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Bruce Long, MD


Bruce Long, MD
Department: Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A50
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Bruce Long, MD
Department: Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease
Location: Lutheran Hospital
1730 W. 25th Street
Cleveland, OH 44113
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Bruce D. Long, MD, BS. Pharm.,  has been a staff physician in the Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases. He is active in the Center for Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disease. Prior to his appointment at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Long was chairman of the Department of Rheumatology at Fairview and Lutheran Hospitals. He is board certified in Rheumatology and Internal Medicine and a certified clinical densitometrist, by the International Society of Clinical Densitometry. 

Dr. Long is known for his interest in teaching and patient care. Prior to entering the profession of medicine, Dr. Long practiced pharmacy in his home state of Illinois.

Professional Highlights

  • Fellow,  American College of Rheumatology 

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical School - University of Illinois College of Medicine
Chicago, IL USA
Undergraduate - University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI USA


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine- Rheumatology

Specialty Interests

Osteoporosis and bone disorders, vitamin D, autoimmune disorders, clinical pharmacology

Awards & Honors

  • "Outstanding Teacher of the Year", 2007 – 2008 Department of Medicine,  Internal Medicine Residency Program; Fairview Hospital
  • "Outstanding Teacher of the Year", 1993 – 1994 Department of Medicine, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Lutheran Hospital
  • Woman's Health Champion Award, 1997
  • Pioneer Award, Ohio Occupational Therapy Association, 1994

Additional Training

  • Certified Clinical Densitometrist, International  Society of Clinical Densitometry
  • College of Pharmacy, University of Michigan 1968 – 1973


  • American College of Rheumatology
  • American Pharmacists Association
  • International Society of Clinical Densitometry
  • Arthritis Foundation

Treatment & Services

  • Adult Rheumatology
  • Bone Density Testing
  • General Rheumatology
  • General Rheumatology including Lupus
  • Infusions Of Biologic Agents On Site
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injections
  • Rheumatology
  • Viscosupplementation

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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