Robert Magnussen

Robert Magnussen, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine
  • Physician

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5
  • 131 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 50 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept

About Me

My approach to patient care is always focused on the unique goals of each patient. Whether a patient wants to return to a varsity sport or walk without pain, I work with each of them to establish goals and chart a treatment course.

I specialize in the treatment of sports injuries, including both operative and non-operative care. While I treat injuries throughout the body, my primary area of interest is the knee. I am interested in ligament injuries, such as the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and dislocations of the kneecap. My role as both a clinician and researcher allows me to translate the results of my research in these areas directly to my patients.

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we’re extremely fortunate to have access to top experts in every medical field and the best technology available. Our team approach to patient care allows every patient to benefit from these resources.
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2019
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2018
  • Clinical research award, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Bruce and Susan Edwards Sports Medicine Professorship in Injury Prevention
  • Traveling Fellow, European Federation Orthopaedic Sports Traumatology
  • Member, International ACL Study Group

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Patellar Dislocation
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament
  • Knee Injuries
  • Athletic Injuries
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Osteotomy
  • Orthopedics
  • Patellar Ligament
  • Patellofemoral Joint

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC
9/1/2000 - 5/31/2004


Vanderbilt University Hospital, Nashville, TN

7/1/2004 - 6/30/2005


Vanderbilt University Hospital, Nashville, TN

7/1/2005 - 6/30/2009


Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

8/1/2009 - 7/31/2010


Hospital de la Croix-Rousse, Lyon,

8/23/2010 - 7/1/2011

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Subspecialty: Orthopaedic Sports Medicine)

Academic Information

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More About My Work


The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

131 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.8 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.6 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.8 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.7 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

    Very impressed with their organization, friendly & caring attitude.

  • Reviewed on Jun 11, 2021

    The doctor answered all my questions and thoroughly explained my X-rays; he made arrangements for my Physical Therapy and SynVisc shots as I requested

  • Reviewed on Jun 03, 2021

    Respectful and informative.

  • Reviewed on Jun 02, 2021

    Dr. was very professional, caring and courteous. Very attentive.

  • Reviewed on May 18, 2021

    Dr. Magnussen cares about the future of my recent surgery. Very good with patients.

  • Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

    I liked Him he was very friendly and informative and very good about explaining things he took his time with me I didn't feel like he was rushed and he did explain everything as he went along what he was doing how it would help and so on

  • Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

    Provider not only didn't give clear answer, but came off rude. One knee suddenly hurting, feeling weak, unstable, had done workout 2 weeks before. Provider asked me to lift my leg against his push, then just said, "See? Weak muscles. Weeeak muscles." I've been a restaurant server for 20 years. I doubt it's weak muscles, especially after being hesitant w/use for 2 weeks of course I wasn't pushing back. But I didn't feel comfortable talking anymore after basically insulting me.

  • Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

    Couldn't be better.

  • Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021

    Very precise on prognosis of length of recovery for injury.

  • Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021

    He really took time with me - explaining options for future.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 11/01/2020, Dr. Magnussen has reported no relationships with companies or entities.