Timothy J. Ainger, PhD
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.
- Assistant Professor of Neurology
- Awards & News
Gallaudet University President’s Scholar
Inaugural University of Tennessee Alumni 40 Under 40 Award
Academy of Medical Educators Excellence in Medical Education Award - Teaching
Sara Bennet Holmes Award (Team Member)
Training & Education
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