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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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.
One of the most thorough physicians I have ever experienced.
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.
Awesome staff and Dr. Donegan is great. I would recommend them to all my family and friends.
Dr. Donegan was very professional and took time to explain everything to me. He is not only looking out for my issues now but also thinking about the future.
I had a check-up for my hip. Had a couple of concerns and Dr. Donegan answered my questions. Awesome staff.
Excellent doctor takes time to explain your options and what to expect after surgery.
Very efficient although conservative approach to my problem.
Everett T. Priddy
Dr Donegan I didn't get a chance to say thanks for what you do. Can't wait to get back to 100% sir. Have a great day. Ron Hill. Thanks to your amazing staff and the Doc who woke me up.
At last, a doctor with a great bedside manner and plenty of knowledge.