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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 7/6/2020, 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

132 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

31 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

I have had treatment from this Dr prior to this visit for an unrelated issue...and have HIGHLY RECOMMENDED her to everyone that mentions a foot heath problem...and each person who has been treated by her had similarly glowing reports! Once again...her service was OUTSTANDING!

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

I had a very good experience with the doctor and all staff members that day. Maybe the reason it was hard to get an appointment is because she is very qualified and has an abundance of patients to see.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

The Care Provider was very helpful and the problem with my feet was very much improved. Thanks.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

Dr Chiunda is an excellent doctor. She is a great surgeon who personally cares for and about her patients.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

Dr. Chiunda is the ultimate professional. She is always very polite, cordial, and caring. And she is a great surgeon.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

Dr. Chiunda has a wonderful personality that puts you ease. She's very professional and knowledgeable. I liked her a lot.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

Dr. Chiunda was absolutely amazing. Warm, caring, knowledgeable, and super professional. She is very friendly and I love that in a doctor. I would absolutely recommend all my friends see her.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

Dr. Chiunda is an expert and she explained the issues to me very well and I feel I can trust her expertise. She is also very pleasant

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2020

First visit with this provider. She was rated highly online so I had good expectations. She was not as talkative as some others described, she did explain essentials a s from what I can see so far, my condition is improving with her care

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

I was very pleased to finally have a physician that took time to explain and go over what was ailing me. she provided things that I should and should not do to help my problem she provided me with a foot brace and lifts for my shoes and set up a 8 week follow up appointment. I have enjoyed all of the physicians I have encountered within Cleveland Clinic thank you for being the best hospital and staff in Cleveland!

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2020

i love my doctor and her staff. I have been seeing her for years and her care is exceptional for me.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

An excellent experience! Dr. Chiunda has been my doctor for several years! I value her and her extensive knowledge base! she is so resourceful and pragmatic! I am Blessed to know her!!!Thank you for hiring World Class doctors like Dr. Chiunda

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

I have referred several people to Dr. Chiunda. she sees my whole family.

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