Richard H. Long, MD
Richard Long, MD, was born and raised in rural central Pennsylvania, one of five children in a working class family. He now resides with his family in Rhode Island. Dr. Long joined Boston University School of Medicine in 2006 as Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine after 15 years on the medical faculty at Brown University, where he directed the fellowship program in Maternal and Child Health. Dr. Long received his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from Vassar College and his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency at the Brown University/Memorial Hospital in 1989. He was in private practice for two years then completed a fellowship in Maternal and Child Health at Brown University in 1993. He has been a community health center medical director, chairman of a Bioethics committee, and has continuously integrated the provision of maternity care into his clinical practice. He is invested in the care of vulnerable and underserved communities both in country and abroad. He has worked extensively in urban community health center networks, and internationally in Nepal, Honduras, Dominican Republic, and Lesotho helping establish the rudiments of primary care. His practice is currently focused in the care of women and children, including high risk obstetrics, cesarean delivery, and special care of the newborn. In 2006 he became a “Grand-doctor” when he attended the delivery of a young woman whom he had delivered as an intern. His research interests include provision of care to underserved populations, spiritual dimensions of health care, and collaborative, interdisciplinary care. At Boston Medical Center, Dr. Long provides attending physician services to the maternity Collaborative Care Project, Family Medicine Labor and Delivery patients, and the Family Medicine Mother-Baby Service. Dr. Long continues to provide leadership and instruction in the delivery of family centered maternity care for BU Family Medicine, Obstetrics, and Pediatrics residents and medical students. Dr. Long married in 1991. He, his wife, Cheryl, daughters, Dyanna and Mallory, and their son, Ben, live in Smithfield, RI and among other activities enjoy landscaping, golfing, woodworking, and playing outdoors.