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Ralph Corey MD

Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases

Professor of Pathology


Dr. Corey joined the Duke University faculty in 1980 and became involved in clinical research at the DCRI in 2001 after 18 years as program director of the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program. He has over 30 years of experience in infectious disease research and during that time helped create the Staphylococcal aureus bacteremia group (SABG) and the International Collaboration on Endocarditis (ICE). Dr Corey created and now directs the Hubert-Yeargan Center for Global Health at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Corey, a professor of medicine and infectious diseases in the Duke University Medical Center, was recently named the Gary Hock Professor of Global Health.

Dr. Corey's clinical trial research focuses on staphylococcus aureus infections including skin and soft tissue infections, hospital-acquired pneumonia, bacteremia and infectious endocarditis. He has also studied pericarditis and tropical diseases such as leishman, malaria, and snake bites. Dr Corey has authored over 130 peer-reviewed publications and several book chapters.