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.
- 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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One of the best. Thank you for all you done!
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 very outgoing and intelligent man. Makes you feel very welcome and is very professional. You will be in good hands if you pick Ryan Donegan.
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
I liked him he's very nice. Great bedside manner!
Wonderful surgeon. Would highly recommended!
After one year, no problems with my reverse shoulder replacement!! Minimal pain. Was back to work in 5 weeks.
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 was very professional, answered all our questions, and explained all things we needed to know. An excellent doctor.