Section Chief, Nuclear Medicine
Although one of the newest attendings at Rochester Radiology, Dr. Lightner is very familiar with the group and with Rochester. After completing a diagnostic radiology residency and serving as Chief Resident at Rochester General Hospital, Dr. Lightner received fellowship training at the Joint Program in Nuclear Medicine at Harvard Medical School. His clinical expertise includes advanced PET/CT imaging, nuclear medicine imaging, iodine-based therapeutic treatments and Y90 radioembolization therapy. He leads the new PET/CT center that opened in 2012.
Dr. Lightner loves to travel and has spent time at amazing locations all around the world.
Specialty Interests & Clinical Expertise:
- nuclear medicine imaging
- iodine-based treatments
- Y90 radioembolization therapy
- image-guided procedures
Undergraduate Education: University of Pittsburgh, University of Leeds (England), Juniata College
Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine
Internship: Western Pennsylvania Hospital
Diagnostic Radiology Residency:Rochester General Hospital (Chief Resident)
Fellowship Training: Joint Program in Nuclear Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Board Certification in Radiology:American Board of Radiology, 2011
Board Certification in Subspecialty Training: Nuclear Medicine