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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, MD, specializes in pediatric neuro-oncology. Dr. 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.

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