Languages spoken: 

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Gujarati


Dr. Alani received her degree from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, Illinois in 2011 where she was awarded a Health Service Award for her professional contributions to rural clinics in Mexico, with LIGA-Flying Doctors of Mercy. Dr. Alani’s residency training was completed at Wycoff Heights Medical Center in New York City and at the College Hospital in Costa Mesa, California where she received extensive training in all facets of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery with emphasis on diabetic limb salvage and reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle. Most recently has specialized in non-invasive treatment of painful neuromas. 

Focusing on exceptional outcomes, Dr. Alani takes pride in providing her patients with the most compassionate and evidence driven, cutting edge treatments of the foot and ankle available. Dr. Alani has a particular passion for diagnosing and treating injuries in athletes such as those commonly experienced by runners, skiers, and dancers. She specializes in both conservative and surgical treatment and management of the foot and ankle including bunion and hammertoe correction, ligament reconstruction, and surgical management of arthritic and sports related injuries. 

Dr. Alani is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, the New York State Podiatric Medical Association, and the American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine. Dr. Alani is fluent in English, Spanish, French, and Kutchi/ Gujerati.


Dr. Farah Alani, DPM

Hailing from Richmond, Virginia, Dr. Tobias Keene brings a bit of unabashed Southern hospitality to all his patients. He moved to Washington, D.C. over thirty years ago as a freshman at Ivy College. Right after graduation, he attended World University’s School of Dentistry. Before opening Keene Dental in 1994, he worked for free clinics and some of the finest practices in the District. He is part of the 123 Dental Association and stays up-to-date on the latest dental discoveries. When not striving to keep his patients happy and healthy, he’s enjoys hiking with his family in Rock Creek Park.

Ava Lee-Sherazi, D.D.S.

Dr. Lee-Sherazi is from Baltimore, MD. Her interest in dentistry began after she chipped her tooth in the 8th grade. She was fascinated by how her own dentist had fixed it better than new. In 2003, she graduated from Nameless College with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. In 2007, she earned her Doctorate in Dental Surgery at World University’s School of Dentistry, where she studied under Dr. Baltas. She specializes in orthodontia and oral surgery and is a member of the 123 Dental Association. During her spare time, she kickboxes and runs with her wife.

Derek Shin, RDH

In 2007, Derek Shin earned his dental hygiene associate’s degree at Untitled Technical College right here in Washington, D.C. He started at Keene Dental in 2008. As a District native, he treats all his patients with the familiarity of a neighbor. He’s passionate about bringing considered, quality care to all people, and devotes a lot of time volunteering his services at free clinics. He loves spending time with his dog and watching science fiction films with his partner.

Maja Peterson , Office Manager

Maja earned her associate's degree in Office Administration at Nameless College. In 2000, she moved to Washington, D.C. with her husband and joined the Keene Dental team. She is a scheduling extraordinaire and prides herself in having developed the system that keeps patient wait time under five minutes. As an interior design enthusiast, she took it upon herself to create an inviting atmosphere for our office. She enjoys rock climbing, painting, and video games.