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Christina M Long, DO

Associated with Fellowship(s)
Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship
Professional Bio

Clinical Interest: Improving care of the preterm and term infants through quality improvement efforts focusing on long‐ term outcomes. Providing family‐centered care for all NICU patients.

Scholarly Focus: Administration and quality improvement to improve neonatal outcomes. Dr. Long has an interest in continuing to develop evidence‐based guidelines for management of neonatal problems and assessing their effectiveness in improving neonatal care and outcomes. Current quality improvement projects aim to reduce the incidence of pneumothorax in a level III NICU and improve nutrition of neonates through a bundle approach method.

Administration/Education Roles: Serves as the NICU Medical Director, Director of Newborn Services, and Chief of Pediatrics at Valley Medical Center. Dr. Long is involved in teaching medical students, residents, fellows, physician assistant fellows, and nurse practitioner students during their NICU rotations. Dr. Long is the co-chair of the Valley Medical Center Medical Quality Improvement Committee and the chair of the Valley Medical Center Pediatric Peer Review Committee.