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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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.
I had a wonderful experience at my appointment. All the staff was great. Dr Donegan was very informative. Did not feel rushed. Took time to answer all my questions. Would totally recommend him to everyone.
Excellent physician cares about patient recovery and takes time to listen to any concern .
He is an excellent doctor. He takes the time to talk to you and explains what your condition is and planned treatment.
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.
A very knowledgeable doctor that provided excellent care. Good experience, had a reverse shoulder replaced with no problems. Highly recommend.
Everyone involved with my appointment we're very gracious! Couldn't have been any better !
After one year, no problems with my reverse shoulder replacement!! Minimal pain. Was back to work in 5 weeks.