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Patrick W. O'Donnell, MD, PhD

| 4.66 out of 5
116 ratings | 19 comments
Patrick W. O'Donnell, MD
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  • Bone Cancer Team
  • Hip & Knee Replacement Team
  • Musculoskeletal Oncology
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Sarcoma Team
  • 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 Statement

    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


    Indiana University, School of Medicine, Indianapolis


    University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis


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

    Certifications and Special Training

    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Ratings & Reviews

    | 4.66 out of 5
    116 ratings |19 comments

    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.

    November, 2019
    Very nice staff. My thanks to one of the technician, I believe the name is Angel, she was very attentive and helpful. Also, thank you, Tracy Profitt APRN, she is always very nice and professional. My thanks also to Dr. O'Donnell for taking care of me. Great service!

    October, 2019
    Excellent Dr as well as the Physician's Assistant

    October, 2019
    Very good.

    October, 2019
    Very great compassionate and efficient staff, PA, and dr. highly recommend this office.

    October, 2019
    Staff at Dr. ODonnell's office are always caring and very friendly!

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  • 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.