School of Medicine


Welcome to the LSU Gastroenterology Section



Gastro group photo


Our section provides care within three primary practice sites based within University Medical Center, Ochsner Medical Center - Kenner, and Touro Infirmary. Each of these sites provides training experiences for fellowship education which are integrated throughout our clinical activities. In addition to a diverse and experienced group of full-time faculty, the LSU Gastroenterology Section is complemented by a large number of adjunctive and volunteer faculty. Many of these faculty are graduates of our program. As Section Chief, I am delighted to oversee the expanding growth of our gastroenterology program which now offers a variety of specialty services including therapeutic endoscopy, small bowel disease, brain gut axis disorders, inflammatory bowel disease and bariatric medicine. Each of these subspecialties serves as a focal point for education, clinical research and innovation.  

Daniel L. Raines, M.D.
Chief, Section of Gastroenterology