Luke G. Nelligan, DO
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Senior Advisor to the Dean

(317) 955-6634
Evans Center, Room 311B


Dr. Nelligan joined the faculty at Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in September, 2015. He previously served as Director of Medical Education at Community West Hospital in Indianapolis and Director of the hospital’s Family Medicine Residency Clinic at the Speedway Pavilion. He has served as a preceptor for students, interns and residents for over twenty years.

Dr. Nelligan graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) in 1991 and completed an internship at the Hospital of PCOM in 1992, where he served as Chief Intern. He completed his Residency in Family Medicine in 1994 at Graduate City Avenue Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Nelligan is Board Certified in Family Medicine and has a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Hospice and Palliative Medicine from the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.

He is a Past President of the Indiana Osteopathic Association and Past President of the PCOM’s Alumni Association. His professional activities include service on many state committees and medical director for hospice, home care, and nursing home companies. Dr. Nelligan also served on the IOA Steering Committee to establish an osteopathic medical school in the state, which led to the eventual formation of MU-COM.

Dr. Nelligan serves as a small group facilitator in the Introduction to Clinical Medicine courses and is a lecturer and table trains in the Osteopathic Principles and Practice courses. He has earned a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and Lean SixSigma. He lives in Zionsville with his wife Carroll, their son Declan and is a member of Saint Alphonsus Liguori parish.

Clinical/Research Interests

Dr. Nelligan has a keen interest in research on outcomes of post-acute care clinical medicine.

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