Robert Magnussen

Robert Magnussen, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Physician

Professor of Orthopaedics

Accepting new patients
4.8 out of 5
  • 129 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 43 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 Castle Connolly's Regional Top Doctors list
  • 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


in Outpatient Care Dublin
6700 University Boulevard
1st Floor, Suite 1B
Dublin, OH 43016

Spine Care

in Outpatient Care Dublin
6700 University Boulevard
1st Floor, Suite 1B
Dublin, OH 43016

Outpatient Surgery

in Jameson Crane Sports Medicine Institute
2835 Fred Taylor Drive
2nd Floor Room 2020
Columbus, OH 43202

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

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 La Croix, Lyon
8/22/2010 - 7/1/2011

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery/Sports Medicine

Academic Information

My Department


My Division


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.

129 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.5 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.8 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.7 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

    Similarly cold - I got the impression that since I wasn't a sports medicine patient, but rather an overweight middle-aged woman, my problem couldn't have been handled by a non-surgeon. He even mentioned at the end of the appt. That I could follow-up with another non-surgeon ortho doctor. Ironically, I did follow-up with the non-surgeon ortho who ended up putting in a consult with a surgeon (I chose a different provider for that appt. )

  • Reviewed on Mar 09, 2024

    He answered all my questions.

  • Reviewed on Jan 14, 2024

    He did not do as much of visual assessment of the injured limb as his assistant doctor , but did a thorough explanation of the scans. He addressed my concerns and answered my questions.

  • Reviewed on Jan 13, 2024

    I felt like he didn't care at all about my issue with my knee at all! He scared me, telling me my knee felt like it would pop out at any time. Told me the doctor who was doing my surgery wasn't a hack which was rude. Also told me he was going on a trip soon and I would have to wait. When I told him I didn't mind waiting if I trusted another doctor, he just laughed and told me it was a simple procedure but he would look at my MRI.

  • Reviewed on Dec 09, 2023

    I liked him and his decisions for my treatment. Right on spot. Very happy with my whole experience.

  • Reviewed on Dec 04, 2023

    Listened and explained situation well. Although since it was a new injury felt as though further testing would have been suggested

  • Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

    Dr. Magnussen was very caring and explained my problem to me and the concerns he had about it. He is also willing to seek professional input from others to see what the best way to fix my problem is.

  • Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023


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 09/29/2023, Dr. Magnussen has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

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