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Ryan P. Donegan, M.D., M.S.
Shoulder and Elbow Specialist

Ryan Donegan, MD, MS started at Bluegrass Orthopaedics in September of 2013. Dr. Donegan was born and raised in a suburb of Philadelphia, PA and traveled to Emory University in Atlanta, GA for his undergraduate education, majoring in biology and anthropology. While at Emory, he was a four-year member of the baseball team and named a first team All-American and Academic All-American during his senior year. After college, Dr. Donegan did a year of biochemistry research at the University of Pennsylvania before heading to the University of Kentucky College of Medicine (UKCOM). In 2006, Dr. Donegan graduated with highest honors from UKCOM and, following medical school, did a five-year orthopaedic surgery residency at Dartmouth Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. During his tenure at Dartmouth, he completed a one-year research fellowship and master's program at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, with a focus on clinical research design. After residency, Dr. Donegan completed a one-year fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Donegan has research interests that include both arthroscopic and open shoulder surgery. Currently, he has been involved in multicenter studies evaluating the use of preoperative 3D templating for use in total shoulder arthroplasty, and biomechanical studies of proximal humeral fracture fixation.

Dr. Donegan enjoys spending as much time as possible with his wife, Amy, and his three children Owen, Luke and Claire.


Specialties

  • Complex shoulder and elbow arthroscopy/minimally invasive shoulder and elbow surgery
  • Primary and revision shoulder and elbow replacements
  • Fractures of the shoulder and elbow
  • Complex shoulder reconstructions including tendon transfers

Residency

  • Dartmouth Medical Center

Fellowship

  • Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine - Shoulder and Elbow

Hospital Affiliations

  • Baptist Health
  • CHI - St. Joseph East
  • Bluegrass Specialty Surgery Center

Rehabilitation
Protocols

Dr. Donegan
Champion Patients

Location
Details

3401 Yorkshire Medical Park
Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 263-5140
  • Office
  • MONDAY - FRIDAY
    8:00am - 5:00pm
    *Office may close 4:30PM on Friday
  • Physical Therapy
  • MONDAY - FRIDAY
    7:00am - 7:00pm

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Dr. Donegan did a great job fixing my collarbone. It was broken in six places. He put in a plate and 12 screws. There were no problems during the surgery and my recovery was swift. He is a friendly person and easy to talk to. I would... Dr. Donegan did a great job fixing my collarbone. It was broken in six places. He put in a plate and 12 screws. There were no problems during the surgery and my recovery was swift. He is a friendly person and easy to talk to. I would not hesitate to recommend him.

Michael

A very outgoing and intelligent man. Makes you feel very welcome and is very professional. You will be in good hands if you pick Ryan Donegan.

Cody Landrum

Excellent doctor takes time to explain your options and what to expect after surgery.

Anonymous

Visit was perfect! Nobody wants to hear they need shoulder replacement surgery, but that was exactly what I heard. Dr Donegan cheerful, professional, and showed a funny side that was reassuring. The surgery went well as expected Visit was perfect! Nobody wants to hear they need shoulder replacement surgery, but that was exactly what I heard. Dr Donegan cheerful, professional, and showed a funny side that was reassuring. The surgery went well as expected

Anonymous

He was very informative & helpful! He answered all of our questions (and we had a lot). Very descriptive when he explained my procedure & what is wrong with my shoulder! Even showed us a video of the procedure to help understand better. He was very informative & helpful! He answered all of our questions (and we had a lot). Very descriptive when he explained my procedure & what is wrong with my shoulder! Even showed us a video of the procedure to help understand better.

Dee Dee Hulker

He is a excellent doctor.

Anonymous

Kelsey at check in is always smiling & eager to help me. She makes me feel like a part of the Bluegrass Ortho family. Dr. Donegan is truly the best. He did a shoulder replacement on me last May & it was the best decision I could have... Kelsey at check in is always smiling & eager to help me. She makes me feel like a part of the Bluegrass Ortho family. Dr. Donegan is truly the best. He did a shoulder replacement on me last May & it was the best decision I could have made . I will recommend him to everyone. Gina Condra

Anonymous

Dr. Donegan is the best!! I have never had a physician that makes me feel at ease in a medical office as Dr. Donegan. His personality is such a plus when you go see him. I trust him and believe in him with whatever he recommends for me.... Dr. Donegan is the best!! I have never had a physician that makes me feel at ease in a medical office as Dr. Donegan. His personality is such a plus when you go see him. I trust him and believe in him with whatever he recommends for me. He operated on my shoulder a couple of weeks ago, and I feel that he did an awesome job!! He would be my #1 recommendation for a shoulder surgeon!!

Robin Mayes

Very patient oriented.

Anonymous

Best doctor ever! My 16 yr old doctor had shoulder surgery. I am so glad that we found Dr Donegan. My daughter and our family adores him. We explained in detailed and he was great in answering all her questions. I cannot say enough... Best doctor ever! My 16 yr old doctor had shoulder surgery. I am so glad that we found Dr Donegan. My daughter and our family adores him. We explained in detailed and he was great in answering all her questions. I cannot say enough great things about him and have already recommended two friends to him.

Anonymous

Dr. Ryan Donegan is compassionate, kind and he really cares about people. His sincerity shows in everything he does. I wouldn't go to any other orthopedic practice besides BGO! I have known Dr. Donegan for a long time and I have seen... Dr. Ryan Donegan is compassionate, kind and he really cares about people. His sincerity shows in everything he does. I wouldn't go to any other orthopedic practice besides BGO! I have known Dr. Donegan for a long time and I have seen him interact with his patients, and he is always personable and has a great bedside manner. I highly recommend Bluegrass Orthopedics!

Pam Douglas

I always feel like Dr. Donegan has my best interest at heart. He takes the time to explain, details of my condition, what route we should take for the most harmonious outcome.

Velma Burton

One of the best doctors you could ever meet. Very friendly, attentive and a great Surgeon. I had reverse shoulder replacement and I consider it successful.

Tom Gillion

Excellent Dr. Excellent Care.

Jonathan Fieldson Healthgrades

Staff works amazingly to get you the help you need with concern with your pain . Thank you for everything.

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