer, and Helen W. Boucher. “Initial low-dose gentamicin for Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia and endocarditis is nephrotoxic..” Clin Infect Dis 48, no. 6 (March 15, 2009): 713–21. https://doi.org/10.1086/597031.

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Murdoch, David R., G Ralph Corey, Bruno Hoen, José M. Miró, Vance G. Fowler, Arnold S. Bayer, Adolf W. Karchmer, et al. “Clinical presentation, etiology, and outcome of infective endocarditis in the 21st century: the International Collaboration on Endocarditis-Prospective Cohort Study..” Arch Intern Med 169, no. 5 (March 9, 2009): 463–73. https://doi.org/10.1001/archinternmed.2008.603.

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Kanafani, Zeina A., Jean Marie Arduino, Lawrence H. Muhlbaier, Keith S. Kaye, Keith B. Allen, Yehuda Carmeli, G Ralph Corey, et al. “Incidence of and preoperative risk factors for Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia and chest wound infection after cardiac surgery..” Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30, no. 3 (March 2009): 242–48. https://doi.org/10.1086/596015.

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Stryjewski, Martin E., Zeina A. Kanafani, Vivian H. Chu, Paul A. Pappas, Tina Harding, Laura A. Drew, Daniel K. Benjamin, et al. “Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia among patients with health care-associated fever..” Am J Med 122, no. 3 (March 2009): 281-289.e2. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2008.09.040.

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