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I take pride in returning patients to a healthy level of function and making sure they understand each step of their care throughout the process.

Dr. Donohue is fellowship trained in orthopedic trauma surgery, adult reconstruction and arthritis surgery, and is board eligible by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.  Much of his training is focused on managing complications related to previous surgeries, first time hip and knee replacements and computer navigation and robotic assisted surgery.

He is a reviewer for the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma and is a member of several organizations including the Foundation for Orthopaedic Trauma, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Florida Orthopaedic Society.  Each of these organizations provide education, research and mentorship to surgeons and allied providers specializing in orthopedics across the country.

Dr. Donohue has given lectures both nationally and internationally regarding orthopedic trauma, including an academic presentation about computer assisted radiology and surgery. He is a continuing speaker and instructor at Orthopaedic Trauma Association annual meetings.

Outside of Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Dr. Donohue enjoys spending family time with his wife and daughters.


Dr. Donohue is phenomenal! This was my first surgery/bone fracture and he made it the best experience it could be considering the circumstances. Underpromised and over delivered in every aspect of the process. If you are in need of an orthopedic surgeon, he should be your go to.

Tim L.

Experiencing a harrowing tragedy that required two emergency surgeries, I was quite fortunate to have the competent and compassionate Dr. David Donohue as my surgeon. Arriving in an ambulance, Dr. Donohue surgically repaired my dislocated right femur and complicated right acetabular fracture. Three months after my surgery, I continue to work on regaining my mobility, but I am forever grateful that I had an experienced, intelligent surgeon like Dr. Donohue performing this challenging and risky procedure.

Beth C.

Dr. Donohue recently did both of my Total Knee Replacement surgeries this year and I couldn’t be happier! He is very professional, yet kind and friendly. He explained everything to me and to my family members before and after my surgery. I am so very thankful and grateful that I found Dr. Donohue at Florida Orthopaedic Institute. He has given me my life back! I can walk again without pain!

Sharon H.

My visit to Dr. Donohue exceeded my expectations! From front office to exam room to CT and back to exam room — exceptional, friendly and kind interactions. I wish all my orthopedic problems involved my hips.

Rebecca B.

Dr. Donohue is a wonderful and dedicated surgeon! From my first visit, prior to a diagnosis, he listened to me and offered a thorough explanation to my husband and I about what to expect with hip replacement surgery. He explained the difference between anterior and posterior hip replacement and made his suggestion based on my x-rays. I followed his suggestion and could not be more pleased! My surgery was on July 30 and today I am without pain and walking better than I did last year! I highly recommend Dr. Donohue! He is truly the real thing!


Dr. Donohue is the best orthopedic surgeon! I had a hip replacement surgery on July 30 and six weeks later, I am pain free! He is a caring, knowledgeable doctor who explained everything prior to my surgery! He took time to answer any questions and as important, he listen to his patients! Thank you, Dr. Donohue, for getting me back to normal!

Nuri A.

I had a total hip replacement surgery with Dr. Donohue and I am very impressed by Dr. D and the results. Although I am in my early seventies, I was able to walk without any support within 48 hours after surgery and had only minor discomfort. In addition to being a skilled surgeon, he has excellent people and communication skills. His nursing and administrative support are also caring and highly competent.

Gerry G.

I had an amazing experience with Dr. Donohue for a knee scope procedure in May. He was very attentive, thoughtful and carefully explained the procedure. The entire process was smooth from the check in procedures all the way through the surgery. I never experienced any level of significant pain and within weeks, I was back to normal, wishing I would have scheduled the repair work sooner. Dr. Donohue was terrific and I highly recommend his services.

Steve P.

Words cannot express Dr. Donohue’s caring and kindness. He would have done well in any field he chose. I am very grateful that our paths have crossed.

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Far above my the expectations that I had about a total hip replacement.

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Dr. Donohue was very nice, helpful and explained a complicated injury in a way that I could understand. Excellent bedside manner and just a genuinely nice guy.

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I came to the ER in lots of pain due to tripping on a curb. I was so fortunate to have Dr. Donohue, who I never knew previous to the ER. He did emergency trauma surgery, but fully explained everything to me that I could understand. His demeanor of friendliness, caring, listening and patience was my first encounter and then he put my mind at ease with his professionalism and knowledge to give my consent to emergency surgery. He actually pulled up a stool to sit next to me in pre-op to explain my surgery.

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Dr. Donohue is great. He took the time to explain everything to me. I will recommend him if you are having any orthopaedic issues.

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Dr. Donohue was kind, caring and knowledgeable.

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  • Fellowship, Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Adult Reconstruction and Arthritis Surgery
  • Fellowship, Harborview Medical Center, Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery
  • Residency, University of South Florida
  • Medical Degree, University of South Florida

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