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


Barsic, Bruno, Stuart Dickerman, Vladimir Krajinovic, Paul Pappas, Javier Altclas, Giampiero Carosi, José H. Casabé, et al. “Influence of the timing of cardiac surgery on the outcome of patients with infective endocarditis and stroke..” Clin Infect Dis 56, no. 2 (January 2013): 209–17. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/cis878.

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Chen, Luke F., Jean Marie Arduino, Shubin Sheng, Lawrence H. Muhlbaier, Zeina A. Kanafani, Anthony D. Harris, Thomas G. Fraser, Keith Allen, G Ralph Corey, and Vance G. Fowler. “Epidemiology and outcome of major postoperative infections following cardiac surgery: risk factors and impact of pathogen type..” Am J Infect Control 40, no. 10 (December 2012): 963–68. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2012.01.012.

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Stryjewski, Martin E., Peter D. Potgieter, Yu-Ping Li, Steven L. Barriere, Allan Churukian, Jeff Kingsley, G Ralph Corey, and G Ralph TD-1792 Investigators Group. “TD-1792 versus vancomycin for treatment of complicated skin and skin structure infections..” Antimicrob Agents Chemother 56, no. 11 (November 2012): 5476–83. https://doi.org/10.1128/AAC.00712-12.

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Corey, G Ralph, and Ronald N. Jones. “Ceftaroline applications for therapy in the United States..” Clin Infect Dis 55 Suppl 3 (September 2012): S171–72. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/cis558.

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Nannini, Esteban C., G Ralph Corey, and Martin E. Stryjewski. “Telavancin for the treatment of hospital-acquired pneumonia: findings from the ATTAIN studies..” Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 10, no. 8 (August 2012): 847–54. https://doi.org/10.1586/eri.12.81.

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Stryjewski, Martin E., Steven L. Barriere, William O’Riordan, Lala M. Dunbar, Alan Hopkins, Fredric C. Genter, and G Ralph Corey. “Efficacy of telavancin in patients with specific types of complicated skin and skin structure infections..” J Antimicrob Chemother 67, no. 6 (June 2012): 1496–1502. https://doi.org/10.1093/jac/dks081.

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Rangwala, Fatima, Opass Putcharoen, Chureeratana Bowonwatanuwong, Nneka Edwards-Jackson, Siriluck Kramomthong, Jerome H. Kim, G Ralph Corey, and Jintanat Ananworanich. “Histoplasmosis and penicilliosis among HIV-infected Thai patients: a retrospective review..” Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health 43, no. 2 (March 2012): 436–41.


Rubinstein, E., G. R. Corey, and M. E. Stryjewski. “Erratum: Reply to Tarchini (Clinical Infectious Diseases (2011) 52 (1391-1392)).” Clinical Infectious Diseases 54, no. 2 (January 15, 2012). https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/cir853.

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