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


Marr, KA, Sexton, DJ, Conlon, PJ, Corey, GR, Schwab, SJ, and Kirkland, KB. "Catheter-related bacteremia and outcome of attempted catheter salvage in patients undergoing hemodialysis." Ann Intern Med 127, no. 4 (August 15, 1997): 275-280.


Sexton, DJ, Rollin, PE, Breitschwerdt, EB, Corey, GR, Myers, SA, Dumais, MR, Bowen, MD, Goldsmith, CS, Zaki, SR, Nichol, ST, Peters, CJ, and Ksiazek, TG. "Life-threatening Cache Valley virus infection." N Engl J Med 336, no. 8 (February 20, 1997): 547-549.

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Meredith, FT, Fowler, VG, Gautier, M, Corey, GR, and Reller, LB. "Bacillus cereus necrotizing cellulitis mimicking clostridial myonecrosis: case report and review of the literature." Scand J Infect Dis 29, no. 5 (1997): 528-529. (Review)


Fowler, V, Sexton, D, Kong, L, Gopal, A, Gottlieb, G, McClelland, RS, and Corey, GR. "Outcome of Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia according to compliance with infectious diseases specialist recommendations: experience with 253 patients." Clinical Infectious Diseases 25, no. 2 (1997): 431--.


Fowler, V, Gopal, A, Marr, K, Kong, L, Gottlieb, G, Sexton, D, Ryan, T, and Corey, GR. "Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia: A treatment algorithm." Clinical Infectious Diseases 25, no. 2 (1997): 436--.


Dietze, R, Barros, GB, Teixeira, L, Harris, J, Michelson, K, Falqueto, A, and Corey, R. "Effect of eliminating seropositive canines on the transmission of visceral Leishmaniasis in Brazil." Clinical Infectious Diseases 25, no. 5 (1997): 1240-1242.


Dodds, GA, Sexton, DJ, Durack, DT, Bashore, TM, Corey, GR, and Kisslo, J. "Negative predictive value of the Duke criteria for infective endocarditis." Am J Cardiol 77, no. 5 (February 15, 1996): 403-407.


Weinstein, JW, Roe, M, Towns, M, Sanders, L, Thorpe, JJ, Corey, GR, and Sexton, DJ. "Resistant enterococci: a prospective study of prevalence, incidence, and factors associated with colonization in a university hospital." Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 17, no. 1 (January 1996): 36-41.


Kirkland, KB, Li, JS, Kenney, RT, and Corey, GR. "Pericarditis due to Mycobacterium aviumintracellulare in an immunocompetent host." Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice 5, no. 3 (1996): 204-205.


Miller, WC, Corey, GR, Lallinger, GJ, and Durack, DT. "International health and internal medicine residency training: the Duke University experience." Am J Med 99, no. 3 (September 1995): 291-297.