Robert Magnuson, MD
James Magnuson, son of Dr. Robert Magnuson, recently shared, “My father believed deeply in education and loved to attend Ophthalmology Grand Rounds. He even continued to attend long after he retired”.
Dr. Magnuson created the Robert H. 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.
Dr. Magnuson’s wife, Elizabeth Tighe Magnuson, passed away on January 11, 2007. Friends of the Magnuson family have contributed over $5,000 in memory of Mrs. Magnuson in addition to a family contribution of $33,000.
We appreciate the generosity and foresight of the Magnuson family and friends as the conference room is utilized daily for diverse ophthalmology activities.