“My father believed deeply in education and loved to attend Ophthalmology Grand Rounds. He even continued to attend long after he retired”. - Jim Magnuson, son of Dr. Robert Magnuson
Dr. Magnuson created the Robert Hubbell Magnuson Ophthalmology Education Fund at the Havener Eye Institute before his death. He recognized the need for a meeting room within the department and established the Magnuson Conference Room, which is used for Grand Rounds, resident and medical student education, research conferences, and other departmental activities. Friends of the Magnuson family have also contributed generously to Ohio State. Dr. Magnuson’s wife, Elizabeth Tighe Magnuson, passed away on January 11, 2007. We appreciate Dr. Magnuson’s generosity and foresight as the conference room is utilized daily for diverse ophthalmology activities.