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Practice areas

  • 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


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.


Research Publications on NCBI PubMed

Related links

UK Neurology

Pediatric Neuroscience

Kentucky Children's Hospital Neurology

UK Neuro-oncology