Rodney J. Landreneau, MD

Rodney J. Landreneau
Ochsner Baptist 2700 Napoleon Ave. New Orleans, LA 70115  504-899-9311
Ochsner Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center - Houma 1978 Industrial Blvd Houma, LA 70363  985-873-2200
Ochsner Medical Center 1514 Jefferson Hwy. New Orleans, LA 70121  1-866-OCHSNER
Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge 17000 Medical Center Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70816  (225) 752-2470
Ochsner Medical Center - Kenner 180 W Esplanade Ave Kenner, LA 70065  504-468-8600
Ochsner Medical Center - North Shore 100 Medical Center Dr. Slidell, LA 70461  985-649-7070
Ochsner Medical Center - West Bank Campus 2500 Belle Chasse Hwy. Gretna, LA 70056  504-392-3131; TDD 504-207-1226
Ochsner Health Center - Slidell 2750 E. Gause Blvd. Slidell, LA 70461  985-639-3777
Ochsner St. Anne General Health Center - Raceland 106 Cypress St. Raceland, LA 70394  985-537-2273
The Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center 1514 Jefferson Hwy. New Orleans, LA 70121  1-866-OCHSNER

Specialties Offered

Rodney J. Landreneau, MD is board-certified in thoracic surgery (thoracic and cardiovascular surgery).  He is a native of south Louisiana where he received an undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.  He then completed his medical education at Louisiana State University Medical School in New Orleans where he graduated with honors and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society.  Dr. Landreneau completed residency in general surgery at the University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, and completed residency in thoracic surgery at the Unviersity of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Dr. Landreneau is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Surgical Association, the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, the Amercian College of Chest Physicians, the Society of Surgical Oncology, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.  Dr. Landreneau has authored more than 350 scientific peer reviewed clinical journal articles on minimally invasive surgery, lung cancer, and other thoracic oncologic topics.  He is a leading thoracic oncologic clinical investigator with the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACOSOG) and he is presently a leading member of the "Alliance" Cancer Cooperative Group which is the amalgamation of the previous national cancer groups (ACOSOG, CAL-GB and NCCTG).



Titles Held

Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery, Clinical Program Development
Chief, General Thoracic Surgery
Medical Director, Ochsner Cancer Institute

Clinical Interests

Dr. Landreneau's areas of clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, video-assisted thoracic surgery, lung cancer surgery/treatment, surgical treatment of esophageal cancer and benign esophageal conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux and achalasia. Dr. Landreneau has extensive experience in the management of mesothelioma of the lung and the surgical treatment of mediastinal conditions such as myasthenia gravis and mediatinal malignancies.

Languages Spoken


Certifications Held

American Board of Surgery
American Board of Thoracic Surgery

  • Medical School: LSU New Orleans
  • Internship: UT Southwestern, Dallas, Texas
  • Residency: General Surgery - UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX and Cardiothoracic Surgery - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI