About our Physicians:
Alexandra Modiri, MD
We are proud to welcome our newest gastroenterologist Dr. Alexandra Modiri. Dr. Modiri completed her internal medicine residency at Temple University Hospital. She then completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology. In addition. Dr. Modiri is also specialized in obesity medicine and practices medical weight loss.
Dr. Modiri has authored several manuscripts in prestigious journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine and Science. She has also presented numerous abstracts and an oral presentation at national meetings. She has been involved in clinical research in the areas of colon cancer screening, inflammatory bowel disease, esophageal cancer, deep balloon enteroscopy and gallstone pancreatitis. Dr. Modiri is an expert in colonoscopy to diagnose and prevent colon cancer. She specializes in management of inflammatory bowel disease along with gastrointestinal health and wellness.
Dr. Modiri obtained her undergraduate education at the University of Maryland. She then attended the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. She is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association and the American Medical Association.
Dr. Modiri grew up in Washington D.C. and has lived in both Northern Virginia and Maryland. She is fluent in French and an avid tennis player.
Kian Makipour, MD
Kian Makipour MD, MS is a board certified physician in internal medicine and gastroenterology. He treats all diseases of the digestive tract, pancreas and liver. He has advanced training in therapeutic/interventional endoscopy. He completed both his internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. He then completed an additional year of training in Advanced/Interventional Endoscopy at Temple University Hospital to gain expertise in all aspects of therapeutic endoscopy. He has also served as a faculty member at Temple University Hospital.
Dr. Makipour has presented numerous abstracts at national meetings and authored several manuscripts. He has been involved with clinical research in the areas of colon cancer screening, gastroesophageal reflux disease, helicobacter pylori, constipation, fecal incontinence, dyssynergic defecation, small bowel bacterial overgrowth, utility of EUS/ERCP in gallstone pancreatitis, obscure gastrointestinal bleeding, and use of deep balloon enteroscopy. Dr. Makipour is also an expert in colonoscopy to diagnose and prevent colon cancer.
Dr. Makipour obtained his undergraduate education at the University of Virginia, followed by a Master’s Degree in Human Physiology from Georgetown University. He then obtained his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School.
Dr. Makipour is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association, the American College of Gastroenterology and the American Medical Association.
Dr. Makipour was selected as a Northern Virginia Magazine Top Doctor in 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 and 2020. He is also a Washingtonian Magazine Top Doctor in 2020.
Houshang Makipour, MD
Dr. Houshang Makipour is a board certified physician in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He completed extensive training in Hepatology (Liver disease) and Internal Medicine at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital and Faulkner Hospital in association with Tufts Hospital in Boston, followed by a full fellowship in gastroenterology at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic Foundation where he was an associate staff member. He has extensive training and an immense experience with colon cancer screening and colonoscopy for prevention of colon cancer. Throughout his career, he has taken care of thousands of patients while always striving for excellence in patient care. His practice encompasses gastrointestinal and liver diseases.
He is able to perform a wide range of endoscopic procedures. He is an expert in colon cancer prevention by using colonoscopy and polypectomy/EMR.
Dr. Makipour has been in practice for 40 years and has proudly served patients in Northern Virginia for 30 years. He is proud to have the longest standing gastroenterology practice in Woodbridge.
Dr. Makipour was selected as a Northern Virginia Magazine Top Doctor in 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015 and 2016-2017. He was also selected as a Washingtonian Magazine Top Doctor in 2015-2016 and 2016-2017. He is a renown gastroenterologist in Northern Virginia and Woodbridge.