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Patrick W. O'Donnell, MD, PhD

| 4.73 out of 5
119 ratings | 28 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

    | 4.73 out of 5
    119 ratings |28 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.

    February, 2020
    The best staff!!!

    February, 2020
    They were able to move up my second appt in the orthopedic office so that I didn't have to wait between appts. or leave and come back later. It was so nice for the office staff and doctor to make this happen for my convenience without me even asking!

    February, 2020
    Staff is always friendly and courteous.

    February, 2020
    I have all confidence in the Surgical ability and work of Dr. O'Donnell. He is a very special surgeon, I would recommend him to all in need of a Hip Replacement.

    February, 2020
    Well pleased.

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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.

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