Rahul Shukla MD, FRCPC, DABD, ABOM

Rahul Shukla, MD

Dr. Rahul Shukla is a Board-certified dermatologist both in Canada and in the United States and a board certified specialist in Obesity Medicine. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor (adjunct), for the Department of Medicine at McMaster University and an active member of many professional associations such as the Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA), American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) and the Canadian Laser & Aesthetics Specialists Society (CLASS).

Currently, he serves as President of CLASS.

Since starting his practice, he has received many accolades for his work which includes the following:

  • Consumer Choice Award, Business Excellence Award – drs skincare Hamilton/Niagara
    – 2020
  • Top 3 Dermatologists – Three Best Rated Certificate of Excellence Hamilton, ON
    – 2020
  • The Readers’ Choice Hamilton Spectator, Hamilton’s #1 ranked dermatologist Hamilton, ON
    – 2020
  • Consumer Choice Award, Business Excellence Award – drs skincare Hamilton/Niagara
    – 2019
  • Top 3 Dermatologists – Three Best Rated Certificate of Excellence Hamilton, ON
    – 2019
  • The Readers’ Choice Hamilton Spectator, Platinum Dermatologist Hamilton, ON
    – 2019
  • Top 3 Dermatologists – Three Best Rated Certificate of Excellence Hamilton, ON
    – 2018
  • The Readers’ Choice Hamilton Spectator, Top Ten Dermatologist Hamilton, ON
    – 2017
  • Top 3 Dermatologists – Three Best Rated Certificate of Excellence Hamilton, ON
    – 2017
  • The Readers’ Choice Hamilton Spectator, Top Ten Dermatologist Hamilton, ON
    – 2016

He has served as a reviewer for the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology of Venereology, published several peer-reviewed manuscripts and has had abstracts presented on a national as well as international level.

Currently, Dr. Shukla serves as the lead dermatologist at drs skincare in Hamilton. He is experienced in a variety of aspects of dermatology including medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Shukla also enjoys teaching and frequently teaches residents and medical students.

Outside the office Dr. Shukla thoroughly enjoys sports, spending time in nature (especially hiking) and spending time with family, friends and his dog Nala.

Ronen Avram, MD

Ronen Avram, MD

Dr. Ronen Avram is a Board Certified Cosmetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon with an active practice in Hamilton, Ontario. He is the Associate Professor for the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University and the Program Director for the Division of Plastic Surgery serving to train future plastic surgeons.

He completed his plastic surgery training at McMaster University in 2004. Dr. Avram pursued additional fellowship training in Breast Reconstruction & Microsurgery at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (2005-6, New York City, NY). Dr. Avram also received extensive Cosmetic Surgery training at The Institute of Aesthetic Surgery (2006-7, Northern Westchester, NY).

His main focus at drs skincare involves removal of skin cancers and benign lesions such as moles and cysts. He also has an active breast surgery practice where he completes cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery cases.

If you are interested in further information regarding breast surgery please contact Dr. Avram’s team at info@drronenavram.ca.

Dr. Eva Kovacs

Dr. Eva Kovacs

Dr Kovacs is a rheumatologist who is excited to return to Hamilton after completing her residency in Internal Medicine at Lankenau Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA, followed by her fellowship in Rheumatology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

Since returning to Canada, she has been working as a community rheumatologist, who sees all aspects of rheumatology. Her interests lie with inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthropathies like psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, connective tissue diseases like systemic lupus erythematosus, vasculitis, and crystal induced arthropathies. She is passionate about providing the highest quality care and welcomes new patients.

When she is not working in the office, she enjoys her time with her 2 kids and husband, going on outdoor adventures, traveling, and seeing family and friends.

If you are interested in scheduling a consultation please connect with us

Dr. Jennifer Chuback

Dr. Jennifer Chuback

Dr. Jennifer Chuback is a Plastic Surgeon who is excited to join the drs skincare team. After obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biochemistry at the University of Winnipeg Dr. Chuback completed her Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree at the University of Manitoba. During medical school she also engaged in research to accomplish a Bachelor of Science degree in Medicine. She then completed an additional five years of training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada.

Dr. Chuback is committed to research and the advancement of evidence-based innovations in plastic surgery. Her research has been published in multiple peer-reviewed clinical journals and she has presented her findings at meetings nationally and internationally. She believes strongly in incorporating the latest scientifically proven therapies into the care of her patients.

At drs skincare, Dr. Chuback works closely with Dr. Shukla to provide comprehensive care for patients with skin cancer in a convenient setting.

In addition, Dr. Chuback brings her expertise as a Plastic Surgeon to collaborate with our cosmetic skin care team. Dr. Chuback uses office-based procedures including removal of benign skin lesions, and cosmetic injectables (such as wrinkle relaxers and fillers) to help you achieve your goals with minimal downtime or discomfort.

A message from Dr. Chuback:

“I became a Plastic Surgeon so that I can work with you, to understand and achieve the results you desire throughout all the stages of your life. I want you to look and feel your absolute best. I look forward to meeting you.”

Stephanie – Consultant and Medical Aesthetician

Stephanie - Consultant and Medical Aesthetician

drs skincare patients have benefited from Stephanie’s expertise in areas like cosmetic injections, and laser skin rejuvenation and hair removal, for more than three years. A 10-year industry veteran, Stephanie is drs skincare’s consultant and medical aesthetician. She is experienced with a wide range of aesthetic technologies, products, and therapies, and is an accomplished makeup artist. While her knowledge and skill may seem like second nature, Stephanie didn’t always gravitate to the dermatology field; she used to be a professional dancer!

Outside of the office, the Sheridan College graduate enjoys playing the piano and spending time with her son, Jackson.

  • Stephanie won Diamond for Medical Aesthetician with the Readers Choice in 2018.

Sabrina – Administrative Assistant

Sabrina - Administrative Assistant

As administrative assistant, Sabrina adds to the pleasant experience and team atmosphere that patients have come to expect from drs skincare. She’s worked at the office for more than a year, but her professional experience goes back four years.

Sabrina also acquired educational experience; she completed training in Medical Office Administration. She applies this knowledge to her many day-to-day duties, which include: checking in patients, answering phones, and booking appointments. Sabrina just may be the first smiling face that you see at your visit!

A self-described “huge animal lover,” Sabrina loves staying active outside of the office with hiking.

Chloe – Medical Administrative Assistant

Chloé - Medical Administrative Assistant

As the latest member of the team at drs skincare, Chloé is a medical administrative assistant whose vibrant personality has been a part of our welcoming atmosphere for 3 months now. Chloé brings to her job the expertise of her training in Medical Office Administration from Mohawk College and 7 years of work experience. She has grown up with a passion for her job as her work experience goes back to high school when she worked at the family practice. Chloé now brings that same warm family practice atmosphere to drs skincare as she communicates with patients and performs the administrative tasks that keep the office ticking.

When she is not at the office, you might find Chloé staying active at the gym or spending time with friends and family.

Stephanie – Nurse

Stephanie - Nurse

Stephanie attended Mohawk College right here in Hamilton, ON to earn an RPN (Registered Practical Nurse) diploma. She spent the next few years gaining clinical experience, before coming to drs skincare in 2018. Stephanie says she has discovered just how much she loves working in the field of dermatology. “It is so rewarding to help our patients look and feel their best, and I learn a lot from assisting Dr. Shukla. We have a terrific team environment here.”

When Stephanie is not at the practice, she is often hiking and enjoying Ontario’s beautiful rugged outdoors. Her passions include animals and singing.

Abigail – Medical Aesthetician

Abigail - Medical Aesthetician

Abigail has had a passion for skincare and health from a young age and loves to be part of a team that helps people reach their goals and feel their most confident. She was intrigued by the world of medical aesthetics because it combines two of her deep interests—science and beauty. To that end, she received an Honors Diploma in the field two years ago and joined us at drs skincare in 2018. Abigail says, “I love what I do, and am dedicated to keep learning and educating myself on new findings and discoveries.”

She is also certified in makeup artistry and relaxation massage. When Abigail is not helping clients at drs skincare, she can often be found cooking or staying active at the gym. She also loves traveling and spending time with friends and family.

Lavina – Clinic Manager and Registered Practical Nurse

Lavina - Clinic Manager and Registered Practical Nurse

Lavina graduated from Mohawk College as a personal support worker before completing Mohawk’s Registered Practical Nurse program in 2015. She decided to pursue a career in nursing, having previously worked at a medicine unit. “Later, I realized that I have a passion for dermatology and wanted to specialize in it,” Lavina says. Fulfilling this goal, she joined Drs Skincare in 2016. She is a member of the Dermatology Nurses Association and was trained by Allergan as a Certified Botox Injector in 2018. ”

Originally from Vancouver, Lavina loves traveling, yoga and spending time with family and friends during her spare time.