Gary graduated from Stanford in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science in biology and attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco. After his residency at UCSF- Fresno, he began practice at Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound in 1983. In 1990, he became the medical director of the 45th Street Community Clinic, and later the Drew Health Center, before joining the full time faculty at Valley in 1995. He collaborates with residents to write Clinical Inquiries for publication in the Journal of Family Practice, and he is an assistant editor for the Family Practice Inquiries Network. He has a CAQ in geriatrics, and is also interested in patient-doctor communication, obstetrics, practical evidence-based medicine, and ambulatory medicine. Gary and his wife, Sarah, have two dogs and all enjoy backpacking. They also have two cats who share their interest in birding. Gary is a five -time Ironman triathlete and has encouraged several residents to complete their first triathlons or marathons.