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

Cabell, C. H., K. K. Pond, G. E. Peterson, D. T. Durack, G. R. Corey, D. J. Anderson, T. Ryan, A. S. Lukes, and D. J. Sexton. “The risk of stroke and death in patients with aortic and mitral valve endocarditis..” Am Heart J 142, no. 1 (July 2001): 75–80. https://doi.org/10.1067/mhj.2001.115790.

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11431660
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Fowler, V. G., P. D. Fey, L. B. Reller, A. L. Chamis, G. R. Corey, and M. E. Rupp. “The intercellular adhesin locus ica is present in clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus from bacteremic patients with infected and uninfected prosthetic joints..” Med Microbiol Immunol 189, no. 3 (April 2001): 127–31.

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11388609
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Miller, D. L., S. Brazer, D. Murdoch, L. B. Reller, and G. R. Corey. “Significance of Clostridium tertium bacteremia in neutropenic and nonneutropenic patients: review of 32 cases..” Clin Infect Dis 32, no. 6 (March 15, 2001): 975–78. https://doi.org/10.1086/319346.

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11247721
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Murdoch, D. R., S. A. Roberts, V. G. Fowler, M. A. Shah, S. L. Taylor, A. J. Morris, and G. R. Corey. “Infection of orthopedic prostheses after Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia..” Clin Infect Dis 32, no. 4 (February 15, 2001): 647–49. https://doi.org/10.1086/318704.

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11181131
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Fowler, V. G., L. M. McIntyre, M. R. Yeaman, G. E. Peterson, L. Barth Reller, G. R. Corey, D. Wray, and A. S. Bayer. “In vitro resistance to thrombin-induced platelet microbicidal protein in isolates of Staphylococcus aureus from endocarditis patients correlates with an intravascular device source..” J Infect Dis 182, no. 4 (October 2000): 1251–54. https://doi.org/10.1086/315812.

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10979928
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Roe, M. T., M. A. Abramson, J. Li, S. K. Heinle, J. Kisslo, G. R. Corey, and D. J. Sexton. “Clinical information determines the impact of transesophageal echocardiography on the diagnosis of infective endocarditis by the duke criteria..” Am Heart J 139, no. 6 (June 2000): 945–51. https://doi.org/10.1067/mhj.2000.104762.

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10827373
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Li, J. S., D. J. Sexton, N. Mick, R. Nettles, V. G. Fowler, T. Ryan, T. Bashore, and G. R. Corey. “Proposed modifications to the Duke criteria for the diagnosis of infective endocarditis..” Clin Infect Dis 30, no. 4 (April 2000): 633–38. https://doi.org/10.1086/313753.

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10770721
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Gopal, A. K., V. G. Fowler, M. Shah, D. Gesty-Palmer, K. A. Marr, R. S. McClelland, L. K. Kong, et al. “Prospective analysis of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia in nonneutropenic adults with malignancy..” J Clin Oncol 18, no. 5 (March 2000): 1110–15. https://doi.org/10.1200/JCO.2000.18.5.1110.

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10694564
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King, J. A., R. M. Culpepper, G. R. Corey, J. A. Tucker, G. Lajoie, and D. N. Howell. “Glomerulopathies with fibrillary deposits..” Ultrastruct Pathol 24, no. 1 (January 2000): 15–21.

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10721148
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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.

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10625232
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