Gordon Ralph Corey, MD

Professor of Medicine
Gary Hock Distinguished 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

Gottlieb, G. S., V. G. Fowler, L. K. Kong, R. S. McClelland, A. K. Gopal, K. A. Marr, J. Li, D. J. Sexton, D. Glower, and G. R. Corey. “Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia in the surgical patient: a prospective analysis of 73 postoperative patients who developed Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia at a tertiary care facility.” J Am Coll Surg 190, no. 1 (January 2000): 50–57. https://doi.org/10.1016/s1072-7515(99)00211-2.

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10625232
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Gopal, A. K., J. D. Whitehouse, D. L. Simel, and G. R. Corey. “Cranial computed tomography before lumbar puncture: a prospective clinical evaluation.” Arch Intern Med 159, no. 22 (December 13, 1999): 2681–85. https://doi.org/10.1001/archinte.159.22.2681.

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10597758
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Moff, S. L., G. R. Corey, and M. Gottfredsson. “Distant cutaneous granulomas after bacille Calmette-Guérin immunotherapy for malignant melanoma: case for direct infection.” Clin Infect Dis 29, no. 6 (December 1999): 1569–70. https://doi.org/10.1086/313543.

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10585816
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Abolnik, I. Z., J. S. Fahhoum, K. O. Cleveland, M. A. Abramson, G. R. Corey, M. S. Gelfand, and D. J. Sexton. “Nosocomial fever of unknown origin.” Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice 8, no. 8 (November 1, 1999): 396–98. https://doi.org/10.1097/00019048-199911000-00010.

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Carpenter, C. F., T. K. Gandhi, L. K. Kong, G. R. Corey, S. M. Chen, D. H. Walker, J. S. Dumler, E. Breitschwerdt, B. Hegarty, and D. J. Sexton. “The incidence of ehrlichial and rickettsial infection in patients with unexplained fever and recent history of tick bite in central North Carolina.” J Infect Dis 180, no. 3 (September 1999): 900–903. https://doi.org/10.1086/314954.

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McClelland, R. S., V. G. Fowler, L. L. Sanders, G. Gottlieb, L. K. Kong, D. J. Sexton, K. Schmader, K. D. Lanclos, and R. Corey. “Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia among elderly vs younger adult patients: comparison of clinical features and mortality.” Arch Intern Med 159, no. 11 (June 14, 1999): 1244–47. https://doi.org/10.1001/archinte.159.11.1244.

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Chamis, A. L., D. Gesty-Palmer, V. G. Fowler, and G. R. Corey. “Echocardiography for the Diagnosis of Staphylococcus aureus Infective Endocarditis.” Curr Infect Dis Rep 1, no. 2 (June 1999): 129–35. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11908-996-0019-3.

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11095778
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Rosen, A. B., V. G. Fowler, G. R. Corey, S. M. Downs, A. K. Biddle, J. Li, and J. G. Jollis. “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): 810–20. https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-130-10-199905180-00004.

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10366370
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Dietze, R., V. G. Fowler, T. S. Steiner, P. M. Pecanha, and G. R. Corey. “Failure of amphotericin B colloidal dispersion in the treatment of paracoccidioidomycosis.” Am J Trop Med Hyg 60, no. 5 (May 1999): 837–39. https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.1999.60.837.

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10344661
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