Richard Rubinstein, Jr. MD

Richard Rubinstein, Jr. MD

Dr. Rubinstein went into orthopedic surgery because he instantly related to the specialty as a medical student. He found it to be particularly fitting because he has always been mechanically inclined and has applied this to treating musculoskeletal conditions. He was fortunate to have excellent training in orthopedics as well as sports medicine and reconstructive knee surgery. He has been practicing now for almost 30 years and has seen his practice evolve to mainly outpatient procedures, including joint replacement.

He prides himself in taking care of the whole patient and trying to understand that particular person’s expectations and goals. He enjoys forming relationships with and learning from his patients. He has been involved in outpatient total joint replacement surgery for the last 10 years. His first outpatient procedure was inspired by a particular patient who wanted to recover at home. Dr. Rubinstein believes that when we take the time to listen, we can learn a lot from those around us.

Dr. Rubinstein loves the proximity of Portland to so many outdoor activities including the mountains, the Columbia Gorge, and the coast. Outside of work, he likes being physically active including biking, hiking, tennis, and skiing. He and his wife enjoy camping and backpacking adventures. He also enjoys spending time with his two adult daughters. He also has a lifelong hobby of fixing and collecting old toys.

Other Activities

Member, American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Member, American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine

Member, Oregon Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Member, Multnomah County Medical Society

Member, Oregon Medical Association


Fellowship, Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Methodist Sports Medicine Center, Indianapolis, IN, 1992

Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 1991

Internship, General Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 1987

MD, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 1986

BA, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 1982


Orthopedic Surgery


Portland Monthly Magazine, “Top Doctors,” 2023


Shelbourne, K Donald, Rubinstein, Richard A Jr: Correlation of Remaining Patellar Tendon Width with Quadriceps Strength after Autogenous Patellar Tendon-Bone Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. American Journal of Sport Medicine Vol 22, No 6, 1994

Rubinstein, Richard A Jr, Shelbourne, K Donald: Isolated Autogenous Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone Graft Site Morbidity. American Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol 22, No 3, 1994.

Shelbourne K Donald, Rubinstein, Richard A Jr, Braeckel, Cynthia J, Butler, Jack P: Assessment of Patellar Height after Autogenous Patellar Tendon Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Orthopedics, Vol 18, No 11, 1995.

Rubinstein, Richard A Jr: Graft Selection, Placement, Fixation, and Tensioning For Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Orthopedic Techniques in Sports Medicine, January 1993.

Rubinstein, Richard A Jr, Shelboume, K Donald, McCarroll, John R, Rettig, Arthur C, VanMeter, Charles D, Gloyeske, Robert L: The Effect of Restoring Immediate, Full Hyperextension on Knee Stability After Autogenous Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. American Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol 23, No 3, 1995.

Baldwin, James L, Rubinstein, Richard A Jr: Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy in Total Knee Revision. Orthopedic Transactions, Vol 18, No 4, 1994-95.

Baldwin, James, El-Saied, MRA, Rubinstein, Richard A Jr: Uncemented Total Knee Arthroplasty. Orthopedics, Vol 19, No 2, February 1996.

Dehaan A, Rubinstein R A Jr, Baldwin J: Evaluation of Success and Failure of Vertical Unstable Medial Meniscus Repairs in ACL Reconstructed Knees. Orthopedics. 2009; 32: 246-251.

Rubinstein R A Jr, DeHaan A, Baldwin J L: Posterior Medial Meniscus Detachment: A Unique Type of Medial Meniscus Tear. The Journal of Knee Surgery. 2009; 22: 339-45.

Rubinstein R A Jr, DeHaan A: The Incidence and Results of Manipulation After Primary TotaI Knee Arthroplasty. The Knee. 2010; 17: 29-32.