About Us

About Surgical Associates Chartered

Founded in 1984, the SAC Team has helped over 44,000 patients find relief from vascular and surgical conditions. Under the current leadership of board-certified vascular surgeon, Dr. Rodeen Rahbar, our team prioritizes patient care and providing quality, convenient, minimally invasive, in-office procedures for vascular and thoracic conditions.

We have 5 board-certified surgeons specializing in arterial disease, vein disease, and many vascular and thoracic conditions. We're here to care for you and your family!

Our Mission is to provide the highest quality and most cost-effective vascular care. Compassion, honesty, integrity, and kindness are the core values of the SAC Team.

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The Surgical Associates Chartered Difference

Over 35 Years of

Recovery Times

Quality Care

Minimally Invasive In-Office Procedures


Hospitals We Work With

In addition to outpatient vascular and thoracic care, our surgeons recognize that select patients need more critical care. Our surgeons are on also “on-call”  and routinely perform major surgery at various area hospitals. Our providers have privileges at these local hospitals:

  • Adventist Shady Grove Hospital
  • Adventist White Oak Medical Center
  • Doctor’s Hospital 
  • George Washington University Hospital
  • Holy Cross Hospital (Silver Spring)
  • Inova Mount Vernon Hospital
  • Johns Hopkins Sibley Memorial Hospital
  • MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital
  • University of Maryland Capital Regional

Meet the SAC Team

Rodeen Rahbar M.D.

Chief Medical Officer, Vascular Surgery

Originally born and raised in West Virginia, Dr. Rahbar is a board- certified vascular surgeon with over 20 years of experience in treating patients with diseases of the arteries and veins (vascular disease). He earned his bachelors degree at The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, graduating in the top 4% of his class and nominated to the Phi Beta Kappa honorary society. He returned to his native West Virginia to earn his Doctor of Medicine degree at Marshall University’s Joan C Edwards School of Medicine, followed by his general surgery residency and vascular surgery fellowship at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr Rahbar migrated to Washington, DC to join the academic practice at George Washington University as Assistant Professor of Vascular Surgery. While in academic practice, Dr. Rahbar recognized that early access to high quality, outpatient vascular care could prevent amputation, improve lives, and provide significant cost savings to our health care system. 

In 2014, Dr Rahbar entered private practice with the mission to improve access to high quality, outpatient vascular care. He has since performed 1500 vascular interventions in outpatient settings with excellent results. Dr. Rahbar was recently recognized as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor, ranking him in the top 7% of Board Certified surgeons in his specialty. Surgical Associates is pleased that Dr. Rahbar joined its outstanding team of surgeons in 2018.

Jacques Zephirin M.D.

General/ Vascular Surgery

Born and raised in Haiti, Jacques Zephirin, M.D. is a long time surgeon with Surgical Associates. He completed medical school at the Universite d'Etat d'Haiti and his General Surgery residency at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. As a senior surgeon with Surgical Associates, he offers over 30 years of surgical wisdom to his patients. Dr. Zepherin originally practiced both general surgery and vascular surgery, but now focuses exclusively on vascular surgery. Dr. Zepherin has performed over 1,000 vascular interventions and is a pioneer in outpatient vascular care. 

Albert Chun MD MBA

Vascular and Interventional Radiologist

Born and raised in Michigan, Dr. Chun is a board certified vascular and interventional radiologist who has been in practice for 18 years. After completing medical school, residency, and fellowship training at George Washington University, Dr. Chun joined the faculty of Harvard Medical School at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He later returned to the DC area and served as the Interventional Radiology Fellowship Director at George Washington University. In subsequent years he entered private practice with a special focus on uterine fibroid embolization, complex peripheral arterial disease including limb salvage, and minimally invasive treatment of osteoarthritis. He joins Surgical Associates from the National Institutes of Health, where he maintains privileges.

Rashad I. Majeed, MD, RPVI

Vascular Surgery

Born at Holy Cross Hospital and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland, Dr. Majeed is a true native to the Washington DC area. He completed both college and medical school at Howard University, graduating in the top of his class. Dr Majeed earned Magna Cum Laude in Biology and was an Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society inductee in Medicine. Dr. Majeed stayed at Howard to complete general surgery residency followed by vascular surgery fellowship at The University of Connecticut. Surgical Associates is pleased that Dr. Majeed  joined its outstanding team of surgeons in August of 2021.

Kunda S. Biswas MD, FACS

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Biswas is a board certified cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon with extensive experience that spans 10 years in the DC area.  Having earned his bachelor’s and MD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill he later went on to perform residency training at Harvard Medical School, finishing general surgery residency at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School and cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at both Virginia Commonwealth University and Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Dr. Biswas has won numerous top doctor awards including Castle Connolly Top Doctor for over 5 years, ranking him in the top 7% of Board Certified Surgeons in his specialty. Surgical Associates is pleased that Dr. Biswas joined its outstanding  team of surgeons in 2020.

Mowaffak AlHamad, MD FACS FRCS

Vascular Surgery

Originally from Damascus, Mowaffak AlHamad is a board-certified thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon with over 40 years of experience in treating patients with diseases of the arteries and veins (vascular disease). Dr. AlHamad attended Damascus University. He completed his general and vascular surgery residency at the University of Alberta Edmonton in Canada. Board-certified in general surgery and cardio-thoracic surgery, he practiced cardio-thoracic and vascular surgery in the District of Columbia for over 25 years and brings vast experience in vascular and thoracic care to his patients. Surgical Associates is pleased that Dr. Al-Hamad joined its outstanding team of surgeons in 2019.

In Memory of SAC's Founder

Gary S. Grover, MD

Gary spent his lifetime providing quality care to underserved areas of PG county and Southern Maryland. Under Dr. Rahbar's current leadership, SAC added its first location in the District of Columbia, continuing the mission to provide high-quality, cost effective care to it communities.