Rimas Lukas, MD

Associate Professor
Director, Medical Neuro-Oncology
 

Assistant: Monique Theus
Telephone: 773-834-9026
Patient Calls: 773-702-6222
Fax: 773-702-7485
Email: Assistant: t.neu.mtheus1@neurology.bsd.uchicago.edu
Direct: rlukas@neurology.bsd.uchicago.edu
   

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.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship: The University of Chicago Medicine
  • Residency: The University of Chicago Medicine
  • Internship: Cook County Hospital/John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County
  • M.D.: Rush University
Board Certification
  • Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • NeuroOncology, United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties
Clinical Interests
  • Neurology
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Primary and metastatic tumors of the nervous system
  • Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, including administration of intrathecal chemotherapy
  • Neurological complications of cancer and cancer treatment, including seizures and neuropathy
  • Paraneoplastic syndromes
Research Interests
  • Dr. Lukas is actively involved in the treatment of primary and metastatic central nervous system tumors. His research interests focus on the development of clinical trials evaluating novel therapies for brain tumors.
Teaching
  • Section Coordinator, Clinical Pathophysiology & Therapeutics
  • Director, Neuro-Oncology Multidisciplinary Selective
Society Memberships
  • Society of Neuro-Oncology (SNO)
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
  • Alliance
  • NRG
  • Asia-Pacific Association of Medical Research
Selected Publications
  •  View a partial list of Dr. Lukas' publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.
Book Chapters
  • Lukas RV. Practical Neurology. 5th Edition. Nervous System Complications of Cancer. 2017. [In Press]
  • Nicholas MK, Collins J, Lukas RV.  Youmans Textbook of Neurological Surgery, 7th Edition.  Section II: General Neurosurgery. AIDS.  2016. [In Press]
  • Lukas RV. Pocket: Expert Oncology Essentials. Primary CNS Lymphoma. Clinical Oncology News. 2016. [In Press]
  • Lukas RV. Pocket: Expert Oncology Essentials. Metastatic Brain Tumors and Malignant Meningitis. Clinical Oncology News. 2016. [In Press]
  • Lukas RV. Primary CNS Lymphoma. Chapter 1. Pocket: Expert Oncology Essentials. 2015. (In press).
  • Lukas RV. Metastatic Brain Tumors and Malignant Meningitis. Chapter 30. Pocket: Expert Oncology Essentials. 2015. (In press).
  • Lukas RV, Gabikian P, Chmura S. Cancer Consult: Expertise for Clinical Practice. Secondary CNS Tumors. Wiley-Blackwell Healthsciences. 2014.
  • Lukas RV, Chmura S, Nicholas MK. Management of central nervous system metastases from renal cancer.  Emerging Cancer Therapeutics. 2011;2(1):157-168.
  • Nicholas MK, Lukas R, van Besein K.  Youmans Textbook of Neurological Surgery, 6th Edition.  Section II: General Neurosurgery. AIDS.  2011.
  • Nicholas MK, Lukas R. The Brain and Host Defense.  Neuroimmune Biology. Volume 9. Immunologic privilege and the brain.  Elsevier. 2010.
Neurology Education
http://neurology.uchicago.edu/page/neurology-education