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Donita D. Lightner, MD

| 4.81 out of 5
19 ratings | 5 comments
Donita D. Lightner, MD
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Specialties

  • Brain Cancer Team
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Neurology
  • Pediatric Cancer Team
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Pediatric Neuroscience
  • About

    Dr. Donita Lightner specializes in pediatric neuro-oncology. She 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 the University of Kentucky and a pediatric neuro-oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

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

    Faculty Rank

    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

    Degree

    University of Kentucky, College of Medicine

    Residency

    Pediatric Neurology, University of Kentucky

    Pediatrics, University of Louisville, Kosair Children's Hospital

    Fellowship

    Pediatric Neuro-Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York

    Certifications and Special Training

    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Child Neurology

  • Ratings & Reviews

    | 4.81 out of 5
    19 ratings |5 comments

    The star rating is a calculation based on feedback from our patients using our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

    August, 2019
    We were there for the research study on aging & Down Syndrome. EVERYONE we encountered was great!

    July, 2019
    excellent dr and staff in the dance blue oncology clinic

    May, 2019
    Excellent experience as always!

    March, 2019
    I love all the professionals that to take care of me at this office.

    January, 2019
    We absolutely LOVE *Donita! She has the BEST bedside manner w/my daughter - concerned for her & her thoughts & feelings. So glad she is our dr.!

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  • Locations

    Neurology

    Kentucky Neuroscience Institute

    Kentucky Clinic building
    Kentucky Clinic
    740 S. Limestone
    First Floor, Wing C, Room B101
    Lexington, KY 40536
    Fax 859-323-3753

    Danceblue Pediatric Hematology & Oncology

    The DanceBlue Kentucky Children's Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic

    Kentucky Children's Hospital
    Kentucky Children's Hospital
    UK Chandler Hospital - Pavilion HA
    800 Rose St.
    Fourth Floor
    Lexington, KY 40536
    Fax 859-257-8978
    Thursday: 8:00 am-12:00 pm or by appointment.

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