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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 3/12/2020, 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

251 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

52 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on May 15, 2020

I enjoyed meeting and speaking with Dr. Tobias. He was extremely informative and professional and made sure all of my questions were answered completely

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

I would recommend Cleveland Clinic services to everyone who may need some form of medical treatment or advice! I cannot express how pleased I am with the mitral valve repair I had in April of 2012! My condition seems to remain well and my latest visit with Dr. Tobias seems to confirm my beliefs!

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Thank you, Dr. Tobias, for immediately seeing me following a question in my pre-op exam concerning an EKG at another Cleveland Clinic location. Your caring and professionalism was beyond measure, and I am very grateful for you cardiac knowledge and sense of urgency to assess me prior to an upcoming surgery. I'm very grateful to have such excellent care at Cleveland Clinic Coral Springs and Parkland.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Dr. Tobias is excellent. I consider myself lucky to have him as my doctor. My overall experience with CC has been wonderful. Staff on all levels were pleasant, efficient & organized. Pray that doesn't change.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

I felt confident and relieved after meeting with the doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

my wife now is a patient of Dr Tobias as well.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

Dr Tobias attentively listened to my concerns and addressed my whole list of questions

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

The doctor was excellent in asking questions and explained his diagnosis clearly and steps to be taken. I am very comfortable and confident in his care.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

Dr Tobias is the nicest doctor I have he's always on the money and personally a very warm person

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

Dr.L. Tobias is excellent . I have an excellent rapport with him and have already recommended 3 individuals to him!

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

the doctor was very good everything was done professionally and I feel great

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

Dr Tobias is a keeper. Blessed to be his patient now.

Reviewed on Dec 24, 2019

great doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019

The staff and Dr Tobias very efficient And i felt well provided for my concerns

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

Dr. Tobias is an excellent and caring doctor

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

Dr. Tobias is extraordinary!

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

very impressed with the patient and doctor dialogue. I could see and hear why this Doctor has the qualities to make First Class

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

very prompt and very professional as always when visiting with Dr. Tobias.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

Dr. Tobias is always informative and helpful in all my office visits. I wish he were my doctor in New Jersey.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

Dr. Tobias is, in a word, incredible. From his knowledge to his bedside manner to his sense of humor and all other aspects of my involvement with him I have nothing but the highest regard. I have always had good experience with the doctors at the Cleveland clinic, but he is even by your standards, exceptional.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

Dr. Tobias is, in a word, incredible. From his knowledge to his bedside manner to his sense of humor and all other aspects of my involvement with him I have nothing but the highest regard. I have always had good

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019

Dr Tobias has the best balance of medical skills and a conservative approach.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

Aways a pleasure t be with Dr Tobias and staff.Thank you.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

Dr.Tobias is open to discussion which i very much appreciate. Thank you all.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2019

Dr Tobias is a kind and compassionate man

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2019

out of all the physicians he was able stabilize my BP......old fashion hospitality and get bedside manner

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

I would recommend Dr. Tobias to anyone, any time.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

My visit with Dr. Tobias was one of the most informative experiences of my visits to The Cleveland Clinic. I learned things that affected my health. I was a patient of Dr. Adamec and when he retired, I thought that I would never find another doctor that I would feel as confident and comfortable with but Dr. Tobias exceded my expectations.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

everyone is very pleasant including the doctor. dr. tobias answered all my questions in a very professional and pleasant way.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

This was my first visit and after being highly recommended by many people, Dr. Tobias and staff exceeded expectations. Its not exactly comforting scheduling a cardiologist appt in the first place knowing in the back of your mind this appt is all about the heart. Anxiety, whether you have it or not, goes through the roof. His staff put my mind at ease and Dr. Tobias was a pleasure to speak to. Will definitely be seeing him again as well as suggesting him to whomever needs him.

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