Over more than a decade, Carient has become a renowned center of cardiovascular care to its patients in Northern Virginia and beyond.

In 1997, Virginia Cardiovascular Care was established by Dr. Shahryar Mafi & Dr. Khalid Abousy. Shortly thereafter, Virginia Cardiovascular Associates was founded in 1999 by Drs. Merdod Ghafouri, Shawn Yazdani, Hamid Taheri and Keith Chu. In 2013, these two organizations came together with a vision of innovative, productive and efficient medicine. They made a commitment to a caring approach and with that promise, Carient was born. With the expanded resources and established infrastructure Carient brought together, we are better equipped to provide unparalleled service.