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

Anguera, Ignasi, Jose M. Miro, Christopher H. Cabell, Elias Abrutyn, Vance G. Fowler, Bruno Hoen, Lars Olaison, et al. “Clinical characteristics and outcome of aortic endocarditis with periannular abscess in the International Collaboration on Endocarditis Merged Database..” Am J Cardiol 96, no. 7 (October 1, 2005): 976–81. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2005.05.056.

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16188527
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Steinbach, William J., John R. Perfect, Christopher H. Cabell, Vance G. Fowler, G Ralph Corey, Jennifer S. Li, Aimee K. Zaas, and Daniel K. Benjamin. “A meta-analysis of medical versus surgical therapy for Candida endocarditis..” J Infect 51, no. 3 (October 2005): 230–47. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jinf.2004.10.016.

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16230221
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Anderson, D. J., L. Olaison, J. R. McDonald, J. M. Miro, B. Hoen, C. Selton-Suty, T. Doco-Lecompte, et al. “Enterococcal prosthetic valve infective endocarditis: report of 45 episodes from the International Collaboration on Endocarditis-merged database..” Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 24, no. 10 (October 2005): 665–70. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10096-005-0007-9.

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16244853
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Fowler, Vance G., Sean M. O’Brien, Lawrence H. Muhlbaier, G Ralph Corey, T Bruce Ferguson, and Eric D. Peterson. “Clinical predictors of major infections after cardiac surgery..” Circulation 112, no. 9 Suppl (August 30, 2005): I358–65. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.104.525790.

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16159846
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Miro, José M., Ignasi Anguera, Christopher H. Cabell, Anita Y. Chen, Judith A. Stafford, G Ralph Corey, Lars Olaison, et al. “Staphylococcus aureus native valve infective endocarditis: report of 566 episodes from the International Collaboration on Endocarditis Merged Database..” Clin Infect Dis 41, no. 4 (August 15, 2005): 507–14. https://doi.org/10.1086/431979.

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16028160
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Chu, Vivian H., Daniel J. Sexton, Christopher H. Cabell, L Barth Reller, Paul A. Pappas, Rakesh K. Singh, Vance G. Fowler, G Ralph Corey, Olcay Aksoy, and Christopher W. Woods. “Repeat infective endocarditis: differentiating relapse from reinfection..” Clin Infect Dis 41, no. 3 (August 1, 2005): 406–9. https://doi.org/10.1086/431590.

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16007540
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Heitner, John F., Jeptha P. Curtis, Salman A. Haq, G Ralph Corey, L Kristin Newby, and James G. Jollis. “The significance of elevated troponin T in patients with nondialysis-dependent renal insufficiency: a validation with coronary angiography..” Clin Cardiol 28, no. 7 (July 2005): 333–36. https://doi.org/10.1002/clc.4960280706.

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McDonald, J. R., L. Olaison, D. J. Anderson, B. Hoen, J. M. Miro, S. Eykyn, E. Abrutyn, et al. “Enterococcal endocarditis: 107 cases from the international collaboration on endocarditis merged database..” Am J Med 118, no. 7 (July 2005): 759–66. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2005.02.020.

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15989910
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Fowler, Vance G., Jose M. Miro, Bruno Hoen, Christopher H. Cabell, Elias Abrutyn, Ethan Rubinstein, G Ralph Corey, et al. “Staphylococcus aureus endocarditis: a consequence of medical progress..” Jama 293, no. 24 (June 22, 2005): 3012–21. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.293.24.3012.

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15972563
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Bratton, Robert L., and Ralph Corey. “Tick-borne disease..” Am Fam Physician 71, no. 12 (June 15, 2005): 2323–30.

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15999870
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