Robert Magnussen

Robert Magnussen, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

Appointments: (614) 293-3600

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.


  • 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

  • Orthopedics
  • Patellar Dislocation
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament
  • Knee Injuries
  • Athletic Injuries
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Osteotomy
  • Achilles Tendon
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Leg Injuries

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

Duke University School of Medicine


Vanderbilt University Hospital
7/1/2004 - 6/30/2005

Orthopaedic Surgery
Vanderbilt University Hospital
7/1/2005 - 6/30/2009


Duke University Medical Center
8/1/2009 - 7/31/2010

Orthopaedic Surgery
Hospital de la Croix-Rousse
8/23/2010 - 7/1/2011

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Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

My Department



142 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.9
  • Listens Carefully 4.9
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.9
  • Knows My Medical History 4.7
  • Shows Respect 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 4.7

23 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 03, 2018

Dr. Magnussen is always kind, friendly, concerned, patient & respectful. He is so kind & friendly that I drive over an hour one way to see him.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2018

Absolutely amazing.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2018

Dr. Magnussen is friendly and knowledgeable in his profession, he's concerned about me and my medical issues, I appreciate his decision and my results. Sincerely.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2018

Courteous & professional as always.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2018

listened, explained plan for the day as well as what could expect if knee pain continues in the future.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2018

Would come back for continued care-

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2018

He was very energetic, which I imagine can be helpful. But he was also able to clearly convey my ailment, which demonstrates his knowledge.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2018

Very friendly & caring; sensitive to health care needs helped us find foodie places!

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2018

I was slightly nervous that Dr. Kaeding was unavailable but Dr. Magnussen is also excellent and very comforting. It is a week after surgery and all went well.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2018

The doctor was excellent. Explained well. Addressed all my concerns.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Magnussen has reported no relationships with companies or entities.