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Rodney Landreneau, MD, Thoracic Surgery, Altoona, PA, UPMC Horizon


Thoracic Surgery Altoona, PA

Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgical Oncology, Cardiovascular Surgery

Division Chief, General Thoracic Surgery; Director of Thoracic Oncology of Allegheny Health Network

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Education & Training

  • University of Michigan Health System
    University of Michigan Health SystemResidency, Thoracic Surgery - Integrated, 1983 - 1985
  • U Michigan Hosps
    U Michigan Hosps1983 - 1985
  • Parkland Memorial Hospital
    Parkland Memorial Hospital1978 - 1983
  • Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
    Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New OrleansClass of 1978
  • Louisiana State University
    Louisiana State UniversityB.S., Zoology, 1975
  • Louisiana State University
    Louisiana State UniversityBS, Zoology, 1971 - 1974

Certifications & Licensure

  • OH State Medical License
    OH State Medical License Current
  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 2023 - 2025
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 1990 - 2024
  • LA State Medical License
    LA State Medical License 1978 - 2024
  • NC State Medical License
    NC State Medical License 2013 - 2024
  • MD State Medical License
    MD State Medical License 2018 - 2022
  • MI State Medical License
    MI State Medical License 1983 - 1993
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
  • Advanced Nd-YAG LaserCompleted Course, University of California, San Diego
  • Cyberknife Techinical Training Sponsored by AccurayCompleted Training, Sunnyvale, California
  • Fluoroscopic Radiation ManagementCertificate ID: 66624
  • Photodynamic Therapy of MalignanciesCompleted Course, Grant/Riverside Methodist Hospitals, Columbus, OH
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Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • America's Top Doctors Castle Connolly Medical LTD., 2013
  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification EpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2013
  • Award for Best Oral Presentation in Thoracic Surgery Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society, 2012
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Recurrence and Survival Outcomes After Anatomic Segmentectomy Versus Lobectomy for Clinical Stage I Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer: A Propensity-Matched Analysis  
    Landreneau RJ, Normolle DP, Christie NA, Awais O, Wizorek JJ, Abbas G, Pennathur A, Shende M, Weksler B, Luketich JD, Schuchert MJ, J Clin Oncol, 8/10/2014
  • Impact of Brachytherapy on Local Recurrence Rates After Sublobar Resection: Results From ACOSOG Z4032 (Alliance), a Phase III Randomized Trial for High-Risk Operable N...  
    Fernando HC, Landreneau RJ, Mandrekar SJ, Nichols FC, Hillman SL, Heron DE, Meyers BF, DiPetrillo TA, Jones DR, Starnes SL, Tan AD, Daly BD, Putnam JB Jr, J Clin Oncol, 8/10/2014
  • Spinal Cord Ischemia Resulting in Paraplegia following Extrapleural Pneumonectomy  
    Ural, K; Jakob, K; Lato, S; Gilly, G; Landreneau, R, CHEST, 8/1/2014
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • Endoscopic Trans-oral Stapling vs. Open Cricopharyngeal Myotomy for Cervical (Zenker's) Esophageal Diverticulum in a Thoracic Surgical Practice
    Schuchert MJ, Odell DD, Wallace A, Ferson PF, Luketich JD, Landreneau RJ, Central Surgical Association, Amelia Island, FL, 3/14/2013
  • Optimal Management of Malignant Pleural Effusions: VATS with Talc Pleurodesis vs. Tunneled Pleural Catheter
    Schuchert MJ, Shah R, McCormick KN, Stewart KJ, Pennathur A, Abbas A, Awais O, Wilson DO, Siegfried JM, Luketich JD, Landreneau RJ, Society of Surgical Oncology, National Harbor, MD, 3/6/2013
  • Transfection of Naïve T Cells with a T Cell Receptor Specific for NY-ESO Cancer Testis Antigen Enhances the T Cell Response Against NY-ESO+ Lung Cancer Cell Lines
    Gangopadhyay NN, DeLeo A, Opest A, Landreneau RJ, Luketich JD, Schuchert MJ, Society of Surgical Oncology, National Harbor, MD, 3/6/2013
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  • Evolving Strategies in the Management of Resectable Lung Cancer. Anatomic / Physiologic and Surgical Oncologic Barriers Overcome 
    Los Colinas Resort, Dallas Texas - 7/19/2014
  • VATS Segoentectomy 
    Boston, MA - 5/29/2014
  • General Thracic Skills and Decision Making - Mastering Techniques and Decision Making 
    Toronto, ON, Canada - 4/26/2014
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  • Modified Toupet Partial Fundoplication with Anterior Dor Flap, the "Curly Fry" Procedure (Video) 
    El-Sherif A, Santos R, Pettiford B, Luketich JD, Landreneau RJ
    American College of Surgeons, San Francisco, California - 10/16/2005
  • Modified Toupet Partial Fundoplication with Anterior Dor Flap The Curly Fry Procedure, Video Presentation with Narration 
    Landreneau RJ, Elsherif A, Luketich JD, American College of Surgeons 2005 Clinical Congress
    San Francisco, California - 10/16/2005
  • Mechanical Stapling for Gastric Mobilization and Esophagogastric Anastomosis During Transhiatal Esophagectomy 
    Landreneau RJ, Singh, D., Macherey, RS., Santucci, T.S., Maley, Jr., RH, Keenan, RJ, 2002 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons
    San Francisco, CA - 10/6/2003
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Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations