Director, Children and Adult Neurofibromatosis Program, Kentucky Neuroscience Institute, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY-USA.
Donita Lightner, MD is a child neurologist and neuro-oncologist at the University of Kentucky. Her undergraduate work was completed at Morehead State University in Morehead, KY. She then attended medical school at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY. Pediatric training was completed at the University of Louisville and then neurology residency at the University of Kentucky. During residency, she developed an interest in brain tumors and tumor predisposition syndromes and attended Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for pediatric neuro-oncology training. She has developed a special interest in secondary headache disorders especially related to brain tumors.