Steven Long

Cytopathologist, Surgical pathologist, Pathologist

Bio:   Dr. Long obtained dual undergraduate degrees in Economics and Art History from Stanford prior to enrolling at UCSF where he completed his MD, a post-sophomore fellowship in Pathology, residency in Anatomic Pathology, a Fellowship in Surgical Pathology, and a Clinical Instructorship in Cytopathology.

He then spent sixteen years in community practice honing his expertise in fine needle aspiration, cytopathology, and surgical pathology. Dr. Long was one of the first pathologists to pioneer the use of ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsies in an outpatient clinic setting, helping to establish USFNA as a core component to contemporary cytopathology practices. During this time he also gained valuable leadership and business experience including directing two cytopathology laboratories, overseeing billing and outreach operations, and serving four consecutive terms as president of one of the largest community practice groups in California (serving 10 locations, two large clinical labs, 7 area hospitals, and providing services for over 150,000 anatomic pathology specimens/yr).

Dr. Long returned to Stanford in 2012 to join the Department of Pathology in the sections of Cytopathology and Surgical Pathology. He has been active teaching USFNA, cytopathology, and surgical pathology to residents and fellows and his research interests primarily focus on expanding and refining the role of fine needle aspiration in supporting diagnosis, precision medicine, and clinical trial research.

His current administrative roles include: Director of Anatomic Pathology (which oversees the sections of Surgical Pathology, Cytopathology, Dermatopathology, Hematopathology, Neuropathology, and Autopsy), Director of Surgical Pathology, Director of the Histology Laboratory, and Director of the Immunohistochemistry Laboratory. He is also currently a member of the Stanford Medicine Leadership Academy (SMLA).

Stanford Cancer Center South Bay

Stanford Hospital

Professional Education

  • Medical Education: University of California San Francisco (1992) CA
  • Residency: University of California San Francisco (1995) CA
  • Fellowship, UCSF, Surgical Pathology (1995)
  • Fellowship/ Clinical Instructor, UCSF, Cytopathology (1996)
  • Undergraduate Education, Stanford University, Economics; Art History (1983)
  • Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, American Board of Pathology (1996)
  • Board Certification: Cytopathology, American Board of Pathology (1997)
  • Board Certification: Pathology, American Board of Pathology (2014)

Honors & Awards

  • Teaching Award, Stanford Department of Pathology (6/2013)

Administrative Appointments

  • Director of Anatomic Pathology, Department of pathology (2016 - Present)
  • Director of Surgical Pathology, Department of Pathology (2014 - Present)
  • Medical Director (Pathology and Clinical Laboratory), Stanford Cancer Center South Bay (2016 - Present)
  • Director of Histology and Immunohistochemistry Laboratories, Department of Pathology (2012 - Present)
  • Interim Vice Chair, Anatomic Pathology, Department of Pathology (2015 - 2016)