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Derek James Donegan, MD

Derek James 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
  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, 2014

Clinical Expertise:

  • 2-Stage Revision of Hip Replacement
  • 2-Stage Revision of Knee Replacement
  • Above the Knee Amputation
  • Acetabular Fracture
  • Acetabular Surgery
  • Acromioclavicular Fracture
  • Amputation of Leg
  • Amputee
  • Ankle Dislocation
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arm Fracture
  • Arthritis of Knee
  • Arthrodesis of Knee
  • Avascular Necrosis of Hip
  • Avascular Necrosis of the Knee
  • Bone Transport
  • Broken Femur
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colles Fracture
  • Comminuted Fracture
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Compound Fracture
  • Crush Injury Leg
  • Dislocated Knee
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Femoral Osteotomy
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fibula Fracture
  • Fibulectomy
  • Forearm Fracture
  • Fracture of Talus
  • Galeazzi Fracture
  • Hardware Removal
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Injuries
  • Hip Pain Over Age 60
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Revision Surgery
  • Hip Surgery
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Hyaluronic Acid Injections
  • Iliac Fracture
  • Instability After Total Knee Replacement
  • Insufficiency Fracture
  • Joint Dislocation
  • Knee Arthroplasty
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Fusion
  • Knee Injection
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Pain for Patients Aged 60 and Older
  • Knee Revision Surgery
  • Knee Surgery
  • Leg Fracture
  • Limb Lengthening
  • Loosening of Total Hip Replacement
  • Loosening of Total Knee Replacement
  • Non-Displaced Fracture
  • Nonunion Fracture
  • Open Dislocation of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of the Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of the Knee
  • Osteolysis
  • Pain After Total Knee Replacement
  • Painful Hardware
  • Painful Hardware Removal
  • Partial Hip Replacement
  • Patella Fracture
  • Patella Injury
  • Patellar Tendon Repair
  • Patellar Tendon Rupture
  • Patellar Tendonitis
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pelvis Injury
  • Periprosthetic Femur Fracture
  • Periprosthetic Humerus Fracture
  • Posterior Hip Replacement
  • Post-Traumatic Reconstruction
  • Prosthetic Joint Infection of the Hip
  • Prosthetic Joint Infection of the Knee
  • Pseudarthrosis of the Tibia
  • Pubic Fracture
  • Pubic Symphysis Fracture
  • Pubic Symphysis Separation
  • Quadriceps Tendon Repair
  • Radial Pseudarthrosis
  • Radius Fracture
  • Rami Fracture
  • Reconstruction of Hip
  • Reconstructive Knee Surgery
  • Recurrent Dislocation of Total Hip Replacement
  • Removal of Hip Prosthesis
  • Removal of Knee Prosthesis
  • Shoulder Fracture
  • Stiffness After Total Knee Replacement
  • Stress Fractures
  • Surgery for Arthritis
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Tibial Pseudarthrosis
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Ulnar Pseudarthrosis
  • Viscosupplementation
  • Wrist Fracture
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • 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
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

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 American Orthopaedic Association (AOA), 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:

Rozell, J.C. and Donegan, D.J.: "Periprosthetic Femur Fractures Around a Loose Femoral Stem." Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 33 : pp.S10-S13,2019.

Rozell J, Donegan DJ.: Periprosthetic Femur Fractures Around Total Hip Arthroplasty with a Loose Component. In Periprosthetic Fractures of the Hip and Knee : 73-96,2019.

Martin AR, Gittings DJ, Levin LS, Donegan DJ, Gray BL.: Acute Radial Nerve Repair with Humeral Shaft Shortening and Fixation Following a Closed Humeral Shaft Fracture: A Case Report. JBJS case connector. 4 (8): e109,2018.

Donegan, DJ: My Executive Masters in Business Administration Experience UPOJ 28 : 2018.

Sprague S, Schemitsch EH, Swiontkowski M, Della Rocca GJ, Jeray KJ, Liew S, Slobogean GP, Bzovsky S, Heels-Ansdell D, Zhou Q, Bhandari M; FAITH Investigators.: Factors Associated With Revision Surgery After Internal Fixation of Hip Fractures. J Orthop Trauma 32 (5): 2018.

Sprague S, Bhandari M, Heetveld MJ, Liew S, Scott T, Bzovsky S, Heels-Ansdell D, Zhou Q, Swiontkowski M, Schemitsch EH; FAITH Investigators.: Factors associated with health-related quality of life, hip function, and health utility after operative management of femoral neck fractures. Bone Joint J. 100-B (3): 2018.

Rozell JC, Chin M, Donegan DJ, Hast MW.: Biomechanical Comparison of Fully Threaded Solid Cortical Versus Partially Threaded Cannulated Cancellous Screw Fixation for Lisfranc Injuries. Orthopedics. 41 (2): e222-e227,2018.

Neuman MD, Gaskins LJ, Ziolek T, REGAIN Investigators.: Time to institutional review board approval with local versus central review in a multicenter pragmatic trial. Clinical Trials 1 (15): 107-111,2018.

Vemulapalli KC, Rozell JC, Gary JL, Donegan DJ.: Tibial Plateau Fractures in the Elderly. In Fractures in the Elderly : 235-251,2018.

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

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