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Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Foot Surgery
  • Forefoot Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Heel Injections
  • Orthopaedics
  • Podiatry
View all 6 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle
  • Bunions
  • Bunions (Hallux Valgus)
  • Flatfoot
  • Foot & Ankle Arthritis
  • Foot & Ankle Fractures Malunion
  • Foot & Ankle Fractures Nonunion
  • Foot Injuries
  • Hammertoes
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spurs
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Neuromas
View all 14 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
Podiatric Surgery
Parma, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Podiatric Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine (Kent State University)
Independence, OH USA

Undergraduate - University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL USA


  • Foot and Ankle Surgery - Foot Surgery

Specialty Interests

Conservative and surgical management of bunions, hammertoes, tailor’s bunions, foot fractures, and neuromas; conservative management of achilles tendon pain, posterior tibial pain, flat and high arched foot types, ankle and foot sprains, heel pain

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 7/12/2021, Dr. Chiunda 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

144 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 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

32 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2021

Dr Chianunda was amazing and I'll go back to her again. Very thorough and insightful.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2021

I have already recommended my doctor

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2021

Great doctor! I like her very much. Very attentive and concerned to my foot issues. I have always been able to schedule an appointment time based on my work schedule.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

My visit to the Main Campus was excellent. Dr. Chiunda solved my foot problem. I am walking very comfortably. I am glad that she is at the Cleveland Clinic. She was very thorough with her work. She is understanding and empathetic.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

I have seen Dr.Chiunda, several times and each time the visit was pleasant. She also educates me on the issue at hand. I really like that about her. I have recommended friends to her, she is friendly, and has a great personality.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2021

Dr. Chiunda is a very capable and personable podiatrist. Her knowledge was impressive and her concern for my foot problem showed empathy. She offered treatment options which are already improving my foot discomfort. I would definitely recommend Dr. Chiunda to friends and family.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

Video visit was clear and Dr. Chiunda took time to explain process before meeting in person. I am looking forward to meeting Dr. Chiunda in person for follow-up appointment.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

My video appointment with Dr. Chiunda went very satisfactorily. She was efficient and knowledgeable and took time with her diagnosis and recommendation. The X-ray of my left foot to indicate the extent of my "hammer toe" was not clear enough so she did a visual diagnosis on the phone and then guided me as to the treatment I should follow, and where I could purchase the material to straighten the toe. I have since followed through with her recommendations and am hoping for steady, if slow, improvement.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

I cannot speak for the video visit staff because I do not know who they are; as for the Care Provider, I have already indicated that she was very professional, attentive and good at what she did. It is not my intention to be negative with the care provided by the Cleveland Clinic; I have been a patient there for many years and am loyal to the institution. Perhaps I am looking for a more personalized form of doctor-patient interaction and that may not be possible under the present circumstances of the Covid 19 pandemic and, even worse, the Delta variant.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

Dr. Chiunda was very patient and thorough.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2021

The doctor was very nice and she listened to me about my situation.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2021

Everyone there were helpful and answered all my questions. Dr Chiu da was very helpful in explaining my concerns. I would recommend her highly

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2021

Dr Chiunda was very informative and answered all my questions

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

I feel safe and so secure in the hands of Dr. Chiunda I believe good things will happen

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

excellent doctor and extremely knowledgeable. she was friendly, down to earth, and listened.

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

Dr. Chiunda has been Zelda Joy Collas' doctor for many years and is extremely caring and always working for my better health. Dr. Chiunda is wonderful and Cleveland Clinic is better for having her as a Doctor!

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

I feel extremely lucky to have Dr. Chiunda. She is genuine and compassionate and I am confident in the care she provides and her recommendations for my foot pain. I would highly recommend her.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2021

The doctor I spoke to you on the virtual visit was awesome! She was thorough in what she explained and she made sure I understood. She went out of her way to be kind and caring.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2021

the video set up and operating wasn't good.Dr Stella was very helpful and eager to find cause of pain.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2021

Dr Stella was very concern when she saw my foot

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2021

Excellent experience. Dr. Chiunda was very respectful, informative and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend her.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2021

The doctor was excellent; took the time to explain what she was doing and what was needed to have healthy follow up care.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2021

I felt "seen" the doctor addressed me and made me feel very comfortatble

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

Dr. provided detailed written information.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021

thank you doctor!

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021

my visit was excellent and the provider was wonderful. I will be returning to her as well as recommending to friends/family.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

my Doctor was extremely attentive, professional and responsive.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

Dr. Chiunda shows concern and pleasure in working with me.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2020

Dr. was probably one of the best docs I've had when it came down to overall care..... she is a excellent doctor to have on staff

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

the Dr is amazing took her time explained in detail the issues and how we can fix it. all around amazing bedside manners. Thank you

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

great Dr. just amazing

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

Dr. Chiunda is top notch! Her expertise is clear and her manner is helpful and kind.

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