Christopher J. Long, MD

Christopher J. Long, MD, is an attending pediatric urologist in the Division of Urology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Hypospadias, Minimally invasive surgery, Pediatric urologic oncology, Stone disease
Locations: Main Campus
Phone: 215-590-2754

  • Background

    Christopher J. Long, MD, has roots in the Philadelphia area, having grown up in Southern New Jersey. He stayed close to home where he received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his medical degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Long completed his internship and residency in Urology at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, and a Pediatric Urology fellowship in the Division of Urology at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

    Dr. Long was awarded the prestigious Urologic Care Foundation Research Scholar Award for his work during his fellowship examining the pathophysiology behind the bladder’s response to outlet obstruction. Expanding upon his research interests, Dr. Long will be part of the team caring for children with neurogenic and non-neurogenic bladder dysfunction.

    His additional clinical interests include complex reconstruction, hypospadias, oncology and stone disease, as well as applying both laparoscopic and robotic-assisted minimally invasive techniques to pediatric genitourinary reconstruction.

    Dr. Long’s clinical research interests include the renal trauma experience at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia along with establishing a standardized assessment model for hypospadias outcomes and risk assessment. His basic science research includes developing and studying collangenase as a potential medical therapy for bladder hypertrophy.

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ

    Internship

    General Surgery - Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia PA

    Residency

    General Surgery - Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
    Urology - Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

    Fellowship

    Pediatric Urology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Urologist

  • Departments and Services
  • Research Interests

    Bladder remodeling
    Impact of social stress upon voiding phenotype

  • Publications

    Papers

    2015

    Sterling ME, Long CJ, Bosse KR, Bagatell R, Shukla AR.  A rapid progression of disease after surgical excision of a malignant rhabdoid tumor of the bladder.  Urology Epub Jan. 9, 2015.

    2014

    Long CJ, Butler S, Fesi J, Frank C, Canning DA, Zderic SA.  Genetic or pharmacologic disruption of the calcineurin-NFAT axis prevents social stress induced voiding dysfunction in a murine model.  Journal of Pediatric Urology Epub S1477, Apr. 14, 2014.

    Partridge EA, Canning DA, Long CJ, Peranteua WH, Hedrick JL, Adzick NS, Flake AW.  Urologic and anorectal complications of sacococcygeal teratomas: Prenatal and postnatal predictors.  Journal of Pediatric Surgery 49(1):139-142, Jan. 2014 (Epub Oct. 8, 2014).

    Posters and Presentations

    Conference Presentations
    2013

    Long CJ, Frank C, Butler S, Canning D, Valentino R, Zderic SA. “Nuclear Factor of Activated T-cells (NFAT) c4 Gene Deletion Confers Resistance to Social Stress Induced Voiding Dysfunction.” American Urological Association Annual Meeting, San Diego; May 2013.

    Long CJ, Frank C, Butler S, Canning D, Valentino R, Zderic SA. “Nuclear Factor of Activated T-cells (NFAT) c4 Gene Deletion Confers Resistance to Social Stress Induced Voiding Dysfunction.” European Society for Pediatric Urology, Genoa, Italy April 2013.

    2012

    Long CJ, Canter DJ, Cronson BA*, Kutikov A, Li T, Viterbo R, Chen D, Greenberg RE, Uzzo RG. “Partial Nephrectomy for Renal Masses ≥ 7cm is Technically Feasible, Oncologically sound, and Preserves Renal Function.” American Urological Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta; May 2012.

    Jani SD, Long CJ, Canter DJ, SMaldone MC, Teper E, Chen DYT, Viterbo R, Greenberg RE, Uzzo RG, Kutikov A. “Role of Tumor Location and Provider Specialty In Selecting Patients for Percutaneous vs Surgical Cryoablation of the Small Renal Mass.” Philadelphia Urologic Society, Resident competition; March 2011.

    Lectures by Invitation
    2014

    Long CJ, Weiss DA, Srinivasan AK, Shukla AR. “Pediatric Calyceal Diverticulum Treatment: Our Experience with Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Approaches” presented  by Long CJ). Society for Pediatric Urology Fall Congress, Miami, FL; Oct 2014.

    2013

    Long CJ, Weiss DA, Canning DA, Carr MC. “Narcotic Rescue Is Not Required Post-Operatively in Children ≤1 Year of Age after Penile Surgery with Regional Block: A Prospective Study” (presented by Long CJ). Society for Fetal Urology at the Pediatric Urology Fall Congress, Las Vegas, NV; Sep 2013.

    Long CJ, Pulido JE, Weiss DA, Tasian GE, Kalmus A, Srinivasan AK, Shukla AR. “Urinary Tract Infection after Ureteroscopy: Can We Identify Those Patients at Risk for Infection?” (presented by Long CJ). Society for Fetal Urology at the Pediatric Urology Fall Congress, Las Vegas, NV; Sep 2013.

    Long CJ, Weiss DA, Canning DA. “Once a Normal Bladder, Always a Normal Bladder: Bladder Capacity Response to Cycling Post-Transplant” (presented by Long CJ).  Society for Fetal Urology at the Pediatric Urology Fall Congress, Las Vegas, NV; Sep 2013.

    Long CJ, Frank C. Butler S, Canning D, Valentino R, Zderic SA. “Nuclear Factor of Activated T-cells (NFAT) c4 Gene Deletion Confers Resistance to Social Stress Induced Voiding Dysfunction” (presented by Long CJ). American Urological Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA; May 2013.

    Long CJ, Frank C, Butler S, Canning D, Valentino R, Zderic SA. “Nuclear Factor of Activated T-cells (NFAT) c4 Gene Deletion Confers Resistance to Social Stress Induced Voiding Dysfunction” (presented by Long CJ). European Society for Pediatric Urology, Genoa, Italy; Apr 2013.

  • Awards and Honors

    October 2014, Basic Science Prize, Society for Pediatric Urology Fall Congress, Miami, FL (for “Treatment of Socially Stressed Mice with Cyclosporine A Prevents Voiding Dysfunction in Spite of CRG mRNA Upregulation in Barrington’s Nucleus”).

    July 2012, Urologic Care Foundation (formerly AUA Foundation) Research Scholar Program, CHOP (“Calcineurin and NFAT Modulate CTGF Following Partial Bladder Outlet Obstruction and Offer Potential Therapeutic Targets”).

    March 2008, Third Place, Resident Prize Essay Competition, Philadelphia Urological Society (for “Percutaneous vs. Surgical Cryoablation of the Small Renal Mass: Is Efficacy Compromised?).

  • Leaderships
    Memberships in Professional Organizations

    2012-present, Society for Pediatric Urology (candidate member)
    2007-present, American Urological Association