Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Scott Wesley Long M.D. Ph.D.


Scott Wesley Long, M.D., Ph.D.

Research Fellow
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute

E-mail: swlong@houstonmethodist.org  
Phone: 713-441-7105


M.D. The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Ph.D.   The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX (Experimental Pathology)

Postdoctoral Training

Clinical Pathology Residency, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
Research Residency, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX


Dr. Long received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX in 2007. He received a McLaughlin Fellowship for Immunity and Infectious Disease and a Sealy Center for Vaccine Development fellowship while at the Medical Branch. After finishing his doctoral studies, Dr. Long completed a clinical pathology residency at The Methodist Hospital before entering the Resident Research Program in 2011. Dr. Long is a board-certified clinical pathologist.

Description of Research

Dr. Long is studying the roles of naturally occurring polymorphisms in the pathogenesis of drug-resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus.

Major Areas of Research

Staphylococcus aureus,  gene expression, drug resistance

Recent Publications

Wimmer JL, Long SW, Cernoch P, Land GA, Davis JR, Musser JM, Olsen RJ. A Strategy for Rapid Identification and Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing of Gram-Negative Bacteria Directly Recovered from Positive Blood Cultures using the Bruker MALDI Biotyper and BD Phoenix. J Clin Microbiol. 2012 Jul;50(7):2452-4.

Olsen RJ, Long SW, Musser JM. Bacterial Genomics in Infectious Disease and the Clinical Pathology Laboratory. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2012 Nov;136(11):1414-22.

Wright AM, Beres SB, Consamus EN, Long SW, Flores AR, Barrios R, Richter GS, Oh SY, Garufi G, Maier H, Drews AL, Stockbauer KE, Cernoch P, Schneewind O, Olsen RJ, Musser JM. Rapidly progressive, fatal, inhalation anthrax-like infection in a human: case report, pathogen genome sequencing, pathology, and coordinated response. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2011 Nov;135(11):1447-59.

Labruna MB, McBride JW, Camargo LM, Aguiar DM, Yabsley MJ, Davidson WR, Stromdahl EY, Williamson PC, Stich RW, Long SW, Camargo EP, Walker DH. A preliminary investigation of Ehrlichia species in ticks, humans, dogs, and capybaras from Brazil. Vet Parasitol. 2007 Jan 31;143(2):189-95.