William P Stanford, MD. PhD. FACP.

Founder & Internist located in Sherman Oaks, CA

About Dr. Stanford

A pioneer in the field of precision medicine, William Stanford, MD, PhD, FACP, founded the Beverly Hills Institute for Precision Medicine in 2018 with the goal of providing advanced health care that proactively prevents chronic disease. From his office in Sherman Oaks, California, he delivers personalized and private care to people all over the United States via telehealth as well as the Greater Los Angeles area, such as Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Brentwood, and the San Fernando Valley, often in their own homes.

Dr. Stanford began his career as a mechanical and aerospace engineer at Texas Instruments, while also pursuing his interest in aviation as a flight instructor and commercial pilot. In 1991, he pivoted into biomedical science and subsequently completed the combined MD/PhD physician-scientist training program at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1998. 

He successfully finished an internal medicine residency at UCLA in 2001. He is board-certified in internal medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. As a trailblazer in the field of hospital medicine, Dr. Stanford founded a private practice hospitalist group, leading a group of 25 physicians at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. 

After an extensive clinical career as the attending-of-record physician for over 100,000 encounters, he was elected by his peers at Cedars-Sinai to be Clinical Chief of General Internal Medicine — serving in this capacity from 2017-2018.


Inspired by recent advancements in biomedical science and medicine, Dr. Stanford completed professional certification through Stanford University’s Department of Genetics and Genomics in 2018, further advancing his role as a true physician-scientist. 


Since opening Beverly Hills Institute for Precision Medicine, he has provided consultations in genomics and precision medicine to patients and their primary care providers. Regarded as a thought-leader in what is considered the future of medicine, Dr. Stanford is invited to speak across the globe on the implementation and impact of precision medicine in primary care. 


Dr. Stanford is a member of the Personalized Medicine Coalition, was an Invited Speaker at the Precision Medicine World Conference in January 2020, and has been invited again for January 2022. He is also co-authoring a textbook on precision medicine for Elsevier Publishing.