Donlin M. Long, PhD, MD

Donlin Long

Title: Surgeon, Educator
Location: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Donlin M. Long, PhD, MD, surgeon and educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements and leadership in neurosurgery.

During Dr. Long’s time as an undergraduate at the University of Missouri, he had every intention of becoming a chemical engineer. However, when college came to an end, many of his friends decided to pursue medical school. He decided that it couldn’t hurt to explore the field. He soon found that he was quite interested, particularly in neurosurgery. In 1959, he earned an MD from the University of Missouri and followed it up with a PhD in neuroanatomy from the University of Minnesota. He was then certified through the American Board of Neurological Surgery. With the necessary credentials and a strong drive to succeed, Dr. Long embarked on a bright professional journey.

After completing his required internships and residencies, Dr. Long was officially hired as a neurosurgeon at the University of Minnesota Hospitals in 1967. At that point, he had acquired some teaching experience and found that he enjoyed educating young minds. From 1967 until 1970, he acted as an assistant professor in the same hospitals in which he practiced surgery. In 1973, he relocated to Johns Hopkins Hospital and became the neurosurgeon-in-chief. He remained there until 2000. However, he continued to teach when he could. He additionally explored medical research at Johns Hopkins University as a member of the principal staff of the applied physics laboratory until 2010. Though he no longer practices surgery, he currently holds the title of distinguished service emeritus professor of neurosurgery. In 2018, Dr. Long was given the Dandy Society Medal for Distinguished Achievement, which is just one of his many achievements. More recently, in 2019, he was given the Marquis Humanitarian Award and the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his multitude of success.

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