Dr. Tobin specializes in the following:

  • General Orthopedics
  • Knee Conditions
  • PRP Injections
  • Sports Medicine
  • Shoulder Conditions
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • 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. Tobin has fixed both shoulders and replaced my right knee. Over the years I trust him to be upfront and professional about my surgeries and my recovery time. - N.M. - 7/02/2019 

  • Dr. Tobin was personable, took his time to review my x-rays and MRIs, and gave me a clear picture of my diagnosis, prognosis and treatment options. - Kareen S. - 9/02/2017 

  • I have been to Hope Orthopedics a number of times or physical therapy had rotator cuff surgery last year and physical therapy through them and am now looking at getting surgery done on my right thumb I highly recommend hope Orthopedics dr. Knight and dr. Tobin we're very understanding very patient listen to my concerns and answered all of my questions. - Evelyn J. - 3/08/2017 

  • Everyone there has been great to deal with. Seeing Dr Tobin for knee problems and he is easy to talk to. - Jeanne W. - 11/21/2016 

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