Dr. Chechik is a board certified ophthalmologist, specializing in retina care and treatment. He earned his doctorate in 1997 at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx. Dr. Chechik gave back to his community through teaching at SUNY Downstate Health Science Center and Lebanon Hospital where he was an assistant professor. Dr. Chechik completed his residency in 2001 and continued on to complete a fellowship in surgical and medical disorders of the retina and vitreous. He is also fluent in three languages: Russian, Spanish, and Italian and was born in Russia.