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Department/Specialty

  • Neurology
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Pediatric Neuroscience

Faculty Rank

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Clinic Information

For an appointment or assistance call 859-257-1000 or 800-333-8874 (toll free)

Clinical Interests

  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Pediatric Neuro-Oncology

Education

Degree

University of Kentucky, College of Medicine, Lexington

Residency

Pediatric Neurology, University of Kentucky, Lexington
Pediatrics, University of Louisville, Kosair Children's Hospital

Fellowship

Pediatric Neuro-Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York

Certifications or Special Training

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Child Neurology

Additional Information

Profile

Donita Lightner specializes in pediatric neuro-oncology. Lightner received her medical degree from the University of Kentucky and completed her residency at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville. Additionally, she completed a pediatric neurology residency and fellowship at UK and a pediatric neuro-oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

Lightner specializes in pediatric brain tumors and will join Dr. Thomas Pittman in the management of children with brain tumors.

Research/Publications

Research Publications on NCBI PubMed

Related Links

UK Neurology

Pediatric Neuroscience

Kentucky Children's Hospital Neurology

UK Neuro-oncology