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

Thel, MC, Ciaccia, D, Vredenburgh, JJ, Peters, W, and Corey, GR. "Clostridium septicum abscess in hepatic metastases: successful medical management." Bone Marrow Transplant 13, no. 4 (April 1994): 495-496.

PMID
7517261
Scholars@Duke

Durack, DT, Lukes, AS, Bright, DK, and Duke Endocarditis Service, . "New criteria for diagnosis of infective endocarditis: utilization of specific echocardiographic findings." The American Journal of Medicine 96, no. 3 (January 1, 1994): 200-209.

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Sexton, DJ, Kanj, SS, Wilson, K, Corey, GR, Hegarty, BC, Levy, MG, and Breitschwerdt, EB. "The use of a polymerase chain reaction as a diagnostic test for Rocky Mountain spotted fever." The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 50, no. 1 (January 1994): 59-63.

PMID
8304573
Scholars@Duke

Van Trigt, P, Douglas, J, Smith, PK, Campbell, PT, Wall, TC, Kenney, RT, O'Connor, CM, Sheikh, KH, and Corey, GR. "A prospective trial of subxiphoid pericardiotomy in the diagnosis and treatment of large pericardial effusion. A follow-up report." Ann Surg 218, no. 6 (December 1993): 777-782.

PMID
8257228
Scholars@Duke

Oddone, EZ, Waugh, RA, Samsa, G, Corey, R, and Feussner, JR. "Teaching cardiovascular examination skills: results from a randomized controlled trial." Am J Med 95, no. 4 (October 1993): 389-396.

PMID
8213871
Scholars@Duke

Sexton, DJ, Heskestad, L, Lambeth, WR, McCallum, R, Levin, LS, and Corey, GR. "Postoperative pubic osteomyelitis misdiagnosed as osteitis pubis: report of four cases and review." Clin Infect Dis 17, no. 4 (October 1993): 695-700.

PMID
8268352
Scholars@Duke

Sexton, DJ, Muniz, M, Corey, GR, Breitschwerdt, EB, Hegarty, BC, Dumler, S, Walker, DH, Pecanha, PM, and Dietze, R. "Brazilian spotted fever in Espirito Santo, Brazil: description of a focus of infection in a new endemic region." Am J Trop Med Hyg 49, no. 2 (August 1993): 222-226.

PMID
8357085
Scholars@Duke

Corey, GR, Campbell, PT, Van Trigt, P, Kenney, RT, O'Connor, CM, Sheikh, KH, Kisslo, JA, and Wall, TC. "Etiology of large pericardial effusions." Am J Med 95, no. 2 (August 1993): 209-213.

PMID
8356985
Scholars@Duke

Kenney, RT, Li, JS, Clyde, WA, Wall, TC, O'Connor, CM, Campbell, PT, Van Trigt, P, and Corey, GR. "Mycoplasmal pericarditis: evidence of invasive disease." Clin Infect Dis 17 Suppl 1 (August 1993): S58-S62. (Review)

PMID
8399939
Scholars@Duke

Ingram, CW, Tanner, DC, Durack, DT, Kernodle, GW, and Corey, GR. "Disseminated infection with rapidly growing mycobacteria." Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 16, no. 4 (April 1993): 463-471. (Review)

PMID
8513048
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