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