Born to Donlin M. Long and Davene E. (Johnson) Long in Rolla, MO.
Is a student at Jefferson City Junior College.
Earns a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri.
Earns a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Missouri.
Marries Harriett Page.
Serves as a resident in neurological surgery at the University Minnesota Health Science Center in Minneapolis, MN, through 1964.
Earns a Doctor of Philosophy in neuroanatomy from the University Minnesota.
Serves with the US Public Health Service through 1967.
Is a resident in neurological surgery at Peter Bent Brigham and Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Boston, MA.
Teaches as an assistant professor in the department of neurosurgery within University of Minnesota Hospitals through 1970.
Works as a neurosurgeon within University Minnesota Hospitals through 1973.
Teaches as an associate professor within University Minnesota Hospitals.
Is a professor and chairman of the department of neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University.
Begins to practice medicine specializing in neurosurgery in Baltimore, MD, and continues to do so.
Serves as neurosurgeon-in-chief within the department of neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital through 2000.
Serves as a member of the principal staff within the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University through 2010.
Holds the role of Distinguished Service Professor of Neurosurgery through 2010.
Serves as the president of Neuroscience Consultants.
Is named as a Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Neurosurgery and continues to hold this title.
Serves as a medical advisor of the Bobby Jones-Syringomyelia-Chiari Foundation.