Donlin Martin Long was born in Rolla, Mo, USA, in 1934. He served on a surgical internship at the University of Minnesota, Minn, USA, from 1959 to 1960 and then entered the graduate school. He was awarded a Ph.D. degree in neuroanatomy in 1964 and completed adult neurosurgical training at the same time. He received a fellowship training in pediatric neurosurgery at Boston Children’s Hospital in 1965. He was a Clinical Associate at the National Institute of Health in the Laboratory of Experimental Neuropathology, from 1965 to 1967. He became a Chief of neurosurgery at the Minneapolis Veterans Hospital at the University of Minnesota in 1967 and joined the university faculty at the same time. In 1973, he went to Johns Hopkins to found the Department of Neurosurgery and subsequently help to found the Department of Clinical neurosciences. He, with several colleagues, planned the Adolph Meyer Clinical Science Center combining psychiatry, neurology, and neurosurgery. He chaired a committee of five which evaluated and introduced therapeutic electrical stimulation of the nervous system into a clinical practice. His series of acoustic neuroma and skull-base tumors is one of the largest in the world. He has conducted extensive clinical research upon issues of back pain and the failed back syndrome. Dr. Long was a founding Member of the International Association for the Study of Pain, The Cervical Spine Research Society, and one of the founding editors of the journal SPINE. He served as the Chair of neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins for 27 years and continues as Distinguished Service of Professor Emeritus. He now conducts both clinical practice and consultations in OR design, study design and clinical research, and advanced educational techniques through neuroscience consult, LLC.
Biography Updated on 13 June 2011