Treatment & Services
- Abnormal Stress Test
- 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
- Rotational Atherectomy
- Selection Of Patients For Valvular Or Coronary Artery Surgery
- Swan-Ganz Catheterization
- Temporary Pacemakers
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Acute Myocardial Infarction
- Aortic Regurgitation
- 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
- 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
- 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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168 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|
27 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Mar 22, 2019
I would not hesitate to recommend Dr Tobias to my family and friends. he is extremely professional, compassionate, and a great listener. He includes my feelings about my current health situation and discusses options accordingly.
Reviewed on Mar 12, 2019
Dr Tobias and his staff are always helpful, friendly and a pleasure to see.
Reviewed on Mar 6, 2019
Dr Tobias is a great listener and a wonderful people person - he always takes time to make you feel comfortable and understanding of the visit
Reviewed on Mar 5, 2019
Dr Tobias is excellent
Reviewed on Mar 5, 2019
Dr. Tobias is a wonderful doctor. We never feel rushed when asking questions. Have recommended him to several of our friends.
Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019
Dr. Tobias was very attentive and knowledgeable. I am confident that he has my best health interest in heart.
Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019
Dr. Tobias was very caring and honest with me
Reviewed on Feb 22, 2019
Dr. Stephen Leslie Tobias is one of the best doctors i have had in my life. He is outstanding both as a physician and as a person.
Reviewed on Feb 12, 2019
Dr Tobias as usual treated me with respect, concern, and has always made me feel like I was his only patient, at least for the time we spend together. His knowledge and concern for my well being is the reason I travel 1-2 hours specifically to see him. He is specifically the reason I come back to CC for all my follow up, and why I have personally recommended him to many of my close friends. CC is lucky to have such a doctor on staff.
Reviewed on Feb 8, 2019
Dr. Tobias is very kind and thorough. His explanations are clear and helpful.
Reviewed on Feb 8, 2019
tobias is the best caring easy going, non alarmist, doctor that cares for his patients the best
Reviewed on Feb 6, 2019
Dr. Stephen Leslie Tobias is an outstanding doctor. he is extremely knowledgeable, kind and caring. I wish more doctors were like him.
Reviewed on Feb 5, 2019
My appointment with Dr. Tobias was excellent. He is caring and compassionate and obviously spent time reviewing my history. I would recommend him without hesitation.
Reviewed on Feb 4, 2019
dr Tobias and his staff are very cordial and friendly. I feel confident having dr Tobias as my doctor
Reviewed on Nov 5, 2018
Dr. Tobias thought the stress test would be done in a timely manner.
Reviewed on Sep 21, 2018
dr tobias is very calming not alarmist explains everything he wants u to know, also includes talking to or referring u to other Drs like primary or specialist
Reviewed on Sep 13, 2018
the only negative I would say is that although I came in for something specific, I was surprised that the doctor was not the one recommending blood test and cardiac ct scan. instead I was the one asking and requesting it as a baseline.
Reviewed on Aug 14, 2018
I love Cleveland clinic and dr. tobias.
Reviewed on Jul 20, 2018
This was my first visit to see Dr Tobias and to the facility. He was recommended by my primary doctor and I was very pleased with him and the entire visit there.
Reviewed on Jun 26, 2018
This doctor is very patient oriented.
Reviewed on Jun 20, 2018
Dr. Tobias, whom I had never met prior to my visit to his office immediately, proactively took charge of what I needed (procedure) called the hospital and scheduled me for the next morning. Additionally, Dr. Tobias was sensitive and proactive with regards to my post-surgical care. He is a humble, great physician!!!
Reviewed on Jun 15, 2018
This provider I saw, Dr. Tobias, was by far the best I have seen in my entire experience with Cleveland Clinic. He was able to set me at ease, explained everything I wanted to know and showed true empathy and humanity. I can't imagine how a physician could have done more. I feel he went beyond what was just a job and should be commended.
Reviewed on Jun 14, 2018
EXCELLENT AS FAR AS DR TOBIAS GOES. Truly thrilled with Dr Tobias. Very sad that he needs to refer me to another cardiologist but trust his reasons.
Reviewed on Jun 8, 2018
would definitely recommend this clinic and Dr Tobias for sure.
Reviewed on Jun 6, 2018
Dr. Tabias was through, addressed additional questions pertaining to my health and provided me with options to made rational/logical decisions for myself.
Reviewed on May 11, 2018
Dr Tobias is a kind and caring man. He explains everything carefully and I have great confidence that he is providing me with the best care possible
Reviewed on Apr 27, 2018
Feel like Dr. was a relative or family. He is a real gentleman & professional.
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