Dr. Gary R. Fender joined our group in October 1990. He grew up in northern New Jersey and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Boston University. He attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School, graduating in 1979. He remained in the Washington area after completing his postgraduate training in internal medicine at George Washington University. Dr. Fender was board-certified in internal medicine in 1982 and has practiced in Northern Virginia since July 1982, first in affiliation with the Anderson Clinic in Arlington and after September 1984 with another medical group in Arlington and Springfield. He has a special interest in preventive medicine.