Russell Zwiener MD

Russell Zwiener, MD

  • Specialties:  Gastroenterology - Pediatric Pediatrics
  • Bio

    Dr. Russell Zwiener is a Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition specialist at Children’s Hospital. Dr. Zwiener also serves as the hospital's Director of Endoscopy and Director of Pediatric Advanced Endoscopy. After earning his medical degree from St. Matthews University in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, 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 a pediatric gastroenterology fellowship at LSU Health New Orleans. 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 pancreatobiliary 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). When asked why he chose to specialize in this field, Dr. Zwiener explained, “There is a great need for pediatric specialists trained in this field. Being one of the very few physicians performing these procedures on children in the country, it is an honor to take care of children with pancreatobiliary disorders in New Orleans and the entire Gulf South.” Dr. Zwiener is married to his wife, Jaime, who is a New Orleans native, and parents to two young daughters, one of which has special needs. Dr. Zwiener has a special place in his heart for the caring for children with special needs.