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

Anderson, DJ, Olaison, L, McDonald, JR, Miro, JM, Hoen, B, Selton-Suty, C, Doco-Lecompte, T, Abrutyn, E, Habib, G, Eykyn, S, Pappas, PA, Fowler, VG, Sexton, DJ, Almela, M, Corey, GR, and Cabell, CH. "Enterococcal prosthetic valve infective endocarditis: report of 45 episodes from the International Collaboration on Endocarditis-merged database." European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases : Official Publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology 24, no. 10 (October 2005): 665-670.

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16244853
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Fowler, VG, O'Brien, SM, Muhlbaier, LH, Corey, GR, Ferguson, TB, and Peterson, ED. "Clinical predictors of major infections after cardiac surgery." Circulation 112, no. 9 Suppl (August 2005): I358-I365.

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16159846
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Miro, JM, Anguera, I, Cabell, CH, Chen, AY, Stafford, JA, Corey, GR, Olaison, L, Eykyn, S, Hoen, B, Abrutyn, E, Raoult, D, Bayer, A, Fowler, VG, and International Collaboration on Endocarditis Merged Database Study Group, . "Staphylococcus aureus native valve infective endocarditis: report of 566 episodes from the International Collaboration on Endocarditis Merged Database." Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 41, no. 4 (August 2005): 507-514.

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16028160
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Chu, VH, Sexton, DJ, Cabell, CH, Reller, LB, Pappas, PA, Singh, RK, Fowler, VG, Corey, GR, Aksoy, O, and Woods, CW. "Repeat infective endocarditis: differentiating relapse from reinfection." Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 41, no. 3 (August 2005): 406-409.

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16007540
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Heitner, JF, Curtis, JP, Haq, SA, Corey, GR, Newby, LK, and Jollis, JG. "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): 333-336.

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16075826
Scholars@Duke

McDonald, JR, Olaison, L, Anderson, DJ, Hoen, B, Miro, JM, Eykyn, S, Abrutyn, E, Fowler, VG, Habib, G, Selton-Suty, C, Pappas, PA, Cabell, CH, Corey, GR, Marco, F, and Sexton, DJ. "Enterococcal endocarditis: 107 cases from the international collaboration on endocarditis merged database." The American Journal of Medicine 118, no. 7 (July 2005): 759-766.

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15989910
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Lalani, T, and Corey, GR. "Infective endocarditis: Prevention, diagnosis, and treatment." Infections in Medicine 22, no. 6 (June 1, 2005): 251-256.

Scholars@Duke

Fowler, VG, Miro, JM, Hoen, B, Cabell, CH, Abrutyn, E, Rubinstein, E, Corey, GR, Spelman, D, Bradley, SF, Barsic, B, Pappas, PA, Anstrom, KJ, Wray, D, Fortes, CQ, Anguera, I, Athan, E, Jones, P, van der Meer, JTM, Elliott, TSJ, Levine, DP, Bayer, AS, and ICE Investigators, . "Staphylococcus aureus endocarditis: a consequence of medical progress." Jama 293, no. 24 (June 2005): 3012-3021.

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15972563
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Stryjewski, ME, O'Riordan, WD, Lau, WK, Pien, FD, Dunbar, LM, Vallee, M, Fowler, VG, Chu, VH, Spencer, E, Barriere, SL, Kitt, MM, Cabell, CH, Corey, GR, and FAST Investigator Group, . "Telavancin versus standard therapy for treatment of complicated skin and soft-tissue infections due to gram-positive bacteria." Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 40, no. 11 (June 2005): 1601-1607.

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15889357
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Engemann, JJ, Friedman, JY, Reed, SD, Griffiths, RI, Szczech, LA, Kaye, KS, Stryjewski, ME, Reller, LB, Schulman, KA, Corey, GR, and Fowler, VG. "Clinical outcomes and costs due to Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia among patients receiving long-term hemodialysis." Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 26, no. 6 (June 2005): 534-539.

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16018428
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