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2022 Walk to Cure Arthritis Honorees


Mahsa Tehrani, M.D.
Arthritis and Rheumatology Clinical Center of Northern Virginia
Medical Honoree

Dr. Mahsa Tehrani, a native of Northern Virginia, completed her undergraduate studies and medical school at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. With her special interest in wellness, prevention, and immune system health, she obtained a Masters in Biophysics, Complementary & Alternative Medicine from Georgetown University. She later completed her 3-year internal medicine and subsequent 2-year rheumatology fellowship at GW. Dr. Tehrani obtained additional musculoskeletal ultrasound diagnostic and therapeutic certification in this field raises awareness on important rheumatologic conditions regularly and opened the first rheumatology group practice in Tysons Corner with her colleague, Dr. Mahnaz Momeni, in 2015.

Join or support Dr. Tehrani and her team, Arth & Rheum Clinical Center of NOVA, on her personal fundraising page.



Mariam Aslam
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Adult Honoree

Mariam Aslam is a passionate arthritis advocate, professional, mom, and wife who lives in Virginia. She is passionate about empowering other young adults living with chronic illnesses by providing them with tips and resources to better manage their chronic disease through her social media platform @TheArthriticLife. She has been a rheumatoid arthritis warrior and mental health advocate for the past ten years. Mariam believes that managing your mental health plays a massive role in caring for yourself. Her love for cooking goes beyond being in the kitchen when working as an Operations Coordinator at Shef. At Shef, Mariam supports and empowers the local DMV Shef community in building their own food businesses.

Join or support Mariam and her team, The Arthritis Life, on her personal fundraising page.