About

Patrick O'Donnell received his medical and doctorate degrees from Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis. He completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. He then completed a fellowship in musculoskeletal oncology at the University of Toronto, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

O'Donnell is currently an Assistant Professor and the director of the Sarcoma Program at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center.

Personal Statment

As an orthopaedic oncologist, I get to treat patients of every age. I operate on every bone in the body so I get many different surgeries, and it's made me a better surgeon. I treat many different types of cancers, including tumors that have started outside the bone and tumors that have spread inside the bone.

I help people by performing reconstructive surgery. We often help patients who have periprosthetic fractures with tumor-style prosthesis. Additionally, we are able to use many surgical techniques to help patients who don’t have cancer.

Patients who previously had no options for their hip or knee have options now. We can replace entire bones, including the femur, the biggest bone in the body. We can provide a cancer-style prosthesis that we connect with a knee replacement and a hip replacement and provide patients a new leg to walk on.

Faculty Rank

  • Associate Professor of Orthopaedics
  • fixes empty view field issue
    Patrick O'Donnell, MD, PhD - UK HealthCare
  • Podcast

    When to have a hip or knee replacement

    Dr. Patrick O'Donnell explains when hip and knee reconstruction might be the right option for patients.

  • Patient Story

    Suzanne Springate

    “My Knees have to be fantastic”

    Suzanne Springate was on her feet as a nurse for nearly 4 decades before retiring. During the last few years of her career, she lived with pain because she thought it might be a sign of weakness. When she finally realized she needed to have both of her knees replaced, she went to Patrick O’Donnell, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon who she knew through work.

    Read Suzanne Springate’s story »

     

Training & Education

Degree

Indiana University, School of Medicine, Indianapolis

Residency

University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis

Fellowship

University of Toronto, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Certifications and Special Training

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Insurance Information

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Ratings & Reviews

4.72 out of 5
29 Reviews

The star rating is a calculation based on feedback from our patients using our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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    Could not imagine a more caring team of providers

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    Dr. O'Donnell is just the best. Period.

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    Very kind and knowledgeable about my issue .

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    It had been many years since I had knee surgery by *Dr. O'Donnell. He remembered me and my problems - was reassuring.

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    I have absolutely no complaints at all with this office!!!!!
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      No complaints on *Dr. O'Donnell or any staff - excellent care.
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      Dr. *O'Donnell is very interested in you health. Making sure you are doing good.
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      I've been saying Dr. O'Donnell since 2018 and he is always been good and done a good job
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      Over positive and informative experience.
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      Dr. O'Donnell and his staff are excellent. I know I get the best care available. Dr. O'Donnell is very down to earth and takes his time with patients.
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      *Dr. O'Donnell was very empathetic, attentive, calm, knowledgeable and really put me at ease. Right from the beginning. He listened to my questions. He made me feel like I was in good hands.
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      I cannot say anything negative about my visit with Dr. O'Donnell. He was thorough and really put my mind at ease.
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      I won't be back there again
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      Very good and have recommended
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      Dr. O'Donnell is the best! The resident, Dr. Liu, was very considerate as well.
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      All perfect.
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      Good experience with everyone.
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      Doctor was straight informing that physical therapy and braces at this time is ALL that can be done. I appreciate the HONESTY. The order for physical therapy & the order for braces. It was very painful for Hockensmith examination however that was what had to be done before seeing Dr. O'Donnell.
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      Both doctors that I saw asked me "what can I do for you today" and this made me feel that I could share whatever I wanted and that they would listen.
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      Excellent medical service from *Dr. O'Donnell and his staff! THANKS AGAIN!
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      Dr. Did not read my chart notes before visit. Couldn't remember if he spoke with me my last visit. Said he was "gun shy" about my procedure because of complications with other patient's surgeries with my body type. His comments made me doubt his experience with my surgery.
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      No compassion at all. Didn't like to listen to patients concerns. Was cut off when asking questions or voicing concerns.
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      I am almost embarrassed to tell others (especially those who've had TKR) how well my recovery from TKR has gone. I was up and walking over a mile (unassisted) the next day.
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      Couldn't ask for better doc. Fantastic.
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      Good experience
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      The practitioner/PA (I forgot her name) was outstanding! She explained things very thoroughly and clearly. She showed exceptional concern for my issue. Wow.
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      Dr. O'Donnell carefully answered all my questions, and did not rush the visit. I left each appointment with greater confidence and less anxiety about my surgery.
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      Dr. O'Donnell and his fellow were both thorough in evaluating my issues. Their explanations were rational and easily understood.
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      Excellent concern and follow through