Rodney Landreneau, MD

Rodney Landreneau, MD

Thoracic Surgery Pittsburgh, PA

Vice Chairman of general thoracic surgical affairs UPMC dept CV Surgery

Office Address

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  • 5200 Centre Ave
    Suite 715
    Pittsburgh, PA 15232
    Phone: (412) 623-3288

Dr. Landreneau's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Thoracic Surgery: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery
  • Clinical Interests: Minimally invasive lung cancer and esophageal surgery; mesothelioma; mediastinal disease

Dr. Landreneau's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • Clinical Visiting ProfessorUniversity of Pittsburgh
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Assistant Professor, Head, Section of Thoracic Surgery (1990-1994); Associate Professor, Head, Section of Thoracic Surgery (1995-Present); Visiting Professor (2002-Present)
  • Staff Thoracic SurgeonUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Staff Thoracic Surgeon, Montefiore Hospital (1990-1995); Staff Thoracic Surgeon, Presbyterian University Hospital (1990-1995); Staff Thoracic Surgeon, Passavant Hospital (1999-present)
  • Clinical InvestigatorEastern Cooperative Oncology Group
    Boston, MA
  • Staff Thoracic SurgeonSt. Margaret Hospital
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Staff Thoracic SurgeonSt. Clair Hospital
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Staff Thoracic SurgeonJameson Regional Health System
    New Castle, PA
  • Courtesy StaffWestmoreland Regional Hospital
    Greensburg, PA
    Consultant Staff. Dept. Surgery (1999-2002)
  • Division ChiefUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Passavant Hospital
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Director, Thoracic Surgical Program, Passavant (1999 – Present); Physician Liason for the American College of Surgeons, Passavant (2010-Present); Co-Director, UPMC Mesothelioma Program, Hillman Cancer Center (2011-Present)
  • Clinical InvestigatorAmerican College of Surgeons
    Chicago, IL
    Clinical Investigator (2000-2002)
  • Courtesy Staff, Thoracic SurgerySelect Specialty Hospital
    Greensburg, PA
  • Clinical InvestigatorUniversity of Pittsburgh Physicians
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Courtesy StaffUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Staff Thoracic Surgeon, Presbyterian University Hospital (2002-present); Staff Thoracic Surgeon, Passavant Cranberry (2003-present); Director, Comprehensive Lung Center, St. Margaret Hospital (2005-present)
  • Section Chief of Cardiothoracic SurgerySt. Margaret Hospital
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Associate StaffUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical Center, McKeesport Hospital
    McKeesport, PA
  • UPMC Institutional Alliance Board Representitve“Alliance” Cancer Cooperative Group (CAL-GB, NCCTG, ACOSOG)
  • Professor with TenureThe Heart, Lung & Esophageal Surgery Institute
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Courtesy Staff, Thoracic SurgeryOhio Valley General Hospital
    Greensburg, PA
  • Staff Thoracic SurgeonWestern Pennsylvania Hospital
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Staff Thoracic SurgeonSharon Regional Hospital
    Sharon, PA
  • Staff Thoracic SurgeonAllegheny General Hospital
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Thoracic SurgeonCardioThoracic Surgical Associates, Inc.
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Professor of Human OncologyHahnemann University
    Philadelphia, PA
    Professor of Surgery (1995-1998); Professor of Surgery w/Tenure (1997-2002)
  • Professor of Human OncologyMedical College of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA
    Professor of Surgery, Section Head, Thoracic Surgery (1995-1998); Professor of Surgery w/Tenure (1997-2002)
  • Co-DirectorPittsburgh Cancer Institute
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Thoracic SurgeonUniversity Surgical Associates, Inc.
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Consulting Cardiothoracic SurgeonVeterans Administration Hospital
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Staff Cardiothoracic SurgeonEllis Fischell State Cancer Hospital
    Columbia, MO
  • Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Missouri
    Columbia, MO
    Co-Director/Transplant Surgeon, Cardiac Transplant Program (1988-1990)
  • Clinical InvestigatorDuke University Medical Center
    Durham, NC
    Clinical Investigator (1988-1990)
  • Staff Cardiothoracic SurgeonVeterans Administration Hospita
    Columbia, MO
  • DirectorAllegheny General Hospital
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Clinical Investigator (1988-1990); Director, Allegheny Center for Lung and Thoracic Disease (1995-1998); Professor of Surgery w/Tenure (1997-2002); Professor of Human Oncology (1998-2002); Division Director, General Thoracic Surgery (1998-2000); Clinical Investigator (2000-2002)
  • DirectorVeterans Administration Hospital
    Dallas, TX
    Staff Surgeon (1987-1988)
  • Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center
    Dallas, TX
  • Head, and InitiatorTerrebonne General Hospital
    Houma, LA
  • Cardiothoracic SurgeonHouma Heart Clinic
    Houma, LA
  • Cardiothoracic SurgeonGeorge Barnes, Inc.
    Fairway Drive Covington, LA

Dr. Landreneau's Education & Medical Training

  • U Michigan HospsU Michigan HospsResidency, Thoracic Surgery
  • Parkland Memorial HospitalParkland Memorial HospitalResidency, General Surgery
  • LA State Univ Sch of Med, NOLouisiana State University School of Medicine in New OrleansMedical School, MD
  • Louisiana State UniversityLouisiana State UniversityOther Training, BS, Zoology

Dr. Landreneau's Certifications & Licensure

  • NC State Medical LicenseNC State Medical License2013 - 2015
  • Pennsylvania Supervising Physician: License # MX-042702-LPennsylvania Supervising Physician: License # MX-042702-LPA,1998 - Present
  • License # MD-042702-LLicense # MD-042702-LPA,1990 - 2008
  • License # R1I05License # R1I05MO,1988 - 1999
  • License # 46606License # 46606MI,1983 - 1993
  • License # F-7809License # F-7809TX,1980 - 1992
  • License R# 001490   L#014762License R# 001490 L#014762LA,1978 - 1998
  • Advanced Nd-YAG LaserAdvanced Nd-YAG LaserCompleted Course, University of California, San Diego, 1989
  • American Board of SurgeryAmerican Board of SurgerySurgery, 1984
  • American Board of Thoracic SurgeryAmerican Board of Thoracic SurgeryThoracic & Cardiac Surgery, 1986
  • Cyberknife Techinical Training Sponsored by AccurayCyberknife Techinical Training Sponsored by AccurayCompleted Training, Sunnyvale, California, 2007
  • Fluoroscopic Radiation ManagementFluoroscopic Radiation ManagementCertificate ID: 66624, 2007
  • Photodynamic Therapy of MalignanciesPhotodynamic Therapy of MalignanciesCompleted Course, Grant/Riverside Methodist Hospitals, Columbus, OH, 1996

Dr. Landreneau's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Pittsburgh Magazine2011 Top DoctorsPittsburgh Magazine, 2011
  • The Cardiothoracic Residents, 2006General Thoracic Surgery Faculty of the Year AwardThe Cardiothoracic Residents, 2006, 2007
  • The ACOSOG Leadership Committee, 2006In Recognition of and Appreciation for Outstanding ACOSOG Lung Cancer Trial EnrollmentThe ACOSOG Leadership Committee, 2006, 2007
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Dr. Landreneau's Clinical Trials

Dr. Landreneau's Publications & Presentations

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Journal Articles

  • Long-term outcome after resection for bronchial carcinoid tumors.Ferguson MK, Landreneau RJ, Hazelrigg SR, Altorki NK, Naunheim KS, Zwischenberger JB, Kent M, Yim APC, European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery; 18:156-161
  • Ultrasonic Surgical Aspirator for Lung Resection.Landreneau RJ. Discussant: Verazin GT, Regal AM, Antkowiak AG, Parvez Z, Takita H, Annals of Thoracic Surgery;52:787-90
  • Risk analysis for thoracoscopic lung volume reduction: A multi-institutional experience.Naunheim KS, Hazelrigg SR, Kaiser LR, Keenan RJ, Bavaria JE, Landreneau RJ, Osterloh J, Keller CA, European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery; 17:673-679
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Books/Book Chapters

  • Redo Cardiac Surgery in Adults.Chapter: Transmyocardial revascularization.Page 52 - 57
    Landreneau RJ
    Editors: Machiraju VR.CME Network Publishing, Southampton, NY
  • UPMC Shadyside Physicians Newsletter.Chapter: Approaches to potentially resectable lung cancer in the high risk patient
    Christie NA, Landreneau, RJ, Luketich, JD
    Editors: Cooper WM, Challinor RB.
  • Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology - "Update Series".Chapter: . Video-assisted thoracic surgery: A minimally invasive approach to thoracic oncologyPage 1 - 14
    Landreneau RJ, Mack MJ, Hazelrigg SR, Naunheim KS, Keenan RJ, Ferson PF
    Editors: DeVita V, Hellman S, Rosenberg S.
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  • Efficacy of paclitaxel, 5-flurouracil and cisplatin regimen for carcinoma of the esophagus.Belani CP, Luketich J, Landreneau RJ, Kim R, Day R, Ferson PF, Keenan RJ, Posner M, Seger J, Lembersky B, Presentations in Focus. Publication by Fox Chase Cancer Center
  • Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery.Landreneau RJ, Evening of Clinical Discussion Hosted by W.L. Gore & Associates, Milwaukee, WI
  • A Comparison of Endoscopic Ultrasound and Minimally Invasive Surgical Staging in Esophageal Cancer.Luketich JD, Kim R, Landreneau RJ, Urso K, Ferson P, Lembersky B, Belani C, Keenan RJ, Proceedings of the American College of Gastroenterology 61st Annual Scientific Meeting
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  • "Career Notes". In: The Almanac (Newspaper article: Hospital appointment reported).Landreneau RJ
  • Thoracoscopic lung wedge resection for interstitial lung disease.Ferson PF, Landreneau RJ, Dowling RD, Magee MJ. Killinger W
  • Thoracoscopic resection of an anterior mediastinal mass.Ferson PF, Landreneau RJ, Dowling RD, Magee MJ. Killinger W
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Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
  • Highmark BCBS ClassicBlue
  • Highmark BCBS PPOBlue
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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