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Department General Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.3024
Desk:
216.444.0769
Fax:
216.445.4048
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abnormal Breast MRI
  • Abnormal Breast Ultrasound
  • Abscess - Incision and Drainage
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
  • Breast Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer Prevention
  • Breast Cancer Risk Assessment
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Breast Conservation Surgery
  • Breast Exam
  • Breast Health
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Cancer Center
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Clinical Breast Examination
  • Contraception
  • Diagnostic Hysteroscopy
  • Estrogen Replacement Therapy
  • Excision of Breast Fistula
  • Gynecology
  • Hereditary Cancer Risk Management
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Laparoscopic Gynecological Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
  • Lumpectomy for Breast Cancer
  • Mastectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Breast Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
  • Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Oncologist
  • Oncology
  • Oncoplastic Surgery for Breast Cancer
  • Partial Mastectomy for Breast Cancer
  • Prophylactic Salpingo-oophorectomy
  • Robotic Assisted Gynecologic Surgery
  • Second Opinion
  • Second Opinion Breast Cancer
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Procedures
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Surgical Oncology
View all 42 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Mammogram
  • Benign Breast Disease
  • Benign Breast Disorders
  • Breast - Nodules
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast Atypia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer - High Risk
  • Breast Cancer - Mass, Lump or Swelling
  • Breast Disease
  • Breast Infections
  • Estrogen Deficiency States
  • Estrogen Dependent Cancers - Complications
  • Hereditary Cancers
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Menopausal Disorders
View all 16 Specialties +
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Biography

About Anna Chichura, MD

Dr. Chichura is a fellowship trained breast surgical oncologist and benign gynecologist. She received her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. She completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Cleveland Clinic and a Society of Surgical Oncology fellowship in Breast Surgical Oncology at NorthShore University HealthSystem and the University of Chicago. Dr. Chichura has written numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and has presented her work at multiple society meetings nationally. She is passionate about providing comprehensive breast and gynecologic care to patients with breast cancer. Her current interests are focused on breast cancer, oncoplastic breast surgery, high risk breast cancer screening and risk reduction, ovarian cancer screening and risk reduction, genetic predisposition to cancer, pregnancy associated breast cancer, and gynecologic care for women with breast cancer.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2022

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Chicago NorthShore University Evanston Hospital
Breast Surgical Oncology
Evanston, IL USA
2022

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cleveland, OH USA
2021

Medical Education - Georgetown Univ. School of Medicine
Washington, DC USA
2017

Undergraduate - Georgetown University
Biology
Washington, DC USA
2012

Certifications

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Awards & Honors

  • American Society of Breast Surgeons 23rd Annual Meeting Outstanding Scientific Presentation Award for the Best Presentation by a Resident, Fellow, or Medical Trainee, 2022
  • Cleveland Clinic Women's Health Institute Research Day - Best Resident Oral Presentation, 2021
  • Northeast Ohio Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine's First Place Resident Research Award, 2020
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 10/26/2023, Dr. Chichura 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

97 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
5 out of 5
Explains 5
Listens 3.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

23 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Dr. Chichura is the most compassionate physician I have ever met. I had full confidence in her. She answered every question, explained everything she was doing and why. I would absolutely recommend Dr. Chichura to anyone needing breast surgery. She is a gem!

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Where to even start, Dr. Chichura is probably my favorite doctor I have ever met. She clearly cared about me as a person, she expressed understanding about my cancer far beyond her scope as a surgical oncologist, she ended up answering multiple medical oncology questions that I had. She thoroughly explained everything about the surgical assessment and planning. Regarding decisions about care, she asked me so many questions, and when I told her I want a double mastectomy, she said of course. This is in contrast to the surgical oncologist I saw at Ohio State who discouraged me and made me feel like he wouldn't give me a double mastectomy, or at least that I was going to have to argue with him at some point if I had it done there. Dr. Chichura explained all the risks and benefits of different options. She went way beyond that though, she told me to message her any questions about my cancer, including about medical oncology and she would help me get the answers I need. I would recommend her to anyone, anywhere who needs breast surgery, and I plan to travel to the Cleveland Clinic (7 hours roundtrip) so that she can do my surgery.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Omg I came in for 2 appointments, I drove 7 hours roundtrip and they knew it, and I think I had 6 or 7 appointments - I know this must have been a massive undertaking to coordinate the schedules of so many physicians, and not only that, but sometimes more than one of them was there at one time, and they were always friendly and collegial with one another and there was never any friction of any kind. Everyone was focused on making sure I got the appointments I needed and they worked together seamlessly

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

The doctor came to the appointment directly from surgery which I know is quite a trek. She examined me and gave me a hug goodbye. She I a mi very caring person.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Dr. Chichura was so kind, understanding and knowledgeable. I felt like she took the time to listen to and acknowledge all of my concerns. On my way to feeling better thanks to her and her team!

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

I have recommended her to several people

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

This doctor is a joy to me. She has always made me comfortable and secure in her treatment choices by giving results of her consultation with other doctors, board, past experiences and her personal research. She was very kind, and sensitive to how I felt about losing my breast. She consoled me and explained the surgery by drawing it out and verbally explaining everything that would happen to me. I had complete confidence that she would do her best.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

Dr Chichura is not only knowledgeable, but was very compassionate and went above and beyond in operating room to preserve my dignity and make sure I was comfortable. Will be forever grateful!

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

Dr Chichura and Dr Shah ,and their staff were excellent! Dr Chicura was extremely thorough explaining In dept the lesion,it's origin,options ect

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

She was very professional. Also kind. I just met her for a results call. Would just want to see for a regular visit before recommending (as for anyone).

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

Dr. Chichura is a capable and very caring physician! I am so lucky to have her treating me.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

Dr Shah seems very competent but very shy. All the other doctors and Nurses were very engaging.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

She is an outstanding Doctor. I am so thankful. She even called me at home to give me new information.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2023

I love Dr. Chichura . She is so friendly, kind , compassionate & professional. I'm going to miss seeing her.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2023

Dr. Chicura was excellent. Very compassionate and carrying. I would strongly recommend her.

Reviewed on May 12, 2023

I received excellent information, advice and care from this doctor.

Reviewed on May 12, 2023

Outstanding doctor and her staff.

Reviewed on May 8, 2023

All of my appointments were very good. The ability to stay in one room and have the doctors come to me was a new experience. It made my visits easier. I was shown concern and respect from every doctor, and nurses/ helpers.

Reviewed on May 1, 2023

Dr. Chichura is the best surgeon around! She was the second surgical oncologist I've met with since being diagnosed with breast cancer (I had another surgeon at another hospital previously). From the moment that I met her, I knew that she was a notch above. She listened to my problems and anxieties about my diagnosis and treatment thus far. Dr. Chichura is very knowledgeable, kind, and respectful of my decisions and feelings. She is the type of physician that everyone wants to have. She is brilliant but also relatable and a great listener. Dr. Chichura made me feel like I was important to her and she explained every treatment option and every aspect of my illness in great detail. I would highly recommend Dr. Chichura to anyone!

Reviewed on May 1, 2023

Dr. Chichura is incredibly caring and I felt very comfortable with her and confident in her abilities.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2023

Dr. Chichura is wonderful! She is very thoughtful and caring and took time to explain all options to me.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2023

Dr. Chichura is an angel on the earth. Her demeanor, explanations, care, holistic approach to fear-using the breath-her follow-up sensitivity - offering a consult after the mammogram and sonogram so I ended my long morning with her kind concern and explanation - it doesn't get any better...

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2023

I am very happy with all services, communication and interactions I have had with Dr. Chiccura

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