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David M. Donohue, M.D.

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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 certified 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.

**Accepting Workers’ Compensation



I am so grateful for Dr. Donohue and his staff. I suffered from arthritis in my hip (46 years young) and worked with Dr. D for a number of years to treat it. I wanted to avoid hip replacement for as long as I could. Once we exhausted all other options, a replacement was inevitable. Dr. Donohue was very thorough in his explanation of the procedure and made sure I was set up for a successful healing process. Although I had a few bumps in the journey post-op, Dr. Donohue and his staff were there for me 100%! I am forever grateful that he has provided me with the ability to have a great quality of life and the ability to spend time doing things with my family again that I had missed out on prior to surgery!

Sherri V.

Dr. Donahue is very professional and at the same time, one of the most caring and understanding physicians I have ever known. I’m very grateful for his expertise!

Linda S.

Great experience. Dr. Donohue was awesome, and he took the time to listen to my concerns and to give me feedback and education on what was going on with me. Very friendly. The staff is awesome as well. Very nice and easy to talk to.


Dr. Donahue is a professional and very knowledgeable surgeon. He did work on my knee, and it feels brand new. Don’t hesitate to see him.

Doug B.

I’ve had several appointments with at the South Tampa location. I feel like I get the best care from them. They listen to me and seem to genuinely be concerned with my medical issues. I recently made a mistake and arrived at the facility on the wrong day. Since I traveled over 45 minutes, three of the ladies in the front office were instrumental in making sure that I got to see Jordan that day, even though my appt. was the following week. Thank you to Karisma, Qiana, and Kierra at the South Tampa location. Your customer service was above and beyond. What a great group of women!

Lori G.

Dr. Donohue is awesome. Patient, thorough and kind. Two other orthopedic surgeons that I needed surgery, and that was the end of that. Dr. Donahue took a conservative approach, and I am healed with no surgery. His assistant April is efficient, kind, and thorough. They make an excellent team! I lived in Florida for seven years, and he’s the best doctor I’ve ever encountered.

Susan T.

Dr. Donohue is an excellent surgeon with great bedside manner. He repaired my leg in the emergency room after a scary trauma from a saw. Thanks to his skill, we expect to have a full recovery despite severing two tendons in a very difficult-to-suture location.

Jason M.

I love every single person that works there!! They are all so nice and on time. I would highly recommend this doctor and his staff!!

Rachel I.

Dr. Donahue is kind, compassionate, and patient. After my surgery, the pain medicine made me drowsy, and I fell and busted my wound open. I underwent another knee surgery within days. He helped me throughout. Now I can walk, stand, and even bend my knees. He is very competent, and I recommend him to everyone who needs knee surgery.

Rokhia F.

I had a really good experience. Six months before my surgery, I woke up one morning in a great deal of pain. It came on all of a sudden. I went to a rheumatory doctor to be referred to Dr. Donohue. He explained I had torn my meniscus. After therapy, we decided to go ahead and fix the little tear. Not only was he so supportive in answering all my concerns, his staff was also fantastic. They even called a few days later to check on how I was feeling. I highly recommend Dr. Donohue and I do refer him to all my friends in need of this surgery.

Dennie A.

Dr. Donohue was so compassionate with my sweet mom. She was challenged by requiring a total hip, after having a busy life without much necessary medical intervention. Surgery went well. Recovery was easy. She developed an infection, but Dr. Donohue and his fellows were phenomenal! They encouraged her and got her through everything. He is an anomaly. A surgeon with warm bedside manner. My mom was scared and tearful with not having faced anything like this. She felt comfortably safe under his care. My family was thankful for his compassion.

Ida D.

I had a left hip replacement by Dr. Donohue. It was a great experience. I had very little pain and two weeks into it, I am walking without any assistance. No cane or anything! I did not need to take any strong pain relievers. I had my right hip replaced in St. Louis and it was a hard experience with considerable pain. There is no comparison with this time. I am so happy with Dr. Donohue and St. Joeseph’s Hospital.

Levi R.

Great experience for a doctor’s office. Staff was efficient, friendly and helpful. The doctor was very nice and friendly, not rushing to get to the next patient. The nurse practitioner was very informative and very thorough. Highly recommend this orthopedic practice.

J. T.

Dr. Donohue displayed professionalism and genuine concern from my first visit. He knew exactly what I needed and assured me that I would benefit from a total hip replacement. The surgery went great and the recovery is also going great. I appreciate the care and one on one attention I received from Dr. Donohue. I will highly recommend him to anyone I come in contact with that has hip, thigh, knee or leg issues. In my book, he’s the best around!

Steve C.

Dr. Donohue had to replace my aunt’s knee replacement after it broke and fractured her femur. He’s fabulous and I highly recommend. Great bed side manner and is great with the elderly.

Melinda A.

I am very pleased with my hip replacement. I was up and walking the first day. I walked about 50 yards the first day and about 100 yards the second day, both times while using a walker. By the 8th day I was walking freely without any assistance at all and with very little discomfort. I found Dr. Donohue to be knowledgeable, skilled and a very pleasant doctor to work with. I would highly recommend Dr. Donohue to anyone in need of a hip replacement.

Erik E.

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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  • Jordan Stone, APRN


  • 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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