David F. Long, MD, Medical Director of the Brain Injury program at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, was honored Monday at the 2017 Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania’s Annual Conference. The Pioneer in Brain Injury Award was presented to Dr. Long in recognition of his initiative, expertise and creativity leading to the development of services and support in the field of brain injury rehabilitation. Although known for his efforts, the presentation of the Pioneer Award is made to formally recognize Dr. Long’s significant role in advancing the field.
“I am very grateful for the many patients and families I have met through the years, as they truly inspire and motivate me,” said Dr. Long. “Although I am being honored as a pioneer in brain injury, I feel that the real heroes of healthcare are the patients, caretakers and staff who persevere through adversity.”
Dr. Long is a board-certified neurologist ,specializing in concussion, neurorehabilitation and behavioral neurology. He has been treating patients with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) since 1983. Dr. Long is actively involved in brain injury research, and has lectured and published extensively in the brain injury field, including multiple journal articles and several book chapters. He has co-chaired national conferences in neurorehabilitation for the American Society of NeuroRehabilitation (ASNR), and has made television appearances with regards to the rehabilitation of patients with brain injury. Areas of particular interest include treating patients with emerging coma and the minimally conscious state, hydrocephalus, cognitive and behavior disturbances after TBI, and utilizing the brain’s remarkable plasticity to facilitate rehabilitation and recovery.
In addition to his responsibilities at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, Dr. Long also consults for ReMed Recovery Centers, is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the Chester County Medical Society, the Pennsylvania Medical Society, and the American Medical Association. In addition, Dr. Long has a seat on the board of the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania.
In photo (from left): Dr. David Long, recipient of the Pioneer in Brain Injury Award, with Dr. Drew Nagele, member of the Board of Directors of the Brain Injury Association of America, at the 2017 BIAPA Conference in Lancaster, PA.