Dr. Tobin specializes in the following:

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

 4.8 out of 5

  • 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 Tobin and Kevin are the best! I am having total shoulder replacement surgery soon. They made me feel safe and comfortable by explaining everything to me. Dr. Tobin did my knee surgery in 2015 and it’s been fantastic ever since! Seriously, best experts around and customer service is over the top! Thank you for everything. 🙂 - Chris F. - 5/14/2021 

  • I had a very good experience going to Hope orthopedics with Dr Tobin. His experience was definitely a parent and really addressed every need I had I would recommend hope orthopedics to anyone needing orthopedic care - Marty H. - 4/24/2021 

  • Dr Tobin is very thorough and professional, answered all my questions. I would highly recommend him. - John F. - 3/30/2021 

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