Carlin Long, MD


Dr. Carlin Long is a cardiologist who specializes in preventing and treating cardiovascular disease.

In the clinic, Long is particularly interested in engaging patients in self-care through apps and wearable technology that collect physiological data and help individuals integrate therapies and preventive measures into daily routines.

In more than 25 years of research, Long has studied how cells in the heart communicate with one another during normal and abnormal growth. His research focuses particularly on cardiac fibroblasts, cells that play a role in initiating the scarring process within heart muscle after injury. Long is also interested in how genome sequencing data can improve medicine.

Long earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He then completed both a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in cardiology at UCSF.

Over the years, Long has held a number of academic appointments at UCSF, where he is a professor of medicine, and the University of Colorado Denver, where he is also an adjunct professor of medicine.


Cardiovascular Care and Prevention Center at Mission Bay
535 Mission Bay Blvd. South
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2873
Fax: (415) 353-2528

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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UT Southwestern Medical School 1982


UCSF, Internal Medicine 1986


UCSF, Cardiology 1988

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Salame G, Juselius WE, Burden M, Long CS, Bendelow T, Beaty B, Masoudi FA, Krantz MJ. Contrast-Enhanced Stress Echocardiography and Myocardial Perfusion Imaging in Patients Hospitalized With Chest Pain: A Randomized Study. Crit Pathw Cardiol. 2018 Jun; 17(2):98-104.
  2. Laurini E, Martinelli V, Lanzicher T, Puzzi L, Borin D, Chen SN, Long CS, Lee P, Mestroni L, Taylor MRG, Sbaizero O, Pricl S. Biomechanical defects and rescue of cardiomyocytes expressing pathologic nuclear lamins. Cardiovasc Res. 2018 Feb 08.
  3. Almodovar S, Swanson J, Giavedoni LD, Kanthaswamy S, Long CS, Voelkel NF, Edwards MG, Folkvord JM, Connick E, Westmoreland SV, Luciw PA, Flores SC. Lung Vascular Remodeling, Cardiac Hypertrophy, and Inflammatory Cytokines in SHIVnef-Infected Macaques. Viral Immunol. 2017 Dec 19.

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