Ratigan, a four-year monogram winner and linebacker at Notre Dame (1989-92), continued his professional football career with the Indianapolis Colts (1993-95).
Ratigan earned his M.D. from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia in 2002. In 2007, he completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, affiliated with The Rothman Institute. Ratigan performed his fellowship in sports medicine at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles. He is a 1993 Notre Dame graduate.
Ratigan, board certified in orthopaedic surgery, is an active member of national and local medical societies, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America, Indiana State Medical Association, Indiana Orthopaedic Society and the Notre Dame Orthopaedic Society. Ratigan is in private practice with South Bend Orthopaedics and specializes in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle.
Ratigan has previous professional and collegiate athletic physician experience with the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Galaxy, Los Angeles Sparks, Philadelphia Phillies and Philadelphia Eagles, as well as the University of Southern California and Fullerton College football programs.
Ratigan and his wife, the former Maura Fenningham ('93, '96), have five children: Sean, Conor, Kelly, Austin and Reese. Maura is an adjunct professor in the Notre Dame Law School.