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Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages Afrikaans, English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abnormal Stress Test
  • Angioplasty
  • Cardiac Critical Care
  • Coronary Artery Atherectomy
  • Coronary Artery Calcium Score
  • Coronary Balloon Angioplasty (PTCA)
  • Coronary Intervention
  • Diagnostic Clinical Cardiology
  • Drug Eluting Stenting
  • Endomyocardial Biopsy
  • FFR determination
  • Intra-aortic Balloon Pumping
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Rotational Atherectomy
  • Selection Of Patients For Valvular Or Coronary Artery Surgery
  • Stents
  • Swan-Ganz Catheterization
  • Temporary Pacemakers
View all 18 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acute Myocardial Infarction
  • Angina
  • Aortic Regurgitation
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arterial Diseases - "blocked Arteries"
  • Asymptomatic Valve Dysfunction
  • Atherosclerosis (vascular)
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardiovascular Risk Prevention
  • Chest Pain
  • Constrictive-Pericarditis
  • Coronary Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Coronary Blockage
  • Diabetic Heart Disease
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Femoral Artery Disease
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
  • Inoperable Coronary Artery Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Myocardial Ischemia
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pericarditis
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Stent Restenosis
View all 34 Specialties +


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About Stephen Tobias, MD

Stephen Leslie "Les" Tobias, MD, FACC, FSCAI is an Interventional Cardiologist in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic-Florida.

Dr. Tobias is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in cardiology and interventional cardiology. His specialty is the non-surgical treatment of coronary artery disease, with particular emphasis on complex coronary interventions (angioplasties and stents).

Dr. Tobias was born in South Africa and received his medical school training at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. He completed an internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship in South Africa and served as a physician in the South African Medical Corps. He immigrated to the United States in 1989 and received additional residency training in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio,  where he was also the chief resident.  In 1991, he joined the faculty at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, NasHVTIlle, Tennessee as an interventional cardiologist.  During his tenure, he was medical director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at the VA Medical Center.  In 1994 he joined Akron General Medical Center, Akron, Ohio as an interventional cardiologist until transferring to the Cleveland Clinic - Florida in May 2016.

He has had more than 25 years of experience in treating patients with complex coronary artery disease, having performed in excess of 10,000 cardiac catheterizations, coronary angioplasties and stents. He started Akron's first transradial program (wrist approach to cardiac catheterization) in 2010 and has personally performed more than 700 procedures.

He has had extensive experience treating patients with STEMI's (heart attacks) and was responsible for Cleveland Clinic - Akron General to be the first accredited Chest Pain Center in the area.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Mt. Sinai Medical Center
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Johannesburg Hospital


Residency - Baragwanath Hospital
Internal Medicine

Internship - Johannesburg Hospital


Medical Education - University of the Witwatersrand Medical School
Johannesburg, South Africa

Additional Training

  • Board Certification - Cardiology
  • Board Certification - Interventional Cardiology

Professional Highlights

  • Director of Cardiology - J.G. Strijdom Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Medical Director, Cardiac Catheter Lab - VA Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Medical Director, Cardiac Catheter Lab - Akron General Medical Center, Akron, Ohio
  • Chairman, Cardiac Catheterization Lab Quality Improvement Committee - Akron General Medical Center, Akron, Ohio
  • Member, Heart and Vascular Governance Committee - Akron General Medical Center, Akron, Ohio


  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease

Awards & Honors

  • American Heart Association Distinguished Heart Champion - 2014


  • Fellow of the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions.
  • Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 4/2/2021, Dr. Tobias has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

409 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

70 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021


Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

I made an appointment with Dr. Tobias because my father is a patient and I have much respect for the way he's been cared for and treated.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

Dr. Tobias is the best there is.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2021

Very good visit with the Doctor

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2021

The office staff is great and Dr Tobias is kind caring and a good Dr

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2021

Everyone was very good. Way above average. But Dr Tobias really surprised me with his prompt response with the fest results. I would never consider using anyone else.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2021

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2021

Dr. Tobias is friendly and professional. Explained my issue in a caring manner.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2021

Absolutist amazing. Dr. Tobias is very down to earth, such a wonderful bedside manner and would recommend him to anyone in need it f a cardiologist. Thank you so much !!

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2021

I appreciate the wait list through MyChart app. It helped me see Dr. Tobias sooner.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2021

Dr. Tobias listened to me with total attention, took the time to review my blood pressure log, asked questions and provided simple to understand feedback.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2021

Dr. Tobias is very caring and understanding. I trust his options.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2021

Dr Tobias is an excellent Dr

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2021

Great Experience The doctor was prompt at his at my scheduled appointment time Is medical assistant very professional

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2021

Great doctor. Class

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2021

Place was very cleaned and Dr. Had great manners.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2021

The doctor was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Attentive to my problems and to my questions.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2021

Excellent attitude of Dr Tobias

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2021

Dr Tobias is an excellent physician & I would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

Dr Tobias is the best!

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

Doctor Tobias is the most professional and helpful of all my Cleveland Clinic doctors. He makes me feel at ease, treats me like an intelligent individual and provides me with everything I need to know in a manner I can understand. He is excellent.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

Excellent experience. *Dr. Tobias listened to what I had to say.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

Dr. Tobias is the best doctor I've had the pleasure of being treated by. He's caring, professional and a really good person. He never rushes you out and take his time. Listens carefully and is very attentive to the patient's needs. I feel like I hit the jackpot by having such a doctor treat me.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

Dr. Tobias was terrific !!! I'm so glad coming from cleveland cleveland clinic to meet new cardiologist of top notch status. Seamless arrangement.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

Dr. Tobias is the best! He explains things in a very practical way, so that I understand. I feel comfortable asking questions.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2021

Excellent experience from scheduling to appointment with Dr Tobias

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2021

Dr Tobias is the best

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2021

Great doctor and great staff!

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2021

I recommend Dr. Leslie Tobias based on my own experience. He is very experienced, knowledgeable and very proffesional.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2021

Both the nurse/assistant and Dr. Were both courteous and professional. Dr. Tobias explained in full why he recommended a calcium score scan be taken, and I was completely on board to have it done.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2021

The doctor was superb. Answered all my questions completely and explained what alternatives I had for treatment. He was extremely patient and answered all the questions my wife and I had. Could not have been better.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2021

Very pleased with Dr Tobias. I am a new patient

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2021

I am very happy that Dr Tobias is my dictor

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2021

Very friendly and down to earth doctor explaining and recommending treatments and next course of steps to follow.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2021

It was truly a pleasure speaking with Dr Tobias, he was heart warming and I immediately felt comfortable discussing my health concerns. Thank God for him

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2021

Dr Tobias explained everything to us . next is to meet the surgeon.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

wonderful Doctor (Dr Tobias)

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

Dr. Tobias and Nurse Samantha were awesome. Front desk people and scheduling department left much to be desired.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

Love Dr. Tobias!

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2021

I was very impressed that dr Tobias had thoroughly reviewed the results of my previous testing and was aware of my situation

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

Dr. Tobias came highly recommended and I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a cardiologist. He goes above and beyond, I never feel rushed and he puts you at ease. I had a list of questions and he answered every one of them. Just a wonderful doctor.

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

the doctor was excellent

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

the physician was excellent as was the entire experience

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Dr. Tobias is the absolute best!

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Dr. Tobias is a very competent Cardiologist and a mensch of a person.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

Very caring doctor,very thoughtful, very knowledgeable

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2021

Dr Tobias is wonderful

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2021

very nice doctor

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

The doctor took his time, I like a doctor who calls a spade a spade. I enjoyed the visit.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

This was my first visit with Dr. Tobias. He was wonderful.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2021

great doctor

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

care provider showed great interest in patient

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2021

We were very impressed with Dr. Tobias and found him to be a very caring and compassionate physician who wants to help his patients.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

dr. Tobias was great

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

dr listened to my concerns and answered every one clearly and made conversation easy

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

I felt like Dr. Tobias and I were partners in treating my health

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2021

excellent care by Dr Tobias

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

very personable and well informed visit. Dr Tobias is a breath of fresh air in his field

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2021

Dr. Tobias is amazing. He listened to me and take his time. He called back and patience asked all my questions. I high recommend Dr.Tobias

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021

Dr Tobias is excellent

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2021

Been seeing Dr. Tobias for several years, starting at his office in West Palm Beach. Like him a lot!

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2021

good and pleasant visit. Dr. Tobias is a kind and friendly person.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

doctor is very cortious efficient and understanding

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

complete positive fulfillment of Dr Tobias to my health issues

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

Dr. Tobias is an amazing professional, doctor and person. He is extremely thorough and conscientious. Dr. Tobias is very punctual and gives me the time I need for an exam or treatment without me feeling rushed. He shows his concern for me as a patient and person. He discusses my concerns, diagnosis and recommendations so I can understand everything clearly. Our conversations are always genuine and professional. Dr. Tobias is a tremendous asset for the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021


Reviewed on Dec 22, 2020

very happy with dr.tobias

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

Dr Tobias kept my wife well informed during my hospitalization. My father in law is flying from another country to be examined and counseled by Dr Tobias.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

Dr. Tobias is a true professional and I was treated with dignity and respect.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

very impressed and confident with Dr Tobias

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