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

McClelland, RS, Fowler, VG, Sanders, LL, Gottlieb, G, Kong, LK, Sexton, DJ, Schmader, K, Lanclos, KD, and Corey, R. "Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia among elderly vs younger adult patients: comparison of clinical features and mortality." Arch Intern Med 159, no. 11 (June 14, 1999): 1244-1247.

PMID
10371233
Scholars@Duke

Chamis, AL, Gesty-Palmer, D, Fowler, VG, and Corey, GR. "Echocardiography for the Diagnosis of Staphylococcus aureus Infective Endocarditis." Curr Infect Dis Rep 1, no. 2 (June 1999): 129-135.

PMID
11095778
Scholars@Duke

Rosen, AB, Fowler, VG, Corey, GR, Downs, SM, Biddle, AK, Li, J, and Jollis, JG. "Cost-effectiveness of transesophageal echocardiography to determine the duration of therapy for intravascular catheter-associated Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia." Ann Intern Med 130, no. 10 (May 18, 1999): 810-820.

PMID
10366370
Scholars@Duke

Dietze, R, Fowler, VG, Steiner, TS, Pecanha, PM, and Corey, GR. "Failure of amphotericin B colloidal dispersion in the treatment of paracoccidioidomycosis." Am J Trop Med Hyg 60, no. 5 (May 1999): 837-839.

PMID
10344661
Scholars@Duke

Sexton, DJ, Corey, GR, Greenfield, JC, Burton, CS, and Raoult, D. "Imported African tick bite fever: a case report." Am J Trop Med Hyg 60, no. 5 (May 1999): 865-867.

PMID
10344666
Scholars@Duke

Fowler, VG, Kong, LK, Corey, GR, Gottlieb, GS, McClelland, RS, Sexton, DJ, Gesty-Palmer, D, and Harrell, LJ. "Recurrent Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia: pulsed-field gel electrophoresis findings in 29 patients." J Infect Dis 179, no. 5 (May 1999): 1157-1161.

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10191218
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Hunt, E, Hader, SL, Files, D, and Corey, GR. "Arsenic poisoning seen at Duke Hospital, 1965-1998." N C Med J 60, no. 2 (March 1999): 70-74.

PMID
10344130
Scholars@Duke

Fowler, VG, Sanders, LL, Kong, LK, McClelland, RS, Gottlieb, GS, Li, J, Ryan, T, Sexton, DJ, Roussakis, G, Harrell, LJ, and Corey, GR. "Infective endocarditis due to Staphylococcus aureus: 59 prospectively identified cases with follow-up." Clin Infect Dis 28, no. 1 (January 1999): 106-114.

PMID
10028079
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Abolnik, IZ, Fahhoum, JS, Cleveland, KO, Abramson, MA, Corey, GR, Gelfand, MS, and Sexton, DJ. "Nosocomial fever of unknown origin." Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice 8, no. 8 (1999): 396-398.

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Bayer, AS, Cheng, D, Yeaman, MR, Corey, GR, McClelland, RS, Harrel, LJ, and Fowler, VG. "In vitro resistance to thrombin-induced platelet microbicidal protein among clinical bacteremic isolates of Staphylococcus aureus correlates with an endovascular infectious source." Antimicrob Agents Chemother 42, no. 12 (December 1998): 3169-3172.

PMID
9835510
Scholars@Duke

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