Landreneau, Rodney J.

Landreneau, Rodney J

Rodney J. Landreneau is a board-certified general and thoracic surgeon extensively experienced in the management of mesothelioma.

  • Among the nation’s few pleural mesothelioma surgeons who performs surgical debulking/hyperthermic chemoperfusion.
  • Previously served as division director of General Thoracic Surgery for Allegheny Health Network, as its system director of Thoracic Oncology and as co-director of the AHN Esophageal and Lung Institute.
  • Formerly served as medical director, vice chairman in charge of clinical program development for the Department of Surgery, and chief of General Thoracic Surgery at Ochsner Cancer Institute in Louisiana.
  • Proponent of minimally invasive surgery, video-assisted thoracic surgery, advanced Nd:YAG laser, photodynamic therapy, fluoroscopic radiation management, and CyberKnife when appropriate.
  • Leading thoracic oncologic clinical investigator with the American College of Surgeons’ Oncology Group and a leading member of the Alliance Cancer Cooperative Group.
  • Authored more than 500 scientific peer-reviewed clinical journal articles on minimally invasive surgery and other thoracic oncologic topics.
  • Member of the American Surgical Association, the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, American College of Chest Physicians, Society of Surgical Oncology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, and Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society.
  • Named a 2011 “Top Doctor” by Pittsburgh magazine and a 1999 Good Housekeeping magazine “Best Doctor.”


  • M.D. degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.