Dr. Tobin specializes in the following:

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

 4.6 out of 5

  • Dr. Tobin is very friendly, personable and seems very concerned about my symptoms. I have been seeing him for the last couple of years for different situations regarding my knees and he has always been willing to deal with each situation as they have come up. - Jesse J. - 9/19/2021 

  • In the beginning I was very nervous. Dr [Tobin] and staff helped me through it and made me feel comfortable. The surgery was awesome everyday things improve. Thanks again! - Don D. - 8/03/2021 

  • The most striking and obvious impression I received from Dr Tobin, was his honesty and kindness in explaining my medical problem. He did a brief but thorough exam of my shoulder & arm strength & range of motion. He then did a thorough exam of the MRI I had done on my arm in April. He clearly explained the findings... read more - Vicki L. - 6/29/2021 

  • The entire team, from Dr. Tobin, to his PA, MA's and especially his surgery coordinator, were fantastic during every interaction I had with Hope. I feel grateful - I'll be walking soon for the first time in a year - and appreciate everything so much. - Adam W. - 6/25/2021 

  • I had a great experience meeting with Dr. Tobin today. He was professional, knowledgeable, humorous and explained in great detail what the surgery would involve. I previously wrote a review that indicated I was frustrated by the service. I am glad I decided to go to this appointment. After reading other reviews about good outcomes from his surgeries I decided... read more - Christy C. - 5/14/2021 

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