Cecil A. Long, M. D., Director of Infertility Services, joined the ART Program in August of 1995. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Subspecialty Board of Reproductive Endocrinology. Originally from Louisiana, Dr. Long received his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in 1984. Dr. Long completed his residency at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 1988. In 1990, Dr. Long completed his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis where he received extensive training in video laser endoscopy, microsurgery and advanced reproductive techniques including IVF.
Dr. Long served as Assistant Professor in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson from 1990 to 1995. There, he provided infertility diagnosis and treatment for patients including IVF. He also directed research in the area of embryo implantation and infertility associated with endometriosis, as well as trained residents in the specialty.
Dr. Long trained at the London Gynaecology and Fertility Centre to learn the techniques of TESA, a procedure used in couples with certain male factor conditions. TESA, testicular epididymal sperm aspiration, is a non-surgical procedure that the ART Program incorporated into its technology successfully.
Dr. Long has published multiple articles and textbook chapters on reproductive disorders and served as ad hoc editor for Fertility and Sterility. Dr. Long is sensitive to couples' emotional needs having first-hand experience with infertility. He and his wife, Debora, had their first child, Lucy, as a result of in vitro fertilization at the ART Program.