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

Rehm, SJ, Boucher, H, Levine, D, Campion, M, Eisenstein, BI, Vigliani, GA, Corey, GR, and Abrutyn, E. "Daptomycin versus vancomycin plus gentamicin for treatment of bacteraemia and endocarditis due to Staphylococcus aureus: subset analysis of patients infected with methicillin-resistant isolates." J Antimicrob Chemother 62, no. 6 (December 2008): 1413-1421.

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18782781
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Corey, GR, and Lalani, T. "Risk of intravascular cardiac device infections in patients with bacteraemia: impact on device removal." Int J Antimicrob Agents 32 Suppl 1 (November 2008): S26-S29. (Review)

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18774267
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Lalani, T, Federspiel, JJ, Boucher, HW, Rude, TH, Bae, I-G, Rybak, MJ, Tonthat, GT, Corey, GR, Stryjewski, ME, Sakoulas, G, Chu, VH, Alder, J, Steenbergen, JN, Luperchio, SA, Campion, M, Woods, CW, and Fowler, VG. "Associations between the genotypes of Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream isolates and clinical characteristics and outcomes of bacteremic patients." Journal of Clinical Microbiology 46, no. 9 (September 2008): 2890-2896.

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18596141
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Stryjewski, ME, Graham, DR, Wilson, SE, O'Riordan, W, Young, D, Lentnek, A, Ross, DP, Fowler, VG, Hopkins, A, Friedland, HD, Barriere, SL, Kitt, MM, Corey, GR, and Assessment of Telavancin in Complicated Skin and Skin-Structure Infections Study, . "Telavancin versus vancomycin for the treatment of complicated skin and skin-structure infections caused by gram-positive organisms." Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 46, no. 11 (June 2008): 1683-1693.

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18444791
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Boucher, HW, and Corey, GR. "Epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus." Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 46 Suppl 5 (June 2008): S344-S349. (Review)

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18462089
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Liao, L, Kong, DF, Samad, Z, Pappas, PA, Jollis, JG, Lin, SS, Wang, A, Fowler, VG, Chu, VH, Sexton, DJ, Corey, GR, and Cabell, CH. "Echocardiographic risk stratification for early surgery with endocarditis: a cost-effectiveness analysis." Heart 94, no. 5 (May 2008): e18-.

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17575328
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Kong, MH, Corey, GR, Bashore, T, and Harrison, JK. "Clinical problem-solving. A key miscommunication--an 81-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with increasing abdominal distention, nausea, and vomiting." N Engl J Med 358, no. 10 (March 6, 2008): 1054-1059.

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18322287
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Crowley, AL, Peterson, GE, Benjamin, DK, Rimmer, SH, Todd, C, Cabell, CH, Reller, LB, Ryan, T, Corey, GR, and Fowler, VG. "Venous thrombosis in patients with short- and long-term central venous catheter-associated Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia." Critical Care Medicine 36, no. 2 (February 2008): 385-390.

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18091541
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Caram, LB, Linefsky, JP, Read, KM, Murdoch, DR, Lalani, T, Woods, CW, Reller, LB, Kanj, SS, Premru, MM, Ryan, S, Al-Hegelan, M, Donnio, PY, Orezzi, C, Paiva, MG, Tribouilloy, C, Watkin, R, Harris, O, Eisen, DP, Corey, GR, Cabell, CH, Petti, CA, and International Collaboration on Endocarditis Investigator Group, . "Leptotrichia endocarditis: report of two cases from the International Collaboration on Endocarditis (ICE) database and review of previous cases." Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 27, no. 2 (February 2008): 139-143. (Review)

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17960435
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Campbell, SJ, Deshmukh, HS, Nelson, CL, Bae, I-G, Stryjewski, ME, Federspiel, JJ, Tonthat, GT, Rude, TH, Barriere, SL, Corey, R, and Fowler, VG. "Genotypic characteristics of Staphylococcus aureus isolates from a multinational trial of complicated skin and skin structure infections." Journal of Clinical Microbiology 46, no. 2 (February 2008): 678-684.

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18077636
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