Our Doctors

Dr. Hiren Gandhi

Dr. Hiren GandhiHiren Gandhi, MD is a licensed, board-certified pediatrician, whose interest lies in providing care to infants, children, and adolescents in a small practice setting. His special areas of interest are breast- feeding education, immunization compliance, developmental screening, and adolescent counseling. Through training, experience, and continual interaction with pediatric colleagues and other healthcare professionals, Dr. Gandhi will be able to provide each patient with the most current approach to pediatrics.

Dr. Gandhi graduated from M.P. Shah Medical College and completed his residency in Jamnagar, India and worked as a pediatrician at Children’s Hospital in Surat, India. In the U.S., he completed his pediatric residency at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C. He is a member and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics. He speaks Hindi and Gujarati. His past experience includes an attending pediatrician position at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital.

Dr. Mary McCarthy

Dr Mary McCarthyDr. Mary McCarthy graduated with her medical degree from Michigan State University. She, having joined the U.S. Navy, completed her pediatric residency at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia. Being in a military family, she has had the opportunity to travel to North Carolina, California, Illinois, and then back to Virginia. She is a Board Certified Pediatrician and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. As a mother of four young children, she is well aware of questions that may arise regarding feedings, immunizations, and early school years. Dr. McCarthy is very interested in continuity of care for her patients, immunization compliance and parental education. In her spare time, her hobbies are running, hiking, and reading.

Dr. Azadeh Sami

Dr. Azadeh SamiDr. Azadeh Sami is a Board Certified pediatrician and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She received her degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Midwestern University’s Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency training at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and has since been in private practice in Northern Virginia. Prior to medical school, Dr. Sami graduated cum laude with a B.A. degree with a double major in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and Psychology from the University of Colorado-Boulder. She also obtained a Master’s of Science in Public Health from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

Dr. Sami’s clinical experience before medical school included working as a Certified Nursing Assistant at the University of Colorado Hospital’s Oncology unit. During that time, she also performed research studies for the Colorado Health Department’s Office of Homeless Youth. During her residency training, she received an award for her scholarly activity on the identification of learning disabilities in children. She has published dermatology case studies in a well-known Pediatrics journal. For two years, she served as the first female President of the Iranian-American Medical Society of Greater Washington, dedicated to the promotion of education for physicians, networking, and embracing cultural values. She has also appeared on a local television program, “Virginia Medical Updates”, for interviews regarding popular pediatrics topics. In addition to her passion for issues such as obesity and ADHD, she applies her osteopathic manipulation skills to patients who may benefit from the treatment as an adjunct. Dr. Sami has served as a member of the AAP’s Council on Early Childhood, Section on Obesity, and is currently on the Osteopathic Pediatricians Research Subcommittee. She also serves on the Council on Communication and Media.

Outside of work Dr. Sami seeks to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle, including hiking, running, and Pilates. She loves cooking and travel and is fluent in Farsi.

Dr. Caroline Schulz

Caroline Schulz graduated valedictorian from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her residency training in pediatrics at Georgetown University Hospital.  She is a Board-Certified Pediatrician and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Prior to medical school, Dr. Schulz graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in Psychology.

During her residency, she was interested in global health and spent time in South Africa caring for children in rural clinics and hospitals.  She has always loved children and is dedicated to providing compassionate care to all of her patients.   Her areas of interest include newborn care, breastfeeding, and preventative medicine and education.

In her free time, she loves to stay active through running, basketball, soccer, and yoga.  She enjoys spending time outdoors hiking with her husband and walking her dog.  She also loves giving back to the community and currently volunteers as a youth basketball coach.

Dr. Elizabeth Griffin

Dr. Elizabeth Griffin - Metropolitan PediatricsDr. Elizabeth Griffin is a Board-Certified pediatrician who graduated with her medical degree from the University of Florida. She then completed her pediatric residency at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida. After residency, she moved to New Mexico where she was in private practice for six years before moving to Virginia in the fall of 2018. Dr. Griffin enjoys developing long term relationships with the families she serves, helping them navigate the many stages of growth and development that occur throughout infancy, childhood, and adolescence. Her particular interests include: assisting with breastfeeding/infant feeding, managing eczema/asthma care, and educating patients and parents.

Dr. Griffin enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and their four young children. Her favorite activities include interval training, attending her children’s sporting events, and snuggling her little ones. She is also an avid baker and an ice cream connoisseur.