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Sarah Long, MD is Section Chief of Infectious Diseases at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, PA.  Dr. Long is also Professor of Pediatrics at Drexel University College of Medicine. To date, she has mentored 14 fellows in pediatric infectious diseases, as well as countless residents and students in pediatrics. Recognized as one of the top pediatric infectious disease specialists and educators in the U.S., Dr. Long is the founding and current chief editor of Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 4th Edition.

Dr. Long completed her medical degree at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, and her residency and fellowship at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.  She is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric infectious disease, and her principal areas of research are vaccine-preventable diseases and management of common infectious diseases in children. She sits on research advisory committees for the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She has made more than 250 contributions to the medical literature, has given an average of 36 lectures nationally and internationally annually for the past decade, and has performed more than 60 honorary lectureships and visiting professorships.

Dr. Long is an associate editor of The Journal of Pediatrics, as well as the Red Book Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She has chaired the program committee for annual meetings of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society.

Widely renowned for her contributions to the field of pediatric infectious disease, Dr. Long has been named to Philadelphia magazine’s “Top Doctors” consistently since 1987, and is ranked by U.S. News as the top 1% in the nation in her specialty. She has received numerous teaching awards, the Distinguished Service Award of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, and the Award for Lifetime Contribution to Infectious Diseases Education by the Section on Infectious Diseases of the American Academy of Pediatrics.