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Curriculum Vitae Summary


Dr. Long has written more than 270 articles on neurosurgical topics.  He has written or edited 15 books and has participated in the production of over 100 chapters for textbooks.

Dr. Long’s initial research focused upon brain edema and the introduction of steroid therapy for the treatment of brain edema and spinal cord injury.  He also studied ischemia, hypoxia, and the blood brain barrier.

Dr. Long was a founding member of the International Society for the Study of Pain.  He chaired the study group which managed the introduction of spinal cord stimulation into clinical practice.  With engineering colleagues, he developed transcutaneous electrical stimulation (TENS) as a clinical tool, designed an implantable peripheral nerve stimulator, and helped design the first implantable rechargeable nervous system stimulators and drug delivery pumps for medication infusion.  He served on the Board of Directors of the American Pain Society and was a founding member of the Cervical Spine Research Society, and the AANS-CNS sections of Pediatrics, Spine, and Basic Sciences.

Dr. Long was a founding editor of the Journal Spine and continues to serve as founding editor of Quarterly Neurosurgery.  He has been an editor-contributor for the AMA panels for Evaluation of Permanent Impairment and serves on the editorial board or as a reviewer for 18 national and international journals.

Dr. Long was a member of the principal staff of the Applied Physics Laboratory and has served on the NIH Board of Scientific Counselors.  He has served as neurosurgery consultant to the Social Security Disability Panels for spine and nervous system.  He has been neurosurgery representative to the Counsel of Academic Societies and served on the Administrative Board of that organization.  He is a member of the advisory board of the Agarini Foundation for Research in Neural Regeneration, a member of the Society of Industry Leaders, and a member of the Faculty of 1000.

Dr. Long belongs to 37 professional societies in which he has past, active or honorary membership.

He has received a citation for merit for outstanding achievement in medicine from the University of Missouri Alumni Association, and he has received the Jamison Medal, the Beks Medal and the Ginde Medal in neurosurgery.  In 1990 he received the Wakeman Award for research in neuroscience.  He has received a commendation for contributions in Neurosurgery from the World Federation of Neurosurgery Societies.

Certification:  American Board of Neurological Surgery

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