Dr. Timothy Ainger is a clinical neuropsychologist and an assistant professor of neurology with the UK College of Medicine and the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute.  He earned his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Gallaudet University in Washington, DC, and did his clinical internship at the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical and Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center in Richmond, Virginia, focusing on neuropsychological assessment and cognitive rehabilitation in veterans with multiple traumas and traumatic brain injuries.  He completed his postdoctoral fellowship training in clinical neuropsychology with Cornerstone Neuropsychology (an affiliate of Wake Forest Baptist Health) in High Point, North Carolina.  He has also been previously employed by the US Department of Justice. 

Dr. Ainger focuses on applied neuropsychology, examining ways to enhance the clinical conceptualization of diverse populations and diagnoses. His clinical work and research foci include epilepsy, organ transplant, multiple sclerosis, resiliency and wellness, psychopathy, and forensics. He is a National Multiple Sclerosis Society Partner-In-Care.  He currently serves on The Neurology Department Wellness Committee and The Diversity & Inclusion Committee, UK Graduate Medical Education Development Subcommittee, the UK College of Medicine Faculty Wellness Committee, and the International Aerospace Neurology Consortium.

Faculty Rank

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology

Training & Education


BA, Psychology, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn.
MS, Clinical Psychology, Barry University, Miami Shores, Fla.
MA, Psychology, Gallaudet University, Washington, District of Columbia
PhD, Clinical Psychology, Gallaudet University, Washington, District of Columbia
PhD, Clinical Internship, Clinical Psychology, Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs, Richmond, Va.


Post Doctoral Fellowship, Clinical Psychology, Cornerstone Neuropsychology/Wake Forest Baptist Health, High Point, N.C.

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