Dr. Richard Tobin

Dr. Tobin specializes in the following:

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

 4.7 out of 5

  • Three months post ACL cadaver surgery, meniscus tear repair, and bone debris removal, knee is feeling great! Still have a ways to go, But feeling optimistic!🌅 Thank you, Dr. Tobin!! - Dino V. - 1/19/2023 
  • Good experience [Dr. Tobin] - Martin B. - 1/13/2023 
  • Dr. Tobin comes highly recommended Quality care and is highly respected by his patients and all who have been under the skill of this doctor. - Alice L. - 12/08/2022 
  • Getting shouder replaced. Hope orthopedic has been awesome to deal with. They helped me through the insurance. Explained exactly what the procedure will be .i feel very confident with doctor tobin - C.B. - 9/01/2022 
  • Checkin Staff 5 Stars! Dr. Tobin was running 35 minutes behind (not his fault Im sure), but waiting was not the issue for me. He did explain my condition , however treatment options were a blur, as he had to hurry out before I could collect my thoughts. Fortunately, the follow up nurse Beth (Thank you , your input made... read more - WR - 8/03/2022 

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