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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

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, 2014

Clinical Expertise:

  • Acetabulum Fracture
  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Amputations
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Ankle Trauma
  • Arthritis
  • Arthrodesis (Fusions)
  • Arthroscopic and Joint Preserving Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Artificial Hip
  • Avascular Necrosis (Osteonecrosis)
  • Bone Fractures
  • Bone Infection (Osteomyelitis)
  • Cartilage Injuries
  • Cementless Total Hip Replacement
  • Ceramic Hip Replacement
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Complex Hip Revision Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Fasciotomy
  • Female Knee
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture Reconstruction
  • Fracture Surgery
  • Hip and Knee Preservation Surgery
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Arthroplasty
  • Hip Deformities
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Infection
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Reconstructive Surgery
  • Hip Surgery
  • Hip Trauma
  • Joint Aspiration (Arthrocentesis)
  • Joint Injections
  • Joint Preservation Surgery
  • Joint Reconstruction Surgery
  • Joint Replacement
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Avascular Necrosis
  • Knee Deformities
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fractures Repair
  • Knee Infection
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Problems
  • Knee Prosthesis
  • Knee Reconstructive Surgery
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Revision Surgery
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Trauma
  • Limb Reconstruction
  • Lower Extremity Fracture
  • Malunion
  • Meniscus Tear Surgery
  • Meniscus Tears
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Total Knee Replacement
  • Musculoskeletal Trauma
  • Orthopaedic Trauma
  • Osteoarthritis (OA)
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Partial Knee Resurfacing
  • Patella (Kneecap) Fracture
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Periprosthetic Fractures
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Second Opinion
  • Stress Fractures
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trauma Surgery

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
  • 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 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, 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.

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