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Luka Vlahovic, MD

Assistant Professor

Luka Vlahovic


School of Medicine
Neurology Residency Program

Luka Vlahovic, MD

Assistant Professor

I graduated from Belgrade School of Medicine in Serbia, where I was accepted to be a scholar of the Serbian Ministry of Education due to being one of the top students in my class.
In July 2012, I became a neurology resident at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, where I had the opportunity to be exposed to a wide array of neurological conditions, from both the inpatient and outpatient side. That has helped me to sharpen my future career goals and to define my central field of interest .
Following completion of my residency training, I completed 1-year neuro-immunology fellowship at Stanford University. During my training at Stanford, I had opportunity to be involved in one clinical trial as a sub-investigator, predominately working as an examiner and EDSS (Expanded Disability Status Scale) rater. I also attended one week long  “Intense Course in clinical research: study design and performance” as well as Clinical Teaching Seminar Series which is a year-long faculty development program in medical education, all at Stanford.
“Intense Course in clinical research” was a great opportunity to get some very basic knowledge about different types of clinical research, process of publishing and basic concepts of descriptive statistics.
In July 2017, I started to work as a neurologist/neuroimmunologist at CHI and assistant professor at Creighton’s University.
I am positive that this Master is a great platform to continue my education, get additional expertise in this very important area that I can further utilize to conduct clinical trials and build MS Center here at CHI/Creighton.

Teaching Interests

  • Neurology / Neuroimmunology

Research Focus

Translational research connecting MS clinical practice and immunology laboratories to identify biomarkers of disease and treatment response, as well as participating in clinical trials".




Assistant Professor


  • Current Treatment Options in Neurology
    , New Therapeutic Landscape in Neuromyelitis Optica 2021
  • Neurology
    , Targeting Epstein Barr Virus as a therapeutic strategy in multiple sclerosis -0001
  • Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders
    , A mutation in SDHAF1, the succinate dehydrogenase chaperone protein, in a case of spastic paraparesis mimicking multiple sclerosis -0001


  • Luka Vlahovic, Poster presentation at 2022 AAN Annual Conference in Seattle on 'Cognitive impairment in Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum disorders' 2022
  • Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders
    Luka Vlahovic, A variant of uncertain significance in SDHAF1, the succinate dehydrogenase chaperone protein, in an adult patient with spastic paraparesis and leukoencephalopathy 2021
  • “Positive GAD-65 antibodies in patients with autonomic dysfunction” – Luka Vlahovic MD,Lucas Kipp MD, Jefrey Dunn MD, Safwan Jaradeh MD - poster presentation at AmericanAutonomic Society Meeting in Clearwater Beach, Florida, November 2017 2017
  • Annals of Neurology
    Fulminant West Nile Virus (WNV) Encephalitis in a Double Bilateral Lung Transplant Recipient: Case Report Luka Vlahovic, Rochelle Sweis, Erin Lowery, Ewa Borys and Jose Biller. Maywood, IL
    Vol.80(s20), pp.S1-S265, p. s119-120 2016
  • International Journal of MS Care
    Olivia Gutgsell, Luka Vlahovic, MD, Matthew McCoyd, MD - The relationship betweenMultiple Sclerosis and Middle Cerebellar Peduncle lesions – poster presentation, presentedat CMSC Conference at National Harbor in June 2016
    Vol. 18, No. s1 (2016), p. pp. 1-112 2016
  • Neurology
    Acute Stroke Code Accuracy in the Inpatient Versus Emergency Department (ED) Setting  - Michael Schneck, Maria Bruzzone, Luka Vlahovic, Ramon Durazo-Arvizu, Jose Biller, Murray Flaster, Sarkis Morales-Vidal, Sean Ruland, Jessica Ray
    86 (16 Supplement) , p. 003 2016
  • Neurology
    Right Hemispheric Acute Ischemic Stroke Secondary To Right Common Carotid Artery Free Floating Thrombus Due To Hypercoagulable State In An Otherwise Healthy 48-Year-Old Woman - Karen Orjuela, Rick Gill, Luka Vlahovic, Sarkis Morales-Vidal
    82 (10 Supplement) , p. P6.263; 2014


  • PA Lecture on MS 2022
  • PA lecture: Meningitis and Encephalitis - Vlahovic 2021
  • NMO Spectrum disorders: Clinical features and treatment 2020
  • Spinal cord emergencies - Emergency lecture series for residents 2020
  • Internal Medicine Grand Round "MS review and update" 2020
  • Lecture for PA students "Meningitis and Encephalitis" 2020
  • Neurology Update for Primary Care -  "MS Updates" 2019
  • Neurology Grand Rounds on "Severe Multiple Sclerosis and MS infusion therapy".  2019
  • Regional MS Symposium held at UNMC. I presented topic on "Overview of MS infusion therapy". 2019
  • Neurology Department Grand Rounds - "Vertebro-basilar dolichoectasia"  2019
  • Neurology Update for Primary Care - I presented "MS Updates" 2018
  • Neurology Department Grand Rounds - I presented 2 very complex cases as part of multidisciplinary case conference 2018
  • Grand Rounds on Neuroinfections at Creighton University 2018
  • Positive GAD-65 antibodies in patients with autonomic dysfunction - Luka Vlahovic MD, Lucas Kipp MD, Jerey Dunn MD, Safwan Jaradeh MD- poster presentation at American Autonomic Society Meeting in Clearwater Beach, Florida 2017
  • Grand Rounds on MS Update at Creighton University 2017
  • Positive GAD-65 antibodies in patients with autonomic dysfunction - Luka Vlahovic MD, Lucas Kipp MD, Jefrey Dunn MD, Safwan Jaradeh MD – oral presentation at 7th Annual Stanford University School of Medicine Neuroscience Research Forum 2017
  • Fulminant West Nile Encephalitis in Patient with Double Lung Transplant” - Luka Vlahovic MD, Rochelle Sweis DO, Eryn Lowery MD, Ewa Borys MD, Jose Biller MD - poster presentation, presented at annual ANA meeting in Baltimore 2016
  • Stroke code database - Maria Bruzzone MD, Luka Vlahovic MD, Saulena Shafer DO, Federico Rodriguez-Porcel MD, oral presentation at Brumlick (quality assurance) symposium at Loyola University Medical Center 2016
  • Luka Vlahovic MD, Matthew McCoyd MD, poster presentation, presented at CMSC Conference at National Harbor 2016
  • Predictability of stroke symptoms in acute stroke - Maria Jose Bruzzone MD, Luka Vlahovic MD, Ramon Durazo MD, Sean Ruland MD, poster presentation at International Stroke Conference, Los Angeles, CA 2016
  • Karen Orjuela MD, Rick Gill MD, Luka Vlahovic MD, Sarkis Morales MD - Right hemispheric acute ischemic stroke secondary to right common carotid artery free floating thrombus due to hypercoagulable state in an otherwise healthy 48 year old woman - Poster Presentation at AAN meeting in Philadelphia 2014
  • The enigma of extensive bilateral WM disease – a review of leukoencephalopathies in adults - Neurology Grand Rounds 2014
  • Vertebro-basilar dolichoectasias”, Neurology vascular conference, January 2014 Review of Von Hippel Lindau disease: a case presentation and discussion - Neurology Grand Rounds, Q&A conference 2013
  • Diagnostic approach to dizziness - Internal Medicine, CQC conference 2012
  • NMSS Impact Series, Research Updates in MS 2017, Des Moines, IA