Dayna Long

MD

Director, Community Health and Engagement
Pediatrician
Mother of three looking to make the world better each day

About me

Dr. Dayna Long is a pediatrician with special interests in community health and engagement, and in promoting equity in health care. In her practice, she loves supporting parents and caregivers, and her patients fill her with inspiration and awe. Her goal is to enable all children to be as healthy as possible by eliminating the inequities that lead to poor health outcomes for many families and young children.

Long's research and advocacy examines ways to make communities healthier, such as shifting traditional health care practices to team-based models focused on prevention.

Long earned her medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. At UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, she completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in infectious diseases. She has additional training in incorporating cultural humility into patient care.

In her free time, Long loves spending time with her three sons. One of the highlights of her career was meeting former President Barack Obama.

  • Education

    GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 1994

  • Residencies

    UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, Pediatrics, 2002

  • Fellowships

    UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, Infectious Diseases, 2003

Resilience is out there. We just need to tap into it.

Where I see patients (2)

    Tender wagging care

    Our therapy dogs spread joy and smiles at the bedside and throughout the hospital.

    Visit Child Life services

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