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
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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.
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!
A great understanding doctor! He exhausted every option before surgery. I’m glad he’s my doctor and friend.
He is an excellent doctor. He takes the time to talk to you and explains what your condition is and planned treatment.
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.
Great service, experts and excellent providers.
Amazing. Staff works amazingly to get you the help you need. With concern with your pain. Thank you for everything.
Well pleased with my treatment by Dr. Donegan. Was very professional, courteous and explained my injury and treatment thoroughly. Would definitely recommend Dr. Donegan and Bluegrass Orthapedics to others.