Dr. Marz Jafari is a thoughtful practitioner of Five Element Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine. Prior to establishing Healthy Roots Medicine (HRM), Dr. Jafari achieved a Doctorate degree in Medicine and spent nearly a decade leading a federally funded global biosurviellance study of infectious disease under the auspices of Georgetown University Medical Center.

Today, he is a Maryland board certified and licensed acupuncturist practicing in Montgomery and Frederick County. He began his exploration and study of acupuncture at the prestigious Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH), formerly the Tai Sophia Institute, the only institution of its kind on the Eastern seaboard. While at MUIH, Dr. Jafari had the enormous privilege of being mentored by Bob Duggan and Diane Connelly leaders in their fields and visionaries in bringing an acupuncture teaching tradition to the United States. Fueled by the lessons imparted by Bob and Diane and passionate about the possibilities that acupuncture and herbal medicine provides, Dr. Jafari is currently completing his final courses to receive his Doctorate of Oriental Medicine.

In addition to his terminal degree in Medicine, he was conferred a Master’s degree in Acupuncture from MUIH and holds a Master’s degree in Health Services Administration from St. Joseph’s College of Maine.

When not practicing, Dr. Jafari can be found sharing his passion for art, gardening, and travel with his three children, Pandora, Giulietta, and Oliver.