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

Kanafani, Zeina A., and G Ralph Corey. “Daptomycin: a rapidly bactericidal lipopeptide for the treatment of Gram-positive infections..” Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 5, no. 2 (April 2007): 177–84. https://doi.org/10.1586/14787210.5.2.177.

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Wang, Andrew, Eugene Athan, Paul A. Pappas, Vance G. Fowler, Lars Olaison, Carlos Paré, Benito Almirante, et al. “Contemporary clinical profile and outcome of prosthetic valve endocarditis..” Jama 297, no. 12 (March 28, 2007): 1354–61. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.297.12.1354.

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Sexton, D. J., M. McDonald, D. Spelman, M. Stryjewski, A. Yung, and G. R. Corey. “Thirty operating rules for infectious diseases apprentices.” Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice 15, no. 2 (March 1, 2007): 100–103. https://doi.org/10.1097/IPC.0b013e31802dd3bc.

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Yongsunthon, Ruchirej, Vance G. Fowler, Brian H. Lower, F Paul Vellano, Emily Alexander, L Barth Reller, G Ralph Corey, and Steven K. Lower. “Correlation between fundamental binding forces and clinical prognosis of Staphylococcus aureus infections of medical implants..” Langmuir 23, no. 5 (February 27, 2007): 2289–92. https://doi.org/10.1021/la063117v.

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Aksoy, Olcay, Daniel J. Sexton, Andrew Wang, Paul A. Pappas, Wissam Kourany, Vivian Chu, Vance G. Fowler, et al. “Early surgery in patients with infective endocarditis: a propensity score analysis..” Clin Infect Dis 44, no. 3 (February 1, 2007): 364–72. https://doi.org/10.1086/510583.

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Stryjewski, Martin E., Lynda A. Szczech, Daniel K. Benjamin, Jula K. Inrig, Zeina A. Kanafani, John J. Engemann, Vivian H. Chu, et al. “Use of vancomycin or first-generation cephalosporins for the treatment of hemodialysis-dependent patients with methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia..” Clin Infect Dis 44, no. 2 (January 15, 2007): 190–96. https://doi.org/10.1086/510386.

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Anguera, Ignasi, Jose M. Miro, Jose Alberto San Roman, Aristides de Alarcon, Manuel Anguita, Benito Almirante, Artur Evangelista, et al. “Periannular complications in infective endocarditis involving prosthetic aortic valves..” Am J Cardiol 98, no. 9 (November 1, 2006): 1261–68. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2006.05.066.

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Anguera, Ignasi, Jose M. Miro, Artur Evangelista, Christopher H. Cabell, Jose Alberto San Roman, Isidre Vilacosta, Benito Almirante, et al. “Periannular complications in infective endocarditis involving native aortic valves..” Am J Cardiol 98, no. 9 (November 1, 2006): 1254–60. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2006.06.016.

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Fowler, Vance G., Helen W. Boucher, G Ralph Corey, Elias Abrutyn, Adolf W. Karchmer, Mark E. Rupp, Donald P. Levine, et al. “Daptomycin versus standard therapy for bacteremia and endocarditis caused by Staphylococcus aureus..” N Engl J Med 355, no. 7 (August 17, 2006): 653–65. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa053783.

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Lalani, T., and G. R. Corey. “Infective endocarditis: 9 Questions physicians often ask.” Consultant 46, no. 9 (August 1, 2006): 981–88.

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