McMaster University

McMaster University

Dusan Lukic


Associate Professor
Pathology and Molecular Medicine

Division: Anatomical Pathology

St. Joseph's Healthcare
L222-4, St. Luke's Wing
Hamilton, Ontario
905-522-1155 ext. 35007

Dusan Lukic

Faculty Biography

Education and Professional Standing

  • Surgical Pathology Fellowship, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (UCLA), Los Angeles, California, 2008
  • American Board of Pathology, Certificate in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 2006
  • Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2003
  • Anatomic Pathology Residency, University of Belgrade, 1993
  • MD, University of Belgrade, 1982


Research and Clinical Focus

Dr. Lukic is an Anatomic and Clinical pathologist who provides services through the Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program. His academically oriented clinical work is in the following areas: general surgical pathology, intra-operative consultations, tumor bank management, cytology and laboratory management. His special area of interest is renal pathology with renal transplantation pathology. He evaluates approximately 170 high-complex renal biopsies of native and transplant kidneys annually.

Most of the research activities are related to renal transplantation and are conducted in collaboration with physicians and scientists from the other Departments and Universities. His currant focus is the progression of chronic renal allograft rejection, evaluated by protocol biopsies, in the patients receiving different doses and combination of immunosupressive therapy.

Academic Interests

Dr. Lukic has an academic appointment with McMaster University, which includes teaching and training McMaster’s undergraduate medical students and postgraduate residents and fellows. Dr. Lukic teaches surgical pathology, nephropathology and cytology to pathology residents, nephropathology and transplantation pathology to nephrology fellows and residents. He coordinates weekly Renal Pathology Rounds at the Department of Pathology and monthly Renal Clinical Pathology Rounds at the Department of Nephrology.

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

  • Sarin S, Javidan A, Boivin F, Alexopoulou I, Lukic D,  Svajger B, Chu S, Baradaran-Heravi A, Boerkoel CF, Rosenblum ND, and Bridgewater D. Insights into the Renal Pathogenesis in Schimke Immuno-Osseous Dysplasia: A Renal Histological Characterization and Expression Analysis. Journal of Histochemistry & Cytochemistry 2015, Vol. 63(1) 32 –44.
  • Miller S, Pallan S, Gangji AS, Lukic D, Clase CM. Mercury-Associated Nephrotic Syndrome: A Case Report and Systematic Review of the Literature. American Journal of Kidney Disease. 2013 Jul;62(1): 135-8. Epub 2013 Apr 18.
  • Dyrda P,Tazzeo T,DoHarris L,Nilius B,Roman HN,Lauzon AM,Aziz T,Lukic D,Janssen LJ. Acute response of airway muscle to extreme temperature includes disruption of actin-myosin interaction. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2011 Feb;44(2):213-21. Epub 2010 Apr 15.
  • Zalom M, Lim S, Lill M, Lukic D, Balzer B. Autologous graft-versus-host disease after denileukin diftitox and autologous stem cell transplantation for refractory T-cell lymphoma. Leukemia and Lymphoma 2009, Jan;50(1):124-6
  • Lukic D, Fan X and Bannykh S. Expression of Chemotherapy-Response Marker MGMT in Neuro-Ectodermal tumors. The United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology 2008 Annual Meeting, Denver CO
  • Lukic D. Metastatic Melanoma with Bone and Cartilage Production. Case presentation, Illinois Registry of Anatomic Pathology, Chicago IL, February 2002
  • Janeva A, Boricic I, Lukic D, Nenadovic M. Congenital Hepatic Fibrosis in Adults. Arch. astroenterohepatology. 1992; 11 (3): 108-110

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