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Ryan P. Donegan, M.D.,
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.

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

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As a medical professional, I had a work injury to my shoulder. I know of the competency and quality of care that Dr. Donegan gives his patients. Workers Compensation denied Dr. Donegan. They assigned me a surgeon at UK Orthopedics. This... As a medical professional, I had a work injury to my shoulder. I know of the competency and quality of care that Dr. Donegan gives his patients. Workers Compensation denied Dr. Donegan. They assigned me a surgeon at UK Orthopedics. This UK surgeon missed 2 major medical steps in my recovery. Dr. Donegan repaired my shoulder with quality recovery. I would highly recommend Dr. Donegan if you have shoulder issues. You will not regret it.

Rick Warner

Was in the room before my appointment time. He performed the exam and based on what was causing my pain, showed me on the model where my problem was. However an MRI is needed to confirm the diagnosis before heading to the OR. He’s... Was in the room before my appointment time. He performed the exam and based on what was causing my pain, showed me on the model where my problem was. However an MRI is needed to confirm the diagnosis before heading to the OR. He’s knowledgeable and very pleasant.

Lynn PB

At last, a doctor with a great bedside manner and plenty of knowledge.

Charlotte Robinson

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

Anonymous

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

Dr Donegan I didn't get a chance to say thanks for what you do. Can't wait to get back to 100% sir. Have a great day. Ron Hill. Thanks to your amazing staff and the Doc who woke me up.

Anonymous

Dr. Donegan was genuinely concerned with my care. He doesn't stop until my progress is complete. I very highly recommend him!

Beth A bradford

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

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

Dr. Donegan was recommended to me by a fellow doctor and I was not disappointed. He expertly repaired the suprasinatus tendon in my shoulder and as a practicing chiropractor. My rotator cuff was very important in terms of continuing my... Dr. Donegan was recommended to me by a fellow doctor and I was not disappointed. He expertly repaired the suprasinatus tendon in my shoulder and as a practicing chiropractor. My rotator cuff was very important in terms of continuing my career as a DC. Thank you Dr. Donegan and the entire BlueGrass Orthopedic staff !

Dr. Leo Boisvert

Dr. Ryan Donegan is the best. I fell and broke my shoulder and did a lot of damage, and Dr. Donegan did my surgery and repaired the damage. Due to his great ability I am almost back to 100%. Would recommend him to anyone. Dr. Ryan Donegan is the best. I fell and broke my shoulder and did a lot of damage, and Dr. Donegan did my surgery and repaired the damage. Due to his great ability I am almost back to 100%. Would recommend him to anyone.

opal miller

Dr. Donegan and his staff are the best. Friendly and they truly care about their patients. Best decision I ever made.

Stanley Brummett

Donegan and nurses were great, friendly, professional and comforting.

Kelly Glines Emrich

I had broken a bone in my left forearm. Dr. Donegons thorough examination prevented me from having any operations to correct.

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