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
  • 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

4.69 out of 5
37 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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    After examination Dr. O'Donnell gave me two options that he thought were my best options he explained both of them and gave me his opinion which would be best for me. Dr. O'Donnell is very thorough and he listens to all of concerns patient has.

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    Dr. O'Donnell is a great listener and very compassionate!

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    This was my last post surgery appointment and ALL the staff was respectful, professional, and friendly however my only issue was that I didn't think taking out approx 50 staples would be painful!

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    All caregivers and staff were very informative and helpful

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    They are very helpful for me to make an informed decision
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      We have been part of the UK system for five years. Due to our age, we have been in various clinics and with various health care professionals, including doc, PAs, nurses, etc. This is the first time we have felt so disrespected, so poorly heard, so clearly put down by any of the health care professionals. This orthopedic specialist gave in to the exam room with a handshake, with one question. What level is your pain right now? Afterward, there was a clear espousal of his already established beliefs about the problem, the solutions, with a brusk manner that we have never experienced. If you'd like a more detailed report of our experience, let us know.
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      All caregivers listened to concerns and answered all questions.
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      Both the Doctor and the Intern showed was very poor. The Doctor so what do you want from us? question was very rude. His ability to listen, not very good. His appeared rushed, and clearly wanted to leave and get me out of the office ASAP. He took absolutely no time to discuss or show me the test results, other than give his opinion. Which I believe was motivated upon his observation of my weight. I am seeking another Doctor for an Appointment, due to my complete lack of trust for this doctor and his mostly rude staff.
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      The Doctors was very nice and explained my condition well
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      Really liked the medical staff. They didn't seem rushed and took time to answer all my questions.
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      I felt this doctor bed side manor not very good
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      Everyone treated me with great respect!!
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      Good experience
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      Very awesome doctors
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      I was very impressed with Dr. O'Donnell. He took his time with me and answered all my questions.
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      Looked at watch a little too often.
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      Dr. O;Donnell diagnosed my problem, gave me a choice of treatments, listened to my concerns/choice, and prescribed an appropriate course to follow.
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      Tp notch service all around
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      Dr was rude and unhelpful. He spoke to me condescending.
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      Could not imagine a more caring team of providers
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      Dr O'Donnell is the best
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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.