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 Associate 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 both adult and pediatric patients. 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.

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

4.78 out of 5
44 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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    Was a quick appointment

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    Dr O is the best

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    Dr O'Donnell listens to all questions and concerns and discussed plans of care

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    Trato amable excelente explicaci?n atenci?n esmerada (Friendly treatment, excellent explanation, careful attention)

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    Dr . O'Donnell came into speak with my wife and I and answered some questions, but after about 15 minutes he said he would be right back and left. The nurse came in and informed us that we were done. And I asked he didn't say anything about my work schedule or a schedule to have the other knee replaced . She said I would just have to wait until April 30th appointment. That is not very respectful to his patient.
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      They were the nicest people I had talked to in a long time.
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      Dr. O'Donnell is an experienced, competent and caring physician. One of the best.
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      Dr. O'Donnell is very, very good at what he does. He is intent on giving his patients their very best surgical experience possible. I would highly recommend Dr. O'Donnell and his whole team.
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      Excellent Doctor very caring
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      I would always recommend Dr. O'Donnell, when the time comes he's definitely who I will choose to do my knee replacement!!!!
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      Dr O'Donnell is always great about answering my questions and explaining my diagnosis and what to expect now and in the future.
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      Dr. O'Donnell was very kind and helped me to understand my x-rays and my treatment options. His assistant was very kind as well.
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      Great communication and assistance
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      I had complete confidence that Dr O'Donnell understood my concerns and addressed them appropriately.
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      Excellent
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      I felt rushed with very limited conversation with Dr.
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      Outstanding experience
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      Good some what
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      Wish the surgery could have been scheduled sooner!
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      I would highly recommend this office, the people in the office are always extra friendly too!!!
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      Great
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      I love the female doc that saw me. She's awesome
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      Dr. O'Donnell always treats me with the best care and gives me a complete explanation of my options for treatment.
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      Well pleased and highly recommend to others
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      Excellent
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      Amazing kind caring always answers questions for me and are truly amazing
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      Excellent care given by all
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      The care was fantastic
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      Love this office and personnel.
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      Very impressive
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      Will highly recommend Dr O'Donnell to everyone I know !!
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      For whatever reason, I believe Dr O'Donnell has given up in being a part of my prolonged and difficult recovery from TKR
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      Although my last encounter with Dr O'Donnell was 2020, he was as prepared, engaged, encouraging, and supportive as if I had I had seen him last week.
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      Dr. O'Donnell is absolutely the best, most caring dr. I've ever had!
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      *Dr. O'Donnell was one of the best doctors I have seen - very concerned and explains things in a way a patient can understand.
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      This place is the best, I would highly recommend them !!!!
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      Excellent
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      It was more than very good, it was exceptional!
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      I waited an hour and thirty minutes to get to the exam room. After waiting in the exam room another fifteen minutes I opened the to just leave, when another physician in the hall said for me to wait and she would get the doctor. After another ten minute wait Dr. O'Donald came in introduced himself sat down and asked me why are you here and what do you want me to do for you. Dr. O'Donald was very short with me and said that my X-ray was good and the amount of pain I was in from my knee did not compare with the results of the X-ray. He indicated that the amount of pain I was in wasn't really that bad because the X-ray of the knee only showed swelling and some inflammation and mild arthritis, that nothing was wrong and he was a surgeon and my X-ray showed nothing that would require his service. Just as he was leaving he said he said for me to wait he was prescribing a cane for me so that I would not have any more falls.
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      Entire office was great