Dr. David Longcope grew up in Worcester, Massachusetts. He graduated Cum Laude from Colby College in Waterville, Maine where he majored in Chemistry. He performed his medical school training at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Longcope completed his 5 years of general surgery training at the State University of New York in Syracuse. He then went on to do an additional year of fellowship training in Colon and Rectal Surgery at The Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Dr. Longcope was in practice for 6 years in New Orleans as a colon and rectal surgeon and was an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at Tulane University.