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Long Le, MD, FCCP

(707) 443-3354
Primary Specialties
  • Pulmonology
  • Additional Languages Spoken
    English, Vietnamese

Primary Office

Address:
St. Joseph Health Medical Group
3200 Walford St.
Suite A
Eureka, CA 95503
Phone:
(707) 443-3354
Fax:
(707) 443-3356

Physician Bio

Professional Emphasis:

To expand patient emphasis in critical care medicine, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary arterial hypertension, lung cancer, sleep medicine, interventional and general pulmonology with the highest competency and ethical standards

Publications:

Sanchez, J., Le, L., Arroliga, A. 2011. How Tifacongin could not Captivate
severe community acquired pneumonia. AJRCCM 183:1449-50.


Le, L., Sime, P., Barker, J. 2010. Transient right phrenic nerve paralysis
following catheter radiofrequency ablation for paroxysmal atrial
fibrillation. In preparation and submission to Chest 2012.


Xing, Y., Shi, S., Le, L., Lee, C.A., Silver-Morse, L., Li, W.X., 2007.
Evidence for transgenerational transmission of epigenetic tumor
susceptibility in Drosophila. PLoS Genet. 3:1598-606.


Shi, S., Calhoun, H., Xia, F., Li, J., Le, L., Li, W.X., 2006. JAK signaling
globally counteracts heterochromatic gene silencing. Nat Genet. 38:1071-6.


Chappell, V., Le, L., LaGrone, L., Mileski, W., 2000. STAT proteins play a
role in tumor necrosis factor alpha gene expression. Shock 14:400-402.


Rahme, L., Man-Wah T., Le, L., Wong, S., Tompkins, R., Calderwood, S.,
Ausubel, F., 1997. Use of model plant hosts to identify Pseudomonas
aeruginosa virulence factors. PNAS 94: 13245-13250.


Gu, X., Allain, A., Le, L., Cramer, E., Tenza, D., Han, Z., 1993. Expression of
cyclin B in megakaryocytes and cells of other hematopoietic lineages. C. R.
Acad. Sci. Paris. 316:1438-1445.


Le, L., Ayer, S., Place, A. R., and Benyajati, C., 1990. Analysis of
Formaldehyde-induced Adh Mutations in Drosophila by RNA Structure
Mapping and Direct Sequencing of PCR-Amplified Genomic DNA. Biochem.
Gen. 28:367-389.

Guest Lectures:

  • ARDS - A Review for 2015
  • Methodist Medical Center - Dallas
  • Non-invasive Hemodynamic Monitor in ICU - 2011
  • Pleural Effusion: Diagnosis and Therapy - 2010
  • Baylor Scott and White Healthcare
  • Pulmonary Artery Hypertension - A Review 2008
  • Waco Family Medicine Residency Program
  • Updates in COPD Management - 2008
  • Updates in Tiotropium and COPD Management - 2009
  • Round Table Discussion - Sponsored by Pfizer, Inc.
  • Surviving Sepsis Lecture Series: Part 1 to 3
  • Managing Electrolyte Abnormalities Lecture Series:
  • Hypo/Hypernatremia
  • Heparin-induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT)
  • Sonora Regional Medical Center
  • Drug-induced Eosinophilic Lung Disease
  • Advances in COPD Management - 2007
  • Tuolumne Medical Society

Presentations/Abstracts:

“Fatal acute splenic sequestration in an adult with sickle cell anemia” at
ABSTRACTS: the International American Thoracic Society (ATS) 107th Meeting in San
Francisco, California - 2012.


“Drosophila melanogaster as a model to study tobacco smoke-induced
histone modifications” at the International American Thoracic Society
(ATS) 101th Meeting in San Diego, California - 2006.


“Permanent right phrenic nerve paralysis following catheter
radiofrequency ablation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation” at the American
College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) meeting in Montreal, Canada - 2005.


“A Case Report of Malignant Insulinoma and the Use of Endoscopic
Ultrasound (EUS) for Detection and Biopsy” at the South Texas ACP-ASIM
Associates Program 9th Annual Meeting - 2002.


“Quantitative analysis of burn-induced alterations in signal transducer
and activator of transcription (STAT) gene expression” at the American
Burn Association 31st Annual Meeting - 1999.


“Affinity Tagging of Vaccinia Virus Poly(A) Polymerase and
Polyadenylation Stimulatory Factor” at the NIH/ADAMHA Summer
Research Program - 1991.


“Molecular Analysis of the Drosophila meganolaster Adh Mutant Genes
by Polymerase Chain Reaction DNA Amplification and Direct Sequencing”
at the University of Rochester Fall Research Symposium - 1989.

Research:

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 2004 - 2006
Department of Medicine, Rochester, New York
Advisor: Willis Li, Ph.D.
Examined the role of tobacco smoking inducing tumorgenesis in STAT92E
mutation of Drosophila melanogaster.


University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston 1997 - 1998
Department of Surgery, Galveston, Texas
Advisor: William Mileski, M.D.
Studied the pathophysiology of the inflammatory response in murine
macrophage following thermal injury.


Shriners Burn Institute Fellowship - Boston Unit 1996 - 1997
Department of Molecular Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Boston
Advisor: Ronald Tompkins, M.D. and Frederick Ausubel, Ph.D.
Studied previously unknown bacterial virulence factors in Pseudomonas
aeruginosa and to engineer a new pharmaceutical approach for treating
Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection.


National Cancer Research Fellowship - Summer 1992
Institut des Vaisseaux et du Sang, Hopital Lariboisiere, Paris, France.
Advisor: Zhong C. Han, M.D., Ph.D.
Studied the control mechanism regulating onset of mitosis in human
megakaryocyte by utilizing monoclonal antibody to cdc2 and polyclonal antibody to cyclin B.

National Institute of Health Research Fellowship - Summer 1991
NIH-NIAID, Laboratory of Viral Diseases, Bethesda, Maryland
Advisor: Bernard Moss, M.D., Ph.D.

Genetically engineered metal recognition elements into VP55 and VP39
for Ni2+-NTA column purification for later study of interactions between
VP55 and VP39 and polyadenylation substrates.

Norwich Eaton Pharmaceuticals Research Fellowship - Summer 1990
Norwich Eaton Pharmaceuticals, Norwich, New York
Advisor: Edward Cabrera, M.D.
Prepared and evaluated an LND-796 Antibody-Sepharose column as a tool
for isolating non-radioactive metabolites of LND-796 from biological
fluids.


Independent Research Project - Academic 1989 - 1990
Department of Biology, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
Advisor: Cheeptip Benyajati, Ph.D.
Studied DNA binding factors that are localized to the upstream regions of
Alcohol Dehydrogenase (Adh ) promoter in Drosophila meganolaster.


Research Assistant - Summer 1989
Department of Biology, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
Advisor: Cheeptip Benyajati, Ph.D.
Continued the work from summer 1988 - studied two Adh mutants (Adh
fn45 and Adh fn46) of Drosophila meganolaster by PCR amplification and
direct sequencing.


Independent Research Project - Academic 1988 - 1989
Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Advisor: David Roberts, Ph.D.
Screened Drosophila meganolaster embryos with monoclonal antibodies
raised against defined mammalian glycolipids and observed whether or
not they were present in insects and if they changed during development.


De Kiewiet Summer Research Fellowship - Summer 1988
Department of Biology, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
Advisor: Cheeptip Benyajati, Ph.D.
Studied two mutations at the Alcohol Dehydrogenase locus (Adh fn45 and
Adhfn46) in Drosophila meganolaster by PCR amplification and direct
sequencing.

Activities:

  • Reading, biking, running, tennis, and computer informatics

Education

  • Medical School:
    University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry - Rochester, New York - 1990-1994
  • College:
    University of Rochester - Rochester, New York - 1986-1990
  • College:
    University of Oxford - Oxford, United Kingdom - 1988-1989
  • Internship:
    University of Texas Medical Branch Department of Surgery - Galveston, Texas - 1994-1995
  • Residency:
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center - Seton Healthcare Department of Internal Medicine - Austin, Texas - 2000-2002
  • Residency:
    University of Texas Medical Branch Department of Surgery - Galveston, Texas - 1995-2000
  • Fellowship:
    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Department of Medicine - Rochester, New York, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry - 2003-2006
  • Fellowship:
    University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston Department of Surgery - Galveston, Texas - 1997-1998
  • Fellowship:
    Shriners Burn Institute Research Fellowship - Boston Unit Department of Surgery - Boston, Massachusetts, Harvard Medical School - 1996-1997

Associations

  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • American Thoracic Society
  • New York State Medical Society
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Tuolumne Medical Society

Certifications

Certified American Board of Internal Medicine - August 19, 2003
Certified American Board of Pulmonary Medicine - November 15, 2005
Certified American Board of Critical Care Medicine - November 13, 2008
California State Board of Medical Examiners - License number A79487
New York State Board of Medical Examiners - License number 226552
Texas State Board of Medical Examiners - License number N8026

Advanced and Basic Cardiac Life Support
Ultrasound Certified in the Critical Care Unit

Awards

  • Best Teaching Attending Physician in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Scott and White Healthcare - 2011
  • Selected in “America’s Top Doctors” - 2006
  • Bureau Speaker for Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Bureau Speaker for Bayer Healthcare
  • Cum Laude Graduate
  • National and University Dean’s List
  • Rochester Centennial Prize Scholarship
  • National Foundation March of Dimes Health Career
  • De Kiewiet Summer Research Fellowship
  • Norwich Eaton Pharmaceuticals Summer Intern Fell
  • Fannie & Henry Rice Scholarship
  • Rochester Centennial Prize Scholarship
  • NIH Summer Research Fellowship
  • National Cancer Research Fellowship
  • W. G. Stuber Young Investigator Fellowship - 2004
  • NIH Public Health Service Fellowship - 1997
  • NIH Public Health Service Fellowship - 2004
  • NIH Public Health Service Fellowship - 2005
  • National Cancer Research Fellowship - 1992
  • NIH-NIAID Research Fellowship - 1991
  • Norwich Eaton Pharmaceuticals Research Fellowshi - 1990