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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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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


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Mt. Sinai Medical Center
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Johannesburg Hospital


Residency - Baragwanath Hospital
Internal Medicine

Internship - Johannesburg Hospital


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

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


  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease

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

Research & Publications

See publications for Stephen Tobias, MD.

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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 8/3/2022, 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

412 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

77 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2023

Very impressed with Dr. Tobias.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

My experience with doctor Tobias was very good he was really nice and his nurse was also.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2022

Dr. Tobias is a very caring and honest doctor

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2022

Very satisfied with the service at Dr Tobias office,

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2022

Excellent doctor. Knowledgeable, professional and cares for his patients.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2022

Dr. Tobias is very concerned and professional at the same time

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2022

Dr Tobias was very good. The examination was excellent. Reviewing all of the information and medications was excellent.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2022

Dr Tobias is a wonderful providerHe listens- asks questions and makes me confident in his knowledge

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2022

Dr Tobias listens and cares

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

Dr. Tobias is great. Friendly, very knowledgeable, and easy to talk with. He takes the time needed, answers all questions. I have recommended him to my friends.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2022

Dr. Tobias described, after asking him, the reason for my pacemaker. I was always curious as other answers to the question byother doctors were never satisfying to me.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2022

Great service and a fantastic Doctor. Thank You

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2022

Dr. Tobias and his nurse are very caring and professional.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2022

Dr. Tobias was very conscientious of my feelings towards my health concerns and also reviewed other details pertaining to improving my overall understanding of my health issues and health management.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2022

Dr Tobias is a very knowledgable, confident and caring doctor. He also takes the time to listen and answer your questions and responses quickly to myChart messages. Personally called me after my echo test to discuss the results. Top notch doctor and highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2022

Could not speak highly enough about Dr.Tobias, he's the best

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2022

The doctor always shows that he's genuinely concerns about my well-being, thanks for the kindness and patience he's shown throughout all my visits.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2022

Recommended my brother to Dr. Tobias. He made an appointment with him.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2022

Dr. Tobias is a wonderful person and doctor. It is always a pleasure to see him.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2022

Dr. Tobias is the very best. I am always confident when I see him. He is always attentive to me in discussions.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2022

This Dr.yTobias Is exemplary of Cleveland Clinic and their amazing physicians. Dr. Tobias was so professional thorough and not only heard my words , he Listened answered with truth and confidence. I am now seeking the Cleveland Clinic group for all my needs. The portal enables at a finger tip information from a Doctor in all specialties. I feel very fortunate as a consumer of Health.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

Dr To ias is the best Doctor I deal with he is courteous profesional and compasionate

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

Dr Tobias is the best doctor I have he is concerned about my health issues and has the time to spend with me and e pain them fully

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2022

I repeat. I am totally satisfied with this provider, Dr. Tobias.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2022


Reviewed on Sep 14, 2022

Dr. Tobias was terrific and I told my husband. Maybe he'll make an appointment?

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2022

I love Dr. T he is absolutely wonderful!

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2022

Dr. Tobias was professional and caring.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2022

When we met that day Dr.Tobias was very interested in my case. He gave me a very good advice and I took it.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2022

Great experience.I my opinion Cleveland Clinic is one of the best Doctors office I have ever been

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2022

Dr. Tobias was awesome. He took the time to educate me in great detail. His assistant Jane was great as well - both had excellent bedside manner

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2022

Dr Tobias has an amazing combination of knowledge, empathy and bedside manner. He demonstrates a true compassion for my condition and confidence in treatment. I am fortunate to have been referred to him for care and will continue to refer friends and family to him.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2022

The entire process was very smooth and handled with absolute professionalism. Dr. Tobias is phenomenal! He is extraordinarily caring and exceedingly professional.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

Good Dr. Like him.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022

Dr Tobias really listens to your concerns and is a caring doctor. He also quickly responds to your questions on mychart. My appointments were always on time and his staff are friendly and caring. He is a confident and very knowledgable doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

Dr. Tobias is a very caring Dr. He listens to all your concerns and is very thorough.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2022

It's always a pleasure to see Dr. Tobias

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

Dr. Tobias is very caring, respectful and very responsive. I feel truly blessed to have him as my cardiologist. I highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

Dr Tobias was very caring and pleasant, easy to talk to, and was respectful and knowledgeable in his field.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2022

Dr Tobias was very good. Appreciated his care & knowledge.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2022

CC was very helpful in getting me an appointment at a moment's notice so that I could complete a clearance for surgery. Dr. Tobias was awesome and he is not my cardiologist. He was super understanding and cared for me.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2022

Dr Tobias is amazing. Have recommended him to many who have changed doctors to see him.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2022

Dr Tobias is an exceptional physician - he is extremely professional and compassionate and knowledgeable

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2022

Dr Tobias is such a professional and truly makes you feel like he cares.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

Dr Tobias was very thorough and pleasant in his visit

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

Dr Tobias has been with me every step of the way, from my bypass in 2017 to today. He has been excellent.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2022

Dr Tobias was wonderful. He listened carefully and considered all the information I gave him. He also explained everything in a way I could easily understand.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2022

My appointment was scheduled with ease and I was fit in quickly. Dr Tobias was kind and professional as well as his nurse Jane. I'm very pleased with my care.

Reviewed on May 26, 2022

Dr Tobias is a true seasoned professional. I have several family members that see him through family recommendations.

Reviewed on May 23, 2022

Dr Tobias answered my questions about the medicines I am taking and the reactions I am having. He also discussed future visits and tests to be performed. I felt very comfortable and at ease with my visit.

Reviewed on May 20, 2022

Best dr visit I've done yet

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

Dr Tobias is excellent

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

Physician is excellent but Cleveland clinic administrative staff makes it impossible to get appointments

Reviewed on May 6, 2022

The doctor was pleasant and approachable. It didn't appear that he had concern about my health based on the description on the symptoms I was describing.

Reviewed on May 6, 2022

Dr.Tobias is a wonderful Dr. He listens, answers your questions and is genuinely concerned for you as his patient. I would recommend him to anyone who needs his specialty.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2022

Dr Tobias answered all my questions and concerns

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2022

I recommend a friend who said he was extremely happy to have Dr Tobias as his physician

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2022

I always get great treatment from Dr. Tobias and his staff.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2022

Dr. Tobias is wonderful!

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2022

Dr Tobias answered all my questions clearly and in terms that I could understand.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2022

Best Dr. Responsive, caring, knowledgeable

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2022

Dr Tobias was awesomre and his explanations were simple and clear so I was able to comprehend everything he was saying to me

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2022

Excellent experience with Dr.Tobias. He was honest and I felt like I was in good hands.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2022

Dr. Tobias has a very calming demeanor. I've referred my whole family to him. I appreciate his ability to explain things in a fairly simple way. I also love being able to ask follow up questions on my chart.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2022

I chose Dr Tobias because he took care of a family friend that I brought to see him.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2022

Dr Tobias was professional and caring.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2022

Dr. Tobias is a superb doctor: professional, compassionate, highly skilled, and with an authentic sense of care and concern for his patients.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2022

Dr Tobias is wonderful!!!!

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2022

Dr Tobias was an outstanding physician and very personable

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2022

Excellent Doctor very empathetic

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2022

Great experience. I am very pleased with Dr. Tobias.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2022

Dr Tobias and his nurse were very professional, caring and truly made you feel at ease.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2022

Dr. Tobias was wonderful. He was very patient, courteous, and listen to and answered all of my questions. I never felt rushed. It was so wonderful to have a doctor treat me and make me feel so comfortable.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2022

Dr. Tobais and the staff is great!

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2022

Dr. Tobias is a wonderful, kind and caring doctor. I am the caregiver for my 92 year old aunt who refuses to go to a doctors except Dr. Tobias

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2022

Kind doctor.

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