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.
- 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
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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.
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.
Dr. Donegan explained everything in detail so that I could understand. He even had a 3D image of my arm so I could see exactly the damage that was done & what he would do to repair. He is a very compassionate doctor.
Everyone was very concerned and polite. My Husband really enjoyed and liked the staff.
Excellent Dr. Excellent Care.
Jonathan Fieldson Healthgrades
Very knowledgeable and explains things in a way that is easy to understand.
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.
Dr. Donegan has been treating me for my shoulder the past year and I’ve been very pleased. The PA is very nice and helpful. I feel that I’m in good hands.
Amazing. Staff works amazingly to get you the help you need. With concern with your pain. Thank you for everything.
After one year, no problems with my reverse shoulder replacement!! Minimal pain. Was back to work in 5 weeks.
Donegan and nurses were great, friendly, professional and comforting.
Kelly Glines Emrich