Ryan P. Donegan, M.D., M.S.
Shoulder and Elbow Specialist
Services & Specialties
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.
- 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
- Dartmouth Medical Center
- Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine - Shoulder and Elbow
- Baptist Health
- CHI - St. Joseph East
- Bluegrass Specialty Surgery Center
Lexington, KY 40509 (859) 263-5140 [email protected]
- MONDAY - FRIDAY
8:00am - 5:00pm
*Office may close 4:30PM on Friday
- Physical Therapy
- MONDAY - FRIDAY
7:00am - 6:00pm
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Dr. Donegan takes his time with you and makes you feel like he is your family. I wouldn't go any where else.
Excellent physician cares about patient recovery and takes time to listen to any concern .
Very knowledgeable, took the time to explain the course of treatment he was suggesting and why.
Awesome staff and Dr. Donegan is great. I would recommend them to all my family and friends.
Everyone was very concerned and polite. My Husband really enjoyed and liked the staff.
Always nice, courteous and always explains things and listens to me.
Thanks for no shoulder pain in either shoulder for the first time in 12 years.
Awesome. Dr Donegan and his staff are caring and make the patient the #1 priority
Very professional staff. Don’t have to wait like most Dr. offices. My treatment has been wonderful.
One of the best. Thank you for all you done!
At last, a doctor with a great bedside manner and plenty of knowledge.
Cannot say enough about this wonderful doctor. Explains everything, tells you all possible scenarios, listens and understands the fears we can get. Amazing results. I would recommend bgo to any one 100%. Thanks Doc!
I would go back any time I need to. Wouldn't look any where else.