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

Thornhill, Martin H., Mark J. Dayer, Jamie M. Forde, G Ralph Corey, Vivian H. Chu, David J. Couper, and Peter B. Lockhart. “Impact of the NICE guideline recommending cessation of antibiotic prophylaxis for prevention of infective endocarditis: before and after study..” Bmj 342 (May 3, 2011). https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d2392.

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21540258
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Bloomfield, Gerald S., Sylvester Kimaiyo, E Jane Carter, Cynthia Binanay, G Ralph Corey, Robert M. Einterz, William M. Tierney, and Eric J. Velazquez. “Chronic noncommunicable cardiovascular and pulmonary disease in sub-Saharan Africa: an academic model for countering the epidemic..” Am Heart J 161, no. 5 (May 2011): 842–47. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2010.12.020.

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21570512
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Hannan, Margaret M., Shahid Husain, Frauke Mattner, Lara Danziger-Isakov, Richard J. Drew, G Ralph Corey, Stephan Schueler, et al. “Working formulation for the standardization of definitions of infections in patients using ventricular assist devices..” J Heart Lung Transplant 30, no. 4 (April 2011): 375–84. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healun.2011.01.717.

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21419995
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Prokocimer, P., P. Bien, J. Surber, P. Mehra, C. DeAnda, J. B. Bulitta, and G. R. Corey. “Phase 2, randomized, double-blind, dose-ranging study evaluating the safety, tolerability, population pharmacokinetics, and efficacy of oral torezolid phosphate in patients with complicated skin and skin structure infections..” Antimicrob Agents Chemother 55, no. 2 (February 2011): 583–92. https://doi.org/10.1128/AAC.00076-10.

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21115795
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Rubinstein, Ethan, Tahaniyat Lalani, G Ralph Corey, Zeina A. Kanafani, Esteban C. Nannini, Marcelo G. Rocha, Galia Rahav, et al. “Telavancin versus vancomycin for hospital-acquired pneumonia due to gram-positive pathogens..” Clin Infect Dis 52, no. 1 (January 1, 2011): 31–40. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciq031.

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21148517
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Thornhill, M. H., M. J. Dayer, J. M. Forde, G. R. Corey, V. H. Chu, D. J. Couper, and P. B. Lockhart. “Impact of the NICE guideline recommending cessation of antibiotic prophylaxis for prevention of infective endocarditis: before and after study..” Bmj (Clinical Research Ed.) 342 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d2392.

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Bruin, Anthonius F. J. de, Martijn P. Gosselink, and Harm J. Rutten. “Gentamicin sponge for infection prophylaxis in colorectal surgery..” N Engl J Med 363, no. 26 (December 23, 2010). https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMc1011631.

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21175328
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Corey, G Ralph, Mark H. Wilcox, George H. Talbot, Dirk Thye, David Friedland, Tanya Baculik, and Tanya CANVAS 1 investigators. “CANVAS 1: the first Phase III, randomized, double-blind study evaluating ceftaroline fosamil for the treatment of patients with complicated skin and skin structure infections..” J Antimicrob Chemother 65 Suppl 4 (November 2010): iv41–51. https://doi.org/10.1093/jac/dkq254.

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21115454
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Wilcox, Mark H., G Ralph Corey, George H. Talbot, Dirk Thye, David Friedland, Tanya Baculik, and Tanya CANVAS 2 investigators. “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..” J Antimicrob Chemother 65 Suppl 4 (November 2010): iv53–65. https://doi.org/10.1093/jac/dkq255.

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21115455
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