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

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

  • I love Dr Tobin and [Kevin] Bell they seem to really care. Thank you - Kim M. - 3/26/2021 

  • Everyone is so polite and has a great sense of humor. Dr. Tobin is amazing. Really glad he performed my surgery! Thank you all! - Woodrow's F. - 3/02/2021 

  • An amazing experience had an on the job shoulder injury they walked me through the process every detail Eased my anxiety Dr Tobin amazing. - Suzzanne E. - 2/18/2021 

  • I've seen Dr Tobin 6 times for issues with both shoulders so he's been my go-to guy. I'm very happy with his willingness to work with me to do whatever is necessary to keep me going. - Rob W. - 2/02/2021 

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