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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.

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
  • 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

Fox 29 News special: "Pet related Injuries"
Aired: 1/28/2016

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • 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 Amerihealth
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Medicare
  • 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:

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.

Gittings, DJ, Courtney PM, Ashley BS, Hesketh PJ, Donegan DJ, Sheth NP: Diagnosing of Infection in Patients Undergoing Conversion of Prior Internal Fixation to Total Hip Arthroplasty Podium Presentation at AAOS : 2016.

Yoon, RS, Gage M, Ganta A, Donegan DJ, Tejwani NC, McLaurin TM, Langford J, Haidukewych GJ, Liporace FA: Intramedullary Nailing of Subtrochanteric Femur Fractures: What to DO, What Not to Do, and How to be Efficient. Scientific Exhibit at AAOS : 2016.

Donegan DJ, Akinleye S, Taylor RM, Baldwin K, Mehta S: IM Nailing of Tibial Shaft Fractures: Size Matters. J Orthop Trauma : 2016.

Courtney PM, Boniello A, Donegan D, Ahn J, Mehta S.: Functional Knee Outcomes in Infrapatellar and Suprapatellar Tibial Nailing: Does Approach Matter? Am J Orthop : 2015.

Yoon RS, Gage M, Galos D, Donegan DJ, Liporace FA: Trochanteric Entry Femoral Nails Yield Better Femoral Version and Lower Revision Rates than Retrograde and Piriformis Entry Nails: A Large Cohort Multivariate Regression Analysis Podium Presentation at OTA : 2015.

Voleti PB, Liu SY, Baldwin KD, Mehta S, Donegan DJ.: Intertrochanteric Femur Fracture Stability A Surrogate for General Health in Elderly Patients? Geriatr Orthop Surg Rehabil 6 (3): 192-6,2015.

Anari JB, Neuwirth AL, Carducci NM, Donegan DJ, Baldwin KD.: Pediatric T-Condylar Humerus Fractures: A Systematic Review J Pediatr Orthop : 2015.

Burgers PT, Poolman RW, Van Bakel TM, Tuinebreijer WE, Zielinski SM, Bhandari M, Patka P, Van Lieshout EM; HEALTH and FAITH Trial Investigators.: Reliability, validity, and responsiveness of the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index for elderly patients with a femoral neck fracture. J Bone Joint Surg Am 97 (9): 751-7,2015.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Penn Medicine Musculoskeletal Center
3737 Market Street

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