Treatment & Services
- Abnormal Stress Test
- Cardiac Critical Care
- Coronary Artery Atherectomy
- Coronary Balloon Angioplasty (PTCA)
- Coronary Intervention
- Diagnostic Clinical Cardiology
- Drug Eluting Stenting
- Endomyocardial Biopsy
- FFR determination
- Intra-aortic Balloon Pumping
- Rotational Atherectomy
- Selection Of Patients For Valvular Or Coronary Artery Surgery
- Swan-Ganz Catheterization
- Temporary Pacemakers
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Aortic Stenosis
- Aortic Valve Regurgitation
- Arterial Diseases - "blocked Arteries"
- Asymptomatic Valve Dysfunction
- Atherosclerosis (vascular)
- Atrial Fibrillation
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Cardiovascular Risk Prevention
- Chest Pain
- Coronary Aneurysm
- Coronary Artery Disease
- Dilated Cardiomyopathy
- 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
- Rheumatic Heart Disease
- Stent Restenosis
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Residency - Mt. Sinai Medical Center
Cleveland, OH USA
Fellowship - Johannesburg Hospital
Residency - Baragwanath Hospital
Internship - Johannesburg Hospital
Medical School - University of the Witwatersrand Medical School
Johannesburg, South Africa
- Board Certification - Cardiology
- Board Certification - Interventional Cardiology
- 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
- Internal Medicine - Interventional Cardiology
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
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As of 3/19/2018, 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.
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135 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||5|
|Knows Medical History||4.7|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.9|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.9|
13 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Jan 24, 2018
Very clear and attentive
Reviewed on Jan 5, 2018
taking lots of drugs with growing side effects. it confusing
Reviewed on Dec 13, 2017
He gave me two options to accept, or not. He didn't insist that I do either one when I declined. The good thing about this talk was, that I felt that he would have pressured me if he thought it was imperative that I do so. This elevated my opinion of him as a thoughtful doctor, allowing me full participation in decision making.
Reviewed on Oct 30, 2017
I have bee going to doctors all over with no sign of relief based on their recommendations. After seeing Dr. Tobias, I feel like a brand new person and I am so grateful.
Reviewed on Oct 17, 2017
very good doctor!!
Reviewed on Oct 3, 2017
Dr Tobias has exceeded all my expectations and I have referred him to no less than 10 of my friends. I always feel like I am the most important person in the room every time I see him. He is an asset to CC and I don't say that lightly because I have ways had excellent care at CC.
Reviewed on Aug 7, 2017
Since this survey is about Dr. Tobias my remarks and responses pertain to him. I find Doctor Tobias to be a soft spoken, very caring Doctor. If he has something to share with me, or respond to a phone call I made to him, will always call me himself. This means so much! He listens carefully and responds clearly to all questions I may have. I feel fortunate to be in his care.
Reviewed on Jul 14, 2017
I am actually staying with this office because of Dr. Tobias. I have been seeing cardiologists since 1999 and Dr. Tobias is truly a superior doctor. He listens and communicates clearly.
Reviewed on Jul 12, 2017
Doctor went over every concern with me
Reviewed on Jul 10, 2017
Reviewed on Jun 16, 2017
Excellent all around
Reviewed on Apr 19, 2017
Dr Tobias took blood work and called me personally the following night at 8:00pm to give me the results, and to adjust one of my medications accordingly. Again I fell blessed to have him as my Doctor!
Reviewed on Apr 5, 2017
I felt Dr. Tobias was competent and genuine during my visit.
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