Rimas V. Lukas, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Dr. Lukas specializes in the treatment of primary and metastatic central nervous system tumors. He works as part of a multidisciplinary team that focuses on the management of patients with cancers affecting the nervous system.
Dr. Lukas is also actively involved in the education of medical students, residents and fellows. His research interests include the development of clinical trials evaluating new techniques for brain tumor treatment.
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 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. » Read Leo's story.
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. » Read Bruce's story.
View a partial list of Dr. Lukas' publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.
Nicholas MK, Lukas R, van Besein K. Youmans Textbook of Neurological Surgery, 6th Edition. Section II: General Neurosurgery. Chapter 46. AIDS. 2011.
Lukas RV, Chmura S, Nicholas MK. Management of central nervous system metastases from renal cancer.