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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

3480 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 - 6:00pm

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Very professional staff. Don’t have to wait like most Dr. offices. My treatment has been wonderful.

Marilyn

Awesome. Dr Donegan and his staff are caring and make the patient the #1 priority

Larry R

Awesome staff and Dr. Donegan is great. I would recommend them to all my family and friends.

Tammy Jones

Dr. Donegan did all tests needed and listened to my concerns and explained everything so that I was able to understand what was going on with me, not in and out in a flash like most do. His staff was excellent as well, respectful,... Dr. Donegan did all tests needed and listened to my concerns and explained everything so that I was able to understand what was going on with me, not in and out in a flash like most do. His staff was excellent as well, respectful, courteous, and professional .

Anonymous

He is an excellent doctor. He takes the time to talk to you and explains what your condition is and planned treatment.

Anonymous

I would go back any time I need to. Wouldn't look any where else.

Larry Lowe

He was very nice and professional. Made me feel very comfortable for my visit. I had a broken collarbone from an accident and he said it was a good break as it should heal fast. I see him again on Dec 2nd for a checkup.

Anonymous

Rotator cuff surgery. Excellent professional doctor. Explained everything to me before surgery; explained it to where I understood what he was going to do step by step. Super nice young man. He and all his workers are top notch people.... Rotator cuff surgery. Excellent professional doctor. Explained everything to me before surgery; explained it to where I understood what he was going to do step by step. Super nice young man. He and all his workers are top notch people. You didn't have to sit and wait forever to get in to see them. Any phone call question I had, they was very nice and answered my questions. Checked on me after I got home. I would recommend Dr. Donegan to do this surgery on anyone with ease. What a great team. Thank you sir and your staff for treating me like a person and not a dollar. Folks, I give this review to you from my experience. He or any of his team did not ask me to write this review. It was all me. Thank you Dr. Donegan and your team again. You all are great.

Anonymous

He is a very good and caring doctor and would definitely recommend!

Anonymous

Saw Dr. Donegan's PA - same day appointment. He was able to diagnose me quickly and I have hope that I will be pain-free after PT.

Anonymous

He is a excellent doctor.

Anonymous

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

Very knowledgeable, took the time to explain the course of treatment he was suggesting and why.

Michael

Dr. Donegan was fantastic. He is definitely all about making sure the patient comes first. He explains everything and gives you a timeline about your injury so that you can make a educated decision. He had to jump through hoops to get... Dr. Donegan was fantastic. He is definitely all about making sure the patient comes first. He explains everything and gives you a timeline about your injury so that you can make a educated decision. He had to jump through hoops to get everything approved. My shoulder surgery went well and I would recommend Dr Donegan highly.

Edward Klaczynski

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