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

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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15472836
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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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Chirouze, C., C. H. Cabell, V. G. Fowler, N. Khayat, L. Olaison, J. M. Miro, G. Habib, et al. “Prognostic factors in 61 cases of Staphylococcus aureus prosthetic valve infective endocarditis from the International Collaboration on Endocarditis merged database..” Clin Infect Dis 38, no. 9 (May 1, 2004): 1323–27. https://doi.org/10.1086/383035.

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15127349
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Patel, Manesh R., Louise E. J. Thomson, Trip J. Meine, John Heitner, William R. Burfeind, Robert H. Messier, G Ralph Corey, and Raymond J. Kim. “An intracardiac mass in a young man with congenitally acquired HIV..” Cardiology in Review 12, no. 3 (May 2004): 126–30. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.crd.0000107895.39892.9e.

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15078579
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Chu, Vivian H., Christopher H. Cabell, Daniel K. Benjamin, Erin F. Kuniholm, Vance G. Fowler, John Engemann, Daniel J. Sexton, G Ralph Corey, and Andrew Wang. “Early predictors of in-hospital death in infective endocarditis..” Circulation 109, no. 14 (April 13, 2004): 1745–49. https://doi.org/10.1161/01.CIR.0000124719.61827.7F.

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Cabell, Christopher H., Paul A. Heidenreich, Vivian H. Chu, Christopher M. Moore, Martin E. Stryjewski, G Ralph Corey, and Vance G. Fowler. “Increasing rates of cardiac device infections among Medicare beneficiaries: 1990-1999..” Am Heart J 147, no. 4 (April 2004): 582–86. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2003.06.005.

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15077071
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Califf, Robert M., Vance Fowler, Christopher H. Cabell, and G Ralph Corey. “Novel approaches to clinical trials: device-related infections..” Am Heart J 147, no. 4 (April 2004): 599–604. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2003.12.031.

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15077074
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Anderson, D. J., D. R. Murdoch, D. J. Sexton, L. B. Reller, J. E. Stout, C. H. Cabell, and G. R. Corey. “Risk factors for infective endocarditis in patients with enterococcal bacteremia: a case-control study..” Infection 32, no. 2 (April 2004): 72–77. https://doi.org/10.1007/s15010-004-2036-1.

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15057570
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Benjamin, Daniel K., Jose M. Miro, Bruno Hoen, William J. Steinbach, Vance G. Fowler, Lars Olaison, Gilbert Habib, et al. “Candida endocarditis: contemporary cases from the International Collaboration of Infectious Endocarditis Merged Database (ICE-mD)..” Scand J Infect Dis 36, no. 6–7 (2004): 453–55. https://doi.org/10.1080/00365540410020703.

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Anderson, D. J., L. B. Goldstein, W. E. Wilkinson, G. R. Corey, C. H. Cabell, L. L. Sanders, and D. J. Sexton. “Stroke location, characterization, severity, and outcome in mitral vs aortic valve endocarditis..” Neurology 61, no. 10 (November 25, 2003): 1341–46. https://doi.org/10.1212/01.wnl.0000094359.47929.e4.

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14638952
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