Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston
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, 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 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

  • Cardiovascular Disease - 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

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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 4/11/2019, 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.

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* 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

208 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

45 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

very pleased with Dr. Tobias. a true people person in an impersonal world.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2019

Fantastic experience... Great communication... Highly recommend Dr Tobias!

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2019

excellent doctor who really cares

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2019

Very efficient office and Dr Tobias was courteous and thorough in checking all possibilities.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2019

Dr. Tobias is very friendly, positive and takes the time to explain and listen.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

experience with Dr. Tobias & his staff was of the highest quality & I will be referring his service to anyone seeking medical treatment.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

Top class DOCTOR & HUMAN BEING.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

Dr Tobias is an excellent doctor. He listened, asked questions and you can tell he has a genuine care for his patients. I will recommend him to anyone needing a cardiologist. I am so lucky to be in his care

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019

Always completely satisfied with the care and professionalism of Dr. Tobias.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019

Dr Tobias is awesome!

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019

I have recommended Dr Tobias to several of my friends. I find that Dr Tobias has always made me feel like I was his only patient. I know I'm not but the feeling is that he cares deeply about my heart and it's function and care. I have traveled hours to see him and will continue to do so. He has even called me from his cell phone after hours to clarify a problem I was having! it truly is wonderful to have a Dr that makes you feel that secure about your care.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2019

Excellent Physician.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

he is the best doctor I ever had.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2019

Excellent doctor, helped with improvements and plans. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

I am very grateful to Dr.Tobias for his very professional and skillful approach to my health problem. After receiving 2 stents a year ago I feel great now and I am ready for my surgery. Thank you very, very much Dr.Tobias and thanks to The Cleveland Clinic. Henry Morett

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2019

very good first experience with staff and physician.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2019

Excellent visit with Dr. Tobias. He is very friendly, professional, listens carefully, and describes things with clarity. Clearly cares about his patients and enjoys his work.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2019

I really liked Dr. Tobias. He explained things, was not an alarmist, and had me schedule an echo and holter.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2019

liked this dr very much

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2019

Dr Tobias seems to be an excellent dr. My concern is you do not have another cardiologist in the Parkland office and Tobias is only there 2 days a week. However I am pleased with Dr. Tobias.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2019

very good doctor,very careing.very professional.

Reviewed on May 17, 2019

Dr. Tobias was very kind, but also professional and thorough in his exam.

Reviewed on May 17, 2019

Dr Tobias is extremely kind and caring

Reviewed on May 6, 2019

excellent experience. Dr Tobias is kind, gentle and extremely knowledgeable.

Reviewed on May 6, 2019

dr Tobias is an exceptional dr, very kind and caring.

Reviewed on May 3, 2019

I loved Dr. Tobias. He was very pleasant and caring. I just loved his manner

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019

Dr Tobias is exemplary in every facet of what a doctor should be. I trust him and appreciate all he does for me.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2019

Dr Tobias, always so courteous and has a calming bedside manner. He saved my life, i was in bad shape when i first saw him. And..he doesn't forget anything..so don't try to get one by him! Lol.

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

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