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

Marr, KA, Kong, L, Fowler, VG, Gopal, A, Sexton, DJ, Conlon, PJ, and Corey, GR. "Incidence and outcome of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia in hemodialysis patients." Kidney Int 54, no. 5 (November 1998): 1684-1689.

PMID
9844145
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Fowler, VG, Sanders, LL, Sexton, DJ, Kong, L, Marr, KA, Gopal, AK, Gottlieb, G, McClelland, RS, and Corey, GR. "Outcome of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia according to compliance with recommendations of infectious diseases specialists: experience with 244 patients." Clin Infect Dis 27, no. 3 (September 1998): 478-486.

PMID
9770144
Scholars@Duke

Gagliardi, JP, Nettles, RE, McCarty, DE, Sanders, LL, Corey, GR, and Sexton, DJ. "Native valve infective endocarditis in elderly and younger adult patients: comparison of clinical features and outcomes with use of the Duke criteria and the Duke Endocarditis Database." Clin Infect Dis 26, no. 5 (May 1998): 1165-1168.

PMID
9597246
Scholars@Duke

Fowler, VG, Nacinovich, FM, Alspaugh, JA, and Corey, GR. "Prosthetic joint infection due to Histoplasma capsulatum: case report and review." Clin Infect Dis 26, no. 4 (April 1998): 1017-.

PMID
9564509
Scholars@Duke

Sexton, DJ, Corey, GR, Carpenter, C, Kong, LQ, Gandhi, T, Breitschwerdt, E, Hegarty, B, Chen, SM, Feng, HM, Yu, XJ, Olano, J, Walker, DH, and Dumler, SJ. "Dual infection with Ehrlichia chaffeensis and a spotted fever group rickettsia: a case report." Emerg Infect Dis 4, no. 2 (April 1998): 311-316.

PMID
9621205
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Conlon, PJ, Jefferies, F, Krigman, HR, Corey, GR, Sexton, DJ, and Abramson, MA. "Predictors of prognosis and risk of acute renal failure in bacterial endocarditis." Clin Nephrol 49, no. 2 (February 1998): 96-101.

PMID
9524779
Scholars@Duke

Fowler, VG, Xanthakos, S, and Corey, GR. "Of hogs and men. Does North Carolina's hog industry raise the risk of infectious disease?." N C Med J 59, no. 1 (January 1998): 12-15.

PMID
9455131
Scholars@Duke

Nettles, RE, McCarty, DE, Corey, GR, Li, J, and Sexton, DJ. "An evaluation of the Duke criteria in 25 pathologically confirmed cases of prosthetic valve endocarditis." Clin Infect Dis 25, no. 6 (December 1997): 1401-1403.

PMID
9431386
Scholars@Duke

Robinson, DL, Fowler, VG, Sexton, DJ, Corey, RG, and Conlon, PJ. "Bacterial endocarditis in hemodialysis patients." Am J Kidney Dis 30, no. 4 (October 1997): 521-524.

PMID
9328367
Scholars@Duke

Fowler, VG, Li, J, Corey, GR, Boley, J, Marr, KA, Gopal, AK, Kong, LK, Gottlieb, G, Donovan, CL, Sexton, DJ, and Ryan, T. "Role of echocardiography in evaluation of patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia: experience in 103 patients." J Am Coll Cardiol 30, no. 4 (October 1997): 1072-1078.

PMID
9316542
Scholars@Duke

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