© 2020 by Nasseri Clinic of Arthritic and Rheumatic Diseases

NCARD Staff

The physicians of the Nasseri Clinic would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our practice!  We consider our patients as our extended family and always strive to provide state-of-the-art medical care in an environment of caring and compassion.  Our physicans are board eligible/certified in rheumatology, as well as foot and ankle surgery and medicine. 

 

At the Nasseri Clinic, we are dedicated to providing you with personalized medical intervention.  Whether that requires a targeted approach or a more holistic intervention, we will work as a team with your health care professionals to deliver medicine that treats you as a whole person.

Dr. Nasser Nasseri
Founder and President, NCARD

Dr. Nasseri is a board-certified rheumatologist. He earned his B.S. degree in Clinical Laboratory Science from George Washington University and Medical Degree from Ross University. Dr. Nasseri completed his residency and chief residency at St. Agnes Health Care. He then went to the University of Virginia for his fellowship in rheumatology. He is Chief of Rheumatology at both St. Agnes and Union Memorial Hospitals, as well as a known specialist in diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, polymyalgia rheumatica, temporal arteritis, lupus, gout, pseudo-gout, osteoporosis, scleroderma, and other autoimmune diseases.

Dr. Jeffrey Landis
Director, Jean Walter Infusion Center

Dr. Landis is a board-certified rheumatologist. He earned his B.S. degree from York College of Pennsylvania in York, PA and went on to earn his medical degree in 2005 from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Landis then completed his Internal Medicine internship and residency in 2008 at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. He moved to Richmond, VA to complete his Rheumatology Fellowship at the Virginia Commonwealth University in 2010. Dr. Landis is a member of the American College of Rheumatology and was published as a co-author in a 2005 article on outcomes of coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with connective tissue diseases. He has co-authored two abstracts, including one in 2010 on the use of computer models in lupus.

Dr. Ebrahim Talebi
Specialist, Gerontology & Rheumatology

Dr. Talebi is board-certified in internal medicine and geriatric medicine and board-eligible by the American college of rheumatology. Dr. Talebi received his Medical Degree at the Tehran University of Medical Sciences and completed internal medicine residency at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore. This was followed by a year of geriatric/gerontology fellowship and two years of rheumatology fellowship at the University of Maryland. Dr. Talebi's interests are focused on rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus and osteoarthritis.

Parvin Salari, PA-C
Physician Assistant

Parvin is certified by the American Association of Physician Assistants. She received her M.D. Degree from Mashhad University School of Medicine in Iran in 1989. Parvin has extensive experience in the field of medicine as a physician. After two years of working as a general practitioner, she started her residency program in the Mashhad University School of Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynecology where she finished her training in 1995 ranking second on the OB/GYN board examination. Upon completion of her training, Parvin practiced OB/GYN for 13 years in Iran in both academic and clinical settings. In 2010, Parvin and her family moved to the United States where she decided to continue her career in healthcare as a physician assistant.

Dr. Hootan Forghani
Specialist, Rhuematology

Dr. Forghani is board-eligible by the American College of Rheumatology and board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He received his Medical Degree at the Isfahan University of Medical Sciences in Iran. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the MedStar Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, MD and completed his Fellowship in Rheumatology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Forghani's interests are Rheumatoid Arthritis, SLE and Musculoskeletal Sonology.

Rachel Gerardy, PA-C
Physician Assistant

Rachel Gerardy is certified by the American Association of Physician Assistants. She graduated from the University of Maryland College Park with a B.S. in Biology in 2016. She received her Physician Assistant Certificate through Anne Arundel Community College and her M.S. in Health Science from the University of Maryland Baltimore in 2019. Rachel Gerardy is a member of the Pi Alpha National Honors Society for Physician Assistants. She joined the NCARD team in 2019.

Isioma Wright, PA-C
Physician Assistant

Isioma Wright is certified by the American Association of Physician Assistants. She graduated from Interamerican University of Puerto Rico with a B.S. in Biology and Biotechnology in 2008. She practiced as a biotechnologist at NIH for 5 years in which she contributed in data generation leading to a 2011 research publication in PNAS Journal.
 In 2016, she received her master's in Physician Assistant  Studies at Towson University-CCBC Physician Assistant Program. She is experienced in Urgent Care and Noninvasive Vascular Medicine. She joined the NCARD team in 2019.

Sahar Nemati, CMPM
Practice Manager

Sahar earned her degree in Early Childhood Development in 2004, but soon after realized that she possessed a love for the medical field. In 2006, Sahar earned a science emphasis degree and has now been in the medical field for over 14 years. Sahar joined NCARD in July of 2016 and manages all three divisions: Nasseri Clinic of Arthritic and Rheumatic Diseases, Jean Walter Infusion Center, as well as Noor Laser Center.In 2019, Sahar obtained her CMPM, Certified Medical Practice Management.