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Dharani Mudugal, MB,BS

Assistant Professor

Dharani Mudugal


School of Medicine
Neurology Residency Program
CUMC - Creighton University Medical Center

Dharani Mudugal, MB,BS

Assistant Professor

Dr. Dharani Mudugal is a recent graduate from University of Nebraska Medical Center / Creighton University.  She currently holds an academic appointment in the Department of Neurology at Creighton University School of Medicine and CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center.
Dr. Mudugal graduated from M.S Ramaiah Medical College in Bangalore, India and completed her training in Family Medicine at Genesys Regional medical Center in Michigan.  She then pursued her 3-year training in Neurology and is board certified.  She is currently serving as Assistant Professor and core faculty for the neurology residency program at Creighton University School of Medicine..
Dr. Mudugal has published articles in medical journals, and her research interests include migraine headaches, cluster headaches, headaches in pregnancy and secondary headache syndromes.  She is passionate about practicing headache medicine and delivering the highest quality care to her patients.

Teaching Interests

  • General and headache neurology.

Research Focus

Primary and Secondary Headache disorders.




Assistant Professor


  • Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
    Drug profile: Galcanezumab in the prevention of cluster headache 2020
  • ACTA Scientific Neurology
    Novel neuroimaging 'Encephalitic Like brain MRI Phenotype' in a patient with Cerebral Autosomal Dominant Arteriopathy with Subcortical Infarcts and Leucoencephalopathy ( CADASIL)Rodica Elena Petrea MD, Dharani Mudugal MD, Angel Mironov MD, Sanjay P.Singh MD
    Volume 3 Issue 1, p. 03-08 2020
  • Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery: Advanced Techniques and Case Management
    Viral meningitis mimicking Benign Intracranial hypertension: A report of Two casesLuke Kiefer, Daniel Adam MD, Dharani Mudugal MD, Melinda Burnett MD 2019
  • Consultant 360
    Fulminant Herpes Simplex Encephalitis With Normal Initial MRI FindingsAdam DR, Kiefer LE, Mudugal D, Velagapudi M.
    Volume 59 - Issue 3, p. 87-90 2019
  • Journal of Obesity
    Vitamin A Deficiency after gastric Bypass Surgery: An Underreported Postoperative Complication.Kertsyn C.Zalesin, Wendy M.Miller,Barry Franklin,Dharani Mudugal, Avdesh Rao Buragadda, Judith Boura, Katherine Nori-Janosz, David L.Chengelis, Kevin R.Krause, Peter A.McCullough
    Volume 2011 Article ID 760695 2010


  • Mollaret's meningitis; an unusual clinical presentation 2022
  • Unusual presentation of venous sinus thrombosis 2022
  • America's Pharmacist (USA)
    Michele A Faulkner, Dharani Mudugal, Identification and treatment of rapidly progressive myeloneuropathy induced by copper deficiency 2018
  • Neurology
    Factors affecting post discharge outcomes in hospital patients with non-surgical diseases 2017
  • Pneumatic compression stockings for prevention of venous thromboembolism in adult EMU patients. 2016
  • Neurology
    Erdheim Chester disease: Report of a case Limited to the Central Nervous system 2016


  • The current landscape of migraine therapeutics 2022
  • COVID 19 and its impact on headache medicine 2021
  • Neurological causes of Diplopia-Diagnosis and Management 2019
  • New Frontiers in Headache Medicine; CUMC Grand Rounds 2018
  • Identification and treatment of rapidly progressive myeloneuropathy induced by copper deficiencyMichele A.Faulkner,Mudugal.D 2018
  • Neurological manifestations of systemic diseases; Department of Neurology; CUMC 2017
  • A breakthrough in the treatment of primary progressive Multiple Sclerosis; CUMC 2017
  • Arenson, C. & Doll, J.D. (August 2017). Conversation Café. 2017 Nexus Summit. Minneapolis, MN. 2016
  • COVID 19 and its impact on headache medicine -0001