Thoracic surgeon Jason Long, MD, MPH, joins UNC faculty

Thoracic surgeon Jason Long, MD, MPH, joins UNC faculty click to enlarge Jason M. Long, M.D., M.P.H.

Jason Long, M.D., M.P.H., a thoracic surgeon, joined the UNC Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery on August 1 as an assistant professor of surgery.

Dr. Long earned a B.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an M.P.H. from Harvard University, and an M.D. from Wake Forest University. He completed a General Surgery residency at the University of Chicago and completed a Cardiothoracic Surgery residency at the University of Michigan in June.

Dr. Long’s clinical interests include thoracic oncology (including cancer of the lung and esophagus), lung transplantation, ECMO, minimally invasive thoracic surgery including robotic surgery, and other lung and esophageal surgery.

His research interests include ex-vivo lung perfusion, use of lungs from non-heart-beating donors for transplantation, and international health. He recently became a co-investigator on a large NIH clinical trial grant at UNC, “More and Better Lungs: Ex-Vivo Perfusion of Lungs from Non-Heart-Beating Donors” (NHLBI grant 1 UM1 HL113115-01A1; Thomas Egan, principal investigator).

To make an appointment with Dr. Long, call (919) 966-3381.