图：小编与 Dr. Landreneau 合照
编者按：12 月 4 日至 5 日，第二届亚洲胸腔镜外科教育课程国际会议（the 2nd International Conference of Asia Thoracoscopic Surgery Education Program）在韩国首尔国立大学医院成功举办。会议云集国际胸腔镜领域内知名专家，共同聚焦微创外科技术前沿进展进行分享交流。会议上，来自 Allegheny General Hospital 的 Dr. Rodney Jerome Landreneau 在 Dr. Tsuguo Naruke 纪念环节讲座中就胸腔镜手术的历史发展进行了全面分享，同时也以 Dr. Naruke 于胸腔镜手术发展的贡献为例鼓舞外科医生不断创新努力以最终造福病人。此次 AME 出版社有幸邀请到 Dr. Landreneau 分享其对胸腔镜手术发展的观点与展望，同时 Dr. Landreneau 也与我们讲述年轻医生时期的一些经历。
除了分享对胸腔镜手术发展变化的观点及对今后胸腔镜手术发展的展望，Dr. Landreneau 也结合自身经验，分享了医生应具备哪些技能以实现成功的胸腔镜手术，同时也以过来人的角度为年轻医学生提出了在校学习方面的一些宝贵建议。
最后，谈及为何成为一名外科医生时，Dr. Landreneau 徐徐道来了背后的一些经历，医学家庭的背景，第一次胸腔镜手术经历的鼓舞，其中或许重要的一点也在于面对困难不服输的精神——what does not kill you makes you stronger.
Today your speech is about the history of VATS. What do you think is the biggest changes in thoracic surgery and what’s your expectation of the development of VATS?
According to your experience, what skill should a surgeon possess so that to achieve a successful VATS surgery?
You’re quite an expert in thoracic surgery and also has gone through the young time in college. Would you like to give some advice to our young surgeons or those still in college so that they could better develop their career?
Other than the advice, we are also interesting in your early experience as a thoracic surgeon. Would you like to share with us some interesting or unforgettable experience as a surgeon? Or you could instead share with us what encourage you to be who you’re now.
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.
Dr. Landreneau’s surgical expertise included both minimally invasive and video-assisted surgery. He does laser and stent therapies, lung and esophageal cancer surgeries, and editor to two thoracic surgery textbooks, author to 50 book chapters on surgical topics and more than 260 peer-reviewed publications.