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Practice areas

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

Faculty rank

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Clinic information

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


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 tumors.