Ashfin Tavassoli

Human Anatomy and Physiology



I was born in the north of Iran, a beautiful place to the south of the Caspian Sea. I was raised in a family that prized education. My parents have always been concerned about their children’s educational success at school, and learning was always a first goal of our plan in life. I entered The Shaheed Beheshty Medical School (one of top three medical schools in Iran) when I was 17 years old (1984). I was trained by great professionals in the field, and I learned what is the meaning of life. After graduation in 1991, I worked in the medical field in various positions such as practicing general medicine, physician in a general hospital’s emergency room, Epidemiologist in Control Center of Diseases in my home town Sari, and also as an occupational medicine physician for about 15 years. I also taught health sciences at university level for more than 5 years, and did some research in Occupational medicine. I came to the U.S in 2006. I have been teaching Human Anatomy and Physiology at Northern Virginia Community College since 2010. I have always been passionate about teaching, and I bring that energy into the classroom, encouraging my students to use the information that they learn in their life. I cannot imagine myself being involved in any other academic field.


Medical Doctorate from IRAN

Courses Taught

Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II

BIO 141 and 142

NAS 161, 162 and 150