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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 employed by Penn Medicine.

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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
  • Bone Infection (Osteomyelitis)
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Fasciotomy
  • Foot Amputations
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Trauma
  • Joint Reconstruction Surgery
  • Malunion
  • Musculoskeletal Infection
  • Nonunion
  • Orthopaedic Trauma
  • 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
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • 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 employed by Penn Medicine.

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, D'Aquilla K, Rose T, Horan AM, Hesketh P, Ravindeer R: Suprapatellar versus Infrapatellar Approach to IMN f Tibia Fractures: An objective measure of knee cartilage Podium Presentation at 33rd Annual OTA Meeting : 2017.

Sprague S, Slobogean GP, Bogoch E, Petrisor B, Garibaldi A, O'Hara N: Vitamin D Use and Health Outcomes After Surgery for Hip Fracture. Orthopedics 40 (5): e868-e875,2017.

Friedman J, Donegan DJ: Your Best Life: Resiliency Builder: Delivering Orthopaedic Care Abroad. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 475 (9): 2168-2171,2017.

Marecek GS, Nicholson LT, Broghammer FH, Talerico M, Tougas C, Donegan DJ: Risk of Knee Sepsis Following Treatment of Open Tibia Fractures: A Multicenter Comparison of Suprapatellar and Infrapatellar Approaches. J Orthop Trauma. : 2017.

Gittings, D.J., Dattilo, J.R., Fryhofer, G., Donegan, D.J. and Baldwin: Treatment of Hip Flexion Contractures with Psoas Recession Through the Middle Window of the Ilioinguinal Approach JBJS Essent Surg Tech 7 (3): e25,2017.

Yoon RS, Gage MJ, Galos DK, Donegan DJ: Trochanteric entry femoral nails yield better femoral version and lower revision rates-A large cohort multivariate regression analysis. Injury 48 (6): 1165-1169,2017.

OʼToole RV, Joshi M, Carlini AR, Sikorski RA, Dagal A, Murray CK, Weaver MJ, Paryavi E, Stall AC, Scharfstein DO, Agel J, Zadnik M, Bosse MJ: Supplemental Perioperative Oxygen to Reduce Surgical Site Infection After High-Energy Fracture Surgery (OXYGEN Study). J Orthop Trauma Suppl 1 : S25-S31,2017.

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

Broghammer FH, Donegan DJ, Marecek G, Nicholson L, Scolaro JA, Talerico MT: Knee Sepsis Following Suprapatellar Versus Infrapatellar Medullary Nailing of Open Tibia Fractures Podium Presentation at AAOS : 2017.

Fracture fixation in the operative management of hip fractures (FAITH): an international, multicentre, randomised controlled trial. Lancet 15 (389): 1519-1527,2017.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Penn Medicine Musculoskeletal Center
3737 Market Street

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

In case of emergency, please call 911