6800 Fleetwood Rd., Suite 110

McLean, VA 22101

Phone Number:

(703) 372-2646


©2019 by East-West Rheumatology 

Yousef Zarbalian, MD

Dr. Zarbalian or "Dr. Z" chose medicine as a profession because of his innate empathy for human suffering, as well as his passion for life-long learning. These two impulses found their home first in internal medicine, followed by rheumatology subspecialty training.  After three years of experience in a standard rheumatology clinic, Dr. Zarbalian decided on his next step in his evolution as a healer: expand his skill-set and create an environment where his ideals could be brought to fruition.  East-West Rheumatology will open its doors in November 2019.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Zarbalian has a passion for musical performance, nature, and literature. He sings and plays the setar, a 4-stringed Persian lute instrument. 

Dr. Zarbalian's education:

Undergraduate: Louisiana State University

Medical school: Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

Residency, Internal Medicine: University of Maryland Medical Center

Fellowship, Rheumatology: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Acupuncture training: The Helms Medical Institute, Acupuncture for Physicians

Dr. Zarbalian's service work:

Arlington Free Clinic 

Dr. Zarbalian's certifications: