Dr. Rodney J. Landreneau
Director, Lung Cancer Program
Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge - 1975
Louisiana State University School of Medicine - 1978
Regents Of The University Of Michigan
Dr. Rodney J. Landreneau is the Director of the Comprehensive Lung Center at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Shadyside an affiliate of UPMC’s Hillman Cancer Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is also a Professor of Surgery in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Landreneau specializes in treating patients with lung and esophageal diseases including gastroesophageal reflux disease, lung cancer, esophageal cancer and pleural mesothelioma. His surgical research interests include minimally invasive thoracic surgery, lung volume reduction surgery and minimally invasive lung cancer surgery.
Educational Background and Professional Appointments
Dr. Landreneau attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine where he earned his medical degree. He completed his general surgery internship at Parkland Memorial Hospital at the University of Texas and his thoracic surgery internship at the University of Michigan Medical Center.
Dr. Landreneau is affiliated with a number of professional medical societies including the American Cancer Society, the American Association of Thoracic Surgery, the Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons to name a few. He is also a member of the Coalition of National Cancer Cooperative Groups, Inc. and holds specialty certifications from the American Board of Surgery, the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and Fluoroscopic Radiation Management. He is currently licensed to practice in Pennsylvania.
Publications by Rodney J. Landreneau, M.D.
Dr. Landreneau is the author of numerous peer reviewed publications that are available in the Pubmed website. In these articles he has focused on many different topics including Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Surgical Treatment of Pulmonary Metastases, Surgical Approaches to Lung Biopsy for the Evaluation of Interstitial Lung Disease and the Role of Lasers in Cardio-Thoracic Surgery.Sources
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