Jennifer L. Long, MD, PhD

Jennifer Long, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor in Residence, Department of Head and Neck Surgery




Head and Neck Surgery

Institutional Affiliation

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System



Laryngology and Voice Disorders, UCLA School of Medicine, 2010 - 2011


Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 2004 - 2006


MD, University of Minnesota Medical School, 2004
PhD, University of Minnesota Medical School, 2003


Otolaryngology, UCLA School of Medicine, 2006 - 2010

Board Certification

Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology, 2011

Contact Information


(310) 206-6688 - Appointments
(310) 825-3015 - Office

Clinical Interests

Dysphagia, Laryngeal Disorders

Scientific Interests

Dr. Jennifer Long's research goal is to design better short- and long-term treatments for head and neck diseases. Currently, the long-lasting sequelae of head and neck cancer resection or radiation can severely impact patients' quality of life, even after successful cancer treatment. Innovative treatments and rehabilitation modalities are needed to improve both the cure rate and the quality of life outcomes for these patients. Regenerative medicine techniques that manipulate cells and extracellular matrix at the local site of disease in the head and neck are a promising approach to improve outcomes.

Highlighted Publications

Santuray R, Schlegel P, Zhang Z, Reddy N, Alhiyari Y, Long J. Cell-based outer vocal fold replacement both treats and prevents vocal fold scarring. Laryngoscope. Published online August 19, 2023.

Schlegel P, Yan K, Upadhyaya S, Buyens W, Wong K, Chen A, Al-Hiyari Y, Long J. Tissue-engineered vocal fold replacement in swine: Methods for functional and structural analysis. PLOS-ONE. 18(4):e0284135; 2023. doi: 10.1371/journal/pone.0284135. PMID: 37083641; PMCID: PMC10120936.

Tran EK, Juarez KO, Long J. Stem cell treatments for oropharyngeal dysphagia: Rationale, benefits, and challenges. World J Stem Cells. 12(9): 1001-1012; 2020. doi: 10.4252/wjsc.v12.i9.1001. PMID: 33033560; PMCID: PMC7524699.

Ma, Y; Long, J; Achlatis, S; Amin, M; Branski, R; Damrose, E; Sung, CK; Kearney, A; Chhetri, D. Autologous fibroblasts for vocal scars and age-related atrophy: A randomized clinical trial. Laryngoscope. 130(11): 2650-2658; 2020. Doi: 10.1002/lary.28453. PMID: 31804729; PMCID: PMC8136686.

Peng, K; Wu, E; Lorentz, W; Wang, M; Long, J. A swallow preservation protocol improves function for veterans receiving chemoradiation for head and neck cancer. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 152(5): 863-7; 2015. PMID:25829388; PMCID: PMC4768734.