An accomplished radiologist with more than 40 years of experience in medicine, Dr. Sammie I. Long is a 1971 graduate of Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. After graduating first in her medical class, Dr. Long completed an internship and a residency in pediatrics at Meharry Medical College of Hubbard Hospital before pursuing radiology as her specialty. Her postgraduate training in radiology included a residency and fellowship in cardiovascular radiology at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California, and a fellowship in cardiovascular and interventional radiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. In addition to her board certification in radiology, Dr. Sammie I. Long has earned a Certificate of Added Qualifications in vascular and interventional radiology from the American Board of Radiology.
In addition to her hands-on work with patients as a staff radiologist for various VA medical centers and hospitals across the country, Dr. Sammie I. Long has pursued research in several key areas. Her research interests include cardiovascular and arterial issues such as renal artery stenosis and atherosclerotic disease, as well as problems relating to high-risk cancer registries. She has published articles pertaining to her research in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including Investigative Radiology, the Journal of Minimally Invasive Therapy, the Journal of the National Medical Association, and the Archives of Surgery. Dr. Long has additionally presented exhibits and spoken at more than 20 professional conferences, including the Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly of the National Medical Association and the European Congress of Radiology.
Dr. Sammie I. Long enjoys giving back to her professional community and has volunteered her time and energy to numerous programs. During her years as Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of South Alabama Medical Center, she served as a mentor for a high school research apprentice program, a coordinator and presenter at monthly meetings for the radiology department, and Lead Quality Management Data Coordinator for her department. For 15 years, Dr. Long also served on the American College of Radiology CME Committee.