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

Wang, A, Athan, E, Pappas, PA, Fowler, VG, Olaison, L, Paré, C, Almirante, B, Muñoz, P, Rizzi, M, Naber, C, Logar, M, Tattevin, P, Iarussi, DL, Selton-Suty, C, Jones, SB, Casabé, J, Morris, A, Corey, GR, Cabell, CH, and International Collaboration on Endocarditis-Prospective Cohort Study Investigators, . "Contemporary clinical profile and outcome of prosthetic valve endocarditis." Jama 297, no. 12 (March 2007): 1354-1361.

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Yongsunthon, R, Fowler, VG, Lower, BH, Vellano, FP, Alexander, E, Reller, LB, Corey, GR, and Lower, SK. "Correlation between fundamental binding forces and clinical prognosis of Staphylococcus aureus infections of medical implants." Langmuir 23, no. 5 (February 27, 2007): 2289-2292.

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17274638
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Aksoy, O, Sexton, DJ, Wang, A, Pappas, PA, Kourany, W, Chu, V, Fowler, VG, Woods, CW, Engemann, JJ, Corey, GR, Harding, T, and Cabell, CH. "Early surgery in patients with infective endocarditis: a propensity score analysis." Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 44, no. 3 (February 2007): 364-372.

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17205442
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Stryjewski, ME, Szczech, LA, Benjamin, DK, Inrig, JK, Kanafani, ZA, Engemann, JJ, Chu, VH, Joyce, MJ, Reller, LB, Corey, GR, and Fowler, VG. "Use of vancomycin or first-generation cephalosporins for the treatment of hemodialysis-dependent patients with methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia." Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 44, no. 2 (January 2007): 190-196.

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Anguera, I, Miro, JM, Evangelista, A, Cabell, CH, San Roman, JA, Vilacosta, I, Almirante, B, Ripoll, T, Fariñas, MC, Anguita, M, Navas, E, Gonzalez-Juanatey, C, Garcia-Bolao, I, Muñoz, P, de Alarcon, A, Sarria, C, Rufi, G, Miralles, F, Pare, C, Fowler, VG, Mestres, CA, de Lazzari, E, Guma, JR, Moreno, A, Corey, GR, and Aorto-Cavitary Fistula in Endocarditis Working Group, . "Periannular complications in infective endocarditis involving native aortic valves." Am J Cardiol 98, no. 9 (November 1, 2006): 1254-1260.

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Anguera, I, Miro, JM, San Roman, JA, de Alarcon, A, Anguita, M, Almirante, B, Evangelista, A, Cabell, CH, Vilacosta, I, Ripoll, T, Muñoz, P, Navas, E, Gonzalez-Juanatey, C, Sarria, C, Garcia-Bolao, I, Fariñas, MC, Rufi, G, Miralles, F, Pare, C, Fowler, VG, Mestres, CA, de Lazzari, E, Guma, JR, del Río, A, Corey, GR, and Aorto-Cavitary Fistula in Endocarditis Working Group, . "Periannular complications in infective endocarditis involving prosthetic aortic valves." Am J Cardiol 98, no. 9 (November 1, 2006): 1261-1268.

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17056343
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Lalani, T, and Corey, GR. "Infective endocarditis: 9 Questions physicians often ask." Consultant 46, no. 9 (August 1, 2006): 981-988. (Review)

Scholars@Duke

Fowler, VG, Boucher, HW, Corey, GR, Abrutyn, E, Karchmer, AW, Rupp, ME, Levine, DP, Chambers, HF, Tally, FP, Vigliani, GA, Cabell, CH, Link, AS, DeMeyer, I, Filler, SG, Zervos, M, Cook, P, Parsonnet, J, Bernstein, JM, Price, CS, Forrest, GN, Fätkenheuer, G, Gareca, M, Rehm, SJ, Brodt, HR, Tice, A, Cosgrove, SE, and S. aureus Endocarditis and Bacteremia Study Group, . "Daptomycin versus standard therapy for bacteremia and endocarditis caused by Staphylococcus aureus." The New England Journal of Medicine 355, no. 7 (August 2006): 653-665.

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16914701
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Weems, JJ, Steinberg, JP, Filler, S, Baddley, JW, Corey, GR, Sampathkumar, P, Winston, L, John, JF, Kubin, CJ, Talwani, R, Moore, T, Patti, JM, Hetherington, S, Texter, M, Wenzel, E, Kelley, VA, and Fowler, VG. "Phase II, randomized, double-blind, multicenter study comparing the safety and pharmacokinetics of tefibazumab to placebo for treatment of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia." Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 50, no. 8 (August 2006): 2751-2755.

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16870768
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Lalani, T, Kanafani, ZA, Chu, VH, Moore, L, Corey, GR, Pappas, P, Woods, CW, Cabell, CH, Hoen, B, Selton-Suty, C, Doco-Lecompte, T, Chirouze, C, Raoult, D, Miro, JM, Mestres, CA, Olaison, L, Eykyn, S, Abrutyn, E, Fowler, VG, and International Collaboration on Endocarditis Merged Database Study Group, . "Prosthetic valve endocarditis due to coagulase-negative staphylococci: findings from the International Collaboration on Endocarditis Merged Database." European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases : Official Publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology 25, no. 6 (June 2006): 365-368.

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16767483
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