Maria Reinoso, M.D.

Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Clinical Office:

LSU Eye Center
3700 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA
Phone 504-412-1200
FAX 504-899-2866
Email: mreino@lsuhsc.edu

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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


Clinical Interests


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

Research Interests

Usher Syndrome
Age-related Macular Degeneration
Diabetic Retinopathy

Selected Publications

 D. Espinosa-Heidmann, MD, M.A. Reinoso, MD, Y. Pina, K. Csaky, A. Caicedo, PhD, S. Cousins, MD. Quantitative Enumeration of Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells and Endothelial Cells Derived from Bone Marrow Precursors in Experimental Choroidal Neovascularization. Experimental Eye Research. 2005 Mar;80(3):369-78. *to be considered first authors PMID: 15721619

M.A. Reinoso, MD, P. Mukherjee, PhD, V. Marcheselli, PhD, D. Bergsma, MD, R. Hesse, MD, N. Bazan, MD, PhD. PEDF Promotes Biosynthesis of a Novel Anti-inflammatory and Anti-apoptotic Mediator, NPD1 in Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells. The Ochsner Journal Spring 2008(8): 39-43 PMID: 21603555

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

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

Additional Info


Spanish and English


2008-09  Chief Resident
LSU/Ochsner Ophthalmology Residency Program
New Orleans

2008 Chosen to attend the Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Resident and Faculty Retreat, Denver CO

2007, 2008  Resident Research Awards
LSU/Ochsner Ophthalmology Residency Program

2006 Intern of the Year
Ochsner Clinic Foundation
New Orleans


American Board of Ophthalmology


American Academy of Ophthalmology

American Society of Retina Specialists

New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology