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About Me

Conditions I specialize in
  • General Surgery
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Dr. Donovan has charted his life and career with a clear focus. Besides always knowing he wanted to practice medicine, he's also known the value of raising a family in Cincinnati. In fact, he lives in the same Montgomery neighborhood today as the one in which he grew up.

Throughout his career, Dr. Donovan also has maintained a clear focus on improving the health of Greater Cincinnatians. In his practice, he works to build trust with patients so they understand their medical issues and his recommendations for improving their health. His practice focus includes:

  • Minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery (complex hernia, biliary tract, bowel, colorectal)
  • intra-abdominal surgery
  • Open vascular surgery.

Dr. Donovan is a medical executive for the TriHealth Surgical Institute and currently serves as president of the Bethesda Medical/Dental Staff. He has served multiple terms as chairman of the Department of Surgery at Bethesda North. He also helps improve our community's health by training the next generation of surgeons as a residency program faculty member and site director.

Locations I practice at

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    TriHealth Surgical Institute - Comprehensive Hernia Center - TriHealth Fitness & Health Pavilion
  • Education

    • Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine | Degree, 1986
      Medical Doctor


    • American Board of Surgery | Other, 1992

    Ratings and Reviews

    The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
    4.8 / 5 (184 ratings, 2 comments)
      Comments from patients
    • 5 / 5
      My doctor was great.
      Reviewed October 24, 2023
    • 5 / 5
      *Dr. Donovan listened and answered my questions, answering me about the surgery and recovery.
      Reviewed October 06, 2023
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