Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Florida, Palm Beach Lakes
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 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 17 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Angina
  • 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
  • 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
  • Pericarditis
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Stent Restenosis
View all 29 Specialties +
Insurance

Insurance

Is Cleveland Clinic Part of Your Insurance?

Review a list of accepted insurance plans for our Northeast Ohio locations or learn more about purchasing a contracted managed care plan.

View All Plans
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, Nashville, 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 School - 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
  • Internal Medicine - Interventional Cardiology

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

See publications for Stephen Tobias, MD.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 3/13/2017, 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

84 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 5
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

12 Patient Comments

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

extremely attentive

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.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2017

Dr. Tobias explained everything to me in a very precise and effective manner.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2016

good

Related Videos Featuring Stephen Tobias, MD

Related Videos Featuring Stephen Tobias, MD