Rimas V. Lukas, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Director, Medical Neuro-Oncology
Dr. Lukas specializes in the treatment of primary and metastatic central nervous system (CNS) tumors. As part of a multidisciplinary team that focuses on the management of patients with cancers affecting the nervous system, he coordinates comprehensive clinical care for patients in the Brain and Spinal Cord Tumor Center.
Dr. Lukas' research interests include the development of clinical trials evaluating new techniques for brain tumor treatment. He is actively involved in the use of novel therapies within the context of clinical trials for patients with primary and metastatic CNS tumors. He is also actively involved in the education of medical students, residents and fellows.
Center for Advanced Medicine
Year Started Practice
Rush University, Chicago
John Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Chicago
Residency and Fellowship
The University of Chicago Medicine
Radiation Therapy Oncology Group
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Learn More about Dr. Lukas
Dr. Lukas is featured in this CBS 2 Chicago news story about Rick Ledesma's glioblastoma treatment with tumor treating fields (TTF or TTFields).
Read a CBS 2 Chicago news story featuring Donna Van Ryn, one of Dr. Lukas' glioblastoma patients, who remains in remission years after treatment involving scorpion venom and radiation.
Dr. Lukas worked with a multidisciplinary team of specialists to diagnose and treat Leo Galati's primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL), a rare tumor that occurs when cancerous lymphocytes are found in the brain, spinal cord or cerebrospinal fluid.
Bruce Davis came to the University of Chicago Medicine after learning he could have a tumor on his brain stem. Learn how Dr. Lukas and his colleagues diagnosed and treated the glioma.
View a partial list of Dr. Lukas' publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.