Dharani Mudugal, MB,BS
Dharani Mudugal, MB,BS

Dharani Mudugal, MB,BS

Assistant Professor
School of Medicine, Omaha Campus


  • General and headache neurology.

Academic Appointments


  • Neurology


  • Assistant Professor

Teaching Activity

  • Teaching medical students headache curriculum


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.

Publications and Presentations


  • Drug profile: Galcanezumab in the prevention of cluster headache, Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, 2020
  • 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
    , ACTA Scientific Neurology, Volume 3 Issue 1, 03-08, 2020
  • Viral meningitis mimicking Benign Intracranial hypertension: A report of Two cases
    • Luke Kiefer, Daniel Adam MD, Dharani Mudugal MD, Melinda Burnett MD
    , Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery: Advanced Techniques and Case Management, 2019
  • Fulminant Herpes Simplex Encephalitis With Normal Initial MRI Findings
    • Adam DR, Kiefer LE, Mudugal D, Velagapudi M.
    , Consultant 360, Volume 59 - Issue 3, 87-90, 2019
  • 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
    , Journal of Obesity, Volume 2011 Article ID 760695, 2010


  • 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 deficiency
    • Michele 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
  • Pneumatic compression stockings for prevention of venous thromboembolism in adult EMU patients.
    • Mudugal, D., Mohan, Sankaraneni, R.M., and Singh, S.P., (2016). Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha NE.
    , 2016
  • COVID 19 and its impact on headache medicine, 0000

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Primary and Secondary Headache disorders.