Skip to main content Skip to footer

Leonidas Tapias, MD

Thoracic Surgery
Accepts New Patients
MyBSWHealth portal
portal
Locations
About

Dr. Tapias is a thoracic surgeon with expertise in thoracic oncology, minimally invasive thoracic surgery, airway disorders and esophageal cancer.

He has strong interests in lung cancer screening, early detection of lung cancer and research.

Dr. Tapias is married with two children. He enjoys traveling, cycling and growing and roasting coffee.



LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenInfants and Toddlers (ages 0-2), Children (ages 3-11), Adolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation - Dallas
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Irving
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Waxahachie
  • Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital - Dallas
  • Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna - HMO
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Open Access HMO
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - QPOS
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - US Access
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - CAC Plan
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - Great West Open Access PPO-Open Access
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - Great West POS
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - Great West PPO
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - Open Access Plus
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - PPO
Accepts New Patients
First Health - First Health PPO
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Access PPO Network
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select HMO Network
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select Plus HMO Network
Accepts New Patients
HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
Accepts New Patients
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
Accepts New Patients
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
Accepts New Patients
Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
Accepts New Patients
Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
Accepts New Patients
Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans
Accepts New Patients
Imagine Health - EPN
Accepts New Patients
Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
Accepts New Patients
Medicare - Traditional Medicare
Accepts New Patients
PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
Accepts New Patients
PHCS Network - Private Health Care System PPO
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage HMO
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage PPO
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
Accepts New Patients
Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
Accepts New Patients
Superior - Ambetter Essential Care - Bronze
Accepts New Patients
Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Charter POS
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Core EPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Core HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - NexusACO R
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - PPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Select EPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Select HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
Accepts New Patients
Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call the physician's office or health plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. PPO Network Agreements include participating Employers and/or Administrator only. Not all members participating in contracted networks have in network access. Networks include Beech Street, HealthSmart, PHCS and Texas True Choice. In network participation is updated on a monthly basis by the network.
Background
Education
  • Medical School: Universidad Industrial De Santander, Santander, Columbia (2008)
  • Education: Universidad Industrial De Santander (2008)
  • Internship: Last year of medical school, Military Hospital - Bogota (2008)
  • Internship: General Surgery, St Marys Hospital (2010)
  • Residency: General Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital (2015)
  • Residency: General Surgery, St Marys Hospital (2016)
  • Fellowship: Thoracic Oncology Surgery, Mayo Clinic (2017)
  • Fellowship: Thoracic Oncology Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (2017)
  • Residency: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital (2018)
Industry Relationships

Baylor Scott & White Health’s vision is to be the most trusted name in giving and receiving safe, quality, compassionate healthcare. As part of that vision, Baylor Scott & White Health is committed to dealing honestly, fairly and with integrity in all matters to provide exemplary patient care, broaden medical knowledge, train the next generation of physicians and support outside relationships that promise public benefit.To that end, Baylor Scott & White Health physicians may collaborate with health care industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies (collectively referred to as Industry) to help develop medical breakthroughs, or provide medical expertise or education.To promote professional and commercial integrity in such matters, physicians who are employed, contracted for administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health seek advanced approval for certain new Industry relationships, and report their Industry relationships and activities to the Office of Corporate Compliance annually for review.

Baylor Scott & White Health publicly discloses reported payments to these physicians and their immediate family members of $5,000 or more from Industry companies with which the physicians interact as part of their professional activities.The information on this website may differ somewhat from information on other publicly available databases due to different reporting periods, definitions, or reporting requirements.Patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

As of May 11, 2020, Leonidas Tapias, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(22)
Overall: 4.8*
Friendliness/Courtesy of Care Provider
Time Care Provider spent with Patient
Care Provider showed Concern for Questions/Worries
Care Provider Efforts to Include in Decisions
Wait Time at Clinic
Rate provider 0-10

Patient Comments**

star
star
star
star
star
Sep 4, 2020
He was friendly, caring, engaging. Open to questions and generous with his time. Exudes knowledge. Most impressive.
star
star
star
star
star
Sep 2, 2020
He is so professional and personal. Makes you feel like you are his only patient. His faculty was the same way. I was scared to have this surgery and this team and hospital is terrific. Thank you.
star
star
star
star
star
Jul 20, 2020
my first meeting with him I felt he was probably a "top doc" and great team leader -,just a vibe, however I felt he was stoic. I'm tenacious and he perceived my need for discussion and fully accommodated me post surgery. very confidend
star
star
star
star
star
Jul 16, 2020
Have always been treated very courteous.
star
star
star
star
star
Jun 29, 2020
He is a great doctor: caring, attentive, knowledgeable.
star
star
star
star
star
Jun 28, 2020
very attentive and concerned about my condition
star
star
star
star
star
Jun 25, 2020
Dr. Tapias Care and concern for my father is exceptional!
star
star
star
star
star
Jun 18, 2020
very concerned of my well being
star
star
star
star
star
May 18, 2020
could not have been better.
star
star
star
star
star
Apr 5, 2020
Very informative, kept me in the loop, always concerened about me
Scroll To Top