Fredric Garner, MD
Dr. Fred Garner, a Harvard trained Board Certified Pediatrician, has practiced General Pediatrics since 1966. Counted amongst his finest achievements are his family of seven children, six grandchildren and his wife Connie. Five of his children are working as teachers in the Fairfax County School System.
Professionally, Dr. Garner:
- Graduated from Duke University with a degree in History and the Medical College of Virginia as Valedictorian of his class
- Was a Teaching Fellow at Harvard during his graduate training at Children's Hospital Boston
- Taught, practiced and did primary care research at Pennsylvania State University's Medical School at Hershey, PA
- Chaired the Quality Improvement Committee of INOVA Fairfax Children's Hospital for 17 years
- Has served in various consulting capacities to Virginia Medicaid Services and insurance companies
- Has been a principle investigator in more than 250 children's vaccine, antibiotic, allergy and asthma research studies
- Has a special interest in children with disabilities and chronic diseases
Most recently Dr. Garner was appointed to the affiliate faculty of George Mason University in the Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering where he is participating in Internet-based Pediatric primary care triage development and research using "Learning Agent" (artificial intelligence) technology. Also in collaboration with other George Mason University faculty, Dr. Garner is spearheading the development of a curriculum designed to teach healthcare consumers to navigate our U.S. healthcare system. Dr. Garner likes to imagine that he is living in Colonial America and is a compatriot of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin.
William Rees, MD
Dr. Rees has been in private practice in Northern Virginia since 1975. He is a native of Schuylkill County, which is in the anthracite region of Pennsylvania. After graduating from LaSalle University with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology Major and Philosophy Minor ( also lettering in varsity tennis for 4 years), he went to Georgetown University Medical School. Dr. Rees then went onto complete his pediatric residency at Georgetown as well. Dr. Rees also has an MBA degree in Medical Services Management from Johns Hopkins University. Besides private practice, Dr. Rees has been active in both the National Chapter and is currently serving as the President of the Virginia Chapter of The American Academy of Pediatrics. He has received special achievement awards from the Academy at both the state and national level. Frequently Dr. Rees travels to Richmond where he serves on advisory boards to the governor's office that focus on improving access to quality care and lobbying for Virginia's children. Dr. Rees is a founding father of both the Reston Raiders Youth Hockey program, and the Bishop O'Connell High School ice hockey team. He is an avid golfer, and a Capitols fan. Other interests include English and early American history. His favorite avocation is wine tasting with frequent trips to Northern California. Dr. Rees is also a member and pediatric consultant of the Board of Directors of the Virginia Early Education Foundation (VECF), a non-profit advisory board to the governor whose main mission among several others is to promote the state wide franchising of pre kindergarten programs with bipartisan funding support of both Executive and Legislative branches of government, and private and corporate donations in Virginia through its Smart Beginnings program.