Dr. Long received his undergraduate at Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens, Tennessee in biology. He did his internship at the City of Memphis Hospital in straight medicine. Dr. Long did his residency at the University of Tennessee, Memphis in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He was board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in 1979.
Dr. Long is Chairman of the Surgery Department and is the Otolaryngology Division Consultant for Le Bonheur Children's Hospital. He is the medical missions chairman at his local church where he volunteer's yearly for mission trips. Dr. Long is also on the advisory board for the Christian Medical and Dental Society and the Memphis Oral School Board.
Dr. Long is married with 3 children. His interests are church, children's sports and drama, biking and tennis.