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Michael C. Longley, M.D.
LOCATIONS:
Nebraska Spine Center, LLP
13616 California St., Ste 100
Omaha, NE 68154-4438
(402) 496-0404

Central Nebraska Orthopaedics
620 North Diers Avenue, Ste 200
Grand Island, NE 68803
(308) 398-2818

MEDICAL SPECIALTY:
Fellowship Trained Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon

CERTIFICATIONS:
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (F.R.C.S.C.)
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

AREAS OF INTEREST:


FELLOWSHIPS:
Fellowship in Spine Surgery
Minnesota Spine Center
Preceptors: R. Winter, M.D., F. Denis, M.D. ,J. Lonstein, M.D.
M. Smith, M.D., M. Pinto, M.D., B. Bartie, M.D.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
1991-1992

Fellowship in Spine Surgery
University of Western Ontario
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Victoria Hospital
London, Ontario
Preceptors: S.I. Bailey, M.D.
K. Gurr,. M D.
1990-1991

Fellowship in Spine and Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Saskatchewan
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Preceptor: Dr. K. Yong-Hing, M.D.
Royal University Hospital
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
1990

RESIDENCY:
Orthopaedic Residency
University of Saskatchewan
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Royal University Hospital
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
1986-1990

INTERNSHIP:
January 1986 - June 1986 General Practice
Saskatchewan, Canada
This included positions in Regina and North Battleford.

January 1985 - January 1986 Rotating Internship
McCord's Zulu Hospital
28 McCord Rd.
Durban 4001, Natal
South Africa
The internship was in a 600 bed hospital which was part of the Durban University
Medical School. Rotations included Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, and Internal Medicine.

MEDICAL SCHOOL:
January 1979 - December 1984 MBCHB completed (equivalent to MD)
University of Cape Town
Medical School
Observatory, Cape
South Africa
Degrees awarded with Honours. Placed second in class in final professional examination.

POSITIONS:
Acting Medical Director of Alegent Back and Spine Institute
Omaha, Nebraska
January 2001 to present

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:
Member of Saskatchewan Medical Association
Member of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Metro Omaha Medical Society
Omaha Mid-West Clinical Society
Member of North American Spine Society
Member of Scoliosis Research Society

HONORS/AWARDS:
Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society / Canadian Orthopaedic Association Meeting - Calgary June 1991
Entitled: "An Assessment of Cervical Pedicle Morphology by Computerized Tomography"
M. Longley, K. Yong-Hing, L. Friedman.
Awarded President's Medal for the best research paper presented.

University of Manitoba and Saskatchewan
1990 Combined Orthopaedic Residents Research Day Presentation
Entitled: "Pedicle screw fixation in the Cervical Spine, Breaking New Ground"
Awarded the Kirkaldy-Willis Award for Orthopaedic Excellence

University of Manitoba and Saskatchewan
1988 Combined Orthopaedic Residents Research Day Presentation
Entitled: "Micro-vascular Free Vascularized Bone Transfers in Adult Dogs"
Awarded the Frederick Robert Tucker Award for Orthopaedic Excellence

University of Saskatchewan
1987 Combined Surgical Residents Research Day Presentation
Entitled: "Micro-vascular Free Vascularized Bone Transfers in Adult Dogs"
Awarded 'Certificate of Merit'

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS:
All Things Spine Conference.   August 2011, Omaha, Nebraska.
"Diagnosis and Management of Cervical Pain"

Pediatric Spine Conference.   October 2009, Omaha, Nebraska.
"Sports Injuries with Resultant Low Back Pain"

Cervical Spine Research Society, December 2009
Longley M, Woodward H, Phillips E, Fuller J, McClellan J, Burd T, Ryschon K, Peters C: Does the Use of Bone Morphogenetic Protein (rhBMP-2) in Patients Undergoing Anterior Cervical Dcompression and Fusion (ACDF) Increase Their Risk of Adverse Events? – A Retrospective Case-Control Study.

Cervical Spine Research Society, San Diego - December 2006
Poster Presentation: “RhBMP-2 (Infuse) Significantly Enhances Fusion Rated in Patients Undergoing Multilevel Anterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion”
Longley, Burd, et al.

Nebraska Foundation for Spinal Research
Pearls of Spine Care – October 23, 2004
Presentations: “Cervical and Extremity Pain: Natural History, Evaluation and Treatment”
“The Future of Spine Care, Non-Operative and Surgical”
Nebraska Foundation for Spinal Research
Roundtable Discussion with Worker’s Compensation Case Managers, Attorneys, and Adjusters – June 21, 2004

Nebraska Foundation for Spinal Research
Essentials of Spine Care – November 2003
Presentations: “Laproscopic and Thoroscopic Spine Surgery”
“Artificial Disc Replacement”
“Anterior/Posterior Spine Fusion by a Single Approach”

Presented tutorial sponsored by Scoliosis Research Society
Clinical Application of Image Guided Surgical Navigation in the Spine
August 28, 2000

Nebraska Foundation for Spinal Research
Essentials of Spine Care - October 2001
Presentations: “Thoracic Hyper-Kyphosis, Nebraska Foundation for Spinal Research Update”

Nebraska Foundation for Spinal Research
Essentials of Spine Care – October 2000
Presentations: “Medical and Surgical Treatment of Cervical Spinal Stenosis, Differential Diagnosis of Spine – Problems in Children, Nebraska Foundation for Spinal Research Update”

Nebraska Foundation for Spinal Research
Essentials of Spine Care – October 1999
Presentations: “Adult Deformity, Research in Progress and Future Projects”

April 1999
Presentation: “Management of Spinal Problems in a Worker’s Compensation Environment”

Nebraska Foundation for Spinal Research
Essentials of Spine Care - September 1998
Presentations: “Spinal Deformity: Operative and Nonoperative Treatment, Traumatic and Degenerative Conditions of the Cervical Spine, and Future of Spine Care”

Mid America Orthopaedic Society, Hilton Head - April 1993
Presentation: “Surgical Treatment of Thoracic Disc Herniation - Complications and Outcome”
Longley, Smith & Dennis

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, San Francisco - February 1993
Presentation: “Surgical Treatment of Thoracic Disc Herniation - Complications and Outcome”
Longley, Smith & Dennis

Orthopaedic Consultation, Volume 13, Number 8, September 1992
Entitled: “Spinal Decompensation After Cotrel Dubousset Instrumentation”
Authors: Michael C. Longley, M.D. & John E. Lonstein, M.D.

Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society / Canadian Orthopaedic Association Meeting - Calgary June 1991
Presentation: "An Assessment of Cervical Pedicle Morphology by Computerized Tomography"
Longley, Yong-Hing and Friedman

University of Manitoba and Saskatchewan
1990 Combined Orthopaedic Residents Research Day
Presentation: “Pedicle screw fixation in the Cervical Spine, Breaking New Ground”
Longley

Journal of Veterinary Surgery, Volume 17, Number 4, July - August 1988
Entitled: "A Developmental Model of Vascularized Bone Transfers in the Dog"
Authors: Levitt, Fowler, Longley & Bowen

Canadian Orthopaedic Association Conference 1988 - Manus Canada
Presentation: "Mechanical Analysis of Internal Fixation Plates for Phalangeal Fractures”
Longley and Johnston
Abstract published in Orthopaedic Transactions 1988
Abstract published in American Journal of Hand Surgery, Vol. 15(A) 1990, Page 805.

POST GRADUATE COURSES:
Cervical Spine Research Society Annual Meeting – San Diego, California, Dec. 2006
North American Spine Society Annual Meeting– San Diego, California, October 2003
Scoliosis Research Society Annual Meeting – Quebec City, Canada, September 2003
North American Spine Society Annual Meeting – Seattle, Washington, October 2001
Scoliosis Research Society Annual Meeting – Cleveland, Ohio, September 2001
Cervical Spine Research Society – Charleston, South Carolina, December 2000
North American Spine Society Annual Meeting – Chicago, Illinois, October 1999
Scoliosis Research Society Annual Meeting – San Diego, California, September 1999
North American Spine Society Annual Meeting - Washington, D.C., October 1995
Minimally Invasive Anterior Approaches to Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Surgery Course - Cincinnati, March 1995
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - Indications for Spinal Instrumentation - Portland, September 1994
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Conference - San Francisco, February 1993
Scoliosis Research Society Conference - Boston, September 1992
North American Spine Society Conference - Kansas City, 1992
Scoliosis Research Society Conference - Minneapolis, September 1991
John H. Moe Day - Minneapolis, September 1991
Eighth International Congress on Cotrel-Dubousset Instrumentation - Minneapolis, September 1991
Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society / Canadian Orthopaedic Association Meeting - Calgary, June 1991.
American Back Society - Spring Symposium on Back Pain - May 1991.
Member of Faculty - Consultation Clinic for Clinic on Spine Problems
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital Instrumentation Course - Toronto, April 1991.
Canadian Orthopaedic Residents Association Meeting - Edmonton, June 1990.
American Association of Clinical Anatomists - Course on Clinical Anatomy of the Back - Saskatoon, June 1990.
Member of Faculty - Instructor
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Conference - New Orleans, May 1990.
Workshop on Limb-lengthening Techniques - San Francisco, April 1990.
Tjachan's Paediatric Orthopaedic International Seminar - San Francisco, April 1990.
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Orthopaedic Review Course - Chicago, May 1989.
Canadian Orthopaedic Residents Association Meeting - Ottawa, May 1989.
Canadian Orthopaedic Association Basic Science Review Course - Ottawa, April 1989.
Canadian Orthopaedic Residents Association Meeting - Winnipeg, May 1988.
Canadian Orthopaedic Residents Association Meeting - London, May 1987.

CLINICAL RESEARCH:
Randomized Clinical Trial of Ambient Therapy Compared to Standard Treatment Amongst Individuals Undergoing Major Spine Surgery. Alegent Health/American Gramaphone, 2006-Present

Randomized, Third-Party Blinded, Multicenter, Clinical Trial to Determine the Safety and Effectiveness of Oxiplex/SP Gel for the Reduction of Pain and Symptoms Following Lumbar Disc Surgery. FzioMed, Inc., 2005-Present

Clinical Outcome of Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease Treated with Anterior Tension Band System with ALIF/FRA Spacer. Synthes Spine, 2004-Present

Clinical Outcome of Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease Treated with T-PLIF Allograft Spacer. Synthes Spine, 2004-Present.

A Prospective, Randomized Controlled Clinical Investigation of MAVERICK Total Disc Replacement in Patients with Degenerative Disc Disease. Medtronic Sofamor Danek, 2003-2004.

A Prospective, Non-Randomized Study to Evaluate the Performance of Optimesh 1500S in the treatment of Degenerative Disc Disease. Spineology, Inc. 2004-Present

Spine Patient Outcome Research Trial: Multi-Center Randomized Clinical Trial of Surgical and Non-Surgical Approaches to the Treatment of Low Back Pain – Spine Patient Outcome Research Trial – Dartmouth Medical School/National Institute of Health, 2000-2004

National Spine Network Surgical Outcomes Program: Ongoing, multi-center data collection process focusing on surgical patients, using electronic data collection technology to obtain pre-operative and post-operative data from both the patient and clinician. National Spine Network 2001-present

A Non-Randomized, Prospective, Controlled Clinical Investigation of the Threaded Interbody Fusion Device (TIBFD) for Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion in Patients with Symptomatic Degenerative Disc Disease - Sofamor Danek, 1999-2001

A Prospective, Randomized Clinical Investigation of Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2 and Absorbable collagen Sponge with Allograft Bone Dowels for Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion in Patients with Symptomatic Degenerative Disc Disease – Sofamor Danek, 2000 –2001

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