Gary Taavi Reiss, MD


Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

West Jefferson Medical Center

1111 Medical Center Blvd.

Suite S-450

Marrero, LA 70072



MD - 2002

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center


Dr. Reiss received his medical degree from Louisiana State University in New Orleans, Louisiana in 2002. After completing his Internal Medicine residency at Stanford University Hospital in Stanford, California, he did a Gastroenterology fellowship at the Tulane University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans.

Dr. Reiss has been practicing at the Metropolitan Gastroenterology Associates Marrero location since 2008. As a gratis faculty member for the LSU Gastroenterology Section, he assists in patient care and fellowship education by performing therapeutic endoscopy procedures at LSU Interim Public Hospital.


Selected Publications

1. Martinez I, Gendusa P, Jenkins P, Reiss G, Landreneau SW. Pregnancy rocks: management of choledocholithiasis in pregnancy. Poster presented at American College of Gastroenterology Regional Meeting. March 2012, New Orleans, LA.

2. Reiss G, Sickel J, See-Tho K, Ramrakhiani S. Intrapancreatic splenic cyst mimicking pancreatic cystic neoplasm diagnosed by endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration. Gastrointest. Endosc. 2009;70:557-8. PMID: 19608182

3. Reiss G, Gopi R, Ramrakhiani S. Unusual cause of colonic obstruction: Gallstone impaction requiring mechanical lithotripsy. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2009;7:A20. PMID:19084482

4. Reiss G, Ramrakhianani S. Right upper-quadrant pain and a normal abdominal ultrasound. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2009;7:603. PMID:19138762

5. Reiss G, Ramrakhiani S.  Abnormal pancreatic imaging: ambiguity necessitates endoscopic ultrasound. Gastrointest. Endosc. 2008;68:243-5. PMID: 18656595

6. Reiss G, Keeffe EB. Vaccination against hepatitis B in patients with chronic liver disease. Year in Hepatitis Vaccines Volume 2. 2008.

7. Reiss G, Keeffe EB. Response letter to Dr. Morrow et al. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007;55(1):142.

8. Reiss G, Keeffe EB. Vaccination against hepatitis B in patients with chronic liver disease. Current Hepatitis Reports. 2006; 5:58-62

9. Reiss G, Kunz P, Koin D, Keeffe EB: Escherichia coli O157:H7 Infection in Nursing Homes: Report of Recent Outbreak and Review of Literature. J Am Geriatr Soc.  2006 54(4):680-4. Originally presented in poster format, 2005 American College of Physicians, San Francisco, CA. PMID: 16686882

10. Mitiku T, Reiss G, Vagelos R:  Capecitabine induced coronary vasospasm: A report of 2 cases.  Poster , 2005 American College of Physicians, San Francisco, CA.

11. Reiss G, Keeffe EB: Role of liver biopsy in the management of chronic liver disease: selective rather than routine.  Rev Gastroenterol Disord.  2005;5(4):195-205. PMID: 16369215

12. Reiss G, Keeffe EB: Hepatitis vaccination in patients with chronic liver disease. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2004 Apr;19:715-27.

13. Reiss G, Kopicko J, O'Brien M, Clark RA: Lack of  association between pregnancy and selected gastrointestinal adverse events among women prescribed nelfinavir. J Acquir Immune Def Synd 2001;26:513-6.  Poster , 2000 Infectious Disease Society of America, New Orleans, LA.