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

Undergraduate - University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL USA


  • 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 7/9/2018, 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

225 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 4.8
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.3
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

18 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2018

waited hour and 15 min for appointment. Dr was nice but did not check me enough I felt waste of time.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2018

I liked this doctor - she gave very practical explanations and suggestions.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2018

overall a very pleasant appointment with dr. chianda

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2018

Dr. STella is wonderful. She explains everything very thoroughly. She also treats my feet very gently and thoroughly. I do not experience any pain when she cuts, digs or does surgery on my toenails. They also have never gotten infected after she treats them. This is a very welcome and wonderful change after the experiences I had with a previous Podiatrist many years ago. (He was not affiliated with the clinic)

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2018

Dr. Chiunda is awesome and her secretary Victoria in her office is awesome as well. They have been so helpful to me.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2018

Dr. Chiunda's secretary, Victoria, is very professional, courteous, and most most helpful. Thank you!

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2018

Dr Chiundra took the time to show me various brands of shoes/inserts to consider for relieving my plantar fasciitis. Within a few days of wearing some of the suggestions, the extent of the foot pain decreased noticeably.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2018

Dr. Chiunda was thorough and provided a refreshing experience.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2018

Waited for over an hour after my scheduled time to see the doctor. This is unacceptable!

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2018

I always get roomed very quickly & everyone is very nice. I absolutely love Dr. Chiunda.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2018

Dr. Chiunda is wonderful! All staff members are patient, kind and caring. Al are the best!

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2018

Dr. Chiunda and her assistant were great help to me. She was on vacation and she still kept in contact with the team reviewing my foot condition. I was very happy that she showed me so much consideration.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2018

Victoria, the receptionist when I call with questions is excellent! friendly & helpful!

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2018

she was very , very good and made me feel at ease.very smart and pleasant to be with...

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2018

Dr Chiunda even searched for and showed me online the shoe products she recommended.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2018

I liked the printed breakdown of the overwhelming medication options.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2017


Reviewed on Nov 15, 2017

I don't feel she did a complete exam for the problem and was ready to dismiss the issue. I suggested a treatment; at that point she went ahead with my suggestion. I don't feel she understood my previous history with her and the same issue that I encountered then.

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