My name is Donita Lightner; I specialize in pediatric
neuro-oncology. I received my
medical degree from the University of
Kentucky and completed my residency at
Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville.
Additionally, I completed a pediatric
neurology residency and fellowship at the
University of Kentucky and a pediatric neuro-oncology
fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering
Cancer Center in New York City.
I specialize in pediatric brain
tumors and will join Dr. Thomas Pittman
in the management of children with brain
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
University of Kentucky, College of Medicine, Lexington
Pediatric Neurology, University of Kentucky, Lexington
Pediatrics, University of Louisville, Kosair Children's Hospital
Pediatric Neuro-Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York
Certifications or Special training
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Child Neurology
Kentucky Neuroscience Institute
First Floor, Wing C, Room B101
740 S. Limestone
Lexington KY 40536-0284
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Recent Publications (Five most recent publications from PubMed via an automated list based on the provider’s ID and the University of Kentucky.)
- Thakkar JP, Dolecek TA, Horbinski C, Ostrom QT, Lightner DD, Barnholtz-Sloan JS, Villano JL.
Epidemiologic and molecular prognostic review of glioblastoma.
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2014 Oct;23(10):1985-96.
- Mannas JP, Lightner DD, Defrates SR, Pittman T, Villano JL.
Long-term treatment with temozolomide in malignant glioma.
J Clin Neurosci. 2014 Jan;21(1):121-3.
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