Maria Reinoso, M.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Donald Edward Texada, M.D. Professorship of Ophthalmology 

Program Director, LSU Ophthalmology Residency   

Academic Office:

LSU Eye Center
LSU Health Sciences Center
533 Bolivar Street/CSRB 459
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: 504-568-3156
Fax: 504-568-2385
Email: mreino@lsuhsc.edu

Clinical Office:

LSU Eye Clinic
LSU HealthCare Network
3700 St. Charles Avenue, 6th Floor
New Orleans, LA
Phone: 504-412-1200
Fax: 504-899-2866

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Rosario University, Bogota, Colombia
M.D. degree


Bascom Palmer Eye Institute/University of Miami, Miami, FL.
Research Fellowship

Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, LA.
Internship in Internal Medicine

LSU/Ochsner New Orleans, LA.
Residency in  Ophthalmology 

LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans
Fellowship in Diseases and Surgery of the Retina and Vitreous

LSUHSC Department of Ophthalmology
Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

LSUHSC Department of Ophthalmology
Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology


Clinical Interests


Diabetic retinopathy
Age-related macular degeneration
Retinal detachments
Retinal vascular occlusions
Retinal and macular degenerations
Vitreoretinal surgery
Inherited retinal diseases

Research Interests

Usher Syndrome
Age-related Macular Degeneration
Diabetic Retinopathy

Committees & Administrative Responsibilities

AUPO Resident and Fellow Research Forum Committee
HealthCare Network Clinical Practice and Leadership Group

Selected Publications

Gong D, Winn BJ, Beal CJ, Blomquist PH, Chen RW, Culican SM, Dagi Glass LR, Domeracki GF, Goshe JM, Jones JK, Khouri AS, Legault GL, Martin TJ, Mitchell KT, Naseri A, Oetting TA, Olson JH, Pettey JH, Reinoso MA, Reynolds AL, Siatkowski RM, SooHoo JR, Sun G, Syed MF, Tao JP, Taravati P, WuDunn D, Al-Aswad LA.Gender Differences in Case Volume Among Ophthalmology Residents. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2019 Jul; PMID: 3131839

Elison JR, Weinstein JE, Sheets KG, Regan CE Jr, Lentz JJ, Reinoso M, Gordon WC, Bazan NG. Platelet-Activating Factor (PAF) Receptor Antagonism Modulates Inflammatory Signaling in Experimental Uveitis. Curr Eye Res. 2018 Jun; 43(6):821-827. PMID: 29641916

B. Khoobehi, PhD, K. Firn, H. Thompson, M. Reinoso, MD, J. Beach. Retinal arterial and venous oxygen saturation is altered in diabetic patients. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 2013 Oct 29; 54(10):7103-6 PMID: 24114546

S.W. Cousins, MD, S. Bearelly, MD MHS, M.A. Reinoso, MD, S.L. Chi, MD, PhD, and D.G. Espinosa-Heidmann, MD. Dynamic Indocyanine Green Angiography-Guided Focal Thermal Laser Treatment of Fibrotic Choroidal Neovascularization. Graefe’s Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology. 2008 Aug. PMID: 18682971

Additional Info


Spanish and English


2020- AUPO Resident and Fellow Research Forum Committee 
2019- 2020 AAO Leadership Development Program XXII 
2015-2016 Docere Teaching Excellence Fellowship

Board Certification:

American Board of Ophthalmology


American Academy of Ophthalmology 
American Society of Retina Specialists
Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology  
Louisiana Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology
Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology
Women in Ophthalmology