Timothy J. Ainger, PhD

4.58 out of 5


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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Ratings & Reviews

4.58 out of 5
3 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.

  • Patient Review

    May 9th 2022
    *Timothy Ainger (neuropsychologist) talked to me for an hour about my neurocognitive problems. He had a special way of addressing my problems (but also strengths) that was thorough and involved me in all parts of the conversation.

    Patient Review

    May 3rd 2022
    *Dr. Ainger was fabulous. He was very friendly, down to earth, easily made me as the caregiver & my mom the patient feel at ease. He spent a tremendous amount of time with us. He communicated during & after the visit with great compassion & empathy.

    Patient Review

    December 13th 2021
    No bad experience, only comfort for my well being.