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

Nannini, EC, Stryjewski, ME, Singh, KV, Rude, TH, Corey, GR, Fowler, VG, and Murray, BE. "Determination of an inoculum effect with various cephalosporins among clinical isolates of methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus." Antimicrob Agents Chemother 54, no. 5 (May 2010): 2206-2208.

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20211890
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Lalani, T, Cabell, CH, Benjamin, DK, Lasca, O, Naber, C, Fowler, VG, Corey, GR, Chu, VH, Fenely, M, Pachirat, O, Tan, R-S, Watkin, R, Ionac, A, Moreno, A, Mestres, CA, Casabé, J, Chipigina, N, Eisen, DP, Spelman, D, Delahaye, F, Peterson, G, Olaison, L, Wang, A, and International Collaboration on Endocarditis-Prospective Cohort Study (ICE-PCS) Investigators, . "Analysis of the impact of early surgery on in-hospital mortality of native valve endocarditis: use of propensity score and instrumental variable methods to adjust for treatment-selection bias." Circulation 121, no. 8 (March 2, 2010): 1005-1013.

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20159831
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Nannini, EC, Stryjewski, ME, and Corey, GR. "Telavancin's interactions with the bacterial cell membrane." Future Microbiol 5, no. 3 (March 2010): 355-358.

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20210546
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Bennett-Guerrero, E, Mark, DB, and Corey, GR. "In reply." JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association 304, no. 19 (2010): 2124--.

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Bennett-Guerrero, E, Mark, DB, and Corey, GR. "Gentamicin sponge for infection prophylaxis in colorectal surgery." New England Journal of Medicine 363, no. 26 (2010): 2566-2567.

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21175328
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Wilcox, MH, Corey, GR, Talbot, GH, Thye, D, Friedland, D, and Baculik, T. "CANVAS 2: The second Phase III, randomized, double-blind study evaluating ceftaroline fosamil for the treatment of patients with complicated skin and skin structure infections." Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 65, no. SUPPL. 4 (2010): iv53-iv65.

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21115455
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Kanafani, Z, Boucher, H, Fowler, V, Cabell, C, Hoen, B, Mir, JM, Lalani, T, Vigliani, G, Campion, M, Corey, R, and Levine, D. "Daptomycin compared to standard therapy for the treatment of native valve endocarditis." Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiologia Clinica 28, no. 8 (2010): 498-503.

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20188444
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Kanafani, ZA, Kourany, WM, Fowler, VG, Levine, DP, Vigliani, GA, Campion, M, Katz, DE, Corey, GR, and Boucher, HW. "Clinical characteristics and outcomes of diabetic patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia and endocarditis." Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 28, no. 12 (December 2009): 1477-1482.

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19730900
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Corey, GR, Stryjewski, ME, Weyenberg, W, Yasothan, U, and Kirkpatrick, P. "Telavancin." Nat Rev Drug Discov 8, no. 12 (December 2009): 929-930.

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19949399
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Bae, I-G, Tonthat, GT, Stryjewski, ME, Rude, TH, Reilly, LF, Barriere, SL, Genter, FC, Corey, GR, and Fowler, VG. "Presence of genes encoding the panton-valentine leukocidin exotoxin is not the primary determinant of outcome in patients with complicated skin and skin structure infections due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: results of a multinational trial." J Clin Microbiol 47, no. 12 (December 2009): 3952-3957.

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19846653
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