Robert Magnussen

Robert Magnussen, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine
  • Physician
4.8 out of 5
  • 225 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 61 Patient Comments

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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

Duke University Medical Center

Duke University School of Medicine

Hospital de la Croix-Rousse

Vanderbilt University Hospital

Vanderbilt University Hospital

Academic Information

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

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

My Department


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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.

225 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 Nov 21, 2019

    Always a pleasant experience!

  • Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

    His explanations and opinions for my treatment were clear and inspired confidence in his ability to make me feel better.

  • Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

    Dr. Magnussen understood my condition & explained clearly his recommendation.

  • Reviewed on Nov 07, 2019

    He seemed thorough in asking questions and diagnosing the problem and what to do next. I was a little unclear on the final diagnosis

  • Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

    He was very knowledgeable confident, and had a plan -- which was a good feeling! Thank you!

  • Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

    Dr. Magnussen was very good.

  • Reviewed on Oct 07, 2019

    The doctor was knowledgeable and explained my options very clearly.

  • Reviewed on Sep 07, 2019

    Understands the condition of my knee as it relates to overall physical and emotional health. Listens well. Upbeat and encouraging, and skillfull.

  • Reviewed on Sep 04, 2019

    All good, surgery on quad tendon has healed well.

  • Reviewed on Sep 03, 2019

    Dr. Magnussen has been a great doctor, he performed knee surgery in one of my knees in the past and my recovery was very successful due to his expertise. That is why I did not hesitate to schedule an appointment again with him for my injured shoulder. I knew he was going to take the right approach to treat it.

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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 11/21/2019, Dr. Magnussen has reported no relationships with companies or entities.