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

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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.

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* 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

151 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

33 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on May 13, 2020

I love the Cleveland clinic. Dr. stella is totally awesome, intelligent, beautiful, a role model of success I really want her to be my surgeon but she has cataracts

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

Felt very comfortable and treated very well. My overall experience was great with my care provider.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

the doctor is excellent both in terms of medical knowledge and patient interactions.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

the doctor clearly explained symptoms and underlying cause. treatment issues were also explained in appropriate detail.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

I used MyChart and this doctor and her office are prompt and responsive.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

my chart message from Dr as soon as my ultrasound was completed.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

dr Chandra listened to my ailments and so did her assistant. they were very precise and also on time with my appointment. I would definitely recommend her to others

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

although I have seen this doctor previously, I was unable to make an appointment through MyChart.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

Care provider had a sparkling personality and provided not only professional but personalized care.

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2019

The doctor was fine, but I probably wouldn't recommend her or go back and see her again. at the end of the appointment, she did not ask me if I had any other questions, she literally handed me my discharge papers and walked out. I wasn't even 100% sure my appointment was over. She didn't come back in though, so I put my shoes on and left. I was shocked that she didn't shake my hand or say it was nice to meet you and to call or follow up with her if I had any more questions or concerns. I understand my issue is apparently common, but i just didn't feel like I mattered much.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

Dr Stella Chiunda is a awesome physician. She is very personable and I can talk to her as if it I was talking to my own sister, anytime I have an issues, its always resolved by her recommendations. She is prompt, efficient. Everything you want in a physician.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2019

dr. Chiunda is a great doctor

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019

Dr. Chiunda was excellent! will definitely see her again if needed!

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

Dr. Chiunda is an outstanding professional whose insight into various issues connected to my feet was quite incisive. Her recommendations for treatment and for measures that can be done at home were very helpful.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

Cleveland Clinic is fortunate to have Dr. Chiundra on its staff.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

Dr Chiunda was excellent and I have already referred her to a friend.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

Dr Chiunda was wonderful, I feel so much better after my visit and have a plan from her to take better care of my feet and ankles.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

Dr. Chiunda was amazing and answered all of my questions. I've already recommended her to a co-worker.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

Dr. Chiunda is wonderful. She puts me at ease and respects my pain level and informed me of every action she was taking. I really like her and actually enjoy my visits to her office.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

provider assumed my goal was to avoid surgery. actually I am inclined towards surgery

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

Dr. Chiunda was very personable and professional. She explained my options thoroughly.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

I was very impressed with this doctor. she greatly exceeded expectations.

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