Nathaniel Long, DO

Nathaniel Long, DO

Orthopedic Surgeon in Central Ohio

Specializing in surgery for upper extremity, shoulder and knee

Dr. Nathaniel Long is a national expert in shoulder and upper extremity surgery. He is a member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES). Membership in ASES is by invitation only and Dr. Long is among only 663 international members who meet the strict academic and clinical requirements to join this premier association of shoulder and elbow specialists. Dr. Long was fellowship trained in shoulder and upper extremity surgery here in Columbus by Dr. Gerald Rosenberg. He also performs arthroscopic knee procedures, including ACL reconstruction.

A native of Maine originally, Dr. Long moved to Columbus at the start of his orthopedic training in 2003. Dr. Long graduated from Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio in 1994 and then took his pre-med classes at The Ohio State University and Harvard University. While attending the University Of New England College Of Osteopathic Medicine, he was a three-time recipient of the Maine Osteopathic Association Scholarship and received the Maine Osteopathic Association Board of Directors Award in 2000. Dr. Long began practicing in Columbus, Ohio in 2008 following his fellowship training.


Education and Training

Fellowship: Shoulder and upper extremity surgery, OhioHealth Grant Medical Center and New Albany Surgical Hospital
Residency: OhioHealth Doctors Hospital
Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine


Certifications, Professional Teaching Positions and Memberships

  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) member, 2017
  • Board Certified: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Instructor at national level, training other orthopedic surgeons in total shoulder arthroplasty
  • Faculty member at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Resident educator for OhioHealth Doctors Hospital Residency Program
  • Member: American Osteopathic Association
  • Member: American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics.
  • USPTR Certified Tennis Professional
  • Fluent in German

Dr. Long’s clinical interests and specialties include:

  • Total shoulder replacement (shoulder arthroplasty)
  • Reverse total shoulder replacement
  • Innovative, bone sparing shoulder replacement procedure
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Labral repair (SLAP tears)

  • Ligament repair
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic knee surgery
  • Meniscus/cartilage repair

  • Elbow fractures
  • Elbow surgery
  • Wrist surgery
  • Hand surgery


Watch the video about Rick, one of Dr. Long’s shoulder surgery patients. Hear how shoulder replacement surgery reduced the pain caused by his advanced osteoarthritis.

Dr. Long sees patients in Downtown Columbus, Gahanna, and Westerville. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Long, please call (614) 788.5000.