Dr. Tobin specializes in the following:

  • General Orthopedics
  • Knee Conditions
  • PRP Injections
  • Sports Medicine
  • Shoulder Conditions
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery

 4.7 out of 5

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

  • Always appreciate the willingness of Hope and Dr. Tobin to help with my concerns. I like the fact that from check in until you see the Dr. is not a long drawn process. They are very timely and thorough. Thank you - Stan R. - 9/15/2020 

  • Hope Orthopedics has been nothing but exceptional in helping treat me with the care I need. I have been a patient of Dr. McCormick and Jami Slosser, as well as Dr. Tobin and Kevin Bell and they all do a great job of listening to you and evaluating what's best for you. - Kevin P. - 9/08/2020 

  • Just keep doing a great job am extremely happy with Dr. Tobin and all of the staff at hope orthopedics I wouldn't want to change anything and I highly recommend my doctor and the facility to people I know in need of the services you perform from my own experience from reception labs nurses and doctors great job keep up... read more - Dolores M. - 8/26/2020 

  • I've seen Dr Tobin twice for cortisone injections in my shoulder. Both times he was extremely pleasant and personable. He takes time to explain exactly what is happening on the ultrasound guided injections. Both injections were painless. He even took an extra 5 minutes afterwards to answer questions about my knee osteoarthritis options even though I was 30 minutes late... read more - Anonymous - 2/13/2020 

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