Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Beachwood Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Beachwood Family Health Center
Primary Location

Beachwood Family Health Center


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Arthritis, Surgical And Non Surgical Treatment
  • Arthroplasty
  • Arthroscopic Ankle Surgery
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Flatfoot Reconstruction
  • Foot And Ankle Fusions
  • Foot Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Foot And Ankle Surgery
  • Tendon Reconstruction
View all 13 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Ankle Arthritis and Total Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Fractures
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Ankle Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle
  • Athletic Ankle Injury
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Ballet Injuries
  • Benign Tumors / Masses Of The Foot
  • Bone and Joint Infection
  • Broken Bones
  • Bunions
  • Bunions (Hallux Valgus)
  • Calcaneal Apophysitis (Sever's Disease)
  • Calcaneal Bursitis
  • Calcaneus (Heel Bone) Fractures
  • Calcaneus Fractures
  • Calcification Tendinitis
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)
  • Clawtoes
  • Club Feet
  • Common Foot Problems
  • Dance Injuries
  • Foot & Ankle Arthritis
  • Foot & Ankle Fractures Malunion
  • Foot & Ankle Fractures Nonunion
  • Foot & Ankle Injuries
  • Foot & Toe Pain
  • Foot And Ankle Ulcers
  • Foot Ankle Deformities
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Pain
  • Foot Trauma
  • Gout Arthritis
  • Hallux Rigidus
  • Hallux Valgus
  • Hammertoes
  • Heel Spurs
  • High Ankle Sprain
  • Mallet Toes
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Impairments
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries In Athletes
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Orthopaedic Injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Painful Deformities
  • Painful Joints
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Fibromatosis
  • Posterior Tibial Tendontis / Dysfunction
  • Proper Footwear
  • Sever’s Disease
  • Sprained Ankle
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendon Tears
  • Tendonitis
  • Turf Toe
View all 65 Specialties +


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About Sara Lyn Miniaci-Coxhead, MD

Sara Lyn Miniaci-Coxhead, MD joined the OrthopaedicDepartment at the Cleveland Clinic in 2016. She holds a joint appointment inthe Foot and Ankle Center as well as the Center for Sports Health.

She completed her medical school at Case Western ReserveUniversity. From there, Dr. Miniaci-Coxhead completed her residency at theUniversity of Rochester in Rochester, NY. She completed her Fellowship in Footand Ankle Surgery at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

She specializes in all disorders of the foot and ankle,including fractures, arthritis, sports injuries, and deformities. Her researchinterest are in the clinical outcomes of foot and ankle surgery.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Toronto
Orthopedics Foot and Ankle
Toronto, ON Canada

Residency - University of Rochester
Rochester, NY USA

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA

Undergraduate - University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario,


  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Specialty Interests

Foot and Ankle Surgery

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 10/4/2019, Dr. Miniaci-Coxhead 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

311 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
4.6 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Knows Medical History 4.5
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

34 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

First time with the doctor and the staff, the visit was very professional and yet very friendly,

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

Very likely to recommend the staff and the doctor to others

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

Dr. Miniachi-Coxhead is amazing and we couldn't have had a better Dr. to work on Samson and his very challenging and unique foot issues. THIS DR SAVED HIS FOOT. We respect and appreciate her and cannot tell you how you have found a giant treasure in her. She is a HUGE ASSET TO YOUR COMPANY. She cares, she listens, and she is very firm to ensure the best care for each patient. She cares!

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

Dr.Miniachi-Caoxhead is top notch. she is an asset and is phenomenal in her field. She is AMAZING!

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

Dr Miniaci is very professional and cares about her patients

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

I felt good about the decisions I made with the doctors help.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2019

I just love Dr Miniaci-Coxhead. She listens well and completely explained everything to me. Her level of care and understanding is outstanding.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2019

my provider went above and beyond to make me feel Great

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2019

I have total confidence in Dr Woodhouse. All surgery performed on me went smoothly. And he explains everything before and after surgery.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019

Dr Minnaci-Coxhead is simply outstanding from both a care and expertise perspective!

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

dr was nice. explained what I needed to know even though I was hoping for a different outcome

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

version good doctor

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2019

I had many questions & the Dr fully answered them & did not rushi me. she explored other option to me besides surgery. If I do choose surgery I have much confidence in her to be my Dr.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2019

Really appreciate the great care and caring I received from Dr.Coxhead

Reviewed on May 7, 2019

I consider myself lucky to have chosen Dr. Minniaci as my orthopedic surgeon. She's kind, considerate and knows her stuff. She makes me feel comfortable!

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

Dr. Minachi is wonderful. Personable, attentive, knowledgeable, and efficient. one of the best in the CCF system!

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

Doctor began typing as I described issues without looking at areas I was addressing. I asked her if she wanted to me to wait so she could finish typing whatever it was. Very quick exam. I actually did not address all issues- it was like a whirlwind exam. Poor. I hope her treatment plan proves better than the exam.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019

enjoyed meeting the doctor and receiving practical suggestions and options for treatment

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019

there were no delays with this appt. About 2 minutes after arriving, I was called in for xrays, 2 minutes later was called into Dr Sara's appt roomand just a few minutes more she came in! Dr Sara spends as much time as needed with me and I appreciate it! No problems here!

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019

the doctor was very thorough and answered all my questions

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2019

very demeaning attitude and dismissed my history of my problem and past treatment. 2 days later I saw a different orthopedic doctor who treated my condition and provided prompt relief of my symptoms.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2019

Dr Miniaci- Coxhead is a wonderful Dr. She cares about each and everyone of her patients. I asked her about another concern about my mom surgery foot and she knew exactly what it was and made suggestions for how to resolve the problem. Thank you so much I wish you well. You made my recovery from my broken ankle feel stress free.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019

Of all doctors I've had at clinic, Dr. Miniaci's office (and Dr. Miniaci herself) has been the easiest to contact and the quickest to respond.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019

Felt very rushed by doctor Miniaci Coxhead. She wanted to seen me home with no conclusions or plan I was told give it time when its been over a year, and I've completed every test she has given me.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2019

I am very satisfied with my Doctor. she is professional outgoing upbeat and personable.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2019

NP, Physician, and Resident all took time to answer questions and spent time examining and clarifying the type of pain I was experiencing.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2019

I felt very rushed by the provider once in the room. I did not feel that she had much interest about my problem and that there is still something going on. I guess if its not about surgery it is not that important.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019

I love Dr. Miniaci. She was very thorough in explaining my broken bones. She gave me several treatment option - pros and cons of each. She showed me my xrays at each visit and talked about my progress. She encouraged physical therapy and the importance of regaining range of motion and strength especially since I'm a senior. I'm well on my way to a full recovery. She's a very good doctor. I highly recommend her.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2019

Dr. is outstanding in all areas above - listened very carefully to concerns, clearly described possible causes AND how to address these causes, included future possibilities as well. Ordered X-ray based on my symptoms and clearly outlined where care would go from there.

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2018

i came to Cleveland from Pittsburgh because I thought I would get better care than I was receiving here. the doctor was extremely rushed to get to her surgery. for example, as she was asking about my family radical history after getting three pieces of information she just moved on to her next topic. she didn't even get my complete medical history.she did a quick loo at my feet and said all she could offer was surgery on one and some pads for the other. I came to Cleveland because of the supposed experise and excellence in orthopedic medicine. I understand that from her surgical perspective that is all she can offer but I would have expected a more thinking outside the box approach to medicine and problems at CC. I was extremely disappointed in my visit and with this provider.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2018

Dr. Minaci-Coxhead was outstanding! She explained my options for treatment and answered all of my questions about surgery. I would highly recommend her to anyone considering ankle surgery.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2018

I had an excellent experience with Dr. Coxhead. It was well worth the drive of almost 1100 miles to see her. Very impressed by her patient care and listening to the concerns of the patient. I respect her advise as an orthopedic surgeon and have told many of my friends and family of how much I appreciated being seen by her for my healthcare concern on this day.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2018

one of the best physicians I have ever had!

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2018

I love Dr Miniaci's thoroughness. I admire her straightforwardness and ability to give suggestions of ways to resolve whatever problem has come up. I was having pain in my foot and she said that the metal plate might be interfering with the tendon and causing the pain. Her suggestion was to take the hardware back out and also said that I would be in a boot for six weeks. I appreciated her telling me about my options and enjoy coming to see her. She's a great Dr.

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