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

"Skin and soft tissue infections." (November 18, 2009): 378-394. (Chapter)

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Bae, I-G, Federspiel, JJ, Miró, JM, Woods, CW, Park, L, Rybak, MJ, Rude, TH, Bradley, S, Bukovski, S, de la Maria, CG, Kanj, SS, Korman, TM, Marco, F, Murdoch, DR, Plesiat, P, Rodriguez-Creixems, M, Reinbott, P, Steed, L, Tattevin, P, Tripodi, M-F, Newton, KL, Corey, GR, Fowler, VG, and International Collaboration on Endocarditis-Microbiology Investigator, . "Heterogeneous vancomycin-intermediate susceptibility phenotype in bloodstream methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from an international cohort of patients with infective endocarditis: prevalence, genotype, and clinical significance." The Journal of Infectious Diseases 200, no. 9 (November 2009): 1355-1366.

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19811099
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Tripodi, M-F, Vigo, D, Durante-Mangoni, E, Lifschitz, A, Corey, GR, Stryjewski, ME, Utili, R, Pryluka, D, and International Collaboration on Endocarditis Prospective Cohort Study, . "Rhodococcus equi endocarditis in immunocompetent hosts: report of the first two cases." Int J Antimicrob Agents 34, no. 5 (November 2009): 496-497. (Letter)

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19589660
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Stryjewski, ME, and Corey, GR. "New treatments for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus." Current Opinion in Critical Care 15, no. 5 (October 2009): 403-412. (Review)

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19561492
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Cosgrove, SE, Fowler, VG, Corey, GR, Karchmer, AW, and Boucher, HW. "Reply to Bruss." Clinical Infectious Diseases 49, no. 5 (September 1, 2009): 807-808. (Letter)

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Goswami, ND, Shah, JJ, Corey, GR, and Stout, JE. "Short report: Persistent eosinophilia and Strongyloides infection in Montagnard refugees after presumptive albendazole therapy." American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 81, no. 2 (August 1, 2009): 302-304.

Scholars@Duke

Nannini, EC, Stryjewski, ME, Singh, KV, Bourgogne, A, Rude, TH, Corey, GR, Fowler, VG, and Murray, BE. "Inoculum effect with cefazolin among clinical isolates of methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus: frequency and possible cause of cefazolin treatment failure." Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 53, no. 8 (August 2009): 3437-3441.

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19487449
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Goswami, ND, Shah, JJ, Corey, GR, and Stout, JE. "Persistent eosinophilia and Strongyloides infection in Montagnard refugees after presumptive albendazole therapy." The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 81, no. 2 (August 2009): 302-304.

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19635888
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Cosgrove, SE, and Corey, GR. "A balancing act: microbe versus muscle." Clin Infect Dis 49, no. 2 (July 15, 2009): 181-183.

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19500038
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Naber, CK, Baddour, LM, Giamarellos-Bourboulis, EJ, Gould, IM, Herrmann, M, Hoen, B, Karchmer, AW, Kobayashi, Y, Kozlov, RS, Lew, D, Miró, JM, Moellering, RC, Moreillon, P, Peters, G, Rubinstein, E, Seifert, H, and Corey, GR. "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-S270.

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19374582
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