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Donita D. Lightner, MD


  • 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



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

Additional Information


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.

Related Links

UK Neurology Pediatric Neuroscience Kentucky Children's Hospital Neurology UK Neuro-oncology