Russell F. Zwiener MD

Russell F. Zwiener, MD

About Dr. Zwiener

Dr. Russell Zwiener is a Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition specialist at Children’s Hospital. Dr. Zwiener serves as the hospital's Director of Endoscopy and Director of Pediatric Advanced and Therapeutic Endoscopy. After earning his medical degree from St. Matthews University, Dr. Zwiener completed a one-year general surgery internship at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He then completed his general pediatrics residency at Oklahoma University Health Science Center and then a pediatric gastroenterology fellowship at LSU Health New Orleans right here at Children’s Hospital. He trained further for an additional year in San Antonio to complete a pediatric advanced and therapeutic endoscopy fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Zwiener is board-certified in both General Pediatrics and Pediatric Gastroenterology. Although Dr. Zwiener treats all pediatric gastrointestinal conditions, he specializes in caring for children with pancreaticobiliary disorders including acute and chronic pancreatitis, gallbladder and bile duct disorders. Dr. Zwiener performs highly specialized procedures including endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS). He is one of the very few pediatric trained physicians performing these procedures on children in the country. Dr. Zwiener is married to his wife Jaime, who is a New Orleans native, and is a father to three young daughters, one of which has special needs. Dr. Zwiener has a special place in his heart in caring for children with special needs.

  • Gastroenterology
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatrics

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Children's Hospital New Orleans
200 Henry Clay Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118
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  • Medical School
    St. Matthews University
  • Residency
    OUHSC- General Pediatrics
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Pediatrics
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