Rimas V. Lukas, MD

Rimas V. Lukas, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Neuro-Oncology

Secondary Specialty

  • Neurology

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Practice Focus Areas

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Rush University Medical College - 2002
Internship:
Cook County Health and Hospitals System - 2003
Residency:
University of Chicago - 2006
Fellowships:
University of Chicago - 2008

Media

Languages Spoken

  • Lithuanian

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology (Certified)
  • United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties - Neuro-Oncology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Associate Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Physician Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage Hospital
Delnor Hospital
Huntley Hospital
McHenry Hospital
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Palos Hospital
Woodstock Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

361 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

August 23, 2021

5.0

Northwestern is a research hospital and trustworthy.

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August 22, 2021

5.0

Porque el sabe es un doctor muy amable y bueno en lo que se dedica

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August 21, 2021

5.0

good doctor

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August 18, 2021

5.0

He’s knowledgeable, takes his time, explains everything clearly so I understand it and is compassionate about me and my healthcare

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August 04, 2021

5.0

Dr Lukas took his time and reviewed all of my scans and pathology thoroughly and has given new insight !

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August 03, 2021

5.0

Dr Lukas explained things in a way I understood and seems knowledgeable in my disease

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August 03, 2021

5.0

Excellent doctor

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August 02, 2021

5.0

Lukas laid out a clear idea of three possibilities. He seems confident but not arrogant and realistic. His knowledge and demeanor are helpful; he answered all of our questions and was generous with his time.

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July 31, 2021

5.0

Dr. Lucas is compassionate and is astute to the needs of his patients. He is excellent at explaining tests results and answers all questions if needed before the visit is over. I have been his patient for 2 1/2 years and respect his professionalism & knowledge of treatment. Highly recommended Dr. Lucas

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July 29, 2021

4.0

Good clinician

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July 23, 2021

5.0

Explained everything thoroughly. Very compassionte.

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July 21, 2021

5.0

Wonderful doctor, caring and takes quality time with you. He is very knowledgeable and informative.

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July 16, 2021

5.0

kind, informative and gives his time

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July 14, 2021

5.0

I’ve been to 4 of the top ten hospitals and he really seems to care

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July 13, 2021

5.0

Awesome lots of info

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July 09, 2021

5.0

Dr. Lukas was thorough and took his time with me. I felt like he was treating me with respect and he answered all my questions. I just had a wonderful experience with him On the phone. I can’t tell you how much I needed this because I a have had terrible interactions with doctors regarding my covid-19 experience. I felt so much better after talking with Dr. Lukas. You are so lucky to have him on your staff.

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July 07, 2021

5.0

Excellent Doctor

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June 30, 2021

3.0

If the doctor is late, that’s fine. But Isn’t there SOME staff member a available to tell the patient? Apparently not

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June 23, 2021

5.0

He is very knowledgeable and takes the time to explain things. I always feel hopeful after seeing him

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June 21, 2021

5.0

He answers questions well and thoroughly. Friendly and listens to my concerns and questions.

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May 31, 2021

5.0

He took his time and explained everything. He has given us hope!

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May 27, 2021

5.0

Very good doctor

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May 25, 2021

5.0

Expertise & compassion

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May 21, 2021

5.0

Dr Lukas is very thorough with our discussions and takes to to ensure all my questions are answered. He always asks before my appointment ends if I have any additional questions or concerns. He cares about me.

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May 19, 2021

5.0

He has a great bed side manner. He meets and explains things on your level of understanding.

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May 10, 2021

5.0

He is a knowledgeable person and keeps us informed l, great patient care

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May 10, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable plus plus plus. Great bad manners.

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May 10, 2021

4.0

Good communicator, very knowledgeable .

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May 07, 2021

5.0

I believe healthcare should be a relationship between a patient and their physician where they partner on the best treatment plans, etc. There needs to be open communication in both directions. I’m a straightforward person and appreciate the same. I’ve also encountered doctors who should find other professions or should stick to research. Dr. Lukas was very friendly, thorough and answered all my questions.

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May 02, 2021

5.0

Explicó bien y de manera entendible la condición médica

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April 30, 2021

4.0

He was nice and willing to take me on as a patient which I also found to be amazing because I had been having a hard time finding a second opinion doctor to take me. He also took the time to get to know my case and did not rush through our appointment.

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April 27, 2021

5.0

Listens and cares for his patience and takes his time with you

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April 25, 2021

5.0

He’s the appropriate level of personable and clinical

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April 25, 2021

5.0

Well spoken and smart

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April 21, 2021

5.0

Good dialogue

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April 15, 2021

5.0

Greatness Doctor

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April 15, 2021

5.0

Test results are thoroughly explained using the imaging. Very professional manner but not intimidating. Reassuring and confident.

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April 05, 2021

5.0

Outstanding

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March 29, 2021

5.0

Caring and compassionate Very knowledgeable Listens to his patients and the families Very accommodating

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March 29, 2021

5.0

Dr. Lukas has a great personality and is very thorough and patient.

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March 28, 2021

5.0

Responsive, respectful, and considerate in how he talks with us

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March 28, 2021

5.0

He is easy to speak with. I appreciate his responses to my questions

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March 10, 2021

5.0

Listens Excellent treatment suggestions

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March 05, 2021

5.0

Extremely willing to take FLL the time needed to explain his though process snd even set up second opinions inside snd outside northwestern

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March 05, 2021

5.0

Dr Lukas has been my NO since he was a UChicago. I trust his knowledge, his research abilities, and willingness to answer my questions during appointments as well as messages and emails. He emails me back on the weekends! I don't expect this but it is great.

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March 04, 2021

5.0

Very informative. Keeps it simple. Answers all questions. Very personable.

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March 03, 2021

5.0

Dr. Lukas is amazing. Explains everything in simple terms for me, and has a vast knowledge of VHL.

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February 21, 2021

5.0

He obviously loves what he does and cares for his patients

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February 18, 2021

5.0

He so thoroughly explained the results of my test and possible treatments that my wife had no follow-up questions. She always has questions.

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February 14, 2021

5.0

Dr. Lukas is very thorough and took a lot of time explaining my issues.

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February 12, 2021

5.0

Expertise & knowledge

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February 10, 2021

5.0

Dr. Lukas is incredibly knowledgeable and takes him time explaining things

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February 08, 2021

5.0

Dr. Lukas was kind and VERY knowledgeable. I am happy he is in charge of my case.

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February 08, 2021

5.0

Very professional Dr and caring. He is very generous with his time to explain to us regarding our medical care

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February 01, 2021

5.0

His experience and expertise in this cancer field

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January 29, 2021

5.0

We love Dr. Lucas and his compassionate care. He takes time to answer our many question. We trust and respect him greatly. A true leader at Northwestern.

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January 26, 2021

5.0

Dr Lukas is wonderful in making sure I understood what is happening with me.

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January 25, 2021

5.0

Great doctor! Knowledgeable and compassionate.

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January 22, 2021

5.0

He’s very patient-focused and direct with his thoughts. I really like that as it helps with setting my own expectations for how to plan for my care

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January 12, 2021

5.0

He is very kind and caring and explains things really well

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January 11, 2021

5.0

So far everything’s been perfect

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January 03, 2021

5.0

He is kind, compassionate and very knowledgeable.

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December 21, 2020

5.0

Knowledgeable and fantastic communication

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December 20, 2020

5.0

Very knowledgeable & caring

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December 20, 2020

5.0

Professional and personal

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December 18, 2020

5.0

Very thorough and compassionate. When the clinical trial didn't work for me, he had a tumor board to discuss my case and work together to come up with the best plan for me.

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December 14, 2020

5.0

Dr. Lukas is knowledgeable and takes time to answer all questions. His staff is always friendly.

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December 14, 2020

5.0

He is kind, compassionate and very knowledgeable. Always pleasure discussing the health concerns with him

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December 02, 2020

5.0

Believe him to be highly competent and professional.

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December 02, 2020

5.0

He’s very professional, explains well about the diagnoses and makes the patient feel at ease. Answers questions honestly and very straightforward.

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November 23, 2020

5.0

This is how I usually score. I don’t usually give the highest number. I like him very much because he is very honest and doesn’t beat around the bush and tells it like it is even if it isn’t what you want to hear!

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November 22, 2020

5.0

IT NOT JUST A JOB BUT ITS WHO HE IS >I HOPE HIS FAMILY KNOWS WHAT HE DOES AND HOW MANY LIVES HE CHANGED FOR THE BETTER(WE NEED A HERO RITE NOW)

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November 18, 2020

5.0

He was thorough and very professional. I felt comfortable asking questions.

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November 17, 2020

5.0

Explains my cancer in normal language.

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November 15, 2020

5.0

He is a great doctor and has lots of knowledge

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November 15, 2020

5.0

Because he is a great doctor

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November 06, 2020

5.0

Dr. Lukas is always friendly, informative and straight forward. He answers all my questions and makes sure I'm taken care of

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November 06, 2020

5.0

I trust my doctors and nurses

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November 01, 2020

5.0

Dr. Lukas was very polite and informative. I feel that he has planned out a good game plan for my treatment.

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November 01, 2020

5.0

Everyone is knowladgeable and respectful. I learned a lot of information at my visit.

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November 01, 2020

5.0

Really took the time to review my situation with me. Staffed my case with a tumor board and followed up and called me with results. Very personable and caring.

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November 01, 2020

5.0

Excellent doctors who care and follow up.

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November 01, 2020

5.0

See comments above. He is great at his job and quite aware of the new medications and treatments.

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November 01, 2020

5.0

Dr. Lukas has been awesome. He is thorough ave takes his time to make sure i understand everything and that in comfortable. It is very nice having a person with such a calm personality caring for you when you feel like you are living in a storm.

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October 27, 2020

5.0

Dr Lukas takes the time to answer all of my questions, doesn't rush through my appointments, I feel that he cares about me as a person.

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October 27, 2020

5.0

World class!

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October 26, 2020

5.0

Smart informative and nice

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October 21, 2020

5.0

Dr. Lukas is very thorough in explaining results and medical plan of action. He has empathy and understanding of his patient and his patient's wife. He's very professional and very knowledgeable of his field of expertise.

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October 21, 2020

5.0

Staff are very professional in their dealings with patients and patient's company. They respond immediately to follow up questions of patients. The Oncologist explains in detail re results, meds, and medical plan of action.

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October 21, 2020

5.0

I've been under Dr Lukas' care for 2 years, after being told by another neuro oncologist that I only had 3 months to live. Although the same diagnosis, Dr. Lukas presented my plan of care from a more positive and enthusiastic perspective and thanks to that I pursued treatment and have had two more years to live.

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October 21, 2020

5.0

Dr. Lukas is a great doctor and I trust him with my health and well-being

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October 18, 2020

5.0

He is a caring and respectful Dr. always wants to know how things are going and how one feels. I like him a lot!

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October 18, 2020

5.0

The equipment is there and is used. the staff is ready it is a good place to come. Good treatment Thanks Ruth Mc

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October 18, 2020

5.0

Dr. Lukas is very relatable and understanding. Listens to our concerns and is very available. Proactive.

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October 18, 2020

5.0

Quality care and communication.

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October 18, 2020

5.0

Supportive and trustworthy

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October 18, 2020

5.0

Makes you feel your under excellent care.

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October 11, 2020

5.0

He takes his time explaining to his patient the diagnoses and the nature of glioblastoma multiforme higher grade. His team of healthcare professionals are very good in follow up. Dr. Lukas is very personable and compassionate physician.

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October 11, 2020

5.0

Very professional healthcare team assigned to my case.

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October 04, 2020

5.0

Dr Lukas is very knowledgeable. He communicates information clearly and efficiently.

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