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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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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.

Anonymous

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

I was recommended to Dr. Donegan by several friends. He completely repair my shoulder with excellent skills. He is very skillful, friendly and takes the time to listen to you as a patient and get to the root of your issue. He is an... I was recommended to Dr. Donegan by several friends. He completely repair my shoulder with excellent skills. He is very skillful, friendly and takes the time to listen to you as a patient and get to the root of your issue. He is an EXCELLENT surgeon as well as excellent staff.

Anonymous

A great understanding doctor! He exhausted every option before surgery. I’m glad he’s my doctor and friend.

Danny Tolson

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

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

Anonymous

Rotator cuff surgery. Excellent professional doctor. Explained everything to me before surgery; explained it to where I understood what he was going to do step by step. Super nice young man. He and all his workers are top notch people.... Rotator cuff surgery. Excellent professional doctor. Explained everything to me before surgery; explained it to where I understood what he was going to do step by step. Super nice young man. He and all his workers are top notch people. You didn't have to sit and wait forever to get in to see them. Any phone call question I had, they was very nice and answered my questions. Checked on me after I got home. I would recommend Dr. Donegan to do this surgery on anyone with ease. What a great team. Thank you sir and your staff for treating me like a person and not a dollar. Folks, I give this review to you from my experience. He or any of his team did not ask me to write this review. It was all me. Thank you Dr. Donegan and your team again. You all are great.

Anonymous

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.

Velma Burton

This was the best experience with a physician's practice ever. From the moment I walked in the door, through the registering, nurse, PA, and especially the x-ray tech.....all quick yet thorough. Dr. Donegan was on time and very... This was the best experience with a physician's practice ever. From the moment I walked in the door, through the registering, nurse, PA, and especially the x-ray tech.....all quick yet thorough. Dr. Donegan was on time and very understanding. Lucky me.

Mischelle Hodgkin

Great service, experts and excellent providers.

Jordan Medina

Dr. Donegan is absolutely amazing. Very knowledgeable, friendly and made me feel better about my son’s surgery. Even my son’s physical therapist was bragging on what a great job he did with that type of shoulder surgery due to... Dr. Donegan is absolutely amazing. Very knowledgeable, friendly and made me feel better about my son’s surgery. Even my son’s physical therapist was bragging on what a great job he did with that type of shoulder surgery due to sports injury. Highly recommend him to anyone wanting the best of care!

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

I was referred to Dr. Donegan with a shoulder injury. He determined physical therapy would be more appropriate than surgery. I found Dr. Donegan to be very professional with a great personality. His care and consideration facilitated my... I was referred to Dr. Donegan with a shoulder injury. He determined physical therapy would be more appropriate than surgery. I found Dr. Donegan to be very professional with a great personality. His care and consideration facilitated my efforts to resume a 'normal' level of physical activity.

Margaret LaFontaine

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

Anonymous

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.

Norma Overbey