Dennis Timothy Lockney, MD was born in Hawai’i and grew up in a suburb of Charlotte, North Carolina. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and awarded the Carolina Undergraduate Health Fellowship to study HIV in Malawi. He subsequently attended Vanderbilt University for his medical education where he was received an NIH T-35 training grant to study intracranial aneurysm pathology. He also had a focus on quality improvement and patient safety and was President of the Vanderbilt Healthcare Improvement Group, and was awarded The Duncan Neuhauser Award for curricular innovation in undergraduate medical education.
Dr. Lockney began his neurosurgical training at the University of Florida in July of 2013 and is scheduled to complete residency in June 2020. He enjoys all aspects of neurosurgery with a particular interest in neurospinal disorders. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering studying the role of long non-coding RNA molecules in tumorigenesis and studying spinal radiosurgery, for metastatic and primary spinal neoplasms. He also studied the use of genomic profiles to personalize cancer care in the treatment of metastatic spinal disease.
He has presented at several national and international conferences, including the AANS, CNS, Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, and the Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO).
Dr. Lockney has published numerous journal articles and textbook chapters and believes in advancing neurosurgical sciences.
He is married and enjoys golf, aviation, fishing, mountaineering, and has completed several marathons.