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Leonidas Tapias Vargas, MD

Leonidas Tapias Vargas, MD



42 Ratings 9 Reviews


Thoracic and Esophageal Surgery

Accepting New Patients

Primary Location

UH Cleveland Medical Center
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106

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Languages Spoken

English, Spanish

Office Locations

UH Cleveland Medical Center

11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106

UH Ahuja Medical Center

3999 Richmond Rd
Beachwood, OH 44122

UH Lake West Medical Center

36000 Euclid Ave
Willoughby, OH 44094

UH Geauga Medical Ctr Ste 1900

13207 Ravenna Rd
Chardon, OH 44024

Patient Experience Reviews

5.0 out of 5

42 Ratings

Patient Comments (9)

Reviewed On 4/1/2023
Dr Tappias is one of the best physicians I have ever encountered. You are very lucky to have him on your staff.

Reviewed On 4/1/2023
This was the first time I was at UH. I had a very good experience with physician and staff. ***

Reviewed On 2/1/2023

Reviewed On 12/1/2022
Dr Tapis is the best!!!

Reviewed On 12/1/2022
Dr Tapias is a very compassionate Doctor whom I'm so very blessed to have met. UH is very lucky to have him.

Reviewed On 12/1/2022
From the receptionist to the nurses to Dr. Topias I have always been treated very well. When I was scared they took the time to go over things and reassured me that I would be ok. I am very happy with the care I am receiving.

Reviewed On 10/1/2022
This provider made me feel very at ease he knew why I was there he showed me videos of some of the radiology testing that I had done he explained parts of it that I did not understand. I had a full understanding when I left his office of what the anticipated surgery and outcome would be. I was extremely pleased with this provider it was my first visit with him and if I ever need his services again I certainly would be more than happy to visit with him again

Reviewed On 9/2/2022
Very good experiance

Reviewed On 9/2/2022
*** his mannerisms were just as kind and compassionate as he is famous for being! . He was also efficient and respectful as was his medical assistant. I learned he was very experienced and I have confidence in him and will not hesitate to schedule my surgery when the time becomes necessary.

Certifications & Memberships

  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery - American Board of Thoracic Surgery


Fellowship | Thoracic Oncology
Thoracic Oncology - Mayo Clinic (2017 - 2017)

Fellowship | Thoracic Oncology
Thoracic Oncology - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (2017 - 2017)

Residency | Thoracic Surgery
Thoracic Surgery - Massachusetts General Hospital (2016 - 2018)

Research Fellowship | Molecular Angiogenesis and Cardiology
Molecular Angiogenesis and Cardiology - University Of Connecticut Health Center (2012 - 2013)

Residency | General Surgery
General Surgery - St Mary's Hospital (2009 - 2016)

Medical Education
Universidad Industrial Santander, Carrera De Medicina (2008)

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

View UH’s policy (PDF) on practitioner-industry relationships.

As of December 31, 2016, Leonidas Tapias Vargas did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.