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Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Fracture Care
  • Heel Injections
  • Orthopaedics
  • Podiatry
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle
  • Bunions (Hallux Valgus)
  • Flatfoot
  • Foot and Ankle Fractures Nonunion
  • Foot Injuries
  • Hammertoes
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spurs
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Neuromas
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
Podiatric Surgery
Parma, OH

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Podiatric Medicine
Cleveland, OH

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

Undergraduate - University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL


  • Foot and Ankle Surgery - Foot Surgery

Specialty Interests

Conservative 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 7/3/2024, Dr. Chiunda has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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

192 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

31 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2024

Dr Chiunda treated me with the utmost respect. She is very knowledgeable and has a pleasant personality. She listen and gave me a lot of great feedback. I'm glad I made the 2 hour drive over.

Reviewed on May 24, 2024

Dr. Chiunda and staff provided Excellent and professional care!

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2024

I felt she explained things very throughly, gave me options

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

I never saw provider as I waited in Room from 1:20pm to 2pm with no one coming in to see me. I got up and left.I have re-scheduled my appointment and should not have had to wait.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

Dr. Chiunda was very professional and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2024

Never got a return call from Dr Botek, after call a couple more times I had to ask if someone else could see me in the same clinic. Dr Chiunda was available in a couple of days.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2024

Dr. Stella Chunda was so nice and made me feel comfortable, her staff was excellent also.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2024

It was not for the provider. She was GREAT, proficient, knowledgeable, and Pleasant

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2024

Not all doctors, Dr Chiunda included, appear on MyChart for me to be able to message them. Messaging is a great tool, but if the Dr is not on my list (I have had 2 appointments with her), it is more difficult to communicate.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2024

Dr Chiunda is AMAZING. I am not sure how I got so lucky to receive her as my care provider for my foot issues, but I am glad I did. She is thorough. She explains everything very well. Additionally, the information she provided to help my issue was very impressive not just to me, but to other medical professionals (other Dr/Nurses and PT professionals)

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2024

Dr. Chiunda took a long time listening to my questions and concerns. She provided a clear diagnosis that made sense. She addressed all my concerns. This was a second opinion and the quality of both the evaluation and patient experience with Dr Chiunda was so superior to my initial evaluation at another medical institution.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

One of the best doctors i have ever had

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2024

Dr. Chiunda is outstanding and it is always a pleasure to see her to deal with changes/pain with my foot. Thank you to Dr. Chiunda!

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

This video visit was a follow up appointment after a procedure on my toe that Dr. Chiunda provided. During both visits Dr. Chiunda was both professional and friendly. She answered my questions thoroughly so I understood exactly what she was going to do. Her kind demeanor also helped me to relax before the procedure.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

She is so awesome

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2023

I had an appointment scheduled, but an urgent medical condition required me to see the doctor earlier. The office staff called me and arranged for me to get into the office a week earlier. This provided me with peace of mind. Thank you.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2023

The doctor answered my questions and responded to my concerns.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2023

The doctor took time to explain all my options and printed out my options so I could read the recommendations.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

It took a couple of months to get an appointment. I was on a wait list for an earlier appointment. I was notified for an earlier appointment which I accepted but received a call from the doctor's office one hour later that she would not be available that day. My old' appointment was gone and the next available was now another month away. That appointment was also cancelled but the office offered an acceptable alternative.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023

Best doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023

Through the entire appointment, Dr. Chiunda was courteous, respectful, and attentive. I was impressed by her empathy every bit as much as I was with her knowledge.I would not hesitate to recommend her to friend, colleagues, and acquaintances.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

Dr Chiunda was patient, caring, attentive and thorough in her explanations/ diagnosis and follow up continue care. It was a blessing having her as my Podiatrist .

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

Dr. Chiunda, listened patiently to my rambling concerns. She reassured me that she would check into more information, which she did. Becky called me with the information. They worked together making sure I was informed.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

Dr. Chiunda is very good - very patient and understanding and gives clear explanations

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

The doctor did a very good job explaining what was causing my problem.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

I just wish the wait wasn't so long to get in but Dr. Chiunda is fantastic and she works to make your feet comfortable without pushing surgery!

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023

Dr. Chiunda was knowledgeable and went above and beyond to help me make informed decisions about caring for my feet.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

Doctor has great personal skills & very attentive .

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

Always a great experience I love my provider

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2023

This was the second time I've seen Dr. Chiunda; the first was for my mom. Both times she was attentive, inquisitive and thorough. I felt completely taken care of in her hands.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

Dr. Chunda was very personable, professional,and informative. She explained very clearly what has been causing my foot and ankle pain. She provided much need advice in how to remedy it

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