PHONE (both offices): 843-342-9100   //   FAX: 843-342-9101   Se Habla Español

PHONE (both offices): 843-342-9100   //   FAX: 843-342-9101   Se Habla Español

HILTON HEAD OFFICE  12 Lafayette Place, Suite A, Hilton Head, SC 29926    //    POOLER OFFICE  114 Canal Street, Suite 503, Pooler, GA 31322


Dr. Joseph P Tobin

Joseph P. Tobin, M.D., F.A.A.O.S. Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Tobin Is a proud member of:

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Inc.

Joseph P. Tobin, M.D., F.A.A.O.S. Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Tobin is a fellowship trained board certified orthopaedic surgeon with a special emphasis in surgery (and non-surgical treatment) of the hip, knee, shoulder and hand. He also treats general orthopaedic problems including pain and injuries of the hand, ankle, foot, wrist, elbow, and back.  He treats children and adults for sports injuries and other muscle, tendon, or bone injuries or ailments including arthritis.

Dr. Tobin is a graduate of Fordham University in New York.  He completed his medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine where he graduated at the top of his class.  He completed his residency training at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago and was subsequently awarded a prestigious fellowship in total joint reconstructive (hip and knee replacement) surgery, at the Anderson Orthopaedic Research Institute in Arlington, Virginia.   He has extensive orthopaedic research experience resulting in several scientific publications and national presentations.  In his orthopaedic training and twenty plus years of practice since finishing that extensive training, he has performed hundreds of hip and knee replacements and arthroscopic surgeries of the shoulder, knee, hip, hand and elbow. 

Fluent in Spanish, Dr. Tobin has additionally been active in volunteer medical missions in the West Indies, the Dominican Republic and St. Lucia.  Since moving to Hilton Head Island in 1997, Dr. Tobin has been elected Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the Arthritis Foundation of the Carolinas, Low Country Region; and Chairman of the Board of The Hilton Head Outpatient Surgery Center, LLC. His is a member of the South Carolina Orthopaedic Association and completed the requirements to become a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 

If part of a patient’s treatment includes surgery, Dr. Tobin believes the patient should have a choice as to which hospital he performs that surgery.  In order to give patients a variety of surgery options, Dr. Tobin has met the qualifications and been granted admission to the surgical staff at the following regional hospitals and medical centers: St. Joseph’s and Candler Hospitals in Savannah,  Hilton Head Hospital, and The Outpatient Surgery Center of Hilton Head.

Dr. Tobin is an avid golfer, a tri-athlete, and loves classic cars. He is an active member of St. Francis by the Sea Church.  He is married to Francine Tobin, an attorney, and they have three children, Jacqueline, Matthew, and Peter.


Meet Our Team



Physical Therapist
Jodi Krepfle earned her physical therapy degree from Northern Illinois University. For the past 17 years she has specialized in orthopedics and sports medicine. Jodi is dedicated to improving the well-being of individuals of all ages. She provides personal care and attention to each patient in need of physical rehabilitation. She is skilled in manual manipulative therapy and sports specific training. Jodi encourages health and body awareness by educating and instructing patients on proper stretching techniques and therapeutic exercise. Jodi works closely with Dr. Tobin to ensure that patients receive the appropriate physical therapy care and treatment so as to achieve optimal results. Jodi is the owner of Score SportsMedicine a private therapist-owned clinic located on site in Dr. Tobin's office. Dr. Tobin is available on site to closely monitor patients' progress during physical therapy.


Physician's Assistant
Miranda Garcia PA-C is a 2008 graduate from The University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio. She has her Master’s degree in Physician Assistant studies. Miranda has been practicing since 2009 as a Physician Assistant in Orthopaedics. Miranda is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (“NCCPA”) and is licensed in South Carolina and Georgia. Miranda works with Dr. Tobin to bring excellent prompt orthopaedic care to both adults and children.

It is our goal to treat each patient with the same honesty, concern and compassion we would want for members of our own family. We will help our patients explore all their treatment options so each patient can make well informed decisions to maximize their health and meet their lifestyle goals.


“During a visit to Hilton Head Island in October 2015 I had a bicycle accident resulting in a broken left hip and left elbow. Fortunately, Dr. Tobin saw me in the emergency room and was available to operate the next day. His surgical skills and post-op advice have done wonders for my healing. In addition to his technical skills, Dr. Tobin has a caring personality and clearly answers any and all questions related to treatment and prognosis. I am happy to recommend him without hesitation.”

Paul H

“Dr. Tobin did an excellent job of recognizing a serious problem and making a decision for my husband to have a ?total hip.? My husband had been in severe pain and had been taking heavy doses of narcotics. He was not getting any relief from the pain. My husband was barely able to walk.. After surgery my husband only requires an occasional Tylenol. He is walking without pain. Dr.Tobin explained everything so that it was easy to understand.”


“Great Surgeon and doctor!”

Rob H

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