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Timothy J. Ainger, PhD

Dr. Timothy Ainger
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  • Comprehensive Epilepsy Program
  • Neurology
  • Neuropsychology
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  • About

    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. 


    He has clinical experience in neurocognitive evaluation of individuals with diagnoses including epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, neurodegenerative diseases, traumatic brain injuries, brain tumors, cerebrovascular disease, and myriad other health conditions.  He participates on several multidisciplinary teams, and additional areas of clinical expertise include presurgical evaluations for both epilepsy care and organ transplant.  In addition to his clinical work, his research foci include epilepsy, primary and secondary changes in executive functioning, forensic neuropsychology, burnout and wellness, neurodegenerative disease, and the intersection of multiculturalism and healthcare.

    Faculty Rank

    Assistant Professor of Neurology


    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

    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.

  • Awards

    Gallaudet University President’s Scholar

    Inaugural University of Tennessee Alumni 40 Under 40 Award

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