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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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Biography

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

Appointed
2016

Education & Fellowships

Residency - Mt. Sinai Medical Center
Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1991

Fellowship - Johannesburg Hospital
Cardiology

1987

Residency - Baragwanath Hospital
Internal Medicine
Johannesburg,
1985

Internship - Johannesburg Hospital

1979

Medical Education - University of the Witwatersrand Medical School
Johannesburg, South Africa
1978

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

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease

Awards & Honors

  • American Heart Association Distinguished Heart Champion - 2014

Memberships

  • 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

374 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

62 Patient Comments

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

VERY CAPABLE DOCTOR.

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

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2020

Dr Tobias was very helpful. He listened to my concerns. He made feel relaxed. suggested another test. which I felt he was very thorough.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2020

Dr. Tobias was very caring and encouraging. He's very personable and kind.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2020

Dr Tobias was wonderful

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020

Cleveland clinic never disappoints. The very best doctors I always can get scheduled when I want to be scheduled and if not they make an exception and get me in when I need to come in. I can't ask for better than that fantastic service and doctors

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020

Dr. Tobias is fantastic

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

Dr Tobias is one of the most caring physicians I have ever encountered. his knowledge and calming manner sets him apart from others in his profession. Sincere and warm attitude is so important in patient/doctor relationship.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

DR. TOBIAS HAS ALWAYS BEEN A GOOD LISTENER AND RESPONDS TO MY QUESTIONS. HE NEVER SEEMS IMPATIENT.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

This was my first meeting with Dr. Tobias. He put me at ease right away and answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2020

Dr. Tobias is extremely professional and caring. I have the utmost trust in him.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

I have been seeing Dr. Tobias for five years, and his overall quality of care has been excellent.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

Dr Tobias is an excellent Doctor

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

Dr Tobias was not only informative and knowledgeable but caring I knew I had found my Cardiologist! He even called me himself to let me know the results of the tests that doesn't happen anymore I was pleasantly surprised and extremely happy to have found him! Excellent Doctor and the staff at Cleveland Clinic is also Rey good most of the time!

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

Great doctor. Great place.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

The experience was surprisingly delightful which is something I've not said about a doctors appointment in decades. From front desk, to nurse, to doctor, and back to front desk againPERFECT!!!

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

Dr Tobias is an excellent cardiologist. He cares and listens

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

Amazing physician

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

dr Tobias is the best dr we are lucky to have him he cares about his patients and works with families return calls when needed there aren't enough kudos for this one man...God Bless him

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

Dr. Tobias is a wonderful doctor care provider. He is kind and friendly, and he take his time to listen and explain. I recommend him to anyone I know who needs a cardiologist.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

dr Tobias is very informative and I feel very safe in his care.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

It was an amazing and easy experience. Very pleasant experience overall. I'm so much more pleased than with a regular doctor's appointment!

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

The best doctor I have ever met with. He listened very carefully, was very attentive to the concerns I had and worked with me to help me in my journey. I am so very thankful to have found this doctor. I could not be happier to have met a doctor like him that cares so very much and is attentive to his patients needs. I thank you for having such a wonderful doctor on staff.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

I felt I was in good hands with Dr. Tobias. He was very knowledgeable about my condition and medications.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

Phenomenal doctor!

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

Dr Tobias could not have been nicer.He was very careful to explain everything interns I could understand and was in no rushing to get finished and on to the next person. When we were finished, I felt like I had a new friend.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

Though the person making the appointment was respectful and courtesy, they made a mistake and schedule my appointment with the wrong doctor. I requested appointment with my cardiologist Dr. Baez and was given appointment with Dr. Tobias. Fortunately, Dr. Tobias was kind enough to overlook the error and preform an examination and recommend additional testing based on my symptoms.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

Although Dr. Tobias was not my Cardiologist, he took the time to listen to my concerns and perform an examination. He also recommended a additional testing and follow up.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

Dr. Tobias was very knowledgeable and I left there feeling that I am in good hands.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

Recommended Dr. Tobias to my brother in law.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

Doctor listened and explained what is provably going on with me. Recommended tests and folllow up.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

Very accommodating and when i needed to see the Doctor i was promptly given attention

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

Dr Tobias has always been a caring and attentive to me concerns and health !

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

Good experience/excellent doctor.

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