Kenneth Donohue, MD

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Departments & Organizations

Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation: Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery | Joint Reconstruction | Ortho Clinical Faculty | Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

Yale Medicine


Dr. Donohue specializes in the entire spectrum of hand and upper extremity disorders with a special interest in complex hand, wrist and elbow conditions. 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 including endoscopic carpal tunnel release, and uses state-of-the-art arthroscopic techniques for hand, wrist and elbow surgery. 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.

Education & Training

MD Georgetown University School of Medicine (2009)
MS Georgetown University, Physiology (2005)
BS The College of William & Mary, Biology (2004)
Visiting Clinician The Mayo Clinic
Fellow The Cleveland Clinic
Fellow Baylor College of Medicine
Resident Drexel University College of Medicine


  • Phoenix Society Shoulder & Elbow Meeting 2017 Avalon, United States (2017 - 2017)

  • AAOS 2017 Annual Meeting San Diego, United States (2017 - 2017)

    Shoulder & Elbow Research Presentation

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Contact Info

Kenneth Donohue, MD
Patient Care Location
Yale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue, Fl 1st

New Haven, CT 06519
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