Our Team


Our team is made of experienced award-winning doctors and practitioners in the Northern Virginia area.

Meet the Providers

Sohail Moussavi, MD

Graduated with honors from medical school at the University of Leiden, Holland in 1999 and completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA in 2003. Dr Moussavi practices general internal medicine with an emphasis on preventive health care and men’s and women’s wellness. Dr. Moussavi is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). Dr. Moussavi has a special interest in cosmetic procedures, and is certified in Aesthetic Medicine.

Amir Alemzadeh, MD

Dr. Alemzadeh received his Medical Degree from George Washington University in 1998 and completed his Internal Medicine residency training at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Alemzadeh is especially interested in preventive medicine such as controlling and pevention of hypertension, diabetes and other chronic health problems in addition to providing care to overweight and obese patients through the Cardinal Medical Weight Loss Center. Dr. Alemzadeh is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM).

Nazanin Alemzadeh, MD

Received her Medical Degree from Leiden University in the Netherlands and completed her Internal Medicine residency at The Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Nazanin Alemzadeh takes special interest in women’s health issues and care for overweight and obese patients through the Cardinal Medical Weight Loss Center. Dr. Alemzadeh is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM).

Atoussa Farough, MD

Dr. Atoussa Farough completed her Internal Medicine residency at The Washington Hospital Center Georgetown University Program (Washington D.C.) in 2009. She has special interest in women’s wellness as well as management of chronic diseases and preventative medicine. Dr. Farough is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). Dr. Farough has a special interest in cosmetic procedures, and is certified in Aesthetic Medicine.

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Abu Sheriff, NP-C

Abu Sheriff, NP-C is an adult-gerontology nurse practitioner. Abu worked at Sentara Northern VA Medical Center before he pursued his master’s degree as a Nurse Practitioner from Walden University. Abu Sheriff joined Cardinal Internal Medicine in 2016. Abu is currently accepting new patients in our Woodbridge office.

Alysha McFarlin, FNP-C

Alysha McFarlin is a Family Nurse Practitioner, board certified by The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). For the past 8 years she obtained experience while working as a Registered nurse. Alysha is originally from Chester, VA. Alysha joined Cardinal Internal Medicine in 2019. Alysha provides care by using evidence based practice and takes pride in researching, advocating and educating her patients. In the future she plans to obtain her doctorate as a nurse practitioner as well as a specialty degree in psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. Alysha enjoys traveling and spending time with her two dogs, family, and friends. Alysha is currently accepting new patients and is looking forward to helping you establish care here at Cardinal internal medicine.

Zoila Patricia (Patty) Congleton, FNP-BC

Zoila Patricia (Patty) Congleton FNP-BC is a board certified Family Nurse practitioner. Mrs. Congleton graduated with honors from the GMU/GW Nurse Practitioner program in 1998. Patty believes in compassionate, personalized holistic care. Her clinical interests include autoimmune conditions and preventive medicine. She has a strong knowledge of nutrition and lifestyle changes and truly believes in Hippocrates’ teachings of “let food be thy medicine”. One of her professional goals is to complete a functional medicine certification. In her free time she manages two recreational soccer teams and volunteers with her kid’s wrestling teams. She also enjoys the outdoors, photography, gardening and most importantly spending time with her family. Patty is fluent in Spanish.

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