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 P. Stanford, MD, PhD, FACP, founded the Beverly Hills Institute for Precision Medicine in 2018 with the goal of using the most current science and tools to provide advanced healthcare that proactively prevents chronic disease. From his office in Sherman Oaks, California, he delivers personalized, precision medicine consultations to clients and their primary care providers all over the world via telehealth, as well as in-person in the Greater Los Angeles area, often in the client’s own home.

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. His PhD is in Physiology.

Dr. Stanford completed his 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 from 2002 to 2018. 

After an extensive clinical career as the attending-of-record physician for over 100,000 patient 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 June 2022. He is co-editing a textbook on the Implementation of Personalized, Precision Medicine for Elsevier Translational Academic Press with a projected release in January 2023.