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Derek J. Donegan, MD

Derek J. Donegan, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Donegan is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, 2014

Clinical Expertise:

  • Acetabulum Fracture
  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Trauma
  • Bone Fractures
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Fasciotomy
  • Foot Amputations
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Trauma
  • Joint Reconstruction Surgery
  • Malunion
  • Musculoskeletal Infection
  • Nonunion
  • Orthopaedic Trauma
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Periprosthetic Fractures
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformations (PAVM) Embolization
  • Shoulder Fracture

Description of Clinical Expertise

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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: University Hospital - UMDNJ


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship Member, National AO Faculty Member, National AO Trauma Member, International Eastern Orthopaedic Association, National Foundation of Orthopaedic Trauma, National Musculoskeletal Infection Society, National Orthopaedic Trauma Association, National Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, Local Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Donegan is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Donegan DJ, Pasternack BG, Kelly JD 4th.: Your Best Life: Dealing with Loss. Clin Orthop Relat Res 475 (3): 592-594,2017.

Gittings DJ, Courtney PM, Ashley BS, Hesketh PJ, Donegan DJ, Sheth NP: Diagnosing Infection in Patients Undergoing Conversion of Prior Internal Fixation to Total Hip Arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty 32 (1): 241-245,2017.

Scolaro JA, Broghammer FH, Donegan DJ: Intramedullary Tibial Nail Fixation of Simple Intraarticular Distal Tibia Fractures. J Orthop Trauma Suppl 4 : S12-S16,2016.

Neuman MD, Ellenberg SS, Sieber FE, Magaziner JS, Feng R, Carson JL; and the REGAIN Investigators: Regional versus General Anesthesia for Promoting Independence after Hip Fracture (REGAIN): protocol for a pragmatic, international multicentre trial BMJ Open 6 (11): 2016.

Scolaro JA, Donegan DJ, Mir HR: Introduction. J Orthop Trauma. Suppl 4 : S1,2016.

Rozell JC, Vemulapalli KC, Gary JL, Donegan DJ: Tibial Plateau Fractures in Elderly Patients Geriatr Orthop Surg Rehabil 3 (7): 2016.

Rozell JC, Hasenauer M, Donegan DJ, Neuman M.: Recent advances in the treatment of hip fractures in the elderly F1000Res 5 (11): 2016.

Burgers PT, Hoogendoorn M, Van Woensel EA, Poolman RW, Bhandari M, Patka P, Van Lieshout EM; HEALTH Trial Investigators.: Total medical costs of treating femoral neck fracture patients with hemi- or total hip arthroplasty: a cost analysis of a multicenter prospective study. Osteoporos Int. 27 (6): 1999-2008,2016.

Pulos N, Yoon RS, Shetye S, Hast MW, Liporace F, Donegan DJ.: Anteroinferior 2.7-mm versus 3.5-mm plating of the clavicle: A biomechanical study. Injury : 2016.

Morris TR, Lim DP, Donegan DJ: Trauma Tips and Tricks: Measurement and Management of Compartment Syndrome. UPOJ 26 : 2016.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Penn Medicine Musculoskeletal Center
3737 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)