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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

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 Orthopaedic Department at the Cleveland Clinic in 2016. She holds a joint appointment in the Foot and Ankle Center as well as the Center for Sports Health.

She completed her medical school at Case Western Reserve University. From there, Dr. Miniaci-Coxhead completed her residency at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY. She completed her Fellowship in Foot and 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 research interest 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

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 5/3/2021, 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.

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

228 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
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

28 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Kind physician and fellow. I felt like I understood my options and was glad to receive additional imaging to understand what may have changed.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

I really appreciated the thorough information about my condition and treatment Dr. Coxhead provided. I guess the real test will be the outcome of my surgery!

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

It was a blessing from God that I ended up with Dr. Sarah and her group to oversee my operations' and recovery.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2021

Dr Sara miniachi was excellent and compassionate

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2021

Dr Sara Lynn minanchi and kriti nannarone will recommend them to others who need surgeon.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2021

Very good experience. Dr Miniaci-Coxhead answered all questions and was very nice.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2021

Excellent doctor and superb team. I needed surgery quickly and was able to schedule an appointment the day after my injury and surgery soon after. The entire team was courteous and helpful. Please pass along my thanks.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

The video visit was great, it was just like an in-office visit without the 10 hour drive to Cleveland. Doctor Miniaci-Coxhead was on line at the scheduled appointment time. Together we came up with a medical plan to continue my treatment.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

Doctor Miniaci-Coxhead is a very caring person, I felt like I was discussing my medical condition with a friend. We talked about options for treatment and she listened to my thoughts and concerns. I would highly recommend Dr. Miniaci to anyone who Is looking for a great surgeon !!

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

Doctor was extremely good. Attentive and very informative.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

Dr Miniaci is the BEST!

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2021

Dr. Miniaci is wonderful! She provided detailed explanation of the procedure. She is pleasant, & spent a great deal of time speaking with me.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

Dr. Miniaci was amazing. I came for a second opinion and she reviewed all of the notes and scans and answered all of my questions frankly and honestly. She was exactly the kind of doctor I like; she was no-nonsense but caring.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

Very comfortable with the staff. They were efficient and helpful. Dr. Miniacci was excellent.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

she has been an awesome doctor I would highly recommend her

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

Excellent experience! Dr Miniaci addressed all my concerns with the utmost professionalism and made me feel that my case was important to her. I really appreciated that.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

everyone that came in to see me including the doctor were very professional, thorough, and patient with my questions and concerns. would highly recommend her.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021

all ready have recommended the Dr. to others

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2021

It was a very positive experience, the web portal was extremely to access. The Dr. was punctual with the time of the appointment.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2021

Dr. Miniaci-Coxhead is an excellent surgeon. She is very a "very tell it like it is" type of doctor. She is very professional and her office staff are wonderful. She is very personable and listens to my concerns and questions and answers with professional knowledge. I would recommend Dr. Miniaci-Coxhead to anyone who needs surgery !!

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2021

I have already recommended her to a former patient of Dr. Donley's who also has triple arthodesis and also is having significant post operative and post recovery pain.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

Love Dr. Miniaci-Coxhead! She is wonderful!

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

Dr. Miniaci has excellent personality and is very professional.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

Dr. Minacci and her staff are very professional and friendly. I have already recommended her to other people.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

The DR. was fantastic and helped explain what could be done for my son

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

dr. miniaci-coxhead is an amazing Doctor, very caring, responsive and great at what she does

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

Excellent physician.Kind,knowledgeable, caring and listened to all my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

I have had excellent care by Dr Miniaci and her team. Her concern, care and skill is of the highest level.

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