LEADERS IN THE FIELD OF VEIN TREATMENT
At Chuback Medical Group, our team consists of the brightest minds, most skillful hands, and kindest hearts the medical field has to offer.
MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT, RPhS
Founder, Chief Medical Officer
Chuback Vein Center was founded by Dr. Chuback in 2005 and has grown into a 5-Star, premier center for the contemporary treatment of vascular disease, varicose veins, spider veins, wound care, and lymphedema.
Along with the vein center, he established a state-of-the-art vascular imaging center on-premises, Chuback Vascular Imaging. Both Chuback Vein Center and Chuback Vascular Imaging are accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission, IAC.
Dr. Chuback is board certified in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Vein and Lymphatic Surgery. He specializes in minimally-invasive, same-day, laser treatment of veins performed in a comfortable office setting. Dr. Chuback firmly upholds the sanctity of the Doctor-Patient relationship by getting to know each of his patients, listening to their concerns, and crafting a tailored, inpidualized treatment for each one.
In 2010, Chuback Vein Center became part of Chuback Medical Group in Paramus, NJ. The medical group also features service options in cosmetic medicine that include facial rejuvenation with injectables (Botox, dermal fillers) and body contouring with CoolSculpting®. His team at Chuback Medical Group are board-certified, 5-Star reviewed medical professionals.
Educational Background: Dr. Chuback is a native of Bergen County and graduated from the Dwight Englewood School. He earned his M.D. degree from Rutgers Medical School in Newark, NJ. Dr. Chuback then completed a five year General Surgical Residency at Monmouth Medical Center. Besides an outstanding clinical and academic experience at the main institution, the program included intensive surgical training at Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan, Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, and Crozier-Chester Medical Burn Center.
Subsequently, he advanced his training further, undertaking a two-year advanced fellowship in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at The University of Rochester Medical Center and the internationally renowned Strong Memorial Hospital in New York. The Doctor is on staff at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ, and Chilton Memorial Hospital in Pompton Plains, NJ. Dr. Chuback is a Fellow of The American College of Surgeons, The International College of Surgeons, The American College of Thoracic Surgery, a member of the Society for Vascular Surgery, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and many other professional associations.
In addition to his passion for medicine, Dr. Chuback is a published author, U.S. patent-holding inventor, and entrepreneur. He founded Chuback Education and has written two wonderful books on personal development and success called Kaboing! 50 Ideas That Will Springboard You to Academic Greatness and Make Your Own Damn Cheese: Understanding, Navigating, and Mastering the 3 Mazes of Success. Dr. Chuback is also co-founder of BiosupportMD, a nutraceutical company that produces high-quality dietary supplements that promote wellness and good health.
The doctor is married to Diane Chuback, Ph.D., MBA who serves as CEO of Chuback Medical Group. Together, they have 3 beautiful children of whom they are both very proud.
MS, PA-C, RPhS
Vice President of Clinical Affairs
Kristen has been a practicing PA for the past 15 years and joined the Chuback Medical Group in September 2011.
Her years of clinical experience add to the wealth of knowledge she brings to our practice. Her compassionate personality and gentle bedside manner help give all patients the individualized attention that they need and deserve. She is always interested in educating and encouraging our patients into a healthy more youthful lifestyle.
Kristen is a Board-Certified Physician Assistant specializing in the areas of vascular and cosmetic medicine. Kristen graduated Magna Cum Laude from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with a Baccalaureate of Science. She then went on to receive a Master’s Degree in Science and earned her Physician Assistant certification from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Kristen’s professional affiliations include the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the New Jersey State Society of Physician Assistants.
Under the direct supervision of Dr. Chuback, Kristen assists in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of patients who suffer from chronic venous insufficiency. She possesses many years of clinical experience and is highly skilled in vascular procedures including endovenous laser ablation, ambulatory phlebectomy, ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, and visual sclerotherapy. Kristen is a Registered Phlebology Sonographer (RPhS), which signifies that she has achieved advanced qualifications related to vascular ultrasound technology and works alongside the vascular lab to diagnose and manage patients with vascular disease.
Kristen is also passionate about and has dedicated over a decade of her career to excelling in aesthetic medicine. She is a specialist in the use of cosmetic injectables for a non-surgical facial aesthetic rejuvenation. She has been trained extensively in neuromodulators such as Botox® Cosmetic and Xeomin®. Kristen is a certified injector for Juvederm®, Voluma®, Vollure®, Volbella®, Belotero®, and Radiesse®. Her credentials include comprehensive training at the prestigious Cosmetic and Laser Training Institute in Toronto, Canada under the guidance of Dr. Baily, who is a world-renowned Allergan certified educator. She, herself has been certified by Aesthetic Consultants Exchange (ACE) through Allergan to train other healthcare professionals in the latest advanced injection techniques with special regard to the understanding of facial anatomy, clinical safety, and the efficacy of their products.
Kristen is a certified laser technician with Cynosure and is highly skilled in the proper use of laser technology for treatments such as laser hair removal, tattoo removal, and facial rejuvenation. Kristen has also obtained a Master’s Certification through Allergan to provide patients with a comprehensive understanding of body contouring with CoolSculpting technology. With this level of skill, knowledge, and clinical experience, Kristen provides patients with the most up-to-date treatment options for the best clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction.
Kristen regularly attends vascular and aesthetic seminars and national conventions to keep abreast of the current trends in vascular and cosmetic medicine. Kristen’s main objectives are to provide patients with a comprehensive understanding of all the treatment options that are available to them and to ensure patient satisfaction by providing beautiful and natural-looking results.
When she is not working, Kristen enjoys spending time with her family and is the proud mother of her two precious girls!
Nurse Practitioner, Ultimate Aesthetics
Cassie joined Chuback Medical Group in June 2019. Her infectious smile and cheerful personality give her patients a warm and welcoming office experience from beginning to end.
Cassie’s work ethic and clinical knowledge are both advantageous and valuable for providing patients with the highest degree of care and satisfaction when it comes to meeting their needs.
Cassie is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner who graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Rutgers University. She then remained at her Alma Mater and received the Academic Excellence Award, while also graduating Summa Cum Laude with her Master’s Degree. Cassie is currently working on her Doctorate of Nursing Practice in order to earn the highest academic achievement in her nursing profession. Cassie’s professional affiliations include the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, and the Emergency Nurses Association.
Cassie provides care to both cosmetic and vascular patients at Chuback Medical Group, with a focus on cosmetic medicine. She is trained and knowledgeable on the use of advanced injection techniques to help patients achieve their non-surgical, facial rejuvenation goals. Cassie is certified in the administration of neuromodulators, such as Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin®, which target muscles to smooth away fine lines and wrinkles. She is also certified in the administration of cosmetic fillers, such as Juvederm® Ultra, Juvederm® UltraPlus, Voluma®, Vollure®, Volbella®, Belotero®, and Radiesse®. With the use of cosmetic fillers, she is able to replace volume loss in the face to help patients contour and smooth away wrinkles and folds. Her favorite part of aesthetic medicine is her ability to help patients resolve their insecurities to look and feel naturally beautiful again.
Cassie is certified by Allergan to help patients achieve their body contouring goals with CoolSculpting®, which is a non-surgical, cooling technology that targets and destroys fat cells. She is even trained in the use of Cynosure laser technology for the removal of unwanted body hair. Cassie is dedicated to staying up-to-date on the latest research and training when it comes to vascular and cosmetic medicine. Her ultimate goal is to educate and engage patients in their care while helping them look and feel their absolute best.
Cassie is passionate about Global Health and loves to spend her free time traveling abroad on surgical mission trips. She has worked alongside some amazing surgeons and nurses to provide free surgeries to medically under-served communities in both Africa and Peru. Cassie also uses these opportunities abroad to help educate medical professionals in the local African and Peruvian hospitals.
Chief Executive Officer
Building Chuback Medical Group from its inception in 2005, Diane has worked side-by-side with husband, John Chuback, MD to create the multi-disciplinary and ever-growing organization that it is today.
During the course of this time, this growth has inspired the Chubacks to build out bigger and better office locations, with Diane at the center of the design and construction projects. The latest office opened its doors in April of 2018 and boasts 7,000 square feet of clean aesthetic design and triple the treatment areas. As a result, Diane has been able to departmentalize the practice into the Vein Care, Aesthetics, Plastic Surgical, and Hair Restoration areas.
As CEO, her philosophy in managing CMG has been to drive continuous energy into educational efforts – efforts to keep both clinical and clerical staff at the cutting edge of their knowledge base and expertise level. Through an informed and spirited team, our patients are able to experience a higher level of care – one which brings clarity and a sense of comfort in knowing their options and what to expect.
“As our organization grows, my job has become centered more and more on supporting our team members in being the best version of themselves, both professionally and personally. They are the heart and soul of all we do, and the spectacular care our patients receive is a direct result of our staff’s sense of fulfillment and dedication to their job.”
Education has been a big part of Diane’s life. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychobiology from New York University, followed by a Ph.D. degree in Neuroscience from Rutgers University. Diane worked in academia for several years, teaching various classes in the fields of both Biology and Neuroscience at Drew University, William Paterson University, and State University of NY, Brockport. After several years of managing the medical practice, Diane returned to school again, this time in the field of business, completing an MBA from Ramapo College.
Diane has also taken this educational approach in her interface with the public, hosting several informational events each year to bring awareness to the latest medical and aesthetic treatment technologies such as Coolsculpting and hair transplantation.
“As technology in medicine is ever-changing, it is our responsibility to truly understand and utilize the most relevant applications of this in our practice. Our patients’ satisfaction and safety are of paramount importance, and we earn their trust by carefully guiding them through the choices and benefits of several of the state-of-the-art treatments we offer.”
Chief Operations Officer
Maria Hughes, CCS-P, CMRS, has been an invaluable asset to the Chuback Medical Group since August 2010.
While she has over 30 years of experience in medical billing, coding, healthcare administration, and healthcare compliance this does not speak to the amount of knowledge she brings to the office. Maria truly is the heart and soul of the Chuback Medical Group and we are extremely fortunate to have her as an employee. She upholds the values of our practice and makes an exemplary leader for our staff. She never shies away from giving a helping hand, whether it is to our patients, staff members, or anyone else who steps foot in our office!
Maria is an incredible resource of information for patients regarding their insurance and understanding their policies. She is also a liaison to IT management of system operations and the Electronic Medical Records system (EMR). Although multitasking comes naturally to Maria, she is dedicated to patient education through her own tireless efforts to stay “in the know” of the ever-changing requirements and regulations in health care. Her devotion to the practice shines through in everything she does.
Maria’s professional affiliations include the American Health Information Management, American Academy of Professional Coders, America Medical Billers Association, and the New Jersey Doctor-Patient Alliance. She is a certified coding and billing specialist. Maria is continuously working on her certifications. In addition, Maria is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Business Administration.
Not only does our staff lean on Maria as the “office mom” but she also has two beautiful daughters of her own, Jenna and Taylor! When not at work, you can find Maria in the kitchen cooking up something delicious, going on fun trips with her friends, or spending time with friends and family!
Lead Vascular Technologist
Raised in Paramus, New Jersey, Mazin Radwan is the Lead Registered Vascular Technologist at Chuback Medical Group.
He earned his credentials through the Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) and is certified as a Registered Vascular Specialist (RVS) and a Registered Phlebology Sonographer (RPhS). His professional affiliates include the Society of Vascular Ultrasound. With almost a decade of experience in the field as a Registered Technologist, he has been with Chuback Medical group since 2017. Mazin specializes in the performance of diagnostic imaging exams with the use of sophisticated noninvasive diagnostic imaging equipment. Mazin's goals in his career have always been to provide exceptional patient care and make an impact on people’s lives in a positive way.
A graduate of Eastwick College's Vascular Ultrasound program, Mazin graduated in the top 5% of his class. After his education, he began clinical work at one of the best hospitals in the country, New York-Presbyterian Columbia Medical University, with rotations in the ER, ICU, Neonatal ICU, pediatrics, transplant surgery, and outpatient care. His experience has expanded his skillset into multiple areas of vascular ultrasound, including but not limited to, cerebrovascular, renal vascular, peripheral arterial disease, and venous insufficiency. In his almost 10 year career he has assisted and guided surgeons with the use of ultrasound in over 700 endovenous laser therapy (EVLT) procedures, sclerotherapy (UGS), angioplasty, atherectomy, and arteriovenous fistula creation surgeries. After several years in hospital-based care, Mazin decided to move to private practice facilities with a strong focus on the diagnosis and treatment of Venous Disease. His move to private practice was underscored by the ability to provide more specialized premier patient care with an unparalleled patient experience. Finding a place that encompassed all of these values is what made Chuback Medical Group the perfect fit
RVS, RCS, CMA
Haley Dukes is one of our Registered Vascular Sonographers who has been working for Chuback Medical Group since 2017.
When initially hired, she started off as a Certified Medical Assistant assisting Dr. Chuback and Kristen Socha, MS, PA-C, all while studying to become a Vascular Sonographer.
She maintains multiple credentials, two of which through Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI); they include Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) and Registered Vascular Sonographer (RVS). She is currently studying to expand her skill set by taking her next certification exam to become a Registered Phlebology Sonographer (RPhS). She is also a Certified Medical Assistant through American Medical Technologists. Haley maintains multiple memberships with professional organizations including the Society for Vascular Ultrasound (SVU), Society for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS), and American Society of Echocardiography (ASE).
After graduating high school, she attended Bergen Community College where she earned her Associates Degree in General Sciences. While working a full-time job in the hospitality and restaurant industry she decided to enroll in Cardiovascular Sonography at Eastwick College of Ramsey, a specialty trade school. This choice not only allowed her to learn about Echocardiography and Vascular Sonography, but it also gave her the opportunity to learn about Medical Assisting. During this time at Eastwick, she was an extern for two hospitals, Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, NJ, and Newark Beth Israel in Newark, NJ. After graduating from Eastwick College with an Associates in Cardiovascular Sonography she chose to pursue a career in Echocardiography, and after expanding her skill set, she found her passion was to focus more specifically on the diagnosis and treatment of venous disease. Having connected with Jaqueline Sasek, Director of Vascular Imaging, she was able to see what Chuback Medical Group had to offer. After three years with the company, she feels that she has had much personal growth, made many personal connections with patients, and now has the ability to professionally perform noninvasive vascular studies on patients. She is excited about the possibilities of the future.
When not at work, Haley spends a lot of time with family and friends. She especially enjoys playing in local volleyball leagues, having played since she was a sophomore in high school. She loves to stay fit and maintains her abilities on and off the court.
Front Desk Coordinator
Stephanie joined Team Chuback in 2019 as a Front Desk Coordinator.
She attended William Paterson University and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Public Health. While studying at university, she worked as a Medical Secretary in a well known Orthopedic Office within her hometown. She enjoyed working within the Orthopedic field and aiding fellow residents to obtain a resolution with their health concerns. Stephanie was then hired by Chuback Medical Group in October of 2019 as a Front Desk Coordinator. She has enjoyed learning a new side of the medical field, getting to meet new people, and continuing to provide hard work to further her academics within the healthcare profession. When Stephanie is not at work, she enjoys cooking at home/dining out, strength training/hiking, and most importantly spending time with her loved ones. Her life quote would read "Don't let anyone tell you what will make you happy in this life, it is yours so only you know how to do that, go out there and make it happen!"
Front Desk Coordinator
Cassandra joined Team Chuback in 2018 as our Front Desk Coordinator.
She has a background with over 10 years of experience in the medical field. As a front desk coordinator, she enjoys serving patients and trying to make each appointment as easy, pleasant, and memorable as possible. She enjoys the relationships formed with our patients and watching the state of their health and wellbeing transform with every appointment! Cassandra’s warm smile and positive persona make all the difference in our patients’ experience.
When Cassandra isn’t at work, she enjoys spending her free time delving into her other interests. Some of them include teaching herself piano, reading books, outdoor activities, health/fitness, and spending time with her son. Her little family is a big part of her life and she considers herself lucky to have a second family here at Chuback Medical Group.
Vascular Medical Assistant
Raquel Pichardo is the lead Certified Medical Assistant of the vascular team.
Raquel has been a part of our practice since 2018, with over five years of experience in the medical field. Being charismatic with her charming attitude, she makes patients feel comfortable while being treated. She finds honesty, creativity, teamwork, and dedication to be the most valuable qualities for success in her future. Raquel is currently enrolled in Bergen Community College, pursuing her dream of becoming a Registered Nurse.
Vascular Medical Assistant
We invite you to become a part of the Chuback Medical Group family. We are confident in our ability to restore your health and wellness.