Meet the Staff
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Helping You Take the Next Step
The dedicated team of professionals supporting Dr. Eric Chang is one reason why so many women and men in the Baltimore area choose our plastic surgery practice. Our staff includes Josephine, a board-certified physician assistant, Jocelyn, our skilled and personable nurse manager, and Nicole, who’s been with us for over 10 years as our patient coordinator. Our team provides patients at Columbia Aesthetic Plastic Surgery a positive experience beginning when they first contact our practice.
Josephine Dubon, PA-C
Josephine Dubon is a board-certified Physician Assistant and is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Maryland Academy of Physician Assistants. Originally from Florida, she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Florida State University. She then graduated with a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Hofstra University in 2017.
Her passion for plastic surgery and focus on patient centered care brought her to the Columbia Aesthetic Plastic Surgery team. She is excited to be serving patients in the community. In her free time, Josephine enjoys traveling, running, and gardening.
Jocelyn Winkert, Nurse Manager
Jocelyn Winkert BSN, RN earned her Bachelors at Salisbury University on Maryland’s eastern shore. She has spent the last four years as an Operating Room Nurse in both the Hospital and Ambulatory Surgery settings. After working with Dr. Chang in the hospital setting, she was thrilled to join the team in 2021. Prior to her time in the hospital, she worked with research teams at the National Institutes of Health, and is published in both Neurology and Neuromuscular Disorders journals. Jocelyn comes from a family of healthcare workers and enjoys working in a field that combines her love of medicine with a genuine care for others.
Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs. She loves spending time at the beach and visiting family in Finland whenever she gets the chance.
Nicole Smiroldo, Patient Coordinator/Office Manager
Nicole has served as the office Patient Coordinator and Office Manager for our practice for over 10 years. She is the glue that binds the office together. Throughout the day, Nicole assists patients with before and after surgical questions and works with them as they prepare for surgery. She also oversees all the aspects of the practice.
Over the years, Nicole has developed many lasting relationships with patients. She feels it is important for a patient to see a familiar face when they come back to the practice.
Nicole enjoys traveling with her family and friends, being outdoors, riding horses and reading a good book. She also acts as an advocate for individuals with special needs, especially her son who has Down Syndrome.
Claire Wear, CST
Claire Wear is a Certified Surgical Technologist who earned her degree from Frederick Community College in 2015. She has spent the last eight years in the operating room in both the hospital and ambulatory surgery settings. She joined the Columbia Aesthetic Plastic Surgery team in 2021 and has been excited to expand her knowledge in all areas of plastic surgery. Prior to Claire’s time as a CST, she earned a BA in Interior Design from Radford University. She practiced design for six years before changing careers. Working here fulfills Claire’s passion for serving others.
In her free time, Claire enjoys spending time with her husband and two active boys. She also enjoys being outside and gardening.
Monica Diehlmann, Front Desk Coordinator
Monica Diehlmann is a dedicated front desk receptionist, with over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry. She’s known for her warm and welcoming personality. Beyond her role as a front desk receptionist, Monica’s genuine concern for people extends to the patients’ well-being. She often goes the extra mile to assist those in need and to brighten their day with a smile or kind word.
Monica has deep roots in the community, having lived in Ellicott City her entire life. When not at work, Monica loves spending time with her family and friends.
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