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

Crowley, Anna Lisa, Gail E. Peterson, Daniel K. Benjamin, Susan H. Rimmer, Cindy Todd, Christopher H. Cabell, L Barth Reller, Thomas Ryan, G Ralph Corey, and Vance G. Fowler. “Venous thrombosis in patients with short- and long-term central venous catheter-associated Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia..” Crit Care Med 36, no. 2 (February 2008): 385–90. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.CCM.0B013E3181611F914.

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18091541
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Caram, L. B., J. P. Linefsky, K. M. Read, D. R. Murdoch, T. Lalani, C. W. Woods, L. B. Reller, et al. “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): 139–43. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10096-007-0406-1.

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17960435
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Campbell, Steven J., Hitesh S. Deshmukh, Charlotte L. Nelson, In-Gyu Bae, Martin E. Stryjewski, Jerome J. Federspiel, Giang T. Tonthat, et al. “Genotypic characteristics of Staphylococcus aureus isolates from a multinational trial of complicated skin and skin structure infections..” J Clin Microbiol 46, no. 2 (February 2008): 678–84. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.01822-07.

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18077636
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Chu, Vivian H., Christopher W. Woods, Jose M. Miro, Bruno Hoen, Christopher H. Cabell, Paul A. Pappas, Jerome Federspiel, et al. “Emergence of coagulase-negative staphylococci as a cause of native valve endocarditis..” Clin Infect Dis 46, no. 2 (January 15, 2008): 232–42. https://doi.org/10.1086/524666.

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18171255
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Lalani, T., H. W. Boucher, S. E. Cosgrove, V. G. Fowler, Z. A. Kanafani, G. A. Vigliani, M. Campion, et al. “Outcomes with daptomycin versus standard therapy for osteoarticular infections associated with Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia..” J Antimicrob Chemother 61, no. 1 (January 2008): 177–82. https://doi.org/10.1093/jac/dkm437.

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17999973
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Lalani, Tahaniyat, Vivian H. Chu, Chelsea A. Grussemeyer, Shelby D. Reed, Michael P. Bolognesi, Joelle Y. Friedman, Robert I. Griffiths, et al. “Clinical outcomes and costs among patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia and orthopedic device infections..” Scand J Infect Dis 40, no. 11–12 (2008): 973–77. https://doi.org/10.1080/00365540802245146.

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18615359
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Morpeth, Susan, David Murdoch, Christopher H. Cabell, Adolf W. Karchmer, Paul Pappas, Donald Levine, Francisco Nacinovich, et al. “Non-HACEK gram-negative bacillus endocarditis..” Ann Intern Med 147, no. 12 (December 18, 2007): 829–35. https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-147-12-200712180-00002.

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18087053
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Stryjewski, Martin E., Russell P. Hall, Vivian H. Chu, Zeina A. Kanafani, William D. O’Riordan, Michael S. Weinstock, R Scott Stienecker, et al. “Expression of antimicrobial peptides in the normal and involved skin of patients with infective cellulitis..” J Infect Dis 196, no. 9 (November 1, 2007): 1425–30. https://doi.org/10.1086/522630.

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17922409
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Fowler, Vance G., Charlotte L. Nelson, Lauren M. McIntyre, Barry N. Kreiswirth, Alastair Monk, Gordon L. Archer, Jerome Federspiel, et al. “Potential associations between hematogenous complications and bacterial genotype in Staphylococcus aureus infection..” J Infect Dis 196, no. 5 (September 1, 2007): 738–47. https://doi.org/10.1086/520088.

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17674317
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Abrutyn, Elias, Christopher H. Cabell, Vance G. Fowler, Bruno Hoen, José M. Miro, Carlos A. Mestres, Daniel J. Sexton, and G Ralph Corey. “Medical treatment of endocarditis..” Curr Infect Dis Rep 9, no. 4 (July 2007): 271–82. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11908-007-0043-y.

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17618546
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