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

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Training & Education

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

Insurance Information

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Ratings & Reviews

4.78 out of 5
6 Reviews

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.

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    Dr. Lightner is the best!!! We love her!!!! Couldn't ask for a better pediatric neurologist to take care of my son!!

    Patient Review

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    Dr. Lightner took time to explain all concerns and treatment options of my diagnosis with me. She never made me feel that she was rushing me.

    Patient Review

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    *Dr. Lightner is exceptional! She is the best on so many levels! Her genuine care, concern, and communication are greatly appreciated!

    Patient Review

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    Dr. Lightner is so caring and amazing to her patients and the parents of those she treats. She listens and show true empathy and compassion.

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    Dr.Lightner was excellent. Took all,the necessary time to answer questions and do a complete examination
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      *Dr. Lightner is very warm, practical, & even-keeled.