Kenneth W. Donohue, MD


Orthopaedic Surgery

Conditions & Treatments

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Hand Surgery


Dr. Donohue specializes in the entire spectrum of shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand disorders with a special interest in rotator cuff repair, shoulder replacement, upper extremity trauma, and complex conditions of the hand, wrist and elbow. He is one of only a few surgeons nationwide to have completed two separate clinical fellowships in upper extremity surgery. He performs minimally invasive procedures, and uses state-of-the-art arthroscopic techniques. Dr. Donohue enjoys caring for athletes of all levels and employs nonoperative treatment whenever possible.

Dr. Donohue has authored multiple book chapters and journal articles on topics ranging from the treatment of wrist fractures in athletes to patient-specific shoulder and elbow replacement. His research has been presented nationally and internationally and has been published in leading orthopaedic journals including The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

Dr. Donohue graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his orthopaedic residency at Drexel University followed by two fellowships in upper extremity surgery: a shoulder & elbow fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic and a hand surgery fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine. After his fellowships, he traveled to the Mayo Clinic to gain additional experience in advanced elbow surgery.

Dr. Donohue is an assistant professor of hand and upper extremity surgery at Yale School of Medicine and a member of the full-time clinical faculty in the Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation.





Affiliated With

Yale Medicine


Education & Training


Georgetown University School of Medicine


Drexel University College of Medicine


Cleveland Clinic

Accepted Insurance

Insurance coverage regularly changes, please contact the doctor’s office directly to verify that your specific insurance plan is accepted.

  • aetna
  • anthem bc/bs
  • berkeley care network
  • cigna healthcare
  • community care network
  • connecticare
  • corvel
  • first health network
  • focus healthcare
  • great west
  • husky
  • medicaid
  • medicare
  • multiplan
  • oxford health plans
  • railroad medicare
  • tricare/champus
  • united healthcare
  • us family health plan
  • wellcare