Dr. Tobin specializes in the following:

  • General Orthopedics
  • Knee Conditions
  • Sports Medicine
  • Shoulder Conditions
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Regenerative Medicine

 4.7 out of 5

  • Despite the current COVID protocols, it was well organized and easy to gain entry. Once inside everything was well orchestrated and X-rays were quickly obtained and I was escorted to exam room by friendly staff. Doctor showed up immediately and was friendly, informative and listened to my description of my complaint. I really felt like I was getting quality care... read more - Gregg D. - 1/07/2021 

  • My post surgery visit with Dr. Tobin and his staff went very well. All questions were answered and explanations given. Appreciate the time taken and the success of my surgery. Total Shoulder Reversal. Progressing very well and now ready for PT. Thank you. - Stan R. - 1/05/2021 

  • I highly recommend this excellent surgeon [Dr. Tobin]. I have total functionality with my new shoulder. Okay, my fastball has lost a few MPH but not much! - Nick G. - 12/17/2020 

  • My experience with Hope Orthopedic has been pleasant and professionally. I’m very happy with their doctors, nurses, secretary‘s. Dr. Tobin and his nurse Beth are very good at what they do. - Jim S. - 11/25/2020 

  • Dr. Tobin did a great job on my shoulder surgery and the physical therapists were great. - Greg T. - 10/02/2020 

Dr. Richard Tobin is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in general orthopedics, sports medicine and shoulder conditions. He completed his orthopedic surgery internship and residency at the San Diego Naval Hospital and has been with Hope Orthopedics since 1994.

He has dedicated much of his free time to Salem area athletics, assisting student athletes at the high school and college level. He was the team physician at Western Oregon University and served the sidelines of Willamette University, helping athletes both off and on the field for 23 years. When he isn’t in the clinic or operating room, Dr. Tobin enjoys hiking, fishing, weight lifting, working on his property in West Salem and travelling. He's also been spotted more than once bent over a crossword puzzle.


  • Undergraduate: Dartmouth College
  • Medical School: Jefferson Medical College

Graduate Medical Education

  • Residency: San Diego Naval Hospital
  • Internship: San Diego Naval Hospital

Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Mid Valley Independent Physicians Association
  • Marion Polk Medical Society
  • Oregon Association of Orthopedic Surgeons