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Ryan P. Donegan, M.D., M.S.
Shoulder and Elbow Specialist

Location

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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Bilateral rotator cuff surgeries, throw in one severed bicep repair - completed by Dr Donegan. I would never use anyone other than him for shoulder or elbow injuries. He is not only an excellent surgeon, but and exceptional human being! Bilateral rotator cuff surgeries, throw in one severed bicep repair - completed by Dr Donegan. I would never use anyone other than him for shoulder or elbow injuries. He is not only an excellent surgeon, but and exceptional human being!

Jeff M.

Staff works amazingly to get you the help you need with concern with your pain . Thank you for everything.

Anonymous

After one year, no problems with my reverse shoulder replacement!! Minimal pain. Was back to work in 5 weeks.

Anonymous

Dr. Donegan was extremely professional and very friendly. He was very complete in his examination/evaluation and explained his findings and treatment options at a level that was easily understandable. He made me feel comfortable and was... Dr. Donegan was extremely professional and very friendly. He was very complete in his examination/evaluation and explained his findings and treatment options at a level that was easily understandable. He made me feel comfortable and was very easy to talk to. I would highly recommend him.

Anonymous

After reviewing more conservative options, my surgery and recovery went very smoothly. Dr. and staff were always prompt and on time for all office visits.

William Moore

Excellent physician cares about patient recovery and takes time to listen to any concern .

Robert Sherman

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 highly recommend Dr Donegan! After two successful surgeries with him, I highly respect his knowledge and skill! Really appreciate his genuine caring, friendly manner!!

Anonymous

I had a check-up for my hip. Had a couple of concerns and Dr. Donegan answered my questions. Awesome staff.

vickie bishop

Everyone involved with my appointment we're very gracious! Couldn't have been any better !

Gail Dotson

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!

Alahna

Awesome. Dr Donegan and his staff are caring and make the patient the number one priority. He diagnosed me on my first visit.

Gleda Blevins

He was very informative & helpful! He answered all of our questions (and we had a lot). Very descriptive when he explained my procedure & what is wrong with my shoulder! Even showed us a video of the procedure to help understand better. He was very informative & helpful! He answered all of our questions (and we had a lot). Very descriptive when he explained my procedure & what is wrong with my shoulder! Even showed us a video of the procedure to help understand better.

Dee Dee Hulker

Dr. Donegan did right shoulder surgery on me on 7/23/19. I got through surgery just fine and my rehab is going great. Dr. Donegan and his staff are awesome. I highly recommend Dr. Donegan if you think you might need shoulder surgery. Dr. Donegan did right shoulder surgery on me on 7/23/19. I got through surgery just fine and my rehab is going great. Dr. Donegan and his staff are awesome. I highly recommend Dr. Donegan if you think you might need shoulder surgery.

Larry Reeder

Kelsey at check in is always smiling & eager to help me. She makes me feel like a part of the Bluegrass Ortho family. Dr. Donegan is truly the best. He did a shoulder replacement on me last May & it was the best decision I could have... Kelsey at check in is always smiling & eager to help me. She makes me feel like a part of the Bluegrass Ortho family. Dr. Donegan is truly the best. He did a shoulder replacement on me last May & it was the best decision I could have made . I will recommend him to everyone. Gina Condra

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