Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

S. Wesley Long


S. Wesley Long, MD, Ph.D.

Staff Pathologist
Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine
Houston Methodist Hospital Physician Organization
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University

6565 Fannin Street, Suite M227
Houston, Texas 77030
Phone: 713-441-7105
Email: swlong@houstonmethodist.org


Dr. Long received his M.D. degree in 2007 from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX, where he also earned a Ph.D. in experimental pathology. While at the Medical Branch, he was the recipient of a McLaughlin Fellowship for Immunity and Infectious Disease and a Sealy Center for Vaccine Development fellowship. After finishing his doctoral studies, Dr. Long completed a clinical pathology residency at Houston Methodist. He currently serves as a member of the Editorial Board for Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Dr. Long joined Houston Methodist Hospital Physician Organization in 2011, and received his faculty appointment at the Weill Cornell Medical College in 2012.

Dr. Long is a board-certified clinical pathologist. His research interests center on the genomic sequencing of multidrug-resistant bacterial strains to identify novel drug targets.

Representative Recent Publications

  • Long SW, Williams D, Valson C, Cantu CC, Cernoch P, Musser JM, Olsen RJ. A Genomic Day In The Life of a Clinical Microbiology Laboratory. J Clin Microbiol. 2013 Apr;51(4):1272-1277.
  • Wimmer JL, Long SW, Cernoch P, Land GA, Davis JR, Musser JM, Olsen RJ. 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.