Dr. Rodney Landreneau: what does not kill you makes you stronger

Skylar Gao


The 2nd International Conference of Asia Thoracoscopic Surgery Education Program (ATEP) was held successfully in Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seoul, Korea from Dec. 4th to 5th, 2015. In the conference, Dr. Rodney Landreneau, from Allegheny General Hospital, brought us a comprehensive speech on the history of VATS and as well memorized Dr. Tsuguo Naruke’s great contribution to the development of VATS, which in turn also encouraging all the surgeons to work hard to contribute to the benefit of patients. During this conference, the Editorial Office of Journal of Visualized Surgery (JOVS) had the great honor to have an interview with Dr. Landreneau (Figure 1).