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

Shah, Pramod M. “Classification of community-acquired endocarditis due to coagulase-negative staphylococci..” Clin Infect Dis 40, no. 11 (June 1, 2005). https://doi.org/10.1086/430174.

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15889379
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Engemann, John J., Joelle Y. Friedman, Shelby D. Reed, Robert I. Griffiths, Lynda A. Szczech, Keith S. Kaye, Martin E. Stryjewski, et al. “Clinical outcomes and costs due to Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia among patients receiving long-term hemodialysis..” Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 26, no. 6 (June 2005): 534–39. https://doi.org/10.1086/502580.

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16018428
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Fowler, Vance G., Anita Justice, Catrin Moore, Daniel K. Benjamin, Christopher W. Woods, Steven Campbell, L Barth Reller, G Ralph Corey, Nicholas P. J. Day, and Sharon J. Peacock. “Risk factors for hematogenous complications of intravascular catheter-associated Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia..” Clin Infect Dis 40, no. 5 (March 1, 2005): 695–703. https://doi.org/10.1086/427806.

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15714415
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El-Ahdab, Fadi, Daniel Kelly Benjamin, Andrew Wang, Christopher H. Cabell, Vivian H. Chu, Martin E. Stryjewski, G Ralph Corey, Daniel J. Sexton, L Barth Reller, and Vance G. Fowler. “Risk of endocarditis among patients with prosthetic valves and Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia..” Am J Med 118, no. 3 (March 2005): 225–29. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2004.12.017.

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15745719
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Reed, Shelby D., Joëlle Y. Friedman, John J. Engemann, Robert I. Griffiths, Kevin J. Anstrom, Keith S. Kaye, Martin E. Stryjewski, et al. “Costs and outcomes among hemodialysis-dependent patients with methicillin-resistant or methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia..” Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 26, no. 2 (February 2005): 175–83. https://doi.org/10.1086/502523.

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15756889
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Hoen, B., C. Chirouze, C. H. Cabell, C. Selton-Suty, F. Duchêne, L. Olaison, J. M. Miro, et al. “Emergence of endocarditis due to group D streptococci: findings derived from the merged database of the International Collaboration on Endocarditis..” Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 24, no. 1 (January 2005): 12–16. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10096-004-1266-6.

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15660254
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Valente, Anne Marie, Rajiv Jain, Mark Scheurer, Vance G. Fowler, G Ralph Corey, A Resai Bengur, Stephen Sanders, and Jennifer S. Li. “Frequency of infective endocarditis among infants and children with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia..” Pediatrics 115, no. 1 (January 2005): e15–19. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2004-1152.

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15601815
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Chu, Vivian H., Christopher H. Cabell, Elias Abrutyn, G Ralph Corey, Bruno Hoen, Jose M. Miro, Lars Olaison, et al. “Native valve endocarditis due to coagulase-negative staphylococci: report of 99 episodes from the International Collaboration on Endocarditis Merged Database..” Clin Infect Dis 39, no. 10 (November 15, 2004): 1527–30. https://doi.org/10.1086/424878.

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15546091
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Jiménez-Expósito, M. J., G. Torres, A. Baraldés, N. Benito, F. Marco, J. C. Paré, A. Moreno, et al. “Native valve endocarditis due to Candida glabrata treated without valvular replacement: a potential role for caspofungin in the induction and maintenance treatment..” Clin Infect Dis 39, no. 7 (October 1, 2004): e70–73. https://doi.org/10.1086/424018.

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Fowler, Vance G., George Sakoulas, Lauren M. McIntyre, Venkata G. Meka, Robert D. Arbeit, Christopher H. Cabell, Martin E. Stryjewski, et al. “Persistent bacteremia due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection is associated with agr dysfunction and low-level in vitro resistance to thrombin-induced platelet microbicidal protein..” J Infect Dis 190, no. 6 (September 15, 2004): 1140–49. https://doi.org/10.1086/423145.

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15319865
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