Dr. Rodney Jerome Landreneau, MD, who specializes in a variety of cancers, including pleural mesothelioma and lung cancer, is now the director of the Esophageal and Lung Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He recently left his home state of Louisiana after serving at the Ochsner Cancer Institute. Dr. Landreneau held several administrative and clinical roles as the director of the cancer institute and the vice-chairman of the department of surgery. Shortly after his arrival at Ochsner in 2013, Dr. Landreneau performed the first surgical debulking/hyperthermic chemoperfusion procedure on a pleural mesothelioma patient in the state of Louisiana. Although the procedure is done by specialists in only a few cancer centers around the country, Dr. Landreneau had performed it many times before at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Center, where he worked for more than 20 years..